Whew! I've been playing Santa's little elf the last couple weeks and I am happy to say that the bigger projects are ready for Christmas. Oh, it feels so good to be able to write that! The most laborious project were the two twin quilts I've made for the girls' new twin beds. (We've moved Clara into Avery's room so the baby will have her own room) They were so much fun to make but, WOW, they took some time! I wanted the quilts to have a vintage look and I've taken time over this past year to collect "just the right" colors/fabric designs. Some of my favorite ones came from Hawthorne Threads. Check them out, and try to control yourself from not buying a little bit of everything from their store.
Here is a picture that displays the difference between a quilt before it's washed (left) and one that has been washed (right). By washing the quilt after it's completed it creates a nice "puckered" antique look, which I love.
The second project I've been working on is a Fairy Village to add to the girls' block collection. Dad helped me cut out the different pieces and I've been busy painting and wood burning them. I must say...I'm in love with the cupcakes...I mean, have you ever heard of fairies that wouldn't want a cupcake party?? All that's left to do with this project is to paint the remaining three fairies. I hope to have them done tonight.
Speaking of cupcakes, check out these little glass beauties my talented friend, Leah Fairbanks, made.
I love them so much I think they'll be the gifts the baby will give to Clara and Avery once she arrives. :) Yes, I think it is safe to say both Leah and I love cupcakes...We just can't get enough of them.
And speaking of the baby, she is due NEXT WEEK!!! So if you've been wanting a baby bump update, here you go!
I can't believe she'll be here so soon!
Pamela, a happy little elf