Thursday, August 26, 2010

Fair Quilts

I took two quilts out to our county fair this past week. Our family quilt we embroidered for my grandma for Christmas got a BLUE ribbon! Everyone worked so hard on it last fall to surprise grandma. It is really a beautiful quilt.

My Cherries Jubilee Quilt got a red ribbon. (I suspected this since the back has some puckers that drive me CRAZY!)
It's fun to take things to the fair to show off and see what prizes we can get. Now what to do for next year....

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Lessons in Antiquing a Bench

I bought this really cute bench at a wood shop. It has been sitting by my front door unfinished for months now. I finally decided I wanted to get it done and put it in my garden for my girls to sit on. I chose a soft yellow color. Then I decided I wanted to antique the edges so it looked a little rustic and fun. Well... I had no idea what I was doing. I painted the bench yellow and sanded the edges. Then I used some wood stain and smeared it over the wood and tried to wipe it off... that didn't work. It only made it look very dirty and a gross black color. So I painted it yellow again and tried some antique paint I found at the hobby store. That did NOTHING to it at all, that I could see. So I took my sister-in-law's advice and just dabbed the edges with a black ink pad. That worked out pretty good. To finish it off I sprayed it with an outdoor finishing spray. It took me a few tries to figure something out, but I like the way it looks.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Helicopter Onesie Featured

I found out today that my helicopter onesie and bootie set is being features on a blog. This is my most popular item in the shop with over 150 views. Check out the feature on Tulips and Flight Suits here:

Saturday, August 7, 2010


I haven't been posting a lot lately because I have been busy with my ETSY shop. Turns out the ruffle bum onesies are a huge hit. I have some fun new ones in the shop along with some leg warmers.
It was so hot outside when I took the pictures for the leg warmers. My baby was really good and happy while I was taking pictures of her. My 3 year old wanted some attention too so I took pictures of her next. She is such a poser! She'd run to a spot and say "CHEESE!" and strike a pose. We had tons of fun taking these pictures although it was really hot. To say "THANKS" for being such great sports, we had some big popsicles when we got done.

The leg warmers are supper cute and I have more styles coming. Check them out in my ETSY shop.