Thursday, July 12, 2012
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Sunday, September 12, 2010
First, I made Petra her own Princess Bean Bags!
But the big gift is this fun poodle skirt! Petra's party was Fancy Nancy themed. I had never heard of Fancy Nancy ... but the sticker on her invitation showed her in a poodle skirt ... with a pink bow and pink tulle underneath. I thought, "I can make that!" Lisa pointed out later that Petra's nickname is Petra Poodle ... so it's perfect!
I followed the directions I found online (at a number of blogs), but it looks really huge. I hope it fits!
Finally, L and I went to an art fair today, Art Outside at Schlafly Bottleworks, and we came home with these two beauties, the first items in Louisa's art collection:
They were made by friends of ours, Carmelita Nunez and Daniel Shown, a wonderful couple who do amazing art. They are known as Kung Fu Chicken. Carmelita's ceramics are To Die For, and Dan's mixed media pieces are so interesting and beautiful. The art fair was wonderful; I feel so lucky to be in a city where local and regional artists are embraced!
Hope your weekend was filled with everyday beauty.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Isn't it adorable? But, like I said, my quilts are tied, not quilted, and my pieces were larger. Really, I was just inspired to do the center applique, but I loved the overall look of this quilt.
When I was in Texas, Lisa and I went out and bought the material, a beautiful collection of soft rose prints, with some blue and yellow accents. Just gorgeous. And this weekend I finally decided to start the quilt.
After about an hour I had gotten to this point:
Note the extensive scribbling, and the sheer confusion, as well as super obvious things like "5.5" writen umpteen times. I am not so good at things like remembering seam allowances and the like. The truth is, Petra's and Louisa's quilts are each successively smaller than Dax's because I meaured the squares but forgot seam allowances! Twice!!!
So, after an hour of this, I had put Louisa down for her nap and decided to go to the V & Co blog to see if I could figure anything out from looking at the picture. I went to the shop and found the pattern. $6. Seriously? I had just wasted a lot of time and mental energy getting nowhere. So I bought it! And then I picked up my book and plopped on my bed feeling very satistied with myself!
Can't wait to get the pattern and start working on it! I'll post about it when I'm done.
Hope you're taking the opportunity to relax this weekend and this summer, too!