Friday, June 22, 2012

So, while I was at my quilting retreat.....

My 6 year old sent me an email.  She's recently learned to email and basically sends messages to her Nana and I only.  When I read her email, she specifically asked if I was making her anything on my retreat.  I told her the truth, I brought a couple of different quilts to work on.  None were specifically meant for her, but, if one appealed to her when I returned, she could have it.

I knew that meant I was going to lose my sparkly quilt.  You see, my friend Heather bought a Lost and Found by Riley Blake quilt kit and made a quilt from it.  I saw the quilt at her house and it just stuck in my head.  The sparkles were subtle and pretty and I wanted one for me.  So I ordered the sparkly fat quarters and a charm pack of the non sparkly fabrics.  I brought it with me to make myself a quilt on the retreat.  My 6 year old girlie girl loves sparkles so it was no longer my quilt.....simple as that ;)

Can you tell by the blue eye shadow she put on to go out for ice cream that she's kinda into girl stuff???

I used the Granny Squares Tutorial and it was well written and easy to follow.



She wanted the back to be "as purple as possible" so that it would be reversible, like two quilts in one.


That's most of the purple from my stash, I need to restock ;)

She fretted about the binding for a bit, but Jessica  saved the day by finding some pink sparkly fabric for her to use and made her day.  We added some purple as the pink was a small remnant.
Gabi is thrilled with the quilt and sleeps under it every night :)

I'm not too heartbroken though, I made a quilt for me on the retreat too:






Made from a bundle of LouLouThi fabric by Anna Maria Horner that I purchased from Jessica.  I backed it with a vintage sari from the thrift store.  It's just the right size to take on my trip so I have a safe place to lay Ty or keep us warm on the plane :)

xoxo, Laura

I'll leave you with a picture of my neurotic dog, because she's cute, that's why ;)

Sunday, June 17, 2012

All The Way From Malaysia and Other News

Some more prizes from Sew Mama Sew's Giveaway Day arrived.  They came all the way from Malaysia, courtesy of  Whimsy Loft

                                            I won an adorable snap pouch :)
                                            Made from the cutest little animal fabric
                                            And lined in the sweetest flowers

                                           There was some really cool fabric tape in the package
                                            And some adorable stickers, which the kids stole right away
                                          My son was making the same face as his sticker
                                            My two year old put her favorite sticker on her head
                                            And, even their daddy got in on the action ;)

We're having a great Father's Day weekend so far.  We've been to the pool:

                                           and had a blast :)

And Gabi and I went to Remnants Fiber Culture here in Austin for a Post Quilt Market Soiree, which was so fab :)

                          The lovely Jessica Sloan, owner of Remnants raffling prizes from Market
                         Jessica is one of the sweetest people I know and truly a good friend of mine :)
             Future fabric lover who was treated to a fat quarter by a new friend we met at the party
               My most wanted prize was a Liberty tote, I'm turning into a Liberty groupie lately.  So happy
               to have won one :)
                                                Gabi and I making Silly Faces :)

The kids made some adorable framed cards for their Daddy, can't wait till he wakes up and opens them :)

Thursday, June 7, 2012

More fun giveaway day prizes

I received this awesome bag from JaLaRu from Sew Mama Sew's giveaway day.

It has tons of cute pockets inside and is lined with a vintage sheet. I can't wait to take it on my trip later this month :)

I also got another little treat as a surprise in the bag. A sweet little birdie glass tile pendant. My daughter has already absconded with it.

I also received my awesome prize from

Isn't this fat quarter bundle lovely???

Here's a peek at a wip or two

I even found time for a haircut and color. I've finally found someone up North who fits my schedule and is lovely.

Now, back to potty training this one:

And trying to get my block party stuff ready to go for July.

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Friday, June 1, 2012

My new camera strap, and other ramblings

Yesterday, I got two cool things in the mail. One was my new camera strap from Something Strappy. I won it during the Sew Mama Sew giveaway day this year. It's super pretty and excellent quality! I just love it <3

The second thing that came in the mail was my little zombies fabric from Spoonflower.

I'm using in for my month in a Block Party with my Quilting Bee :). I'm going to make my sample block soon. I got lots of fun grays to go with it :)


are sitting all basted up and ready for me to quilt them, but I'm cuddling with the baby instead.

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