Monday, January 20, 2014

Mixed Media Monday

Hi Everyone - happy Monday!  Hope you all had a great weekend.  Mine was good, kinda low key, just how I like 'em. :)

I spent most of the weekend getting ready for an upcoming quilt retreat.  Seriously looking forward to that!!  I usually try to cut out and prep a lot of projects before I go, so I can feel extra productive while I'm there. :)  I still have one more project that I'd like to cut out before I leave, but we'll see how this week goes...

I did manage to take a break from cutting long enough to try out this new Christmas gift...  I even found some actual watercolor paper in the back of my closet to play with.  

Watercolor is not usually my thing, but seriously, these paints are really fun to work with.  And super addicting!!

I'm definitely going to have to spend some more time with these new friends. :)  

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Monday, January 13, 2014

Mixed Media Monday

Hello out there!  Happy Monday...  Hope your week is off to a great start!

With the start of the new year, my goal is to make Mixed Media Monday a more regular occurrence.  It really encourages me to keep creating and trying new things, which I really look forward to.  So now that we have that out of the way...

This week's Mixed Media Monday project is a card I made for a friend.  Lots of fun papers, paints and inks made their way into this project, along with this fun product I recently acquired. :)

Be back again soon...

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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Happy New Year!

Happy 2014 everyone!  Hope your holidays were fantastic.  The new year has been off to a slow start around here due to a nasty cold I picked up.  (Too much celebrating I guess... he he :)  

Now that I'm finally on the mend, I wanted to share a last minute Christmas gift I whipped up for my Mom before the big day.  Have you heard about mug rugs?  They are like coasters, only slightly larger, meant to hold a mug of your favorite beverage and a small snack.  This one is approx. 9"x 6".

The snowman was applied using fusible raw edge applique, with top stitching around the edges.  I can see more mug rugs in my future as this one was really fun to make! :)

My hope is to share more quilt and embroidery projects this year.  I've been working on several pattern ideas that should hopefully be ready to share soon...

Now, about this new year in front of us...  I've always enjoy beginning a new year because it feels like getting a fresh start in a way.  Brushing off all those things that didn't necessarily pan out during the last year, and beginning anew.  Have you selected a word for the year?  Do you get into that sort of thing?  I haven't done so in the past, but think it's a neat idea, so I've decided to try it out for 2014...  The word I've landed on for this year is "courage".  Courage to put myself out there more, courage to share more on this blog, and courage to finally take the leap and publish some patterns.  I'm excited to see where this takes me, and hope you'll come along with me for the ride. :)  Here's to a productive 2014 filled with new beginnings and much creativity!

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