Sunday, April 6, 2014

Easter quilt

I thought I would post some photos of my Easter Decorations before Easter got away from me.  This is a quilt I designed and made for Easter.  I put the quilt up in my kitchen along with some of the papermache decorations that inspired me.

I think that both the Egg Car and Chicken Rider were made by Teena Flanner.  I love them they are so fun especially the Egg Car!

I made both the Carrot Car and the Plane.  Last year I gave the Carrot car away to my sister so I need to make a new one!  I made the Banner on a Trailer for the Plane a couple months ago.   I have been thinking I should make another the banner out of fabric and soak it in Stiffy - as it would be fun to hang the Plane from the ceiling from fishing line!!

Here is a close up of the Plane on the Quilt.  I like how he turned out.  Although I keep wondering if there is a way to outline the plane more  and put a few details in?

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Monday, February 17, 2014

Valentine baskets

 I made some Valentine treat baskets for my boy's teachers.  I am just now getting around to posting a few pictures of them (it has been too cold to go outside to take photos!).  I made 6 baskets in various colors, but only took photos of these 2 baskets.  I kept these two baskets for myself.  I love the one with the flocked paper.  I put these baskets on a self in my kitchen next to some old valentine postcards.  I guess it is time to pack up my valentines!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Thanksgiving Decorations

I was busy this week putting away the Fall and Thanksgiving Decorations - and dragging out the Christmas boxes.  I thought I would take a couple photos of my buffet before I put it all away.  My decorations were pretty simple this year.

There is a close up of my buffet.  I made the 'Give Thanks' cornucopia appliqué a couple years ago.  If I remember correctly the cornucopia pattern is from Needle Love.  The pilgrim girl is a Bethany Lowe creation, I have had here for several years.  I have alway wanted a boy pilgrim to pair with her but I am not sure if there was one ever made.

Now to unpack all the Christmas boxes - way too many!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Just Treats - Halloween Table Topper

Last year I completed a Halloween quilt called 'Vintage Trick or Treat' by Crabapple Hill Designs.  During Halloween I display the quilt in my dining room above my buffet.  I got to thinking that I needed to have something matching on my table - so I came up with this table topper.  I wanted it to look similar to the Vintage Trick or Treat quilt, so I incorporated a few of the same items.  For the embroidery portion I used some of the same items as the quilt - such as the lollipop, pumpkin, and candy sticks.   Anyway, I finished it just in time for Halloween and now it is time to pack it away until next year.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Pumpkin Trick or Treat Bucket

I finally finish making one of my Pumpkin Trick or Treat Buckets - I started it last year.  I had the form completed but put it away with the rest of the Halloween decorations last November.  I  tried to make him look like the 'cherry nose' pumpkins that you see in the old postcards.

Now that look at the two photos side by side, I might have to repaint his eyes!  My bucket looks a bit psycho (like he is in a some kind of crazy trance). Maybe he is thinking 'give me all your candy, mah ha ha'.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Vintage Trick or Treat quilt and 'grinning pumpkins'

I finally got around to taking photos of my Halloween quilt and collection of 'grinning pumpkins'.  I finished the quilt last January - I have been waiting for months to display it with all my pumpkins.  I was really tempted to drag all the pumpkins out in January! 

The quilt is a pattern from Crabapple Hill Designs called 'Vintage Trick or Treat.'  Click here to go to the Crabapple Hill Website.  I spotted the pattern in a quilt shop while on a shopping trip with my Mother.  My Mom and Sister both quilt - I do not.  I fell in love with the pattern and thought it would go perfectly with my pumpkin collection.  I tried to talk my Mom or my Sister into making it for me, but neither of them would!

 So I deiced that should attempt to make the quilt.  The hand embroidery wasn't too difficult to complete.  Before I started the quilt I kept telling myself if it took me over a year to complete it would be worth all the time and effort.  I was pleasantly surprised how fast the embroidery went - only a couple months.  I worked on the embroidery mainly while waiting for my son during his speech therapy sessions and school activities - it was nice to have something to occupy my time.

Anyway - I LOVE my quilt!  It is a perfect backdrop for all my pumpkins.  I am working on a matching table topper - all I need to do is put the binding on.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013


My little brother and his wife are having their first baby this fall, and I my family was giving them a baby shower.  I decided to make a paperclay Stork to help decorate for the Shower.  I got my inspiration from a friend's shower - (run don't walk over to her blog to take a look you will not be sorry, click here).  My Stork was almost 10 inches tall and simple to make.  I tried to make a top hat for the stork but it keep looking like a floppy beach hat  - so it soon lost the hat!

My youngest son (8 years old), started asking lots of questions about the upcoming Baby Shower.  He first wanted to know if his Uncle Seth and Aunt Erin had the baby already - no, not yet, but this fall.  Then he wanted to know if Aunt Erin was going to have the baby during the Shower - No, gosh I sure hope not!!  Kids sure have some good questions!

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