Monday, March 22, 2010

"Y?" Because I Love You

My daughter turns 2 soon - which I can't even believe! I wanted to make her a fabric birthday banner last year but never got around to it with returning to work, etc. This year, I said - no more excuses:) I certainly have enough fabric lying around - as I'm sure you can relate to!

I actually think I'll turn this into a little mini tutorial - but the bummer was - I was so busy trying to get it done that I forgot to take pictures along the way...oh well, it's easy peasy and a nice way to reuse it every year.

All I have to do now is add the binding and that's's done and ready to hang!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Shopping at Fabric Shack

These are some of the fabrics I picked up on our way home from Florida. Have I told you guys how wonderful it was to be in a shop that had almost all of my favorite designers in one place. I was like a kid in a candy shop:) I'm glad my husband is understanding and kept busy with my daughter for an hour. They even came into the store following me and I didn't see them! I was BUSY!

I'm not going to use the American Jane Pattern afterall as CluckCluckSew has a similar design but I like her tutorial as it's easy and no interfacing is involved:) I bought some more orange fabric for my aqua and orange quilt - I love Michael Miller's print (bottom left corner)'s just beautiful!

Here's a pic of the fam - I also have two great stepsons but they weren't on this trip with us:( I must say Litte Miss G wasn't a great fan of the Mickey Ears but I managed to take a quick shot of her anyway....the persistence of Mommies!

Off to cut some fabric circles.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Sunny Sunny Florida

My husband, daughter and I have spent the most awesome week in sunny Florida. I'm so sad to be leaving. We rented an ocean front condo and have spent days shell picking on the beach and building little castles with our daughter. We really needed this getaway as the last few months have been a bit trying (more on that later). We went to Disney for the day on Tuesday and little Miss G absolutely loved "Tiggy and Bear" - despite the hour line up to meet them in person:)

Hope your Thursday is a sunny one.

On our way home, I'll be stopping by FabricShack and let me tell you, I can't wait!

Saturday, March 6, 2010


I made this up for Valerie for PTQB-2. I really love it if I do say so myself! I just started cutting and kept the creative process:) I stayed up late before we left for our vacation because I wanted to make sure Valerie got it in time. I've personally escorted this block through Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina and now it's here in Florida with us. I'll be sending it out to her on Monday am.

Ciao for's vacation time!!