A Gift from Hubby (Central Park)

This beautifully wrapped package showed up on my door step yesterday!

Burgundy Buttons was having a sale and my amazing husband bought me some fabric. 
(Ok so I picked it out, but he did the actually ordering and surprised me with the gift wrap and the card.)

The Sugar Pop charm pack is to make hair ties for the shop.

But the Central Park fat eighths are just for me! Not sure exactly what I am going to do with them. I know I will be making a sleeve for my new mini lap top. I will probably also pull out some of the blue to add to my kitchen fabrics.


Kitchen Inspiration Part II

(If you are looking for the Doll Give Away please scroll down.)

Last week my mom came to visit and while she was here I decided to re-finish my grandmother's china hutch that sits in my kitchen. A few days latter I was down town with my in-laws. My MIL and I found this awesome hutch top at a used furniture place. I fell in love with it and everything just fell into place. My MIL talked them down to $20.00, I had $15.00 in cash in my wallet, my FIL had his truck parked out front. So, I made an impulse buy and brought it home. I was afraid I wouldn't like it when I got it home, but I love it even MORE! It would really work any where in my house which is amazing. I do need to get a piece of wood to put on the bottom to make it look more like a shelf.

I also got some amazing, amazing fabric in the mail. This is going to go in my kitchen as a number of things. Possibly curtains. A slip cover to turn an oatmeal container into a cookie jar. A cushion for the old chair my mom bought me last summer. A table runner for the top of the hutch I bought on Saturday. And Kelsey over at Quietude Quilts is going to make me some trees. I am so excited! Check back tomorrow for pictures of the mermaid dolly I made Abi Lee.


Doll Giveaway!

Ok, Doll giveaway finally up!! Here is what I am going to do. Give away will be one 7.5 inch custom doll. Leave a comment between now and Feb 28th. I will draw a name on March 1st. Doll will be finished and delivered by Easter. Enjoy!


Pure Love Quilt

I have had so much fun working on this project. It's made with Moda's Pure line. I am in love with this fabric. It's so beautiful. Unfortunately the top wasn't nearly as big as I was hoping. So I went to Joann's and bought some very 30's looking fabric for the borders. In the pictures it looks like solid tan and cream but they are very subtle prints. I love how they look with the modern fabric from the Pure line. Still have to finish quilting and need to put on the binding. Also need to work on some other pieces I will be gifting with it. More (and hopefully better) pictures when it's all finished.


Pay It Forward

 So, I jumped on Board Pay It Forward 2011 over at JK Creations. Great blog, you should go check it out. Now on to the rules.

1. I promise to send something Handmade to the first 3 people who comment on this post.

2. To be eligible, you must also post this in your blog, offering the same thing to 3 other people. The rules are that it must be handmade by you and it must be sent to your 3 people *sometime* in 2011. (This can simply include a hand made card or some home baked cookies!)

*It is suggested that if you are playing along you give yourself an approximate
*due by* date so the people that signed up aren't waiting terribly long.

I love this idea. Last year I sorta lagged. In fact some of you may still be waiting. OOPS! I will get right on that. Because of the kiddos I am giving myself till September 1st to have my three things mailed! 

Have fun!


Valentine's Day Dolls

I have two beautiful Valentine's Day Doll. The first one is a 7.5 inch doll ($40.00) with hand crochet accessories. The second is a 12 inch doll ($50.00) that will allow you to pick the length and style of the hair! They are both on sale till Sunday after that the prices will go back up to normal prices so hurry over and check them out! :)


Redcorating My Kitchen (Or a year long battle with indecisivenes

O.K. So a year ago my husband, two daugthers, and I moved into a beautiful house out in the county. We had hoped to get an old house in the city limits since I love old arcitecture and a slightly more vintage urban feel if you will. that wasn't in the cards though. We did however find a beautiful house in the county that was built in 1972 with some style throw backs to the 50s. (i.e. chair railings in both the kitchen and dinning room and all kinds of molding. YAY!). Since then I have been embracing a more vintage country feel. Not rustic/primitive country style but Country Living/Old South plantation country.

A year later I am FINALLY decorated the kitchen. Getting rid of the dark wall paper and giving it a face lift. There is only one problem. I cannot decide on accent colors. The main colors will be white and green. But I can't decide on pink or citrus colors as my accent colors for rugs, curtains, towels ect.

Suberbia Kitchen Fabric Bunddle (fabricshop)

I LOVE the colors of this fabric bundle over at the FabricShop on etsy. It's beautiful and playfully engages the 70's in a fresh and clean way. (Other bonus of this is that my dinning room right of the kitchen is paper in white and green damask paper which I love and will be keeping as long as possible) 

Graden by Cable Grey (brodyandma)  
However, I am also in love with the pinks, greens, and browns used in this fabric from the same line as the kitchen fabric. So torn. I am leaning more toward the kitchen fabrics but I need advice. So what do you think? Embrace the lovely 70s? Or go for pink and green?


An Unexpected Break

We had an unexpected snow day last Thursday made even more special by the fact that it overlapped with my brother's last visit before he moves. We had the chance to prep well which meant home made goodies. Cookies, brownies, honey hot wings, chex mix, and a big box of chocolate.

Lot of movies watched and horsey rides given.

It was a nice break in what was truthfully I very draining January. I am thankful February is here.