Monthly Archives: April 2012

Pears of Twine

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Since I’ve decided to pears in  my kitchen, I’ve been keeping my eye out for pear ideas.  In all the blogs I follow I saw this cute idea found on Grosgrain.  It’s light bulbs turned into pears, by covering them with twine.  I had the twine on hand, but we only have the newer spiral light bulbs, so I didn’t know where to get old round light bulbs.  A neighbor had put a sack of light bulbs in the basement (we live in a condo, so we share the basement); saying they were for free.  I love it!  A price I’m willing to pay.  I snagged 3 of them up, plugged in my hot glue gun and started wrapping the twine around them.  We went outside and got a twig for the stems and they were ready to go.  C1 tries to grab at them, but I don’t know how fragile they are now being covered in glue and twine, so I be sure to not let him play with them.

Hubby seems to only see that they are light bulbs, but a friend hadn’t seen a round light bulb in so long, he only saw that it was a pear.  I’m pleased with the result.  I’ve been doing well at finding brown pear items.  Blues and greens are hard to match, and I’ve made everything I want out of fabric with matching fabric, so having all the brown accent pears is a great touch.

Fall Pumpkin Runner

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You may remember back in October of 2011 I shared a tutorial about how to make a Pumpkin Table Runner.  I made it for my SIL and after seeing it, my MIL wanted one too.  So this year for Mother’s Day I made my MIL a fall table runner, with matching oven mitts.

With this one I quilted in the ditch of each square.  These are my favorite oven mitts now.  They are nice and small, so they are easy to grab and put your hands in and use.  I’ve been using mine for months and love them.

Pizza

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A good friend of ours is a foodie, and I love having him over for dinner.  He helps cook and dinner is always delicious.  The other night he came over and we made some pizza.  We made a sweet one and a savory one.  Savory included mozzarella cheese, artichoke hearts, and spinach.

The sweet pizza was red pizza sauce with peaches, pineapple and mozzarella cheese.  With the extra ingredients we made a spinach salad with artichoke hearts, olives and fetta cheese.

It was so yummy.  We need to make these healthy yummy pizzas more often.  Either that or we need to have our friend over more often.  Thank you Friend.

Quilt

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A while back, ok, a long time ago, I started making a quilt that was blue and brown with a little bit of red.  It may have been while I was pregnant with C1, because I did his nursery in blue and brown.  Once I got the top pieced, I decided I didn’t really like it very much, and just put it away in a drawer.  Well, I finally got it out again and sandwiched it together and quilted the thing, bound it up and it’s now done.  It will go in the shop.

I followed a pattern I had seen in a magazine.  I was going to do a pebbles quilting design, but after starting it that way I decided it just made the quilt worse, so I tore it all out and did free hand “straight” line quilting.  It’s not very straight.

Quilt

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I have a book with some cute baby quilts in it, and some of the quilts I just wanted to make.  I didn’t want the quilt, I just wanted to make the quilt.  This quilt looked fun with it’s fuzzy squares, and I was able to use up some scraps to boarder them.  It was pretty fun to make and quite quick.  This quilt will also be going in the shop.

Pink and Yellow

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A friend of mine had a baby shower for her second baby (first was a boy, second a girl), and the shower theme  was pink and yellow.  I made some yummy yellow cupcakes with a pink frosting.  I cut out my own cupcake sleeves, which made me want the cricut cartridge to do it for me.

I piped on the pink frosting in a rose pattern.  All in all I’m pleased with how these turned out.  I’ll be doing this rose pattern frosting more often.  It’s super easy and looks great.

My Own label

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I got myself some more official looking labels for my business.  I was so excited when these came in the mail.  Along with my own personalized tags, I purchased some size tags as well.  I was kind of suprised that these came in two different textures.  The 6mo. size is made from paper; not cloth like the rest.  They were pretty cheep, so I got as many sizes as I could.  I wish they made 12mo. and 18mo., but they don’t.

I love my new labels.  If you couldn’t tell I quite like blue, so I got them in blue with blue font.  I’ve started to put them on things I make, and I love how it looks.  I might just have to get more in the not distant future.  I’m feeling more and more professional with my business cards, my labels and my shop.  Now all I need are customers.