Friday, December 30, 2011
my favorite cousin had a baby boy, Jude, and this little gift will be for him. I just love working with soft flannels for babies gifts. I am going to work off of the baby lattice pattern from Moda via Amy Smart. Love the soft colors in her pattern!! Mine are a little brighter, but still perfectly baby boy-ish!
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Monday, December 26, 2011
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Friday, December 23, 2011
True to form, I waited until the last minute to even think up an idea for it. So I tried some of the homemade handwarmer tutorials that are all over the web...
I almost caught the microwave on fire... More than once. Still have to figure out how this project works. I had 100% cotton materials - but the rice still kept smoking! Not instant rice either. Either way, I didn't feel safe giving something like that to a 7 year old...
So I went with this. A Tooth Pillow. Here's hoping he likes it.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
I realized at the last moment I didn't have a gift for our white elephant exchange...somehow slipped my mind. So we had some beer bread mix from Grand Tetons Brewing Company (GREAT place, by the way) when we were there in September. So I threw in a Blue Moon and made some bags. *Hopefully* it goes over well!
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Tic-Tac-Toe board and part of the Twister side of the quilt...
Monday, November 28, 2011
Ours was interesting.
We spent 5 hours in the pet emergency room. Yep. Tyson impaled himself with a metal rod while running through my in-laws yard (within five minute of getting out of the car).
6 stitches later...
We can say we're most definitely thankful that he was not more hurt!
Monday, October 31, 2011
From Bunny Cakes
From Carrie Mae at Creepy Cupcakes
Alexa at The Swell Life
Ahhh. Such wonderfully enviable Halloween decor ideas! Next year, next year :)
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Here is the Esty seller's site.
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Friday, September 9, 2011
Chinese Mantis image found here.
More on the insect zoo here. There will be Black Widow Spiders, Chinese Mantis, the Death Head cockroach and the Emperor Scorpion. That's definitely on the to-do list for this Halloween!
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
This was my first sampler quilt. I have to say I love the idea of different blocks, but the lack of uniformity in the quilting because of the different blocks drive this little OCD quilter a bit nuts...
I free-motioned (or at least, I tried to) the spiderwebs. The effect is pretty cool, but I wish I had worked a little harder to make it cleaner. I still have some practice at FMQ before I feel really comfortable with it.
First time with applique...
My favorite block...
Despite my original uncertainty about the hubs fabric choice, I find that I LOVE the way the fabrics came together, and I don't think the other options I was originally considering would have turned out quite as well.
Overall, I am pretty happy with this. There are definitely some minor errors (some of my blocks didn't turn out perfectly 9"x 9" and there are pinches on the back from trying to force the fabric tree flat...), but I think this is definitely a big step ahead with my quilting. And I am enjoying it more and more as time goes on, so bring on the next challenge! Now...how can I hide the neverending fabric purchases from the hubs...
Saturday, August 27, 2011
I bought everything they had! Love this stuff - too bad I can't wear it at work...I see a lot of nail polish remover in my future! There is a glow in the dark polish and the OPI Shatter collection just screams for a Haunting Halloween!
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Monday, August 22, 2011
I could make a quilt for my neices 3rd Christmas using one of these palettes...
Hens and Chicks
Or I could devote it to the gray and yellow guestroom...
Decisions, decisions. Either way, I might just have started a new obsession browsing the palettes over at Design-Seeds.