Sunday, April 26, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
I loved it so much that I had to figure out a way to do something similar with my kids at school!So this is what I came up with....This will be the 3rd year that I have done it with my class and it means so much to every mom that I thought it would be fun to share and give others the opportunity to use the idea! I am sharing mostly pix today but tomorrow I will add a tutuorial for some of the details! If you know someone who may be interested, send them over to check out my blog!
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Hi Everyone! I noticed today that Sherri from A Quilting Life, Sheri from SherimHoward and Angela from ModaHomeMom are challenging us to Pay It Forward....I love that! Paying it Forward is such a cool way to approach each day. I am a first grade teacher and I have a wonderful little book that I read to my students entitled "One Smile" by Cindy McKinley. It illustrates how a child's smile starts a Pay It Forward situation. Gives us all something to think about, doesn't it!
Here's a little sneak peak at what I have been working on this week. My nephew and his wife are expecting their first baby in the next week or two--a little baby boy! It will be my brother's first grandchild so it is exciting for all of them. They live in the Boston, Massachusetts area--all the way across the country from me! I need to finish it and get it mailed soon.
This fabric was some that I have had for a while. It is from a line called "Tiny Treasures" by Mary Mulari for Marcus Brothers. It is so delicate and sweet. The yellow is actually polka-dot even though it doesn't look like it. I wanted my colors to look random and somewhat patchy. When I look at it too long the yellow creates a non-uniform pattern so I have to look quick and take my eyes away from the yellow. After it is quilted and bound, I think it will be fine. Tell me what you think! I wanted to add a little chenille for texture and interest for little baby fingers! I am going to have it quilted over the weekend and hopefully can get the binding done and ready to mail by Wednesday! I will show you the finished project before it gets mailed.
Thanks to all of you who inspire me! You are amazing! We are amazing! Happy Living!
Monday, April 20, 2009
Today has been beautiful weather here in the Pacific Northwest--we've been running short on it lately! Jodi at Simply, This, That and the Other provided a link to Another Amy...Diary of a Quilter. Such beautiful work to inspire me. Amy is having a give away to celebrate her 96th blog. Congratulations to her--I love the way we all celebrate our creativity!
Speaking of Celebrating Creativity.....
In my last post, I showed a pix of my necklace from Moda Bake Shop's tutorial by Holly. Yesterday I finally took a picture of my mom and my granddaughter wearing their works of art. I made my mom's but my granddaughter, Kristina (she's 8) made hers. She caught on very quickly and I think it is so precious! She loves to share in creative activities with my mom and I. Have a fun week and hopefully, I can post some more inspiring ideas this week! Happy creating!!
Monday, April 13, 2009
Shortly after I discovered the "Moda Bake Shop" I saw Holly's post with the Neptune Necklace. I was so enthused and gathered everything to make it with a charm pack that I had bought last summer. This is my first, not my best, try at it. I was so excited about it being done even though it was far from perfect! I immediately made another one for my mom for St. Patrick's Day and it turned out beautiful! Holly gave me some tips that helped me out! Thanks, Holly! Last week my 8 year old granddaughter who has been living in Hawaii arrived back in the area to live. Her mom showed her the one on the MBS and she wanted me to show her how to make one. The first day she was back, she made a pink one. She caught on so fast and was very patient in the process. I was so impressed! I will post a picture another day of her masterpiece! It is very sweet! Have a creative day!