What is a Cupcake Mix Recipes or Cake Mix Recipes and how to use them. July 20, 2017 13:53

For those of you that follow me may have seen a new product called Cupcake Mix Recipes or Cake Mix Recipes. For this Post I will be using the Cupcake Mix Recipes 3 ( there are four different Recipes for the CupCake Mix Recipes, and there are 8 different Recipes for the Cake Mix Recipes) Each recipe will give you a different combination of half square triangles or what have you. In each pack you will find that there is 44 recipe cards.( all the same)


Cupcake Mix Recipes 1 through 4

Cupcake Mix Recipes use Charm Packs or Five inch squares and 7/8 yard of a backround fabric cut into five inch squares.


Cake Mix Recipe 1 through 8

The Cake Mix Recipe use Layer Cake Packs  and 3 1/8 yard of background fabric cut into ten inch squares.

I am going to show step by step on how to use these recipe packs.

My Charm Packs and my background fabric cut into five inch squares.

put a Charm pack fabric and a background fabric (on top) right sides facing

take one of the recipe cards from the pack and place it on top of the background and pin through all layers.

I pinned in the four corners making sure that the pins are away from the sewing lines.

Sew on the dotted lines start at the star and follow the numbers

Cut on the solid lines some of the recipes will indicate what solid line needs to be cut first.

My pieces cut apart and before paper has been removed

After paper has been removed and Ironed.

I am sewing my components into this layout. Here are two other layouts that you can make with Cupcake Mix Recipe 3

I am sure that you can play and come up with other layouts. You do not need to do what I did. You can mix up the components to make each block scrappy.

and here is two of the block finished. Cupcake Mix Recipe 3 gives you two  2 1/2 inch block from one recipe card.  I hope that you enjoyed reading up on this new and fun product that you can find in my shop.



What one of my days consist of. January 10, 2017 15:07

I thought that I would tell you a little about myself and give you a look see into one of my days as a self employed person. I have been self employed for over 21 years and my days can be long and tiring. These days I am not driving my kids to school anymore( that may change when my son starts at university this fall), but I still have a lot to get done each morning before I even go down to my studio.

My phone can start ringing some mornings at nine, this is when I am having breakfast and reading my emails and checking my facebook page ( you can like my page at phyllis home decor) doing some posting. Once my breakfast is finished I will pick up the kitchen and get one other chore ( this can be just putting on a load of laundry or just watering the indoor plants)done before I head down to the studio. This is around ten am sometime as late as eleven am.

The first think I will do if I did not get it done the evening before is get a quilt into the machine to quilt. If I had gotten one mounted the night before I will get that machine up and running so I can start to work on another job while the quilting machine is working


( Got to love that computer) If I am doing an all over pattern (E2E) then I can work on sewing something else on another machine or I will fill orders and even serve a customer. ( yes I will receive customers at the home, by appointment). I will work on various jobs all through out the day. If I have orders that need to be mailed out I will do that on the lunch hour. On days that I have recieved an order of fabric I will spend time pricing and getting them scan to enter them onto my online store.


Most days I will work till my husband ( got to love this man) comes down to tell me that dinner is ready and am I ready to finish work. ( this is about 6.30 pm ). Most days I am ready but there are some days that I will come back down to do another few more hours in the evening. If I do not go down again after dinner then I may sit and work on some hand work. 


When I am working on a custom quilt I get only that done. Just because I have the computer it is not always faster. To place a design into a block you have to map it so that the computer knows were you would like that design to be quilted.


My days maybe full but I always finish off my day spending an hour or so with my husband. We enjoy watching something on TV or a DVD. I my work on that hand work, but sometimes I really do not want to sew so I may knit I can not watch TV with out doing anything with my hands.

I will try to post every so often here to show you what I am working on.SaveSave

My First post June 09, 2015 16:15

I have been working for the last nine days getting the fabrics entered onto the shop. I did not think that it was going to take me as long. I have not even gotten on half the fabrics that are in the store onto the on line shop. So far I have put on most of the Moda fabric that I have. I still have more to put on and there are more coming soon to the store.


In the next few days I am going to work on getting all the Downton Abbey Fabrics that I have in the store listed onto the shop. So stay tuned.


Happy shopping