Hey everyone, sorry for the lack of postage. I've been out in the D.C. area playing with my nieces and nephews, and haven't found time to post.... and I've been a bit lazy. So if you want an update. Check out my sister's blog :)
So this weekend has been full of fun, fabulous crafts. On Saturday my friend Heather, who is amazing!, taught my sister, Hilaree, and my sister-in-law, Jeani, and I, Margaret, how to make really, really, cute flower hair clips. Here's mine:
It was so much fun. My sister and I went to town making tons of them on Sunday. I also finished my Autumn quilt finally!!!! (I don't think I will hand bind a quilt ever again!)
I designed the pattern for this one, and my wonderful mother was so kind to give me this adorable material. Isn't she the greatest... I sure think she is.
I would like to introduce the newest pet of our family, our kitty Goob.
Isn't he the cutest kitty! (He also loves laying on my Cowboy quilt.) He is quite a cutie, who is very silly; and he enjoys chasing his tail, which I've only seen dogs do. Right now my family and I are packing up to go on a semi-road trip out east. It's going to be a blast! And I will be sure to write about all the awesome things I'm doing with my incredibly great familia. Yay for fun! Traveling crafter signing out ;)
So yesterday my sister, Hilaree, and I decided to be crafty. She made a really fun magnet board that was all Christmasy, while I learned to use my mom's "Cricut."
I really had a lot of fun with that little machine, isn't it cute? I went to town with the 'Nifty Fifties' designs doing as many as I could while experimenting with size and colors. The first ones I made were the radioactive atoms. They were loads of fun. The one on the black background was a creation born from testing sizes. The other one is straight from the booklet.
I also experimented with some different colors for the super fun radio, TV, and the converse. The "nifty" was for my mom :)
The flamingo was what my sister Hilaree asked for, and then I helped teach her how to use the "Cricut" by helping make the Route 66. This tiny cutter is so much fun to use and way addictive. The next stop for "Cricut" crafts are magnets! It'll be great! Crafter out!
Happy Independence Day y'all!!!!! Today is such a wonderful day! It's a day to remember those who stood up for our rights, who fought so hard for our country's freedom, and to commend those who are currently fighting for our country. It's a great day for Bar-B-Quing, swimming, and spending that good ol' time with the fam. This year my parents, sister, and I will be watching Independence Day for the 15th year in a row. This tradition is a personal favorite of mine, and has been from the start. Well I hope everyone has a great Independence Day. Have fun with family, food, and fireworks. Proud American signing off!!
Last Saturday I finally finished hand sewing the border on my first quilt I so lovingly named my Cowboy quilt. It took quite a while for me to sew it all together, especially the binding since I did that by hand. Overall I feel very accomplished finishing a quilt. This quilt is also very special since it's for my husband.... whenever I get one that is ;) It also happens to be the favorite quilt of my mom's dog Dot. I made a neat necklace yesterday with my sisters and our friend. It actually took a long time for me to decide that I liked it. I kept rearranging where the pieces should be and I finally finished it. I love the rustic silver chain, I think rustic chains are really great chains when making eclectic jewelry. I thought it'd be fun to talk a bit about the "Doggy Duo" we have residing in our place of residence. There is Charcoal our crazy black lab who is 8 years old, but still acts like a puppy, and then there is Dot our mom's aforementioned chihuahua. Charc-ly-Bark-ly as I so lovingly call him is a massive blob of energy and slobber. He is always in the mood to play. He is actually is a very smart dog because if no one is outside to play fetch with him he will play fetch with himself. He'll roll the ball across his back or pick it up with his mouth and throw it so he can "fetch it." This isn't the only silly thing this dog will do. He also enjoys oranges, which he picks off our trees and peels himself in order to eat the tasty fruit inside. He also has the softest and most flexible ears-I love them! Now on to the second and smaller member of the duo: Dot, or Crazies as I call her. Crazies is a very cute and silly dog. The two things she likes best in this world are her person, my mom, and quilts. She will follow my mom around everywhere and when my mom isn't here she curls up inside of a quilt. It's really cute because she curls up into a doughnut shape. I love my doggies so much-they are so cute! I'm almost done with a second quilt so I'll be putting more pictures and posts soon. Happy Friday! Blogger out.