Saturday, September 24, 2011

more farming done today....

 Got a few more of these little gems done today, I was hoping to get four done, but oh well, it was dinnertime! I love paper-piecing, and these are a lot of fun. I was being a bit of a lazy farmer's wife though, and I've been skipping the freezer paper step of paper piecing, and I paid for it on the "Bat Wing" block, don't look too close to the edges!

 { Block #3 - Basket }

 { Block #4 - Basketweave }

{ Block #5 - Bat Wing }

now, a Farmer's Wife too....

 { Block #1 - Attic Window }

{ Block #2 - Autumn Tints }

So, after watching everyone's pretty little blocks popping up all over Flickr, and my fave blogs, I had to give in and become a Farmer's Wife too! I joined the flickr group and the Yahoo group and got started.
I decided to paper piece all the blocks if I can, much less scary than using templates, and the patterns for those are posted in the Yahoo group. I'm so far behind it isn't funny, but that's okay, they are a lot of fun to make, and I forgot how much I enjoy paper piecing, that I'll just plod on at my own pace, and enjoy the inspiration that everyone else provides. So much fun! ♥

Saturday, September 17, 2011

those darn wip's!

I have too many wip's, it's official! Something must be done!

My { pitiful } excuse for this behavior is mostly that I hate basting, but hopefully I have found a solution to this problem - basting spray! I now have all the blocks back from the above quilting bee, they're just waiting to be sewn together and then let the basting begin!

If it works as well I hope it will, the many quilt tops I have laying around will be made into real finished quilts lickety-spit!

I love this particular quilt and I'm so excited to finish it. I love the way the "Tufted Tweets" pops out of the kona coal background, so fun. ♥

Friday, January 21, 2011

I ♥ love

{ images courtesy of }
Are you ready for Valentine's Day?
Are you feeling inspired to make handmade lovelies?
I'm thinking of making pretty paper garlands to decorate, and I always make a handmade card for my sweetie. This post is also about things I love, like Blythe dolls and Alice in Wonderland, constant inspirations.
What do you love? ♥

the art of joy

This months featured Etsyblogger is The Art Of Joy, and what an awesome shop it is!
It is the creative shop of Joy, who lives close to my neck of the woods in the Capital region of Upstate NY. It is full of really lovely stationary just waiting to be personalised, anything from calendars, to invitations, to notecards. My favorite is the kokeshi dolls, but there's something for everybody, check it out!
Joy also has a supercute blog, where you'll find some lovely free printables, I can't recommend it enough, so go see already! ♥

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Meet Amelia ♥

Shamefully, I've had her almost a year, but only displayed her out of the box prior to last week! The reason for my hesitancy was my fear of washing her hair! She came to me as an ADG Roaring Red Blythe, who has very tight ringlets piled up on her head, not an everyday look for sure. Last week I read through the 'This is Blythe' forums, and braved it! It went much easier than expected , and worked very well. Her hair is long and a little wild, but I'll brave cutting it later I think!
Yesterday, she braved the snow outside, but decided that she'd really rather be quilting, haha!

Have a wonderful weekend! ♥