My mom gave me this quote that she wanted on a sign like the one I made for our bedroom, and sad she'd like one. This is what I came up with. It's supposed to match some fabric she's been using to make a quilt with. :) I finished it a few weeks ago, but didn't want to post this until after she's received it.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Today I finished my pear tree quilt! Initially I thought that it would be a lap sized quilt, but as you can see it almost covers our queen sized bed! I used some Nancy Halvorson Christmas fabrics that I started collecting last year, and then found a complimentary line this year. This is the biggest quilt I've done, and it was almost too large to comfortably quilt on my machine. I think now I'll get back to a smaller project! :)
I made this wall sign for our bedroom about a month ago, but just got to the pictures! I used a piece of hardwood, covered it with a sealer and then used the crackle paint spread as the background. Then I designed the words in photoshop, printed it, and used graphite paper to get the outline onto the board, which I then used acrylic paints to detail.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Today my mom, Tom's mom, and a couple friends and their mothers and I all got together at Willows Edge Tea Room in Mukilteo. It was a beautiful, yummy experience. We thought that with the snow outside and a warm fire, it made it feel like we were in the English countryside. :) Here are a few pictures I took while we were there.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Here are a few cards I've been working on, but never quite got finished until now. :)
Monday, December 15, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
A lot of people have asked recently if I have any of my things for sale on Etsy... and I do! You can find me if you do a seller search for lucegirlsart. Right now I just have a couple of blank notecards on there, but if I get enough of the ornaments done for our own tree in the next few days, I'll list some of them as well. :)
Thursday, December 4, 2008
I got the pattern for these ornaments last year from Indygo Junction, but never had time to make them! When I saw the pattern, I loved the wool, ribbon, and bells. Now that the bells have been ringing around (literally) in my notions box for a year, I've finally been able to use them! I learned how to make a french knot for these, something I've never successfully done in the past. These were fun to make, so I'm planning on making a few more!
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
I made my first set of Christmas house ornaments today, and I'm very pleased with what I ended up with! I started with chipboard house shapes, cut patterned paper and glued it on, then sanded the edges. I then used my crop-a-dile to punch holes and add rivets for the hanger, and decorated with velvet ribon, glittery stickles, and little acrylic disks. I found the "fancy ornament hangers" at Wal-Mart! Aileen's clear gel tacky glue seemed to work well for the paper, ribbon, and acrylic pieces.
Monday, December 1, 2008
I've been working on these ornaments for a few weeks off and on, mostly when I just needed something to keep my hands busy. :) These are all Nancy Halvorson fabrics from her Christmas collection last year and her new one this year. My favorite ornament is the camel!