Monday, October 19, 2009

Check out this Give Away!!

Go see Traci here and enter her Give-away!!!

Before and After Wall hanging

I totally forgot to take the before picture of this ugly wall hanging until after I did the first coat of blue around the edge.
I found this hideous piece of "art" at the thrift store for 50 cents. Had no idea what I'd do with it - but brought it home anyway!

Fast forward about a month to October 18, 2009. A 2 o'clock baby shower and no gift. I had planned on a quilt...but ran out of time (good thing - mom-to be got like 5 quilts) . So I hauled out this press board covered frame-less circa 1985 painting thingy and got to work early that morning. The result was kinda cute and I think mom-to-be really liked it.

It was a challenge because the nursery's theme was Americana - red white and blue..however I don't have a lot of supplies in the Americana theme. So I went girly American....

I think I might be doing this kind of thing a lot now... The picture doesn't do it justice...truly.

Canvas Painting

I took a canvas painting class at my local scrapbook store...and this was the result. I am feeling pretty good about my first foray into canvas painting to display's like a scrapbook page art. I hope to get better with practice.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Work in progress

It's been a while since I have tackled another quilt besides the CSQ method that I love so much. But a camo baby quilt is in the works...

the green stripe on the right is a off kilter center divider for more blocks on the right side....plugging along.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Calendar Blocks - so stinkin' cute!

I found the tutorial for this cute little project here...It was so easy and such fun to make. Tessah helped me with the stickers on the blocks... Inking the paper made all the difference. Our Girl Scout Troop is doing a craft Bazaar on Nov. 14 - we will be making mini - ones of these to sell. I'll post those pics later :)

Saturday, October 3, 2009

PLease Vote for me!

I recently entered a t-shirt re-do contest. Winner can receive a $999.99 new sewing machine. Votes cast here:

You can help me win. I entered 2 items. I made the funky scarf

and the "Grease" bag. Don't feel obligated to vote for me...but I'd love the support.