I had a chance to create some items for the Portland Quilt Show for Tim Holtz’s new fabric line Eclectic Elements. It’s a beautiful vintage collection, full of ephemera print fabrics and the most beautiful butterfly prints. The bag I made was so fun to make, free-cut without a pattern, which is so normal for me now. And the altered Union Jack pillow was loosely inspired by a few I’ve seen on pinterest. The laundry pin bag I’ve made countless times for friends, I simply stitched random extra pieces from the line together and then added some hand stitched accents. Vintage, yet Modern, it’s so lovely and should be available sometime in June at your favorite retail fabric store.
I had a little project you can create for Easter with your kids up on the Websters Blog yesterday. Simple, fast and guaranteed to make all of those in laws smile when they get one in the mail.
My oh my, where have I been. It’s been almost two months and I just needed a break. There been so much going on offline that I just haven’t had a desire (or the time) to get online to share it all with you. tLm started a new school which we adore and we’re waiting til they have room for the bean and then they’ll be there together. (cross your fingers!). I’ve been focusing pretty intently on getting healthier than I’ve been for quite some time. Vegan eating, green smoothies, Jillians ripped in 30 and lots and lots of rest & downtime (further evidenced by my absence here). We are starting some major home renovations and I’ve been doing lots of research & pricing on counter tops, patios, bathroom renos, carpet & wood flooring. It’s a full time job in itself with quite the learning curve but it’s beginning to all look doable, which is exciting.
In the meantime, although I’ve been absent here I’m on Instagram almost daily, so come find me and say hi!
Happy Monday, hope you’re well!
i’ve been enjoying a slow start to the new year. easy mornings with no screens.
long vacation to north tahoe & 4′ of snow
the little man started a new amazing school last week
and we’re just waiting for room for the bean, cross your fingers there’s an opening soon
i’m researching home school options until then, any tips or advice?
i’ve been designing again, which has been fun and feels good
missing seeing friends at CHA this winter, but enjoying being home instead
layouts above are for the mid-month JBS gallery update (just a few are left)
the exclusive papers by the crazy talented lisa are fantastic
as are the new subscriber perks
flea market update tomorrow too!
happy monday. happy 2013.
last sunday we finally had a chance to head out to our favorite farm to get two trees. one for me to decorate and one for them. 9 feet and 4.5. perfect little living trees from a sustainable farm that doesn’t charge too much and simply asks you to make a respectful cut so the growth can come back year after year. we never knew (until we visited this farm 4 years ago) that if you leave a little growth underneath your cut, ie a few branches or more then the tree will regrow from one of those braches. amazing right?
the last pic is my fav. this year, they called him stevie.
happy trees. happy family. happy thursday.