Oh my word! 85 degrees and holding! What super weather we have finally and I'm so excited to be out enjoying it. Seriously I love seeing the kids come inside at 8pm...right at bedtime..from playing and riding bikes outside all day. Hope you all are enjoying some sunshine wherever you are. Just wanted to share my favorite finds from this weekends outings. My mom and I headed out early Saturday morning to go looking for some fun stuff. And I found these in a box. Old Pyrex Dishes with lids. These are the glass ones with glass lids. And in aqua and one in red. Score! Practically for pennies, I am excited to start using and collecting these cuties and slowly get rid of the plastic stuff. I mean how much cuter are these compared to Rubbermaid? I know some of them are more practical but these are just too cute.
And then! I overhauled this old sewing table I had. I've had this for awhile now and it was all white. So it got the old dirty bathwater treatment. I think this table was like $3 a few years ago at an old barn sale. Just goes to show ya what magic paint can do. :) And I am tickled to have it showing off more character. :)
So do you like the new bloggie look? Shawn just rocks I tell ya! These are too much fun with the new backgrounds!! So, the quilt is coming along! I actually got two borders done. I need to make sure it all looks even to beth before I do the last border. So the first border is persimmon corduroy. YUM! Next is the orange/brown jellybean fabric and the last will be the chocolate corduroy. I think that will be sweet looking. I have go to finish all my embellies too! But see this basket? I decided to make it my sewing basket since my last one was just a Rubbermaid container. NOT CUTE! LOL So looks pretty cute ya think? Helps the inspiration move along.
And then, I ordered a TON of goodies from Josh' Scolastic Book flyer he gets from school! I love these. I always order them for the kids. But check out how cute! Knitting boards for boys!!! Trucks, planes, trains, etc. Aren't these awesome? Josh and Matt love these. And also a few GREAT Pirate books! Non scary ones too! We read these last night in bed. Just the cutest pirate books. :)
K off to have some fun with the kiddies!
...And here's too many pictures to look at. I just love how this turned out!!!! The desk and chair got a sweet milky/stainey paint bath and now have a warm feel rather than that cold feel from bleach white. Seriously, I redid my old trunk, table and now desk/chair and I am done with all white and pink too! LOL My shabby chic days are kinda over and I'm moving over into a french/rustic/retro/hip/chic kinda feel? Hard to say which design class this falls into. But I love it! This bulletin board is AWESOME! I love sitting down and looking up at things that inspire me. Plus it helps to get some work done knowing what direction I'm going in. :) I was trying to come up with some fun bulletin board tack ideas. I will be making some with buttons for sure. But I remembered I had all these old vintage floral brooches sitting in a box. So I brought those out and am using them for the tacks. Along with some sewing pins too. Just too much fun! So here's some pics to share. Have a fabulous day!:)
So, since it's Friday, I have to succumb you all to looking at cute little tball pictures. LOL I totally loved seeing Chayce play tball because all the kids are so little and so cute. So Josh had his first game the other day. Oh my! All of us mommies were going "Ooooh" and "Ahhhh" and "Aren't they so cute?" and you get the picture. The little players are absolutely adorable! I think the daddies were in heaven seeing their little men out there playing. I know mine was. Super cute!
K have some fun new stuff for the quilt...will share pics later. Til then, happy tball'in! :)
I'm totally stuck, frazzled, confused..all the above. Quilting is so much fun as is paper scrap booking. But I get STUCK when it comes to what to put and where to put it. Literally possibilities are endless. This embellishing habit can go on and on and on and on and never end. So my new dilemma...what to border this quilt with...what to put on it..stitches, etc? And where is it going? I'm sure several quilt and sewing fanatics can make fun of this reasoning I have. Beth says that this is pretty common with quilters. They get stuck with the extra details. SO, I made a nice kid-less trip to the fabric store after the girls got together. Grabbed some cute stuff to border, new stitching thread and tons of the cutest buttons. And this weekend, hopefully I can relax and start to decide where everything will go. I do have an extra week before we get together again so I have some time to think on this! Whew.
Also, HUGE CHANGES going on at SMJ Designs. This fabulous guy in London is moving my site to a new fast awesome server. So if you need some SMJ Goods, shoot me an email or try waiting maybe a day or two. Trust me, you'll love the difference. But again so sorry that it's not up yet. I know these things take time and rest assured it'll be worth it. :)
OKay til then, here's some pics to share. Isn't this little princess cute? Sash sewed this up so quickly! I showed my mom and I think my mom will be making some cute tops like this for Chayce. Soooo totally cute! I think Sash should start up a boutique or something. I know I can't sew like this yet..hopefully soon...Eva you totally inspire me girl with your adorable outfits! I think sewing will become my new 'hobby' away from my work hobby...digital scrapbooking. So I'm kinda excited about that. and excited that the fabrics out there are pretty awesome. Oh and I finished my desk chair. SO CUTE! Just have to do the bulletin board and I'll show ya'll how cute this office project turned out.
Til then..wishing you all a creative day! And I leave you with....the Joshua Tree. He made this in class..Pretty neato if you ask me.
And I'm so glad the weekend's almost here! Whew! Kinda need a little breather. :) Anyways, headed out early to get some goodies for craftin, some sewin', quiltin' and other goodies to play with. So should be a long day. But I had to share these pictures of a fabulous TOTALLY VINTAGE basket I found at a barn sale. COOL! Just love it. Sometimes, all I have to do is just look at something like this...vintage..unique...colorful..and my brain can start thinking of some funky ideas for anything. Soooo, here I leave you with one funktified basket! :) Love it! Happy Friday to you all!
...And I never could...but I can now! :) Ty to my dear friend who is showing me things I never really knew. Well my sweet mother tried to teach me how when I was younger but of course I was so impatient that it didn't really work out. But this quilt we're working on is turning out so cute. And now...I want to embellish the world out of it. So I am setting things around, made a dozen yo-yo's last night and am trying to figure out what else I want to do to mine. I definitely want to show off some stitching. But my huge desire to embellish this quilt is now turning into an obsession. The possibilities are endless and well it's just SO CUTE!
Today I had to stop and get more fabric from Beth. And she gave me this...for fixin' up her blog. SO CUTE! I don't even have a pin cushion. But a cupcake one? Cute! I don't even really have a sewing basket. Guess I'll be making one of those for myself soon. Anyways, isn't this adorable? She said it was a super easy and fun craft project. :)
Soooo darling Michelle Filo taggied me! LOL Before I do my answers, I have to shout out that this bracket album was SO MUCH FUN making! OMG! :) Seriously, you all have to do this one. And today's the last day to get it free with the kit at the shoppe! :)
Today was such a great morning! I've been walking Chayce to school. Matt is in the stroller and Josh rides his bike. Man this weather is amazing! We fished this weekend too! Didn't catch a thing but hopefully next weekend we'll get a bite or two. :)
Okay soooo, since it's a beautiful day, I am giving my Shabby Chic desk a paint bath outside. Remember this desk? MY favorite find so far in my lifetime. I love this desk. It has one coat on so far.
And I am painting the chair that goes with it too. This HUGE ornate frame that I have put off making into my bulletin board is now ready for fabric! So the board and seat cushion will be the same fabric. Now which fabric to choose from! This will be the tough part. Tomorrow the Beth and Sasch and I are quilting our HB quilts again and having lunch. Fun! So I have to pick out something tomorrow at fabric chick's house. My lamp is now brown rust with a chocolate shade. Sooooooooooooooooo, which pattern to pick? This will be tough! Any ideas?
Four Jobs I’ve held:
Assistant at an Advertising Agency
Graphic Design Receptionist
Four movies I could watch over and over:
Bridget Jones Diary
While you were Sleeping
Oceans 11, 12 and 13
Four places I have lived:
Orange County, CA
Sonoma County, CA
Four TV shows I like:
Four people who email/im me regularly:
Four favorite foods:
Four places I’d rather be:
On the beach in Aus with Lanne
At a fun show with Beth
Shopping in Fashion Island with Susie Q
Walking in downtown Manhattan with Jennifer