Sunday, March 6, 2011

Crafty McCrafter in the house..

As I have been a little slower in the winter months I have revived my inner crafter. Joining Makia Creations as a group leader with Valerie (my sister-in-law) has also helped. You may or may not know that I grew up in a crafting household. My mom, and my two sister-in-laws, Vicky and Cindy were boutiquers. We would stay up to the wee hours in the morning sanding and painting...sewing and stuffing and then painting some more. These times of laughing untill you almost pee your pants were some of my fondest memories during my pre-teen years.
Then we would drop off all the fruits of our labor at the boutique and hope they sold!

I have always tried to keep and foster that creative gene. Through college I was a business major and then an interior architecture major and then I finally changed for good to a hospitality major. All those art classes were enjoyable though eventually I traded up for traveling.

Anywho here are few crafts I have been working on the past few months...

My entrance for the Makia Craft contest....not the most original idea but it is made of wood and it was fun to make.








I made this quilt for my best friend Jen and her new baby Capri (entering world soon). I love the dalia pattern that I made up and quilted on the front. It is the coziest blanket ever!




So this is a wreath that I made out of all of Boston's crib bedding scraps. It was super easy and took me a day or two. We are kind of a red, white and blue family so it will go on the door most of the summer months.
















5 comments:

Michelle said...

wowsers! You are a regular Martha Stewart:) Can't wait to see them in person when we come to visit soon!

Ben and Christie Blake said...

I am so excited for you to come stay with us!!!

Rachel said...

I love the color combo on Capri's quilt. You have always impressed me with your craftiness!

Mrs.Field's Cookies said...

I love the welcome sign! I didn't realize it was out of wood- that's awesome!

kim said...

Those are all beautiful! I love the wreath--have to try that with some of the fabric scraps I have laying around.