Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Friday, April 20, 2012
Monday, April 16, 2012
Visit Pat Sloan's Radio Show page at Creative Talk Network to listen to previous podcasts. You may also use the above BUTTON on your blog to link to the program.
I was just thinking that this is a great excuse for a GIVEAWAY. . .
Would you like to win a fun prize?
Well, go ahead and enter. It's easy!!!
You have (4) Chances to enter your name in the Giveaway and the prize is. . .
The Summer 2012 Issue of QUILTS & MORE Magazine and I'm going to give away (1) copy to (2) separate winners.
Here's what you need to do to be entered in the Giveaway:
- Leave (1) comment telling me your favorite kind of quilts to make. Do you like Reproduction Quilts, Modern Quilts, or are your tastes more Traditional? I'd love to know.
- Leave another (1) comment telling me you listened to my portion of the podcast (I'm 2nd on the program).
- Leave another (1) comment if you mention the podcast on your blog, facebook, or twitter.
- Leave another (1) comment if you become a new follower or if you're currently a follower.
- I will randomly pick 2 winners before the end of the day by using RANDOM.org Depending on when I get the copies of the magazine I will then mail it to the winner.
- Please make sure you are NOT a NO-REPLY Blogger. Just make sure there's a way to contact you. If I am unable to contact you I will have to pick another winner.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
- Buy an 8"x 10" or a 5" x 7" Picture Frame.
- Pick a Font. I used Adobe Garamond Pro Bold.
- Enlarge the letter in a word processing program to fit within the size picture frame opening. I like to BOLD the letter to make it thick and chunky. Print your letter on plain printer paper.
- Use a light box and lay your printed letter on top of the light box. Then center a piece of blank Bazzill or cardstock (that has been cut to the size of your frame) on top of the printed letter. Tape edges of the paper so it doesn't slip or slide.
- Now comes the fun part. . . pour out your buttons and pick and choose what size, shape, and color you want to use. I also used self-sticking gems and pearls from the scrapbooking section of the craft store to fill in the blank spots.
- Place your buttons within the lines of the letter a few at a time to preview how the buttons look. When you're happy with their position pick up one button at a time and use glue dots to stick them in place, that way they are easier to (gently) pull off and reposition.
- Continue the process until all your buttons are in place.
- Finish by putting your button art in the frame.
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Saturday, April 7, 2012
The fabric we actually found at IKEA and the blue fleece was a blanket (also from IKEA) that cost a mere $2.49. We were super excited and bought 2 yards of the floral print that cost $3.99 a yard. What a deal!!! My daughter's friend has the same bike in a different color and I just measured the basket liner that she bought with her bike.
This is our cat Sneakers. He just turned one year old in March and he was our daughters birthday present last year. Since he's an indoor cat he can only go outside on a harness and with some supervision. He's a special breed of cat that you wouldn't want to lose. Anyway, he loved sitting in the basket and going for a bike ride and my daughter was in heaven. We tied his leash attached to the harness to the handle bars so he wouldn't jump out but, we didn't have to worry as he sat there perfectly and sniffed the fresh air and soaked in the sunshine. He LOVED it!!!
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
This quilt is a baby quilt that I made and taught a few years ago. It's a replica of an antique quilt that I bought at a local antique store call "Star Flower Mill" The squares are appliqued in the center of each white square.