Saturday, May 30, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
It will be available as a Kit in June, when I open my new website!
Monday, May 25, 2009
Her major was in Marketing and minor in Japanese. Yeah, she's an anime geek...what can I say? LOL!
Hope your holiday weekend was full of wonderful family gatherings too. Brenda=)
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
OK, so here's what I made.First the disclaimer: New computer, same camera...even worse, I can't work the picture editor so just think of it as a "glimpse" of what could possibly, just may or might not be, a cute quilt. hahahaha! It measures 12" sq. The pattern is Spring Pillow Party by Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs. I just made it smaller and skipped the pillow part. It's Peach, homespun flannels for the back and binding, and wool for the applique. The top background and basket are flat cotton. It really is cute...doesn't look like much in the picture but I really tried to fix the image...I'm just not that good. Oh well, at least you get to imagine the possibilities, LOL!
PS> I don't know why the image doe not allow you to see the close up. I uploaded it three times...I just don't know if it's Blogger or the picture editor. Bummer!
Monday, May 4, 2009
Oh wait, I was just thinking that I need to show you what I'm going to make...these have been on my wish list way too long and I am going to use the swap to finally get to making one, one for me and one to share. You know how it goes. "Sharing together, happy as a feather!"Unless I get a little extra creative and finally get around to making this one (I have TWO clamps, one for me, and one to share!) Aren't these awesome? Both are by Birdbrain Designs... Hmm, I do like that watermelon one too, and it is a Summer pincushion swap...choices, choices... Here's the Watermelon one...Would you make this one for me??? I would make it for you if you were my swap buddy!
Sunday, May 3, 2009
First, I'm building my New! and Improved website. YEAH! No pics of that, sorry...it will be open soon so just hang in there. I will have a grand opening sale too, woo-hoo! For now, you'll just have to shoppe at my wonderful old site....which has some great new Redwork fabrics from BaumTextiles. They're soooo gorgeous. Did you see the new slideshow? I put it there so you could see all the wonderful reds with beige...not white! Do you know how hard it is to find a red print with beige? Very! The pics just don't do them justice. They are stunning.
Next, I was in a swap. Yep, you know me, always looking for adventure! So I joined a "Mini Art Cupcake Quilt" swap. Did you get that? Wow, that was a mouthful! Now, only after I received my quilt did I realize that these women meant business. But how was I supposed to know this wasn't a beginner level swap? Hello!???? Now I'm at a loss. You think my swap partner might mind that she got the runt of the litter so to speak? Oh dear, I'm in soooo over my head here. Take a look at this mini quilt I received. I've seen lesser quilts at the Vermont Quilt Festival, hello! This one came from Australia! Sorry, I didn't press it...this is what it looked like right out of the wrapper....
Remember, this is supposed to be a Cupcake themed quilt...see all the teenie-weenie cupcakes in the background? There is a cupcake "plant" coming up hert skirt!
Did I mention the woman's body is embroidered? The cupcakes have sprinkles and cherries made from beads? Oh, man...what's up with that? There's metalic thread and all kinds of fancy piecing and details.... look at the skirt!it's as if she is running on a path made from crystals. The skirt has a ruffle too...and did you see the "cupcake plant" ? And the fussy cut cupcakes tucked in and hidden in the greens???? GP says her feet are hidden under the skirt, which I thought was pretty funny! How's that for a different perspective? Did YOU notice she has no feet? I bet you didn't!
It arrived in a cupcake bundle with a cupcake card....how awesome is that? Oh, and the artist/quilter embroidered her name and country on the binding.
So now you see...how am I supposed to match this so I don't feel like I'm shortchanging my own swap buddy? I have to mull this one over, LOL!