Thursday, July 14, 2011

{My Men}

My Men

I just love them so much!

My Men
Oops,... woke em up,...

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

{Piles & Piles}

Of fabric!!

I have been sewing up a storm in my new art studio so therefore, lots of fabric piles:

Scraps,.... my husband sees trash,.... I see a photo opp! :)
(this is still sitting on my sewing table!)

Two unfinished quilts
Here we have two unfinished quilts. On top are squares for a quilt made with It's A Hoot by MoMo. Bottom is the "Wild Thing" quilt out of Tula Pink, Neptune I made,... what,... a year and a half ago?? I JUST started quilting it,.... tonight. Procrastinate much!

Two unfinished quilts


Momo Quilt

String Quilt Fabric
Here are some of the fabrics I am using on my super secret gift for a friend that I want to keep for myself.

String Quilt Backing Fabric
Backing fabric for the string quilt,... and some of the little boy fabric underneath, not sure why.

So,... lots of stuff going on here in Texas! I even pulled out some charm packs I've had forever to see what I could whip up. Fun things coming ,.....

Sunday, July 10, 2011

{My Texas Art Studio}

This is my awesome new art studio, come on in! :)

Art Studio

Here is a previous post on my Maryland art studio,... this new one is much larger and much more beautiful. More art, creating and inspiration will flow in this room!

This is the TURQUOISE table where all the sewing is done. I have the table in the middle of the floor,... see I have a problem, 1) Sitting & sewing while facing the wall & 2) Sitting & sewing while my back is facing the door. Am I weird or alone in this? I feel like I want to leave the door open and see what's going on in the rest of the house.

Art Studio

This little shelf houses my wedding card "Tiffany" box, some antique cameras, some trim I bought for absolutely no reason other than how CUTE it is, a magnet board that will someday display some lovely inspiration and those sweet Ruby strips for a future string quilt.

Art Studio

You might recognize the cabinet and the door from our old dining room. They fit perfectly in this room!

Art Studio

Oh this cabinet (below). This stupid stupid cabinet. Remember when I told you we bought a cabinet that only came in black but I really like it and wanted to paint it white?? Well this is that cabinet. It looks great,... from a distance. Don't look too close or you might see what a big mess it really is.



So,... that's my new art studio. So far I have been much more productive in this room (even with the new baby) so expect lots of pretty posts. And there is a good chance I will reopen my Etsy shop with a new selection of items. Stay tuned,....

Saturday, July 9, 2011

{The Quilt Asylum}

Quilt Asylum

My Sister-In-Law discovered this little quilt shop, Quilt Asylum, and I HAD to get there ASAP!

She sent me a picture of her fabric loot from her visit and I got soooo jealous,... so I went a few days later with my Mom and my little man (who was SO good) and got my own loot to make her jealous. :)

Kaffe Fassett
Kaffe Fassett


Tula Pink
Tula Pink

You can see in the picture above that this shop makes fat quarters in EVERY fabric they carry!! Uhh,... brilliant I say!

Tula Pink Fat Quarters
Tula Pink Fat Quarters

Tula Pink
Tula Pink Yardage

Strawberry Fields Fat Quarters

Oil Cloth
Oil Cloth

"Swoon" Store Sample
"Swoon" Store Sample

"Swoon" Store Sample
"Swoon" Store Sample in Tula Pink

If you're in McKinney, stop into Quilt Asylum, I dare you to walk out empty handed!

Friday, July 8, 2011

{Happy Fourth!}


My brother-in-law and his wife came out from Maryland to visit last weekend. It was wonderful for Cash to meet his Aunt & Uncle.

We spent Saturday at Possum Kingdom with my friend Megan and her family for a little wedding celebration before the big day in HAWAII!!! YAY! I'M GOING TO HAWAII!! That reminds me,... I have to start working out....



Sweetest baby ever!



This is our first family portrait. I haven't really been ready to be photographed, but this seemed like an opportunity,... halfway disguised.


Cash LOVED to be outside!! It was a bit cooler at the lake than it is in the metroplex, with some wind and cloud coverage, or we would spend more time outside. Waiting,... waiting,.... waiting for Fall.


We spent Sunday at my parents house for a fish fry,... totally should have taken pictures of all. the. food!!! It was so good! Fried catfish, homemade fries and hush puppies,... coleslaw, cheesecake, watermelon,... oh my! I loved it all,... Cash? Not so much. :( Sorry buddy!

On the actual 4th, my husband and his brother went to the Rangers/Orioles game where they paid $85/ticket to watch their team lose,... sorry guys! And my sister-in-law and I hit up the movies for Water For Elephants. I loved it!! It's been a while since I read the book, so I'm not too sure on the accuracy, but it was still really good! Recommended. No fireworks were seen,... but I would still say it was a successfully festive weekend! Thanks Matt & Jess for flying all the way out here for some fun in the sun, thanks Matt, Holly, Dad & Mom for all the yummy food! Thanks Megan, Pat & Ken for hosting such a great time at the lake! Thank you Robert Pattinson for looking hot in WFE. :)

I hope you all had wonderful, safe holiday weekends too!