Wednesday, May 26, 2010
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Tuesday, May 11, 2010
This is the first in a series of Lil Miss Cutie Patooties adventures. This line is Lil Miss Cutie Patootie and Friends. All of her pet friends are here. I have actually created two panels, one larger and one fill with blocks. Each block has Cutie with a different pet, skating, giving her dogs a bath, hugging her kitties. The blocks are so fun and easily incorporated into a quilt or onto a bag. I am using some of them for pockets on aprons. I also hope to make some scrub tops for our favorite friends at the vets office. I hope you enjoy this new line and you will check out my website for new patterns and projects that will soon be released.
I just love it when all my fabric arrives, its like a dream. After months of drawing and painting and planning it finally appears in beautiful colors on fabric just waiting for me to create some new and fun projects. This fabric line is the first of a series of lines with Lil Miss Cutie Patootie, this line is "Friends" and it shows her with her pets. I received 20 bolts of fabric with 15 yards per bolt! I can have lots of fun with this. Since Monday was apron day as Pat Sloan reminded me of, I thought I would share my lil aprons designs, I will have these bundled in a new pattern I will be releasing that will have quite a few fun projects that you can do for any youngster, boy or girl! This little apron will be included although you can use the applique pattern to embellish any fun apron pattern you have! I used my dog and kitty treat recipe cards that are on my panel for a big pocket in the front.With my adorable fabric you can make Mommy and me aprons, or Nana and Me aprons. I am still working out all the elements that will be available but I am having so much fun doing it. I leave for MN on the 19th so I have lots to do still. More to come so stay tuned!
Friday, May 07, 2010
Utube video that offers you step by step directions to follow. I painted my wallet in a few minutes (make sure you paint it in the right direction) and had the wallet done in about 20 minutes. I hope you enjoy as much as I did. You can use watercolor, acrylics, felt pens etc. Just play around and have fun.
Sunday, May 02, 2010
We get caught up in all the excitment of a new baby, the showers, the gifts, the babys room. The anticipation waiting for the call seems to feed into the the mounting tension that both mom and dad feel. Everyone touching your stomach, talking to it, asking how much longer. You get tired of hearing, you look huge, are you having twins, and other statements that are supposed to start conversations but sometimes are just irritating. But what happens, after waiting all those months and the baby is born with a problem. As we celebrated the birth of our newest grandson I awaited the news from a friend about her grandbaby, still yet to arrive. I was basking in the happiness and new experiences that our youngest daughter was now finding herself in. Its so refreshing to once again be needed, called and asked advise. Just when I thought they had it all figured out, they need their mom. After all there is this new person that they are responsible for and they are afraid they might mess it up. And "what should I do for this and that" ahh, I love it. But then the call came, my girlfriends baby had been born but there were problems, heart problems and her daughter, a first time mom could only sit and wait and pray with empty arms. There wasn't the opportunity to cuddle with her newborn, she was faced with medical terms and fear right from the begining. We are all praying for Lily! She has had to undergo surgery and may need more but for now we recieved an email that she finally got to go home. She is doing well and we will continue to pray. So today, if you are thinking about it, and everyone is healthy and happy in your family, maybe you could say a prayer for Lily and her family. I sent this card, a small little painting I did of her from a photo they had attached to an email, for Lily.