Monday, January 25, 2010

Quilted Table Runner

For Christmas, I got a gift card to a fabric store from my in-laws, so I decided to start something I've been wanting to do for awhile: a table runner. Over the weekend, I started the project, and here are the three squares. I really love the fabric from the Paula Prass line, Woodland Delight. I read somewhere once, that when quilting from one fabric line, throw in some other fabrics that complement the line, to make it more interesting. So in each of the squares, there is one fabric I found from my stash to mix things up a bit. Can you tell which fabrics I threw in? Do you think it adds or takes away from it? I think I like it, but I'm not sure yet.




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Friday, January 08, 2010

New Blankies

I'm not sure if I ever posted these, but here are some of the most recent blankets I have made for the shop and for gifts.

I was running low on boy blankets, so I made this one up a couple weeks it!

Love this fabric, my Mom gave this one to a friend:

Who doesn't love pink and green?

This one I affectionately call, "the graph paper baby blanket", obviously one of my favorites

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Stripes, I just love stripes.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Have you Heard of Ben Folds?

Most of you know that I am a big Ben Folds fan: ever since I saw him perform at the Horde Festival in 1997, I've been hooked. I was so excited to see that he was a judge on "the Sing Off" last month, an a capella group competition. After watching the show, it just confirmed for me what an amazing and talented person he is. I mean, he really knows his stuff! If you haven't heard his music, I strongly recommend you give it a try. And if I can't convince you, check out this video of his mad piano skills. The video shooting isn't great, but you get the idea. If you don't want to watch the whole thing, just fast forward to about 3:20 and you'll get the gist. This is one of his classics "Philosophy", I never get sick of it!

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Girly Girls

The week before Christmas Natalie was invited to a birthday party for her friend, Stila, and they got to get their toenails painted. I brought Annie along for the fun. Annie picked out brown for her polish.

This was the look on her face the entire time she was getting her toes painted.

Nat took to it like a fish to water, anything girly, this girl loves!

Despite this look on her face, Annie really was excited once it was all over. Of course, two seconds later it was totally smudged, but it was fun, nonetheless!

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