Today’s the Day!

Jun 10, 2013 by

I’ve been torturing you all with rumors of a big announcement for weeks now.

Not to be a tease but…guess what?  There is more than one announcement!  And they’re all coming THIS WEEK!

But since you’ve all been so wonderful and patient, I’m thrilled to let you all in on Announcement #1!

Drumroll please…


Growing on Goofy Puff Quilts is finally up and running!  


Those of you who know me personally have undoubtedly seen G$’s puff quilt or at least heard me blathering about how much I love it and how fun they are to create.  After many requests for custom quilts, I decided to turn it into a small business in addition to this blog.

If you’ve never seen a puff quilt before, don’t worry!  Head over to Growing on Goofy Puff Quilts to see a slideshow of gorgeous examples! And for information on how to purchase a puff quilt for your kids, check out the Order Your Own page for all the details.  If your kids are grown or you don’t have any kids, puff quilts make great shower gifts!  Just sayin’!  🙂

All of you have been so wonderful and supportive over the years and I can’t wait to create something special for each of you!  🙂

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Coming Soon!

Apr 3, 2013 by

I’ve been teasing this for literally months now.  But, this time, it’s for real.

You guys have been so great to me over the last few years that I wanted you to be the first to know…

Coming Soon…a new addition to the Growing on Goofy family!

My ETA on this new addition is approximately mid-April.



Cool your jets, it’s not a baby.  I swear.  But, it’s still exciting! 🙂

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Crafting Extravaganza Day One: The Puff Quilt!

Jun 24, 2011 by

Call it nesting (or perhaps just CRAZY) but I have been on a sewing/knitting/crocheting spree lately and I think it’s time to stop TALKING about everything I’ve made and start SHOWING some pictures of all the cool stuff!

First and foremost, the puff quilt!  I tried to take pictures step-by-step so you could all see some of the “behind-the-scenes” work that goes into making a puff quilt.  I think you will understand, once you see the step-by-step photos, why people charge so much to custom-make them!

All the fabric squares, soon to be sewn into puffs!


First puff, ready to be stuffed!



Certain individuals got pretty bored watching me sew and decided to find excitement elsewhere 🙂



First finished puff!



Lots of puffs!



My first two rows of the quilt center (aka the fun part!)






And…drumroll please………………………









Homer’s first puff quilt! Isn’t it adorable?! 🙂


Many thanks, once again, to Heidi at Honeybear Lane for the puff quilt tutorial!  I’d love to make another one soon!  Looks like this post is getting long, so the rest of my crafts will have to be another post for another day.  Hope you all enjoyed this one!  Let me know if there’s something you’d like to see more or less of in coming blogs! 🙂

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Custom Baby Bedding from Honeybear Lane

Jun 22, 2011 by


Today, I want to take some time to tell you about yet another WONDERFUL life-saving woman whose blog you should all read and whose business you should pay attention to…especially if you are a mom, crafter, sewer or DIYer.

Heidi from Honeybear Lane is my hero!  She is a SAHM of 2 (soon to be 3!) super cute little kids and manages to run the household, take care of her kids AND still finds time (don’t ask me how!) to blog/craft/sew.

Many of you have heard me talking about puff quilts lately and how much I’ve recently become obsessed with them and all their adorable puffy goodness.  What you may not know is the tutorial for how to make the puff quilt (my 1st major sewing project) came from Heidi!  It is very thorough and contains step-by-step directions, including lots of pictures!  Plus, she is even willing to answer your puff quilt questions via email!  How cool is that?

I am so very grateful that I came across Heidi and her business when I did, as I was her very LAST custom order client!  What an honor!  You see, I like to think of myself as a modern mom-to-be, and therefore finding crib bedding was a challenge.  Everything in stores was full of cartoon characters, balls from every sport known to man, vehicles and animals.  No hate to those of you who chose those patterns for your own childrens’ nurseries, they just weren’t right for us.  Unfortunately, that left me in a major bind.  Homer needs sheets!  Enter Heidi.  For a very VERY reasonable price, she custom made 2 crib sheets, bumpers and a crib skirt.  She helped me narrow down and eventually choose my fabrics, and believe me, that is no small thing because, as I’m sure she will attest, I am VERY picky. 🙂

What you don’t know about Heidi is that she has an alter-ego: Rock Star.  Even after going through the physical demands of the first trimester of pregnancy, she still managed to complete the entire project on time and have it shipped here with no complaints!  I don’t know how she does it.  What I DO know is that this is (in my humble opinion) the very best crib bedding I’ve ever seen and I only wish I could take better photos to do it justice.

Here are some quick shots I took of the gorgeous bedding, all put together in Homer’s room:

Crib Sheet and Bumpers

Crib Sheet and Bumpers



Close up of bumpers and crib sheet



Front view of reversible bumpers, ties, crib sheet and crib skirt



Close up of the bumper, sheet and skirt



The finished product! 🙂


See!  I wasn’t lying!  Cutest.bedding.ever!  More pictures to come of my puff quilt and various other crafting projects!  Don’t forget to stop by Heidi’s blog, Honeybear Lane, to see her latest and greatest projects!

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