My no diving sign was damaged in a wind storm last summer. Will give me the chance to do it again and better this time. Dang. I have been erasing for days trying to get the letters just right. I like the "N" now but it is a little to close to the edge. Should I move it??
Monday, January 30, 2012
Friday, January 27, 2012
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Saw this idea online somewhere and it seemed so simple but really useful. My Dad and a lot of my family worked at the Leeds Plant in Kansas City so I snatched up this yard stick when I saw it at a sale last summer. The plant has been closed for years.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Friday, January 13, 2012
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Buster loves the new pillows! So relieved to have this last pillow done. Sewing for me is stressful and not fun. So happy that these turned out so pretty. I used my serger to add a little of the orange, yellow, and tan on the brown velvet pillow to make them all cohesive.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Sunday, January 8, 2012
This page was so fun to make. So many layers. You would never guess what is under all this goodness. Art journaling to me is taking lifes challenges and failures and turning them into something beautiful after all. He would have been seventy seven today. Now that just doesn't sound right does it?
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Second one down and one to go. I made a mistake cutting the batting yesterday so need to figure out what I'm going to do about that. This pillow is a cotton velour from Fabric.com. Really soft and the design is raised.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
This is my first experience with applique. I have hoarded this cotton block print fabric for six years. The scale wasn't quite right for a pillow so I appliqued more triangles into a pleasing pattern. Using cotton batting and muslin I made a sandwich and machine quilted around the original triangles.
Had a great on line shopping experience at Fabric.com. They had 27" down pillow forms for twenty bucks each. What a deal, also ordered a beautiful cotton velvet and another fabric for a third.
Game night will be much more comfortable in the future!