Monday, March 21, 2011

One More crafty moment! This one is called...el canyo

A tootsie roll can and a little imagination are all that is needed to keep you entertained for a whole Saturday afternoon. This is my inspiration jar to remind me that I would rather have a lot of moolah to spend in Spain this summer than a new pair of shoes. :) Good times!

The Lamp

Mom told me about this idea that she saw on someone else's blog. Yes, we pirate blog ideas ALL THE TIME. That is the beauty of blogs right? I got 2 frosted lamps from IKEA, and Mod Podged negative strips onto them. It took all of 15 minutes, and then some dry time. They look SUPER cute when they are all plugged in! LOVE IT!


I'm not quite as blog Savvy as the Bear, but I'll try. I've got a few different projects that I've been working on, so I'm just going to throw them up in no particular order...... FIRST....... I like Raggedy Anne and Andy. Who knows why. But I have a bunch of different materials themed for them (it is not easy to find these days), so I've wanted to make a couple quilts for the triplets. So here is the first one. Fun isn't it. You know the story Bear told about Camille and me? This is the quilt. All is well that ends well. (sorry about the does this stuff happen???)

Anyway, have some close ups of this one, and also a close up of the binding, which if I do say myself, I do a fine job at! :) If you need a quilt bound....CALL ME. :)

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Grandma's quilt

This is a quilt that I made for my mom's mom, Lue. This is one of my favorite quilts I have ever made. It is not an amazing pattern or anything, and even looking at it now I am thinking about all the things I would do differently. The reason I love this quilt so much is because four generations of women worked on it.
The beautiful blocks in the middle were made by Lue's mom Grace. I made my mom help me with it, so that she could be a part of the quilt. The quilt is at my grandma's house and I love being able to see it at her house and hear her talk about how special it is to her.