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Wednesday
Jan262011

bloggers' block-a-palooza

    As I've been pouring over blogs, I stumbled over a fabulous quilt-a-long!! It's just started and I really want to participate in it. 18 bloggers have "gathered" together to each design and host a how-to post for each block. Each week, two bloggers will post, so I'll be making two blocks a week! The fun part is the participants do not know what the final project will look like. Quilt Dad has started us off on Monday with a wonderful block called Flying Geese. As blocks are made, there is a flickr group to post everyone's blocks. It's so fun to see the different color combination for the same block. Some I LOVE, others not so much. The bloggers are all using a line called Sunkissed by Moda. however, I'm not in love with this pattern. I'd love to pick out something else.

  However, I'm stumped over what fabric to make the quilt with. I really like blues and reds like these:

Yellows & Grays? There are starting to be my favorite color combo, but I feel like I need to mix it up.

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Reds, Whites, & Blues?
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Other fun colors?
I'll post my progress soon! :) 

Tuesday
Jan252011

shanna murray

Image of magnolia garland & loved tiding cursive - medium       As today has been a busy, rushed day with the to-do list gathering rather long...I stumbled over this simple little decal. So pretty, simple, and yet true! To have this little decal on a mirror or by a desk, just the simple reminder, is so encouraging. Click here to check out Shanna Murray's whole line of decals. Remember, you are loved! :)

Monday
Jan242011

kitchen decor ideas

I have the funny problem of having two extremely blank walls in my kitchen. In the past two places, Chris and I have lived, we've had a super small kitchen with only cabinets on both walls. Now that I have this new "problem" I've been playing around with the idea of getting wall decals for my kitchen. I'm currently putting together a decorating plan, however, I'm having a hard time deciding on what I want the end product to be. I'm trying to harness my inner Genevieve.

I'm debating with a tree decal on one wall. Here is one that I like:


ON SALE - 100inch Tall Birch Trees with flying birds  -Vinyl Wall Decal Sticker Art - 075

Tall Birch Trees

I also like this idea of going more kitchen themed:

Kitchen Utensils Wall Stickers
Rather than on the blank walls, these could be really cute on my white wooden cabinetry. I would choose different colors to go with my color-scape. 

Another idea I've had is from apartment therapy, it is a rental friendly wallpaper! 


Here they took *my favorite* paper source paper and attached it with small, flat thumb tacks. I'm thinking that this could look really nice on one of my kitchen walls. This would be pretty easy to do and affordable! I think that this would also make a bigger impact than the wall decals.


A third idea is to use fabric as wall-paper. The Nate Berkus Show had a segment for decorating rentals...who knew there would be so many wall paper options! I'm a little leery of the removal process, I'm not sure how easy it would be...but I might be willing to try it! On the website, it shows this pictures as fabric, not sure if it is, but on the TV show, they used some great graphic fabric to line a hall wall.

I have other ideas too...but where do I stop? This is why I finally decided Interior Design may not be one of my future careers as I can never make up my mind!!

What are your thoughts? What have you done to decorate your kitchen?

Sunday
Jan232011

Beginnings

For awhile now, I've been very envious of many different peoples blogs. I love looking through quilt blogs and seeing all of the amazing creations. I love the modern prints that are now available and the abundance of resources!
I love seeing the creative world and what people design and make with their hands. I love the fact that many of the handmade things are made right here in the good o' usa!
As I've been a lover of pretty much all crafty things for as long as I can remember, I developed a few skills. I always go in sprints. Here are a few of them...
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Re-purposing...
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I picked up this desk for FREE from an estate sale, it was the day after the sale and you could take anything. I still can't believe I was able to acquire this!


Painting this was a labor of love for a whole week! It really paid off though!


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Planning out the design! I choose the fabrics as my jumping off point.

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Lined the drawers with this wonderful fabric. I took a little spray fabric glue, cut the fabric to the right size and glued it in. Super easy! 

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Here is my current craft area...still a work in progress...but I love it!


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Quilting kick....
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This is a small log cabin quilt that I made for my nephew. He loves all of the colors! 


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I fell in love with this fabrics while on vacation in Reno! I picked them up in August, and now I'm currently working on block quilt for them. 

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I've cut all of the fabric! Can't wait to see the blocks start to form.

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Paper crafting sprint...
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I work part-time at Paper Source, I love this store and I get a lot of inspiration from the products. I'm also a great customer!
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My husband and I always host a Christmas party every year. This time around, we had a different type of activity! Everyone decorated a little paper gingerbread man. They turned out great!

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2010 Christmas Card
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and much more...I'm so excited to have a place to record all of the things I've made and the process that it takes.  In this blog, my hope is to inspire others to create and know that they have ability to make anything!



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