Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Chalk it up

In preparing for the wedding I knew I wanted to have chalkboard signs around the venue. 
I don't know what the allure is about them but I have loved them since seeing them hung in my favorite little coffee shops all through college. 

After making so many for the wedding I found how much I truly enjoy making them. I think it is the fact that you have to stop looking at the internet, put down your cell phone and just create. 
Growing up I took all kinds of art classes but somewhere along the way I fell away from it.

It is so easy to get caught up in things that truly don't matter and forget to just stop and enjoy life.

For me art is a beautiful way to enjoy life. 
I can see God in it as well. He created everything. 
And we were made in His image, so it is only natural that we would also create. 

Since the wedding is over I have decided to continue in creating chalkboard signs. 
This is a way not only to bring in a little extra money, but also to bring glory to God through a gift and passion He has given me. 

I just recently opened my Etsy shop but I will be adding many more Chalkboard signs to it as quickly as I can get them done. 
Here is my latest one for this Christmas season. 

I have also made it available as a downloadable print that you can frame yourself. 

Please visit my Etsy shop to see all of my designs like the Holly Jolly one below. 
A sweet new friend, Mandy requested this one to be made custom for her Christmas card photos & as a decoration for home. Her cards turned out soo cute didn't they!?!  

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Our Wedding Quilt

Our guest quilt has ended up being one of our favorite things from the wedding. 
It is so sweet to be able to curl up under it with my Sweetheart and remember all those who came to celebrate our special day with us. As fast at the day actually went by, I love being able to sit and remember it through the photos and the sweet names & words on our quilt.  

My incredibly sweet boss, Lissa, actually gave us the quilt as a wedding gift.
She had made one for a friends wedding and I fell in love with it when I saw it.
It is made from the Odds & Ends fabric panel from one of our Moda designers, Julie Comstock. The sweet sayings such as "Capture the Moment", "LOVE", "Faith", & "YOU & ME" made it perfect for the wedding. 

I was so excited when I found this Singer sewing machine at an Antique store in Roanoke and knew it would be great to display the quilt on for signing. The table was originally just the color of the wood but my sweet fiance sanded it down and painted it an antique mint color for me. : ) 

Having grown up in my mom's quilt shop it was incredibly special to have this wedding guest quilt. 

I remember during the height of the crazy wedding planning Steven and I would often look at each other and say, " I just wish we could watch a movie!" 
Well now that the wedding is over, we take every chance we get to just curl up on the couch and watch a movie together... under our lovely quilt.   

Want your very own wedding quilt?
Visit my ETSY shop to order one for your BIG DAY

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Christmas Onesies!

Do you remember the fun Onesie shower I had for my
best friend Jessica & her sweet baby Liv?

Well now it is time for baby Liv's FIRST CHRISTMAS! : )

So I decided to whip up some new Christmas onesie templates. 
Here is a peek at some of the designs... 

These designs are available on my new ETSY shop 
but I am giving away 3 of the designs because I am getting in the Christmas Spirit!

These templates work great with Moda precuts! Charm Packs & Layer Cakes! 


Tuesday, November 6, 2012

12 Moda Days of Christmas is BACK!

You may remember the 12 Moda Days of Christmas from last year. 
And if you do, you remember how fun it was! 

Well... IT IS BACK! 

The purpose of this fun little Blog Extravaganza is to give you some fun ideas to help you 
fill up your quilting  friends' stocking this year. 

At the same time we get to bless 12 lucky winners with each days gift idea! 
There will be new/popular notions, fabrics & quilty gifts galore! 

SOOO get our your friends' stockings ( and yours as well! ) because we are only a short time away from the FUN!  


Thursday, November 1, 2012

Quilt Market

So proud to work for Moda United Notions! 

A big CONGRATS to Holly Hickman for winning best booth this year with her "my favorite COLOR is Moda" theme. 
It was adorable with colored paint sticks & paint buckets all around. 

Having worked at my mom's quilt shop before coming to work for Moda, I personally agree that Moda IS my Favorite Color! 

Click on the picture to see how Holly brought it all together.