charming picture!


My sweet friend Annie sent this picture to me, and it is so cute and so sweet i had to share it!
Enjoy.

November 22, 2010. Uncategorized. 1 comment.

Baby sherbert quilt

I’ve been wanting to sew a paint chip inspired quilt for some time now. This past week I bought the last few colors that made my vision possible. It’s now completed and I’m quite happy with this baby quilt to sell at the Calvary SLO craft fair.

November 17, 2010. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Crayon Quilt

The first customers of the day, Fae and I spent the cold part of the morning warm and happy in the fabric isles of Beverly’s. Together we picked out fabric and embroidery floss and hurried home for someones nap, and mommy’s
craft time. I’m making this simple quilt to sell at the Calvary SLO craft boutique.(i still haven’t decided for sure that I’ll be participating, but making things just incase.)

November 13, 2010. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Mobile

Since my fingertips are unaccustomed to quilting, they’ve been ache and sore. For a change of pace today I traded in my gigantic quilting hoop and upcycled my mom’s little old embroidery hoops. I used it as the circular frame for my charming bird mobile. I am quite pleased with the results.

November 11, 2010. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Crayon Quilt

The first customers of the day, Fae and I spent the cold part of the morning warm and happy in the fabric isles of Beverly’s. Together we picked out fabric and embroidery floss and hurried home for someones nap, and mommy’s
craft time. I’m making this simple quilt to sell at the Calvary SLO craft boutique.(i still haven’t decided for sure that I’ll be participating, but making things just incase.)

November 9, 2010. Uncategorized. 1 comment.

books

While making my little red journal (pictured in an earlier post), my mom asked me if i felt awful gutting it so that i could use the cover. My answer: “No.” I know that may sound horridly brash and disrespectful, but its the truth. I love books, covers and words. In the case of my journal, i had not read the book, and had no particular interest in reading it, but the cover was so becoming. I think it is special to take the binding of one person’s thoughts and hard work, and create for ones-self, a little spot to record the things important to you. It feels like reading, writing, or studying in a library. All of the books on the shelves seem to lend themselves to the my intellect – enabling be to calm myself and think a bit more clearly.

I was informally invited to join the ladies of Calvary Chapel San Luis Obispo for their winter craft boutique. If i join them i think i’ll include some journals among my wares. Now i get to go on a hunt for charming book covers to lovingly upcycle.

November 7, 2010. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Heirlooms

Isn’t is special to think back on our family who has come and gone before us, creating the fabric of our nation and our families? Sitting and talking with my husband’s grandmother yesterday after church i rediscovered how special family memories are to me. Marring into a family with well documented and much appreciated history makes me want to spend the time to rediscover my own. It seems to be even more special when the stories of the past can be associated with a tangible item. G-G has lots of old family photos and we poured over them together. Then she passed along some of her goodies to me. I can just imagine her using these lovely Hazel Atlas Glass snack sets. Aren’t they lovely? One of my older sisters has been collecting these sets for quite sometime, and uses them to throw delightful parties and teas. Ive borrowed hers a couple of times, but now i am the proud owner of my own growing collection!
This morning i found some more lovely snack sets at our trusty neighborhood thrift store. I was quite pleased with my finds. my growing collection

November 1, 2010. Uncategorized. 4 comments.