Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Birthday Decorating

We did a little redecorating last weekend for our almost 13 year old. The bubble gum pink walls had to go and a makeover was what she wanted. I love the color she picked Benjamin Moore -  Jamaican Aqua. We have to find a lampshade and I'll be making some window treatments. I bought an extra duvet cover and I'll use that for fabric for them. I'm going to let her paint a few canvases using the wall color and some acrylics to make some art for the walls.

 It's not as neat as I would like it (stuff on the desk has since been organized in a clear Lucite organizer) and it doesn't look like this anymore...

We also did a little outside decorating. I made my annual Mother's Day trip to get some flowers for my pots. The birds nest is not real...but the silver tray is. It was the perfect size for that planter. You can see a bit of my heart shaped rock collection.

I bought a new cushion for the bench, and I filled the table with some luscious hanging plants.

I've been sewing too, I made this little cell phone case for a friend. It hooks on to your belt loop and it has two exterior pockets. I need to make more, especially one for me!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Fiberactions Challenge, Split Complimentary

I chose a blue, green, orange split complimentary color scheme. 

I used this photograph from my recent vacation, I knew I wanted to use it as inspiration.....

I used my Leaves Galore Template to cut the waves! It was so easy and they fit together beautifully. 

I Mistyfused all the fabrics before cutting them, of course. 

The orange was a challenge, it was hard finding the right orange in my stash of batiks. The sky is a piece of my hand dyed fabric. The last little bit of a very nice blue....

I used a decorative stitch between the waves and free-motion quilting.

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

A backpack for my new great niece

This is my nephew and his new daughter, mom and older sister are taking the picture :)

I made a backpack for her/her mom to run around in, she needed something bigger with two little ones. 

It has 13 pockets, plenty of room for bottles and binkys.

The straps are adjustable just in case my nephew needs to use it :)


I had fun picking out the fabrics for this one, I love making things with lots of color! I made a duffle bag for her older sister when she was born, you can see it here.