Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The Clark Wedding Quilt

I am a true quilter in my heart of hearts. I love to take huge pieces of fabric, cut them into tiny pieces and sew them all back together again. I love the texture and dimension that quilting adds to a pieced top. I love the colors and patterns of the pretty fabrics. I love to see how it all comes together. I love that I can complete the blanket from start to finish all by myself. Quilting has given me creative confidence. I have made quilts for each of my siblings for their weddings, as well as quilts for each of my sweet nieces and nephews when they are born. It is a way that I show my love, support and enthusiasm for these wonderful people! This is my gorgeous, sweet sister Natalie and her equally sweet husband, Danny. Truly, he has a heart of gold and is the perfect companion to my sister. We are so lucky to have him. I felt like the 3rd wheel here, that's for sure.

The wavy edge is my favorite part of this quilt. My sister has it folded at the end of her bed to add a little bit more color to her beautiful cream and brown bedding.

Love you little sister!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

A Yellow Rubber Ducky Shower

This party is for a very sweet, creative and stylish friend that I knew would love and appreciate every silly detail of this rubber ducky party!
The invitation. I used a stack of brown polka-dot thank you cards that were on clearance and made these little squares to put over the "thank you". I just printed off the party info onto cardstock in lime, brown and orange and glued it inside. Super quick, cheap and easy.

Favors! Each guest took home their own rubber ducky.

I used a white tablecloth and added this baby blanket I made for Jolene to use as a runner.

The cupcake pics say, "Jolene is having a baby boy!".

I made this onesie and bib using the fabric from the blanket and the invitation. I get teased for matching my gift to the party.

We also serve a huge green salad, pasta, homemade rolls, a veggie tray and a fruit plate that I didn't get a picture of. I was too busy eating!

There was light beaming through this window, so the photo is poor quality, but this coordinating banner added a festive touch to the decor.

And finally, water bottles. The night was a huge success. All the food was so good, the company delightful and Jolene has a few darling outfits and a pile of cash to go towards a new stroller. Hooray!

Friday, October 9, 2009

The White Slipcover!

Make it do... or do without.
I made this slipcover with white "duck" fabric. I am not sure that white was the best choice with 4 messy kids, but it is totally removable and washable. The ruffles on the bottom are my favorite! I am always pleasantly surprised when my projects turn out the way I planned.