Tuesday, June 30, 2009

This weekend we...

Did a lot of relaxing. I think we'll be trying it again next weekend too.

Relaxing Weekend at the Lake

Monday, June 29, 2009

Flip Flops

Flip Flops

I am in a pillow making mood these days. Made this fun pillow with leftovers from this quilt. I have also been experimenting with some fun ruffles for more pillows as seen on this fine etsy shop. I love her items!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Kids Rock

Kids Rock

That's a horse in an alligator's mouth. Kids are awesome.

Over my Head

I have gotten in way over my head with this quilt bee stuff. It's sort of like rent, you really should avoid getting a month behind at all costs because it is basically impossible to catch up. My quilt bee blocks are behind- but at least my rent is up to date!

Quayandco's Block

Katie's Block

For the Journey's Block

Diane's Block

For Sunny note

Jen's Block

Jen's Block

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Common Threads- Wendy's Blocks

Recently finished these blocks for Wendy's month in the Common Threads Quilt Bee.

Wendy's Blocks

Wendy's Blocks

Super late, but these really were great to make. The fabrics had such wonderful, rich saturated colors.

Since all the fabrics were solids, it really forced me to think more about the design than the fabric. Ever notice that sometimes we let designer fabrics do the work for us? I'm realizing that more and more, especially after having a blast with these solids! Hope Wendy likes!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Swiss Cross Quilt Complete

Yeah!! She is done. My little Swiss Cross Quilt. I used solid cotton fabrics except for the backing which is navy blue with white stars. The backing I scored at a yard sale.

Swiss Cross Quilt

I quilted it by sewing diagonal lines, which is soooooo much easier now that I finally got a walking foot for my machine.

Close up of Swiss Cross Quilt

Swiss Cross Quilt with Navy Backing

Cross Quilt in Apartment

Don't forget, I have an easy tutorial for making cross blocks.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The Find

I've read many blogs where people would tote the wonders of furniture they discovered from Craig's List. I never find anything good in my neck of the woods. I was starting to think that really there wasn't any great furniture to be found via this route. Well, man did I luck out. I was searching for a bookcase and I came across this bookcase/credenza. Now, a good solid credenza has been on my wish list for the past few years, so to get a two- for- oner like this is such a find for me!

The Score

This isn't the most spectacular photos of it, but I just wanted to give a peeksy. I plan to repaint a set of mirror a bright color and show it off a bit more. Even a peak to how many binders this thing can store (onewards of twenty at least).

The Score

Oh yeah, it is seven feet long and I carried it up three flights of stairs and navigated through a tiny kitchen - just my boyfriend and I.

Monday, June 1, 2009

The Redo

You may remeber that I was redoing this cabinet. Ugg- it took forever. I've repainted things before, but never in a tiny apartment where the piece of furniture takes up the entire living room. Let's just say I am glad to be actually putting this thing to use now.

I'll be taking some more fun photos of this soon, but I was so excited to have it mainly done I had to post it.

The Redo

The Redo

The photos don't quite show it, but it is more of a blueish gray color on the outside.

Blue Singer

The inside is a bright aqua color.

Inside Cabinet

I love the textured windows.

Inside Cabinet