Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
This skirt will get more wear than its much brighter counterpart. Again its a tablecloth, one I got for $5 at Kmart and also the same one Vanessa used in her tutorial. ( sorry V, I couldn’t help it) I like this one a lot, it will definitely be a summer staple since it goes just as nicely with a t-shirt and flip flops.
And look what I got at the thrift store today? I’m glad I didn’t pay 20 bucks for it after all. This baby cost me $2 and its good as new. We’ll see how much I use it, I’ve heard you either love ‘um or hate ‘um, and there must be a reason it was at the thrift store in the first place right? We’ll see.
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Progress on my 9 patch quilt along blocks. Its not going so fast, I think its the fact that there is a deadline, if you’d even call it that. When I have to work on something, I don’t. Like cleaning the oven or organizing my food storage, I’m trying to convince myself it will be really fun. Anyways, I have 29 of these done, and realized most of them have yellow in them. I’m going with a red, yellow, green and blue color scheme. Most are retro-ish prints, since that was the initial idea.
And……you know my complaining and whining that there are NO good quilts shops close to me? (as my husband and Mom nod in unison) Well, I’m totally embarrassed to say that I found a totally adorable shop 8 dang miles from me! I’ve lived here a year and now I’m kicking myself. As my husband said at least I saved A LOT of money not knowing it was there. I bought that bright green fabric because it kind of looks like chicken feet. Kind of. Speaking of chicken feet did you know in Mexico they eat chicken feet, especially in soup. Time for lunch!
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Its been awhile since I finished a quilt and I had almost forgot how much fun it is! I put off quilting it because I knew the straight stitch quilting would take me awhile, but now I’m glad its complete and ready to use. The backing (I forgot to take a pic) is a denim colored broadcloth. The total I spent on the backing………… $3.50!!! I love making quilts, but the batting, backing and binding always get spendy. Even though I love a pieced back, I rarely look at the back once its done. So here’s to cheap backings, and I LOVE the way it washed up really soft. The binding is from the Wee Play line, and I love those letters popping up here and there along the binding! This will be such a fun quilt for my son to find the letters and numbers in.
I did a grid pattern quilting, a lot like I did on this quilt.
And its already getting good use watching Chicken Little for the 37th time.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
I’ve had doily’s on the brain. I finally found a decent sized doily yesterday and appliquéd it to a pillow. Wouldn’t it be fun to do this with doily’s from your Grandmother? I may have to do a doily search next time we make it over the river and through the woods to my Grandmothers house. Doily’s are making a comeback people. At least in my house they are.
Speaking of my house….there is a highchair in desperate need of cleaning calling my name. Along with the massive pile of food crumbs under it. And 3 baskets of laundry to be folded. Of all the chores I hate to do, those definitely top my list. This time I’m going to try that whistling while I work thing, or maybe snapping my fingers like Mary Poppins. Or bribing my husband to do it……that just may work. Off I go….have a nice day!
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Today is spray painting day for me. Yesterday we did some serious thrifting and got some treasures to bring home that need some re-painting. I used to whine endlessly when my husband would drag me into thrift stores, now I love it. Its like a treasure hunt, and half the time my husband thinks I’m buying total crap. And half the time he’s right. But still, its so much fun. So now the spray painting part, by tonight I should be at least a few million brain cells lighter.
Here’s another appliqued pillow I made this weekend. The flower is very bright and summery.