Thursday, May 27, 2010

Spring Quilt

This is a quilt I started several years ago. Finally finished it. It really doesn't look anything like the quilts I've made recently. All my friends pointed this out. Let's just consider it one of my "vintage" quilts. The pictures really don't do it justice. It is very floral. It looks like a field of mixed wild flowers. The picture below shows some of the detail. Even it doesn't really capture the essence of the quilt.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Going Animal Crackers

I realize it's been a while since my last post. Rest assured it's not because I haven't been sewing and crafting. Rather the opposite. I've been so busy...I can't keep up. I will start posting more now that I've taken pictures of all the current projects.

I'm on a bit of a mini box fad. It all started with those matchboxes. They are very addictive to make and have so much potential. Anyway I was doing a swap for swap-bot which is how I came up with this elephant and his animal cracker box. The box is two inches long by one and a quarter inches tall. Animal cracker boxes are fun to begin with. But miniaturize it and it's more fun. Of course, the mini size doesn't have any cookies in the box but that also means no calories. Thus the mini version is a no calorie treat.

This brings me to another version of animal crackers. Williams-Sonoma, a couple of months ago, had animal cracker cookie cutters which my daughter bought. They made the cutest tastiest cookies. Which, in spite of having calories attached to them, didn't last long. Unfortunately those cookie cutters are sold out.