Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Friday, June 25, 2010

Monday, June 21, 2010

day trip

the kiddos & i went along with my dad on a little road trip to see a family friend on her wild little ranch                ...along the way we stopped at fredericksburg wildseed farm & the kids got a wagon ride...
then to our friend's place. c was so excited to see the horsey...     
                            ...we took the back way home & ran into some critters on the road ...   
         thankfully i grabbed a project to doodle at since i did not have to drive (yay!) been wanting to try some freehand embroidery ~quite addictive                                                 

Sunday, June 20, 2010

embroidery kit

i put a little embroidery kit together for the sweetest girls i know; they've been sick, one with a chronic condition that's really kept her down for a while, & her sis with strep throat. i wanted to give them something they could enjoy doing while they're homebound & i know they like knitting. so i drew out some simple little patterns to get them started, made a little needle book out of paper & felt & threw in some hoops & floss. hope it keeps them occupied for a while...    

Saturday, June 19, 2010

two year knitting project

 ...i say two year because it's been a year since i started the squares & i'd like to give myself one more to get this afghan done so i can be staring at it on my couch already! it's gonna be gorgeous ~super colorful & i've never seen a mitered square project i didn't like! the suprising thing about this is how easy mitered squares are!! if you're a beginner knitter & you want to break away from scarves, this is perfect. here's the pattern i'm using. would have taken better shots but little hands were in the way...

Friday, June 18, 2010

flutterbyes & flowers

  ~~Butterfly, Butterfly, I'm glad to see you here                    Alighting on my daisies one by one!               ~~Cicely Mary Barker         (The Complete Book of the Flower Fairies)                                                                                        
                            morning glories in bloom
"moonshine" yarrow  
 white yarrow        
  baby watermelon          

Friday, June 11, 2010

little watercolor project

this is a poster i whipped up yesterday for my hubbie, garrett lebeau, to have something to advertise his shows with ...he's a really unique & amazing musician/singer/songwriter & i think he's finally getting some recognition in austin, after years of very hard work ...i'm excited that he's opening for charlie mars~ it'll be a fun show! ~~i know this little poster isn't the most incredible  piece of artwork in the world but i had fun doing it & i think it turned out kind of neat-o.  :)

Monday, June 7, 2010

brights & birds doll quilt

i let C dig into my stash & design a little dolly quilt & this is what she came up with ~i was pleasantly surprised with the maturity of her palette choice (tho i do admit, i weeded out a few without her knowing.)       
      it was a fun, quick little project. i used a new method i came across for patchwork (when i can find the link i'll post it) it really is quite clever --just fuse your squares to interfacing & zip right through them, sewing in long lines instead of individually ~& no nesting or matching up! it's perfect for a small project like pillows or placemats.  
  love this bird print ~really wish i had bought more of it.