Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!
♥ Miranda, Ryan, Orange, & Sushi

Thursday, April 21, 2011


Just because I need ANOTHER hobby... I decided to try out quilting. Ryan was voting for woodworking as my new hobby, but since I already have the fabric, quilting won. I know I mentioned it in the last post but here is a little update... There are now two quilts in the works.

Our model for the day: Orange!

Don't you love this fabric? I have pieces of it throughout and I think I am going to back the quilt with it. 

Sushi has also been helping by taking daily naps in my scraps.

A while back I saw a vintage quilt at my friend Kaari's house all made up of fabric yoyo's. It's more of a decorative quilt than a useful one but I loved it so I'm making my own.

To practice making yoyo's I made this headband.

Some lady told me her son would like it because it had buttons... not sure if thats a compliment, but I'll take it…

Now I've moved on to the quilt. I didn't make these ones, but this is what it will look like when it's all done. I guess they were really popular in the 20's-40's.

 I want them all to be the same size so I bought a yoyo maker. It also gives me something to do while watching TV.

This is my progress so far!

I have a feeling this is going to be an ongoing project. 70 down... at least 330 to go.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Table Time!

I have been in a sewing mood lately. I thought my little white dining room table need a little decoration so I made this. Not sure what you would call it... centerpiece? table runner? placemat?

It's also practice for the quilt I am working on with a similar pattern. I'll have to post pictures of it soon. I have only made one super simple quilt before, so wish me luck.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Grandma Camera

I recently found this old camera of my grandma Aggies and was pretty excited so I went out and got a roll of film to try it out.  After taking 24 pictures and getting the film processed I found out the camera no longer works... sad... but oh well. It sure does look nice on my shelf.

Same grandma but not the same camera... still cute huh?

Friday, April 8, 2011

Color Theory

 Ryan and I a while back had a conversation about my favorite color. I insisted it was purple and had been purple for about ten years. His reply was "It may be purple in theory but in practice it is orange." It's a funny point in a relationship when you realize the person you are with may just know more about you than you do. He was right. I own very few things that are purple and I never wear the color but orange is everywhere in my house and closet. I even have orange hair and a cat named Orange. Just like Peeta my favorite color is orange (if you know that reference you are just as nerdy as me).

A new realization hit me today though that I may just have a new favorite color... Yellow. It's starting to spread everywhere in my house and life and I don't think I mind it.

Doesn't Ryan look hansom with yellow!

I think it all started with my kitchen. It has the original formica counters from the 50's. I love them so I had to decorate around it.

I even painted one of the walls in my studio yellow.

This week I painted a thread rack I bought at a thrift store yellow. Doesn't the before look like a tomb stone...


Now I just have to decide... is my favorite color orange or yellow? I'll have to go ask Ryan.