Wednesday, March 31, 2010

paint, Paint, PAINT

I was looking through the camera today and realized I have not been keeping up on the blog. I had quite a few pictures that I have not posted.
I have been feeling a major redecorating (or just finish decorating) mood. We bought our house from some investors who had bought the house on foreclosure. The house was built in 1979 or 1980 (we have two different official papers that say two different things). Apparently when the investors bought the house it was COVERED in wallpaper. They set out to make the house more appealing thinking they'd get rich because of the rising housing market at the time. Well.... about 2 months after they bought the house the housing market started to tank. They had done quite a bit of work. Thanks to them we live in a wall paper free zone. We did find wallpaper remnants under our stairs in the basement and are very glad our living room is not decorated in bird houses, and our dining room is not decorated in a barn theme. Seriously, that's what we found.

Since they stripped the wallpaper they had to repaint. For some unknown reason they chose dark, drab colors. The first picture is our front door (hopefully it's years are numbered). That is the only light we have in our entry from those windows. The investors decided a dark grey/green would be perfect for a small darker space.
Here is the entryway looking into our living room and up the stairs. We decided to paint a light beige color called chocolate froth. Well..... it's a little chocolaty and a little more like not quite white. I don't love it, but it's much better than this green guck. I don't have a picture.
Next it was on to the living room. I don't have a good before shot, but here is the during.
Here is the color up close. Is it it green? Is it grey?

And the after. It's called pecan sandie. Kind of makes me want a cookie.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Sassy Sue's Skirt

Here is the super easy skirt I made for my baby girl. It's called Sassy Sue's Skirt and I bought the pattern at Material Girls. I tried it on my baby, but I don't have a top to go with it yet. I think it will be a fun summer skirt and I'm sure I'll make more and just change them up a bit. One thing I liked about this pattern is that it has sizes 6m - 12 years. As my baby gets more and more mobile I'm finding I really like quick projects like this to do during nap time. This one took less than one hour to finish. Sorry about the super shadowy pic.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

What's wrong with this?

The good news is I found my camera! Wait a minute, why is this underlined? I can't get the underline off! It's been like this a lot lately, but when I go out and come in to edit the underline is gone. Help!

Ok so now it's not underlined all of a sudden. Why? Also, while we are on the subject of not knowing what the problem is with blogger, why can't I move pics around anymore? Also, I have another pic to post of this quilt but it keeps deleting it without warning and when I try to repost it it tells me something about a path not available. AHHHHHH!!!!

Well, onto quilting. I've been making a baby (or rather smaller size quilt for a baby) gift. I'm not really liking it. I love the pattern. I was a little unsure of the fabric. It's not colors I would usually put together, but I thought it was cute. Plus, the mother of this not-here-yet baby is kind of a modern girl so I thought maybe I'd go for it.
I bought it as a kit. I shouldn't have used such a large print for the large flower. The small yellow flower on the bottom shows up better in real life than it does in the dark pic taken in my basement. So does the blue flower. I'm just not sure I'm liking it. There is still another small flower and some vines to add, but I'm not sure what to do to make them pop. I want to use an brighter blue with a bold pink flower or a lighter pink fabric, but it seems like something is missing. What is it?

I always stress about making quilts for others. I don't want someone to feel obligated to use it because of all the time I'm putting into it. I'm thinking this is my last baby quilt gift. I just worry about it too much!

Thursday, March 18, 2010


I have been working on a few fun things......unfortunately we can't find our camera anywhere. I think my three year old (who thinks he's a professional photographer) may have something to do with the situation. I'm almost finished with a baby quilt I've been working on for a gift. I finished a skirt for my baby and I also started a new quilt out of fabric I've had for over a year. Hopefully the camera shows up.... before we REALLY need it next week.