Friday, September 30, 2011

Hexagon tea towels

More of my hexagon obsession!

I had fun this summer playing with different sizes of hexagons.  Of course, I had to tie my honey comb and bees into my tea towel project.

I love this Anna Maria Horner fabric and thought it would make lovely butterflies!
These hang on my ovens in the kitchen and everyone in my family knows NOT to use them to dry their hands!  They are just for looks! :)

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Groupon Groupies!

Groupon Groupies!!!

Kasey and I bought Wine and Canvas groupons last April and had to use them before they expired.
We finally made plans to go to Kamp's and paint.  It was so much fun.

 This is where I wish I would have thought things through a little more.  lol!!  My canvas was too dark but Kasey's looked awesome!

Kasey's was so sweet and delicate unlike mine.  I think she actually had the best one of the 50 people there.  (Even the teacher!)

This is my finished product.  I went crazy with the leaves!

This is Kasey's.  She was very selective with her leaves.

We had a great time together and plan on doing it again.  I do not love to paint but I had a great time none the less!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Handmade U

Handmade U
Freshman Semester

All I can say about handmade you in Omaha, NE last week is Home Sweet Home.  It felt like being in a friends home crafting all day and night with good girlfriends.  Rachel Velder, who I think will be in the nut house soon since she is planning a wedding that will be in November! lol, hosted us at the Minglewood Lodge.  I loved the setting and that I got to park my stuff and self all in the same place for the whole weekend.  Rachel was a fabulous hostess.  I can't wait for the spring semester!!!!

  I made all the girls a pin cushion as a gift. 

Rachel had our "school" packets ready with a crazy amount of ephemera and other awesome goodies in it.

This was my spot close to the beautiful fire place, and I sat next to my pal Lisa (also an Okie.)

We made journals and I fell in love with mine.  Michelle Geller was our fun, generous and sweet teacher.  I pondered over my cover for hours I think!  

This is my journal's front, back and spine.

Then we made our painted quilts.  Of course I did hexagons and made it look like honey comb the best I could.  I wish I would have done it more like Grandma's flower garden and think later this week I will. 

We took a field trip to the Velder's home and it was a gorgeous setting!  I wish I had a picture of their charming log cabin.  It was so cozy and beautiful.  Rachel's mom, Sara Velder, has a long arm quilter and I was in awwwwwww.   This is a cream can.  Gerry, Rachel's dad, prepared a cream can dinner for us!  It was so fun and tasted delicious!

It reminded me of a southern shrimp boil just done Nebraska style.

 Here we are posing with our event shirts in the Velder's cabin.

Rachel's mom, Sara Velder, has a long arm quilter and I was in awwwwwww.  Maybe I was a bit JEALOUS too!!!!

Here are all of our quilt canvases.

These are all of our beautiful journals.  I was amazed at how different everyone's journal was and how gorgeous they all turned out.

Me and my girlfriend Lisa!!  She created some gorgeous projects.

Me, Rachel and Lisa

The journals are all lined up for a little photo shoot!

I cannot wait until spring semester!!!