Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Craft room

One of the things that excited me most about our new house was having my own room.  The former owners had used this interior basement room as a theatre room, but I knew instantly that it would be the perfect craft room.  It is next to my kids rooms and it has a door that I can close, so I never have to clean up after myself or worry about little people playing with my stuff.

I made myself a design wall with a queen sized batting and a cheap curtain rod.  I've got one quilt that I need to show you, that would not have been possible without the design wall.  I think I need to add another curtain rod at the bottom to weight it down and help get rid the wrinkles.

I really hope I'm not going to jinx myself, but we might be done with tradesmen.  We got the stairs rebuilt, the living room painted and the plumbing worked on...multiple times.  I've lost track of the number of appointments we've had and the people who have traipsed through.

Monday, May 20, 2013


Look at me go. I'm making some pillow shams with scraps and decided to try a few different designs with the quilting.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Baby girl's birthday

Today is Baby Girl's 5th birthday.  I've been busy getting ready for her party, cleaning and cooking.  I ended up inviting the entire families of her friends.  It's the kind of party I like, grown ups and children all having fun together.  It's more food to make, but less work at the party since people take care of their own kids.  I made the favors, hair bows for all the girls.  We had a bit of a Hello Kitty theme going, so I used Hello Kitty ribbon along with coordinating ribbon from my stash.
 Here's the birthday girl opening presents.  I can't believe she's 5!