Thursday, April 29, 2010

Sweat Shop Views

I felt very blessed yesterday. I was listening to a great audio book and quilting away when I glanced up and saw this view. Not bad for a sweat shop lol. I love this time of year! The scent of rain and intense colors. Only Fall can compare.

Thank goodness for a supportive husband who believed in me and encouraged me to quit my job and start my own business.

Happy Birthday to me

Last year my family gave me a life size mummy for my birthday. I couldn't imagine being that excited about a gift again .....and then my husband told me to go ahead and order my butler this year. I can't tell you how happy I was when he was delivered to my front door. Poor Emma is once again scared to come to grandmas house but Marcus seemed to like him. That is until grandpa slid him forward with his foot while we were all watching his animations. It even creeped out the adults.

My best Goodwill find to date! I love these little shelves. Actually they're pretty good sized.

This past Saturday was the big Neighborhood garage sale and I loaded my explorer to overflowing 3 times with great finds for the haunted house and still had to send my husband in his van to get the rest. If I spent half the time and money on buying and decorating my own home my house would be looking pretty darn good by now. But alas I find so much more joy in Halloween.

Oh and I found a fantastic cast iron day bed to make a cemetery fence out of. I couldn't believe my luck lol

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

More haunted nursery finds

I love this little angel and creepy old clown. No creepifying needed here lol.

Oops I forgot to respond to a few emails asking who the face belonged to. It's a life casting of Johnny Depp! It's a little strange seeing/holding a 3D veiw of someone you've only seen in movies. Feels a bit like a peeping Tom lol

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Black & White blast from the past

While going threw my old quilting photos for ideas I came across this little beauty. I loved it the second my customer brought it in. It's on my "someday" list. As much as I hate, no make that detest spiders, I love the web effect. I really need to start whittling away at that "someday" list.

I'm guessing ...hoping : ) we all have lists. What's on your list?

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Halloween fun!

Anyone who knows me and my Husband know how obsessed we are with Halloween. Every year we do a Spook Alley for the Church Halloween party. It's our new hobbie to plan the next years theme and work on a portion of it each month. With the recession I have learned to be creative with my monthly Halloween budget and Goodwill has become my new best friend. Especially after my friend Judy told me about the "colored tag" deal. 50% off cheap is a very good thing : ). Surprisingly I find I like the challenge of a tight budget. One of the rooms this year is a creepy Nursery.

I felt a little bad buying up all the porcelain dolls knowing I was going to destroy them (or rather creepify them). But I felt awful when a group of little girls ran over to my cart and said how pretty they were. Watching the cashier carefully wrap and point out the lovely qualities of each doll was even worse. As she pointed out the wings on one of the dolls and wrapped her so she wouldn't break I couldn't help but think "Break? Hmmmm a crack would be nice, a missing eye even better".

A few more trinkets for the nursery. I LOVE the monkey candle holder. Do you recognize the famous face? For someone who wouldn't step foot in a thrift shop a couple years ago I've come a long way. An addict maybe?

She's done it again!

The word boring is not in Lynn's vocabulary. Her quilt tops are works of art and a joy to quilt. And the fact that I am given creative license is sheer heaven. I love the simplicity of this art quilt....

We kept the quilting clean and basic to let the simple piecing shine. I love this piece and am inspired to copy ....I mean create my own version of it some day : ) Yet another "someday" project.

This quilt screams Lynn! I can't see a red or black polka dot fabric without thinking of Lynn. A small photo does not do this quilt justice. It's loaded with fun whimsical polka dot fabrics.
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