Sunday, May 14, 2017

Tea Time Quilt

Happy Mother's Day to all of you Moms out there!
Especially my Mom.
She taught me how to sew, crochet, embroider and cook ( as well as many other things) and those skills serve me everyday.
We are both collectors and one of her many collections is Tea Cups, hence this quilt.
This fabric came my way (possibly from my Mom) and I knew I needed to fussy cut those tea cups and that sweet tea pot and make something for my Mom.

 The black background sets off the color of the china so I added black sashing.
 The Heather Bailey floral print brings out the pink and mint tones and the periwinkle solid matches perfectly.
 All of the cups are pretty but my favorite is this one below.
 I dove into my box of iron-on transfers knowing I had one that referred to tea and I was right.
So an embroidered center block had to happen.
 The backing fabric is not a perfect color match but since it is on the back it still works I think.
I had to use it, I mean it has tea bag packets scattered all over!
This is the first quilt I have labeled, it feels good. I have to admit I really like this one.
Happy Mother's Day Mom this one is for you, I hope you love it.
I love you.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Under the Dome #6

We have a chocolate pudding cake this week.
 Oh Yeah! Covered in ganache and toasted coconut.
 So good. 

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Her name is Pearl

She has a name and it is Pearl.
I wasn't sure if I was going to keep that name until I asked my niece's opinion and she said "YES!"
So today we have Pearl modeling a pair of khaki "Cargo" pants...
also khaki shorts and a reversible vest.
She also has on a sweet cream flannel shirt and tan shoes.
The shoes are an American Girl product and the rest of the ensemble I made including this fun hat.
I really need one of these.

She looks like a Pearl don't ya think?

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Side window update.

I have such a nice husband. He made me a new shelf just the way I wanted.
 Clean slate!
I had a crazy concoction of books, boards and flower pots in that window just to make do.
 I am going to add all of my colored glass pieces in here soon but for now I have too many plants that need the sunlight.
 I have several pieces of art that my husband's cousin made and now they are all together on a real shelf. 
 I scored the aqua glass vase at the thrift store for 2 dollars.
Ahh... color makes me happy. So happy.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Little Plaid Cap

Yesterday I made a little plaid ball cap for my American Girl doll and of course I had a blast.
  It came out so cute!
That led to a full outfit.
 I only had about a fat quarter of the green and cream flannel and even less of the Scottie dog lining fabric so the hat is lined in a solid cream flannel.
The shirt is made from the same cream flannel
The vest is reversible with green and cream plaid flannel on one side and a super cute Scottie Dog print on the other.
Slick grey flat front slacks.
To complete the look she is sporting these adorable brown faux leather shoes from American Girl.
She is ready for her Tee time!

Earth Day in Snow Country

In honor of Earth Day I am posting photos of my veggie garden. OK.
Above is the herb section, Basil and Parsley.
 Oregano, Basil, Parsley and Dill.
Here we have Corn and Green Beans all of which are growing in coffee cans in my sunniest window waiting for the snow to melt. Only about 5 feet to go!

Under the Dome #5

In honor of Easter we had this delicious beauty under the dome this week.
 Three layer chocolate cake with cream cheese buttercream and chocolate ganache.
My hubby said it tasted just like an Oreo cookie.
Such a yummy Easter treat.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Blooms and Berets

My Begonia is blooming...
 Here it is again different light. I'm not sure which shot I like best.
Scarlet O'Hara Morning Glory is blooming as well!
I am having so much fun with my little model. I haven't found her perfect name yet.
Any ideas?
She is modeling one of the Berets I will have for sale in my shop soon. They are so cute I am hooked!
 One in Raspberry of course.
I am in love with this Buff Fleck Beret.
 What is this doll's name?! Hmm...

My side window

My side window is finally free of snow and the sun is blazing through making the Easter Cactus and Begonia very happy.
I currently have these gorgeous paintings on glass in full display. I received them for my birthday this year and they look so good in the sun.
I love all of them.
This last one is my favorite. I love the Lily pads.
I am thinking maybe my frog collection would be right at home with this painting in the background.
Maybe I'll will change my side window up a bit.
Bring in the frogs!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Under The Dome #4

 Under the Dome this week we have vanilla cake with cherry cream cheese filling and buttercream frosting.
 Decorated by my talented hubby!
Super Springy Yum.