Saturday, October 26, 2013

Spring Stars Quilt

I bought the fabric for this quilt (with the exception of the white background fabric) as a quilt kit, but I didn't like the pattern. There was NO background fabric! It just didn't show off these great prints. They remind me of spring and should just be allowed to shine. The fabric is Aviary 2 by Joel Dewberry. I just decided to add some background fabric and whipped up a bunch of stars. This is the first quilt I have finished that I made without using a pattern. Figuring out the math to make sure I had enough fabric was much harder than I thought! Kudos to all of those pattern designers out there! It's a lot of work!

I am thrilled with the way this quilt turned out! It currently resides in my family room on the quilt ladder so I can see it every day. I think it will eventually become my daughter's quilt as these are her favorite colors.

Thanks for stopping by and make sure you check out all the fabulous quilts at the Blogger's Quilt Festival!


Thursday, June 27, 2013


Normally I don't share paper crafting projects because I don't do much of it. However, I am making an exception today because I love these little treat bags!

I picked up these little treat bags at a local scrapbook store. I only bought 24, but I probably should have picked up triple that many. I can see now that 24 isn't going to last me very long! They are fully lined with some kind of plastic so you can put whatever baked goods you want without worrying about the grease spots.

I have a confession. The Cricut machine I have been using is actually my sister's. I kidnapped it. She can have it back, just not right now.

Another reason I wanted to share this project today is the Independence Day cartridge is free to use in the Cricut Craft Room this week! All of the cutouts, except the star, are from the Independence Day cartridge. The star is from the Star Spangled Fun Layout, available in the Cricut Store.

I also used my favorite glitter spray, Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist in Ice, on the star and the firecracker. Unfortunately, you can't see the glitter since I used Instagram to take the picture. Note to self, don't use Instagram for sparkly stuff.

Have fun!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Desert Candy

Do you ever read a blog that just sucks you in every time you read it?
There are a couple of blogs I really love, but most I read only if the topic interests me. However, there is this one food blog, that I just love. Desert Candy. It's written by Mercedes. I don't know her, but I know I would like her if we were ever to meet.
I think what sucks me in every time is her honesty and her obvious love of what she is writing about. It is a food blog, she mostly blogs about dishes that are not what I would consider mainstream. I have a tried a few of her recipes, and they really are delicious.
I hope you will take a minute and go visit Desert Candy.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Friday Finish ~ Bags ~ Can't have too many!

 For my daughter's 8th birthday (which was way back in January, and yes, this bag was done in January for her birthday, so were the pictures), I made her a new bag for church. She needed a new bag to hold her new set of scriptures, plus a notebook, pencils, water bottle (we live on the face of the sun), etc. I knew she would want something bright. She never likes dark or drab colors. And this is the bag I came up with. It's simple, but great for showing off some fun fabrics. The fabric is Cuzco by Kate Spain for Moda.

When I finished the bag, it needed a little something extra, so I found this flower from Thirty-one that I had. It matched perfectly! What are the odds!

 Easy to keep everything organized.

 I liked the bag so much, that I made myself one with these fun fabrics I had sitting on my shelf. Aren't they pretty?

Plenty of pockets for organizing smaller stuff, too.