Friday, April 24, 2009

Remember these? I bought the fabric in the beginning of March. Well, I finally finished them. They've been almost done for a while, but with moving and other responsibilities that have come up it's taken me a while to get back to them. I made a few table runners. I made up the patterns, but was inspired by Camille's quilts (like the flowers and circles) who also designed the fabric. My first experiment: Remember I'm still learning.

Experiment 2:

Experiment 3: This one was fun, I tried stippling on my sister's fancy sewing machine and stippling was pretty fun. It wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. But luckily I had a small project to work with.

Now I must admit there are some mess ups that I didn't realize until it was too late for me to fix or want to fix, like placement of fabric patterns, but pretend you can't tell even if you try.

Friday, April 10, 2009

I'm Finally Back

We have finished moving and are mostly settled in. Spring has arrived, the trees are beautiful and we even have seen some sun. We tried to take advantage of the sunshine when it came. Jason went for a bike ride and gave his bike a bikewash, Preston joined in.

Monday I really needed to go grocery shopping, but this bench has been calling my name for a while, it's been ready for a fresh coat of paint. So our tummies had to wait until Tuesday. The weather was too good to resist painting instead of shopping.



I've been craving bright fun colors lately. This aqua did the trick. Then I made this 'Happy Birthday' banner for our craft group at church. I think it turned out cute. You can buy banners at, she makes really cute banners.