Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Photo Challenge #32 - The Beauty of Spring

We have a new 2 photographers 1 inspiration challenge. I can't wait to see what everyone does with this one. Thanks Kristi and Melissa. I love daffodils and coloring easter eggs too! Welcome to spring.

Patience is what it takes in our country to find the beauty of spring. Apparently I need more patience . . . but there is beauty in what the snow and then fog can do to the trees and grass as they try to move into the spring that refuses to arrive.Spring???? Does anyone see buds on those branches yet? I think I see some.
And the grass is starting to turn green. Spring must be coming soon . . .
Sorry you all, there are more beautiful parts of spring out there but we haven't got there yet. So in order to bring spring to my home I had to do it artificially. I redid my fridge calendar with some bright scrapbook papers and played with my quilt fabrics. Happy Spring everyone (and Easter too).
Now this feels more like spring!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Fun Spring Crafts

I just saw a cute way of making tissue paper blossoms check out Sew.Craf.Create.'s tutorial here.

Also these fun neck tie eggs are very ingenious. Now if I can just find the tutorial again!!! This isn't the one I saw but the instructions are the same see Erika Jean. The original idea may have come from Martha Stewart. I finally found it!!! Try Our Best Bites for a great tutorial.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Shag Pillow

Have you ever wondered how they made this pillow? Well, Ucreate featured this today. It is so easy to do and so cute. There is a tutorial for this pillow at Vanessa and Company. Check it out.
She uses jersey for the shag. Would it work with other fabrics?

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Photo Challenge #31 - Colorful

This has been such a fun photo challenge so thank you Melissa and Kristi for doing your 2 photographs 1 inspiration posts. I am in a very cold and dreary world so I really welcome this challenge to represent Colorful. I am with Melissa on this one. We just wish spring would bring the natural color back to our world so instead we just have to create it.

Color is every where. In fact, I enjoy it in so many places that it is too hard to choose just one photo as you will see. It can be in man made things, nature, architecture and culture. I love quilt shops simply because of the immersion in color that I can enjoy. I am like a kid in a candy store. I don't have to buy anything I just have to enjoy the visual stimuli.