April 26, 2012

Fly A Kite

Have you seen this fabric yet? It is called Fly A Kite by Riley Blake and I think it is beyond adorable! I made some cute bunting banners and a pillow for my shop with it. Couldn't resist adding the ric-rac.

Shann over at Daisies Are My Favorite Flower made the cutest tumbler quilt with it. You should go over and take a peek. I really want to make one!

I was getting so used to the warm weather we were having, and now it is gray and rainy and cold. And I am on round 2 of some kind of flu yuckiness. ICK! I am waiting for it to warm up so I can plant some zinnias and get impatiens for my porch planters. I usually do this on Mother's Day weekend. Have you planted anything yet?

I am looking forward to having my son and his sweet girlfriend over for dinner this weekend. Curry and naan are on the menu, and some kind of delicious dessert is in the works. It really is an excuse for Becky and I to have go all out with the table and decorations! I think a stop at Trader Joe's is on tap for some of their gorgeous and oh so affordable flowers.

Hope you all have something fun planned for this weekend!

April 17, 2012

A Good Day

So, I woke up this morning with a total case of the blahs, because being the fly by the seat of my pants kinda gal that I am, I still had to finish doing my taxes. Ick.

So, I put on a pot of coffee, and while it was perking, I logged onto etsy. Where I saw this
 I could hardly believe my eyes. One of my Happy Little Pin Cushions was on the front page! I was so excited! My day was already getting better!

I received the sweetest message from an etsy shopper that made me feel really good about my items. And I also received a message from a magazine editor requesting one of my items. So I scooted upstairs to the sewing room to get it ready to take to the FedEx office. Um, can you say even MORE excited???  Another convo is making me think that my little shop is about to go in a completely unexpected direction.

And then in my "snail mail", I received the sweetest letter from someone who received one of my pincushions as a gift. I cannot believe that a complete stranger would take time out her day to send me such a sweet note!

So I think that tax day 2012 wasn't so bad after all...except for the check writing part :)

April 7, 2012

Happy Easter!!

 I had fun being the Easter bunny with the girls in my family!
I hope you all have a wonderful Easter with your families and friends!

April 5, 2012


I was super excited to be able to get a charm pack of Bonnie and Camille's new Vintage Modern. It has been sitting in my drawer for a month until I found the perfect project for it. And I think I found it.


I am following a tutorial by Jodi over at Pleasant Home and am really having a good time putting these blocks together. I am making my half square triangles using this method and I think it is a bit easier.

This picture made me chuckle. It is so me. If you notice, there is my project that I am working on, fabric for another project that is in the works and a giant cup of coffee. And yes, I really do use my happy little pin cushions! I love having all of these colors and prints in front of me. It makes me happy!