Sunday, June 24, 2012

Vintage Chenille

My top 5 favorite textiles of all time, includes vintage chenille.
 Nothing compares to its fluffy, cuddly goodness.
I'm kind of a chenille hoarder.  Collecting since 2005 - this stuff is addicting!
Over the years, I have made many quilts, jackets, toys, handbags etc... 
You name it, I've made it with chenille.
I don't sew with it as much as I'd like to anymore, but when I do, I'm reminded how much I love it, and... how much of a mess it creates in my studio - ha! 
The other day, I pulled out a variety of white chenille bedspreads from my stash and put together a quilt for Daphne's teacher.  
Both our girls had Mrs. Emery for 1st grade so we decided to give her something extra special from us, since our time with her is over.
It's probably a funny gift to give a teacher, but I wanted to make something that was useful and she could enjoy for a long time.
And... who doesn't like to snuggle up under an extra cuddly blanket anyways?
Even though the calendar says summer,
Seattle's temperature this past Friday, was 57 degrees F.  Brrr brrr
We're still waiting for SUMMER!


Thursday, June 21, 2012

Flea Market Finds

oh, and finds from an estate sale too...

  Over Memorial weekend, while we were up on Whidbey, we hit a couple flea markets and an estate sale. 

I ended up with a few treasures, some I'm keeping, and others I'll resale.  
It's always fun to get out and do a little junkin'!  

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Horseback Riding

Sydney's Girl Scout troop celebrated the end of the school year, with a trip to the Flying Horseshoe Ranch.  It was such a fun experience for the girls (and moms too)! 

For a keepsake from the trip, I made each girl an apron. I had a couple western/horse theme fabrics in my stash that worked perfectly. The girls looked really cute wearing the aprons while they finished up our dinner preparations.
Sydney loved every moment spent walking, brushing, saddling, and riding her horse Beulah. 
Guess who wants a horse now - ha!