Sunday, September 30

Quilt for Amie's princess

 As you may know, in the past two years Amie (Kitty Cats and Airplanes) and I have become regular craft buddies and now friends. As soon as I found out Amie was having a baby, I knew I was going to make a quilt for her, and as soon as she told me she was having a little girl I went to work. I started a classic pinwheel quilt in bright colors back in May but everything was put on hold with the house sale and all the craziness that ensued. 
A couple of weeks ago it dawned on my that I needed to finish the quilt soon since Amie's baby shower was fast approaching. Then I stubbled on an adorable floral in chocolate and aqua. I matched it up with a simple chocolate polka dot fabric and a damask print in aqua to make these fun pinwheel blocks.

A white paisley border completed the design 

And since I had some left over strips from cutting the blocks for the front, I used them up for the back for a fun 9-patch

I used the same cute floral for the biding

I think Amie likes it, and I can't wait to meet her little princess  :)

Saturday, September 22

Shades of grey necklace

The advantage of beads is that it doesn't take much space. So I managed to find a small spot to squeeze my beads in the apartment and I'm still making jewelry ... 

This one combines two tones of Swarovski crystal pearls and some square sparkle spacers

I love how it goes with pretty much any outfit


Tuesday, September 18

Hour glass quilt

A couple of months ago, I posted about a  quilt I was starting . I did finish it back at the end of April... just before the whole house madness truly kicked in. I never got around to editing the pictures even less writing a blog post.

So there it is ...

More of a traditional quilt than any that I've made before


But a modern twist in the quilting

Perfect size to snuggle with Bug on the couch

Thanks Nike for the pretty fabrics ... this one is staying with me :) 

Friday, September 14

Puzzle Lake, ON

I never got a chance to share a few pictures of our vacation in Ontario

There was some canoeing




more fishing :)

All that happening with this fabulous background

Pristine water

Endless skies

Incredibly beautiful

Surrounded by marvels

And serenity

Oh and Bug fell off the dock in the lake ... Ooops

Thursday, September 13

Crafting on hold - Or what happened this summer

I know it's been a while. We've had quite a summer I must say and the craziness is not over just yet. After working hard for a few weeks to get our house ready for sale, and selling it in 4 days, we went into a packing frenzy right upon returning from a short vacation week in Canada and moved temporarily in a tiny apartment the first week of August.

We then went house shopping and thought we were all set, having found a great house, in a great neighborhood, and a great school district. The contract was signed and we had started to make plans... and then the appraisal came back lower than the sellers had hoped. Much lower. And they would not budge. Well there we are, back to house shopping, and still camping in the same tiny apartment. Not fun. 

I did manage to set up a small crafting area in a corner of our bedroom. A desk large enough for my sewing machine and large drawers to store some fabrics. But all that extra stress really put me in a craft funk. I've had a hard time starting anything new, or even finishing anything at all. Some how I did get some sewing done still. Mostly baby quilts :). And finally I will be able to post about that. Finally ?? Yes during the big shuffle, my camera accessories  got misplaced, probably in our storage unit so I had no way to get photos out of my camera. Major bummer. Finally this week my hubby got me a new connector and YAY I was able to load some 800 pictures on my laptop - Not just craft stuff, a bunch of family photos and house shopping photos too :)

I will have a few new things to share in the next couple of days. Until we have found a new place and moved in, the posting will be scarce I'm afraid but I hope you will bear with me.

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