August 31, 2010

laptop sleeve

I had been putting this project off but after looking at a few stores for a laptop bag or sleeve I decided I needed to do this. I just really didn’t like what I was finding in the stores.

So, with a quick search on Google I found this laptop sleeve tutorial. I had to make a few modifications, because I didn’t want to spend any money. So, instead of using fusible fleece and flannel like the tutorial called for I used batting and all cotton fabric.

The tutorial was easy to follow and I really like how my sleeve turned out. I think I finished this in about 4 hours total.

August 30, 2010

visual fusion project

There's a fun little place in Omaha called The Art Mill. They are currently hosting a challenge called the Visual Fusion Project and I'm going to be participating in it. Each person participating in the challenge has a packet of ephemera, supplies and 3 words for inspiration. You can use the pieces in the packet as you wish, but you must choose at least one word and your piece must be submitted on the 5"x7" canvas board included in the packet.

I thought this would be a fun little challenge. It's due September 15 with an opening reception on September 24.

I wish I would have taken pictures when I was there, but I'll be back and show you what a neat place it really is!

August 26, 2010


Just a peek at the progress of my studio.

Unfortunately, the plaster has been pulling away from the lath for a few years and since the room is pretty much empty it was time to fix it. It actually looks kind of cool.

It will be time to paint soon and I'm not sure which color to pick.

August 25, 2010

b-day loot

My husband surprised me with a huge, pink laptop.

My sister-in-law, Kaisha (she actually has better pictures on her blog!!), planned some piggy pampering. I had my first pedicure EVER!

Then we went to Macaroni Grill...yummy!

Here's a picture I snapped of myself at the end of the day.

what 40 looks like...

August 22, 2010

four oh!

It's my 40th birthday today! I'm really not sure how this happened. Where has the time gone and why do I still feel in many ways like I should be a little more sophisticated...a little more of an adult? Maybe it's a good thing...

For my birthday I thought it would be FUN to make myself a piece of art. So, here is my 40th birthday cake. I used a technique new to me, torn paper collage, for this piece and I'll share more about it soon!

Plans for the day have been a big I'll have to let you know tomorrow how the day went.

August 21, 2010

go green

The switching of the rooms has begun!

Gabriel is moving into his sisters room and we are painting it his favorite color green. And by green I mean GREEN! I'm so used to this room being a lovely lavender girls room, I'm having a hard time taking the green, but I do have some funky ideas for decorating his room.

Don't forget to stop by tomorrow when I reveal the project I've been working on!!

August 19, 2010

August 16, 2010

a glimpse

Just a glimpse at what I’ve been working on.

We are starting to get back into a routine around here. No more staying up late. It’s shower time at 8:30 and by 9:30 lights out.

August 15, 2010

sneak peek

I couldn’t handle it any more…I had to make something. Here’s just a sneak peek at what I’m working on. I hope to have it done by next Sunday. I’ll tell you more about it then!

August 10, 2010

our vintage plate set

Ten years ago on May 6th my husband and I were married and guess where we honeymooned...Iowa. Yes, how exotic you're saying. Guess what we did...went to thrift shops. We found this wonderful set of plates. They are mid-century modern and SO COOL!

This weekend we were in Seward, Nebraska, yet another exotic hot spot, and found salad plates, cups, and saucers to go with our dinner plate.

Don't they look nice all together at last!

Still working on getting stuff cleared out and ready for my new studio. It's kind of sad not to be painting. I feel a bit lost without it. In the end it will be worth the wait.

I'm a little sad that I probably won't have the walls repaired and painted and the light fixture changed before I move in, but at least I will have a space to call my own...finally. You guys have no idea how long I have waited for this!! I'm sure many of you can relate! :)

Well, back to the mess!

August 3, 2010

fabric folly

I finished my last "Tiny" quilt on Saturday and now I'm on to my NEXT out and getting ready for my new studio space.

At one time I thought I couldn't HAVE enough fabric and now I'm feeling smothered by it, so I've decided to organize a little stash sale in my etsy shop. It's not all there and I'm gradually adding new items almost daily. So, stop by an see if there is anything that you just can't live without!