Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Memory Quilts

This memory quilt turned out so perfect I had to show it off. Also, this is a new size, for a twin bed.

This little girl had lots of pale shabby clothing and old vintage minky dot blankets that went perfectly with a little Nicey Jane fabrics here and there.

Friday, March 25, 2011

New Ideas

Want to keep your baby's gender a surpise until birth? You can customize two quilts, one for a boy and one for a girl with all your favorite fabrics. Have the doctor write the gender of your baby down and seal it in an envelope. Mail me the envelope and I will make the quilt for the correct gender and send you the quilt when you tell me to. If you have questions, please dont hesitate to contact me. Purchase quilt here.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

aviary 2 by Joel Dewberry

aviary 2 in lilac by Joel Dewberry
aviary 2 in granite by Joel Dewberry

aviary 2 in bark by Joel Dewberry

fresh fabrics

sugar and spice in red by The Quilted Fish

sugar and spice in green by the Quilted Fish

Sugar and Spice in blue by the Quilted Fish

Paradise in Sunset by Patricia Bravo

Paradise in Sunrise by Patricia Bravo

Spring Break in Cades Cove

We spent three days of spring break in Cade's Cove near Gatlinburg for a cheap relaxing getaway with the kids. We went camping, primitive style with tents. The highs were 70 and the lows were 40, so not too bad.

Turkeys are not nice or friendly birds. They did not like us.

from the grassy knoll.

These were everywhere.

Cade's Cove has many tiny churches and graveyards that date back to the 1700's.

The deer were abundant, and they didnt have much fear of humans though none would eat from my hand. This guy had already lost one of his antlers.

There are lots of these little cabins that sit on picturesque land with large yards that had to be for crops and a view of the Smoky Mountains from every turn.

I ended up with over 50 pictures of deer. Why I felt the need to take so many I do not know.

Robins were everywhere, sitting on the ground, scattered around other robin. I'd never seen one before, but they let us get pretty close to them.

The campgrounds had all these rules for bear proofing your campsite and when you entered Cade's Cove there was a big sign that said YOU ARE ENTERING BEAR COUNTRY. Needless to say, we were excited about seeing bear. Everytime we made the loop we looked for bear, we went on excursions looking for bear. We found paw prints and other evidence, but no bear. that was a BIG let down.
Also spotted, but no picture of:
raccoons (heard them, did not see them)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


I've been featured on Babble.com's Top 50 Best Handmade Baby Shop of 2011. See the full list here.

read Water for Elephants

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen definately goes into my top ten books of all the time. It was GOOD, real good.
It's set during the depression, and is about a man who loses everything he has and hops a train and low and behold, its a circus train. Meets a girl, falls in love, unfortunately she's married to a schizophrenic and is his boss. The story is told through the eyes of a ninety or ninety three year old man (he's not sure how old he is) looking back at his life.
The old man had me laughing out loud within the first chapter.
It ends perfectly with a bittersweet and believable ending.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

We now have king size quilts

The reason I didnt have them before was because no one asked for them. Finally, somebody did and as soon as I put the listing up I had sold 4 of them. Woe to my fingers.
No :) I'm very happy how they turned out and this one in particular is on it's way to Australia as a birthday gift.

Monday, March 21, 2011

A hawk's nest

As you know I've been stalking this hawk and finally have found her nest which sits only about 20 yards from the house, and tucked into a very tall pine tree. You cant see it very good in the pictures, even though I've zoomed in about 40x, but it's big enough for her to get in and disappear.

and here she sits watching my little squirrels eat the feed I sat out for them. I keep wondering if I've set the squirrels up by putting their little bowl of sunflower seeds and corn seeds near (not that I did it on purpose), but she's content to just watch them. I'm thinking they may be too big for her. This picture does not do justice to her though, she is a monster of a bird.

a little cardinal snuck in.....

Monday, March 14, 2011

new fabrics

Sweet Nothings in pink by Riley Blake

Sweet Nothings in green by Riley Blake

Sweet Nothings in brown by Riley Blake

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

I read Darkest Mercy

So I finished reading the Wicked Lovely Series by Melissa Marr with the latest book Darkest Mercy.
I truly love the whole story of faeries and glamours and the history and all that, and this is the only faery book I've ever read. While I enjoyed the first and really enjoyed the second book in this series. I felt during the third that I wasnt going to be happy with the end and it turns out I was right.
I guess you could say that every character gets what they want which turned out to be not what I want, but whatever.....
There were several really interesting things in the book that didnt get enough attention like the whole Irial dying and entering Niall's body, but I never like when somebody dies and comes back. Dont do that!
There was so much packed into the book and the ending was a little rushed. The whole battle scene really bothered me. I guess in my opinion when there is a great big war all the bad people shouldnt die and all the good people shouldnt live, but that's exactly what happened. Everything turned out way too perfect.
I'm not going to spoil the major keypoints, but if Keenan could do what he ended up doing then why didnt he do that to begin with. I really hated this part and was rolling my eyes the whole time. All that time he hurt Donia and tied up Aislynn's time, he could of made everything alright in the beginning.
I still dont like Seth.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Sunday, March 6, 2011


This little fella has been making its perch on the flower box on my front door and doesnt seem to notice we are approaching him until we are right up on him. Saturday night he flew right into the house when we opened the door and panic (with the kiddies, anyway) ensued.

I was worried that he would hurt himself flying around the house. I had seen birds do that before when trapped, but he was for the most part calm, but toured the dining room, living room, and kitchen before he finally made his exit out the back door.

We particularly enjoyed his choice of perches in the house. Please forgive me for the deer in the living room. It is a constant battle everyday that I have to fight. :)

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Room by Room-- It's a Hoot Nursery

I am loving me some It's a Hoot fabrics by Momo, especially the teal palette. I got this new minky crib quilt up in my shop this week. Birds and owls on the front and luscious minky dot on the back in a bright shade of watermelon.

I've paired it with lots of lovelies for a complete bird/owl nursery theme below.

  1. Girly forest critters reusable fabric wall decals from LoveMaeStore. $70
  2. Mini Owl Print from Hush Mouse. $10
  3. Felt Bird Mobile from Little Monkey Doodles. $80
  4. White linen pillow cover from Sukanart. $55.50
  5. Owl plushie from Contemori. $27
  6. Patchwork baby quilt from Southern Charm Quilts. $125

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

My new scarf

"In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you."

That's Mr. Darcy's proposal from 'Pride and Predjudice' by Jane Austen screen printed on my new knit scarf.

OMG! I love this scarf sooooo much. I bought it at Brookish and they have that line and more on mugs, hand towels, and much more.