Saturday, April 30, 2011

Letter Learning

My 4 year old has been saying she wants to learn to read. I decided we would start working on her recognizing her letters, but first we needed some flash cards. I had looked around a couple different stores and decided I wanted something a bit more colorful than the stores had to offer. My thinking was that if she has something bright and colorful then maybe she'll stay interested in it. So, I made some for her. I used index cards, scrapbooking paper, chipboard letters, and mod podge. The end result....

Princess #3 is very happy with them and loves playing with them! Took about 2 hours to make, with interruptions, but it was worth it! :)

Monday, April 25, 2011

Naked Bed!!!

I don't have a naked bed, but Princess #1 does. Are you signed up for the Naked Bed Challenge??!!! If not, you need to be!! I finally received all of my fabric, cut it up, and started on my blocks for the NBC. Here's what I've got so far.
I'm following Quilt Story's Tutorial for these blocks to make a full sized quilt. I've managed to get 4 of these done over the last couple of days. I have to say it's been a very trying time for me! I've had to walk away a few times and come back to it. I went with the pink because my daughter's 8 and wanted something girly, but looking at it...wish I would've went gray. Oh and learn, right?!

Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter!! We did a bit of egg hunting and alot of candy eating.  I'll leave you with the following pic from yesterday.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

My Slipcovers

It seems I've been working on these slipcovers forever! While they are not without major errors and are not by any means perfect... I am okay with how they turned out. Had to do rigging on some parts and just let it go. LOL However, for my first attempt I am happy with how they turned out.

Here's the before picture of my couch (the love seat matches but I have no pics of it)
And here's the after photos

I used canvas painters drop cloths from Walmart/Lowes to do both of these. I also replaced the ginormous pillows with bed pillows and covered them. I was tired of always finding all the pillows in the floor because they took up too much space on the couch. Best part?! NO more safari!!! LOL

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Quilt Reveal

I have finally finished my 1st quilt! Yikes! I'm so excited!!! The quilt is a little larger then queen sized, but not as big as a king. I made it reversible as well. I like to have the darker colors in the fall/winter and brighter in the spring/summer.

 We've actually been using this on our bed for a week or so. Hubby was kind enough to tell me it was "snuggly." From him, that is a HUGE compliment. LOL

Off to finish up another project so I can get started on my quilt for The Naked Bed Challenge.  If you don't know what I'm talking about just click here and Cara Wilson at Cara Quilts and Sarah Fielke at The Last Piece will fill you in on everything you need to know. These two amazing ladies have made an idea into a reality! Seriously...go check it out and add your name to the linky! It's going to be a blast!

Thursday, April 7, 2011


I cannot believe it's been almost a month since I've posted! Forgive me as I've been a bit down in the dumps and have been struggling for any bits of motivation I can find. I have however finished a few projects! I've also finished my first quilt and will post it at a later date, but here is what I've been working on since I've been MIA. (Sorry for the bad pics!)

Wrinkly slip cover for my loveseat! lol

Reversible, removable pillow covers.

I've also bought these amazing books!

Easy Quilt Projects: Favorites from the Editors of American Patchwork and Quilting (Better Homes & Gardens Crafts)Simplify with Camille Roskelley: Quilts for the Modern Home (Stash Books)

Hope you all are enjoying Spring! Happy Sewing!


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