Monday, March 15, 2010

Bringing Springtime Indoors

I am soooooooo tired of the gray and snowy days. I saw this kit at American Quilting and it was the inspiration I needed to pull out the sewing machine again and get quilting. Our house has been torn apart for the past 2 months with construction and I was due for a mood lift. At least it looks springy inside now! This is made in the new "Verna" line.
I had a charm pack of "Birdie" so I made one for Carissa.

And I had a charm pack of "Spring Fling" so I made one for another one of the girls.

Crayon Holders

I saw this idea a while ago and got in the mood last week to make one. I ended up making 7 with more cut out. They only take about 1/2 hour start to finish and what a fun idea for a birthday present! There are directions all over the web and I adjusted one to make a colored pencil holder. If anyone wants specific directions, just let me know and I'll get them to you.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


OH don't you just LOVE the colors red and aqua together!!! I do too! It is just like pink and brown are suppose to be together well so is red and aqua. I have a lot of those colors in my living room. Well I think it is time to make a quilt with just those colors. And I have just the place to put it.

on my new BABY!

(loveseat with out the couch potato)
(loveseat with the couch potato, notice the chips she is eating. TOTAL COUCH POTATO)

Only in Omaha could you find such a SWEET antique! Man, I love antiques in Omaha. They are the BEST. this is one of the MANY that I have stocked up on in the last few months. And don't you worry, I am NOT done stocking up yet. I will have to post my cool thrifty finds. But for now I will leave you drooling over the newest addition. For now it sits in my living room until we move to our new house and it finds a perfect home there. Ok, I won't hold back these are some of the other finds I have gotten.
bench and enamelware. Both $10. each. WHAT A STEAL!
(The refinished quilt cabinet- painted to match my velvet curtains $50)

(see the red and aqua theme?)
(this little gem was in a cute antique store. I was with a friend and I did give in. $30)

I can't take credit for this quilt. A lady named Amy Smart made this but, but I just love it and may just have to borrow some ideas from it! Just ADORABLE. Can't you just picture it with the red loveseat. Oh I CAN!


Monday, March 8, 2010

It is always nice to see where my quilts find their new homes

So I have a friend that has more of my quilts than I think I do...... WAIT how did that happen?...... well here are a few of them displayed. I love where she has put them!


Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Better Days are Definately Ahead!

We have been in need of a little cheering up around here lately. Don't even get me started with everything that has gone wrong over the past 2 months. And I mean some serious stuff. Anyway, I received a surprise package in the mail last week on an especially troublesome day and look what was inside! Wouldn't this cheer you up and make you think spring is almost here and better days are definately ahead?
I LOVE IT!!!!!
So thanks Carissa for making my month.