Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Mosaic Tiles Quilt Along at Craft Buds

I have have been busting my butt here to finish this quilt lately. We are getting ready to move here in month, and I am supposed to be getting my stuff together and packing up my craft room. Instead, I decided to make my quilt for my baby girl to come in Early May.

I had fabric to a make a quilt, but once I found out I was having a girl, I changed my mind and went with something else that I had that I loved. I just wanted to use some girly fabric!!

I chose the Modern Bliss 2012 collection from Robert Kaufman, by Andie Hanna. You can see more pictures at Spoonflower. 


When I saw this quilt along I knew I had to participate, since I had fabric but couldn’t pick a pattern. So I purchased Modern Bee – 13 Quilts to Make With Friends for my Nook, and jumped right in!


I’m not the best at lining up things, so I arranged my squares a little differently. And after I put together my squares, I realized it was way too small, even after adding the border… so I added more to it.


I magically got them to all line up (which is rare since I have only done a few quilt tops, and well this is the second quilt I actually quilted). And I needed to add one more border, just to get the extra look I wanted.


Added some black binding, and completed the look. This is for the baby to have to lay on in the living room at our new house.


A quick back view. I quilted it very simple since I am still a beginner. But I love how it ended up looking! This was such a fun Quilt Along! There is still plenty of time to join in! Well plenty of time if you can finish in a couple weeks!

I know its not perfect, and not exactly how we were supposed to do it, but I made it a little bit more me, and I really enjoyed this pattern! I can’t wait to try the other ones in the book!


Thursday, January 9, 2014

Big News

Yes, I have been MIA for a VERY long time. But I think I have a good reason…


I am pregnant!


We got back from our vacation in Australia mid August and have several visitors come visit. We found out we were expecting and I have not been the same person since.

I have been so tired and found myself busier than ever! All I want to do is sleep, and it makes me quite unproductive.

I am almost 24 weeks along right now, and due May 3rd. Here is me just before Christmas.


and then again at New Years!


We also found out just before Christmas that we are having a baby girl! We are so very excited. I was almost 100% certain we were going to have a boy, but it has now sunk in, and I can’t wait to decorate! We decided last night that we are going to do a Koala Bear themed Nursery, since A) my love for gray is insane, and B) We fell in love with Australia. We will definitely add some cute girly touches, but I am not a big Pink person, so it will be interesting how it all turns out!

I hope your craftiness is great! I really miss glittering, crafting, and sewing but I know soon that I will be able to clean out my other room, and start working on my own baby quilt, and glitter projects!!

and here’s to 2014!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Halloween Party

One day I want to have a Halloween party as awesome as this one…

I love Minted, and I love that you can make inspiration boards now. Find your invitation and then, upload images to go with the theme, and you can refer back to them later.

My Halloween party would totally ghoulish, with crazy drinks, black everywhere, and of course glitter!

I wish Hawaii wasn’t so hot, otherwise I might consider having a party! I would love to have some of that cool, crisp air, and even snow to make it feel like I is somewhat fall. I know I shouldn’t complain, but sunshine and palm trees get old after looking at them for a year… Yep. I have lived here for a year already! Two left to go!

More to come this week and next on some upcoming projects! I have been super busy, and or lazy, that I haven’t done a whole lot, but that will change… hopefully!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

A Fully Finished Baby Quilt

Nope, I haven’t quilted my Texas Teardrops quilt yet. I am still a bit nervous, and I am working on making my quilting space big enough and organized to do so. Plus we got our new dining room table to other day, so I had to put those projects on hold since I am no longer allowed to quilt/sew at the dining room table.

But my cousin, and best fried is due any day now. Her due date isn’t until August 23, but her belly is huge, and so is that baby. So for her sake, I hope she has it sooner than later! So I finished the baby quilt I was making for her. We picked out the fabric together when she told me she was pregnant, and then she loved what I used on the Texas Teardrops Quilt so I used my leftover fabric in it as well. Luckily they went great together.

Here is the final quilt that I am working on getting in the mail ASAP!



I kept it super simple because A – this is my first official finish. Not the first one I ever made, and B – She is waiting to find out what she is having, but teal is her favorite color… and well, green is mine! Which is why we are perfect because our favorite colors go together, and well, we are blood related, and the closest thing to a real sister I could get.

As a kid I always bragged about being two week older than her, but I know for the rest of my life she is now going to brag that she is two weeks younger! Growing up 5 miles apart from each other, but still going to school in two completely different school districts. Some people say we look alike, but she is blonde hair blue eyes, and I am brown hair green eyes. You tell me? Can you tell we are related and that our mom’s are sisters?


I’m the bunny, she is cookie monster. My brother Ian is the army guy.





At my wedding. My hair color changed over the years, but I am now back to my brunette.


And this is from her wedding.

Anyways, I hope you are all doing good, and well wishes to her on her first child that is coming any time soon! I have a lot going on here and soon and I will be back sewing once I get my room all put together.

Oh and one more of the baby quilt.


Monday, July 1, 2013

L Letterpress Christmas Cards

Before I know it, Christmas will be here. So, I am starting early on my cards. Last year I purchased a personalized L Letterpress Template. I couldn’t wait to use it, but I got too busy last year with all of our crazy moving adventures. So I am making them this year.

I love color, so I didn’t want to do too many traditional colors. This is what I have done so far.




Right now my favorite is the blue and red. I have a ton more combinations! I should get back to it!! If you are interested in learning more about the Lifestyle Crafts Letterpress or want to get one for yourself. Check it out HERE!

Friday, June 28, 2013

5th Anniversary!

Today is my 5th Wedding Anniversary!

We are really bad at celebrating, but this year is different. We aren’t going to celebrate today.

We are going to celebrate by taking a trip to Australia later this summer! Yep, I think we need a vacation from Hawaii.

We will be spending our time in Sydney, so let me know if you have been there, and what we should do!! We are both super excited!

To many more!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

A Day of Quilting

I had guests for a couple weeks, and I had been super busy. Yesterday I was able to pull out my sewing machine to work on a few baby blankets or baby quilts for the many pregnant woman I know.

Here is the top of the one I am going to give to my cousin. I am still figuring out if I want to add a border, trim it, or what.


I totally screwed up on this and wish I had ironed after each triangle, so the back side is a little crazy. I learned my lesson.

Next is a quilt that I had been wanting to do for a long time. I had purchased 6 mini charms from Simply Color by Moda, and I wanted to do a simple colorful baby quilt with it.


I will be adding a border to this one. I am thinking gray. I do have more squares and could do a square border around it, but I am all out of the pinks. But I have some of the fabrics to do a double border. We will see what I end up with, I could always do white too. Any suggestions?

This one is not perfect at all. I was working on trying to match up the squares. I am not the best, but I got better with practice. If I love this so much I might keep it as a wall hanging. Do you see Lucie hanging out under the table? She has to be near me all the time.

Next week I am hoping to get my L Letterpress out and work on some cards! I have been neglecting it while I got the house together, but I have some new templates I want to play with. I would also love to get my Christmas Cards done early!

Friday, June 14, 2013

My First Visitors to Hawaii

I have been MIA these past weeks. My first visitors to my house came! We had so much fun, and I was super busy. Mostly busy hanging out at the beach or the pool, but I will fully admit, I got nothing done, and it felt great.

You would think since I lived here, that I actually done most of the stuff to do, but I haven’t.

I visited my first Waterfall.


Stopped by the Dole Plantation (which was not worth the trip). My husband and I have driven past it so many times, but this time we stopped, and it was just a giant pineapple gift shop. Save yourself some money and get a pineapple at the grocery store. Its cheaper, and the exact same thing. We took some fun pictures and got dole whip though!


I went to my first Luau, and Lisa and I got on stage to do the hula. It was so much fun. The drinks were great (but I only had one since I was the driver --- and I finished it before the luau began).


Do you see me on the right side in the blue dress? My friend is to the left of me in the light dress.

I even went snorkeling! But, I am not a snorkeler I found out. I had troubles breathing and I think I may have had a panic attack so I let my friends continue to snorkel as I watched from the shore. I did see a ton of fish, and was so afraid something was going to eat me. I do want to try it again, but I think I will have to practice in the pool.

Well, now off to start some things, finish some things, and probably do some laundry. I hope to be back soon to craft, sew, and throw what I know onto my blog! Have a great weekend!


Oh and a couple months back I went and saw Toby Keith. This is my and my friend Patricia who had her baby a few weeks ago at the concert.