Monday, February 27, 2012

silly lunch note printable

Here are a few silly little notes to tuck in your kid's lunches.  My kids helped come up with these, so I can safely say that 5-8 yr olds find them funny.  Get your copy here.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

little apples quilt - front

Finished putting together the little apples quilt front.  It's a square baby sized quilt, and I have some visions of a little embroidery around the edges.  

Friday, February 17, 2012

6-pack of creativity

When the kids were little, I discovered that pop bottle carriers make great art caddies.  They're inexpensive, light weight, portable, and when it's time to replace them you end up with a great excuse for root beer floats!  As you can see our most recent caddy has seen better days, the other side even has a big gash in it.  I had tried to use a 4-pack carrier, but it's just too tight to fit all our supplies. Time to replace it.

From experience I've learned that sealing the ends with packaging tape and adding an extra bit of tagboard to firm up the dividers will make the caddy last much longer.  Ours usually last about 2 years.

Ahh, freshly organized art supplies!!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

baby a's quilt

I finished up this little 'stroller blanket' sized quilt this weekend.  

A band of pick stitching across the top.

A little more hand done detailing between the bands of animal print.  

(The fabric is 'Hulabaloo' by Urban Chiks for Moda. There's not much of it left out there anymore, I'm wishing I had ordered more.)

Friday, February 3, 2012

little apples w.i.p.

Another quilt front in the works.  Fabric is Little Apples by Aneela Hoey, so fun.

Yes, I should have finished something before I started a new project...maybe tomorrow.

piggy valentine

Here's a litte piggy who'd like to be your valentine.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

pebble quilt? check.

What a wonderful feeling it is to check a big, long project off your list.  The pebble quilt is finished at last.   I bound it with more of the black kona cotton and washed it, so I could see and feel that wonderful crinkle.  I hope it is enjoyed in it's new home.