Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Flowers, Quilts and Halloween!

So, I thought that now that I have two kids in school that things were going to slow down a bit. Why do they seem busier than ever? With soccer, school forms, new friends and new projects - will there ever be enough hours in the day? That's why I haven't been around as much. But I'm going to try to be better. Just wanted to show you some things I've been working on lately. Here's a quilt that I made out of some fabric that I really love - it's Oh Cherry Oh, by Moda. My daughter loves it so much I never really got to finish it. And of course, I royally screwed it up in many places! But it doesn't look like she cares!

And here's more projects I've taken on. Lots and lots of flower bouquets! I have always loved flowers and it seems that many of you out there do too! I enjoy making them and I enjoy looking at them - real or fake! :)

I also can't seem to get enough Halloween lately. Are you like that too? I just finished decorating these letters last night. They're from Say It With Letters and they come unfinished. Check out her website for all kinds of shapes and cool giant letters for your wall!

I start to get in a Halloween mood every year when it starts turning "autumny" in New England. I am so ready to break out my fall and Halloween decorations but I don't want my husband to yell at me. Ha. I might do it anyway! Happy Fall!


XUE said...

Gorgeous quilt! Seems like more & more are doing patchwork & quilts as they are so much fun to do. My 6th Grader will be 12 in October so a birthday quilt is on my list too. My husband's birthday is on Halloween itself but we don't celebrate Halloween.

*Noelle* said...

love all your new item! i am loving all the fall/halloween stuff this year! i can just imagine how lovely fall is in new england for you... ahhh!!!


Scrap for Joy said...

Hi Laurie~
Your sweet daughter looks as "snug as a bug in a rug" with her new cheery quilt. The fabrics are just adorable. You have been a busy bee. Love all of your new trinkets and your Boo letters are great! Did you free-hand the crow-cute!

deb said...

You've been a busy gal!I adore your new quilt! Remember that quilt I made a while back? I still haven't finished it yet. And look at Chloe snuggling with it.. and the little stuffed animal is too cute.

I simply love your BOO letters!

clare's craftroom said...

Oh I so love your flowers very happy . Ha I thought I'd have more time too with the kids at school , didn't work for me either .

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

SO MANY cute creations here. I'm in LOVE with the darling BOO! And I'm with you, Halloween is the funnest time of the year...can't get enough! : )

Lisa said...

Super cute new stuff!
Hugs, Lisa

Nikki Cardigan said...

What a beautiful quilt Laurie. And you got it in one.... your daughter doesnt care at all about the inperfections. I bet she thinks it's perfect.

Elyse said...

hi laurie,

i just adore your creative eye for things -- even your graphics are always so cool. the colors, fabrics, buttons -- it's all great and so fun and cheery. no wonder your daughter revels in her blankie!

happy (wet) weekend

Kimmarie said...

I just love coming here, it is always bright and cheery! I love that quilt and of course your colorful flowers. I absolutely love Halloween. I bought so many new papers already, just have to get my butt in gear. SIWL Rocks! I have a bunch of stuff from there. I love what you did with the letters. I passed a house yesterday that was already decked out for Halloween. We usually start by next weekend. Enjoy

The imPerfect Houswife said...

Oh your daughter looks SOOOO sad and heartbroken that the quilt isn't finished all the way!!! HA HA I bet your house is so colorful and happy - I just love coming here to look around, it makes me happy ~ ♥

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, I just found you through flickr, then found your blog and your Etsy shoppe which is ADORABLE (I had to heart it, tee hee)!! You are so creative, and those Halloween letters are really cute. I also get in the fall/Halloween mood as soon as it gets a bit chilly, yay.

Jamie :)

Anonymous said...

oh and that quilt is really cute too, she doesn't seem to mind at all that it's not quite finished, tee hee.

Jamie :)