Monday, February 25, 2013

Happy Birthday LIV!!!!

It seems like just yesterday we were busy preparing for this sweet girl to enter the world! 

And we are already celebrating her 1st Birthday! 

How cute is she in this pink tutu?! 

Jessica made this adorable wreath for the party as well. 
She will be selling these on her Etsy shop very soon!

Happy Birthday Sweet Liv! You are one VERY LOVED little girl and we are anxious to see the beautiful plans the Lord has for your life. :) 

Read more about sweet baby Liv on Jessica's inspiring blog.

Saturday, February 23, 2013


I had the pleasure of getting to work the Moda Bakeshop Booth at the first annual QUILTCON this past weekend and it was so much fun. 

Here is my overall review of the show... 
I really enjoyed it and I am very glad I got the opportunity to go!
If you know me, you know I am a details kinda person. So I loved how they paid attention to every little detail from the name badges to the ribbons on the quilts. I LOVED the ribbons!! So very cute. 

The show had a very fresh & fun feel to it. 

The show was much smaller than I expected. I was surprised there were not more vendors selling things. 
I didn't get to attend any workshops but they had a good mix and alot to offer those who attended. 

I think this show will do well in the future and expect alot more shops to vend next year. 
Most importantly it inspired me to not only sew more but also to attempt new things. 

And here is a little about our BAKESHOP booth...

Holly did a fabulous job of designing the booth, as usual. She got these awesome brick panel walls for the booth and painted them white. I now want them for my home! love them!

I got the honor of painting some chalkboard signs for the booth. : ) 
I painted the sign above for the entrance and then some prop signs for the photo booth.  

I did the chalkboard artwork for the super fun photo booth we had which was the highlight of the whole show (in my biased opinion)! 
We hired BOOTH 66, which is out of Austin, to come and photograph during the whole show. 
They also do weddings and all kinds of other events... if you need someone! 
They are not only amazing at what they do, they are also so much fun to be around. 
We were instant friends. 

Here are a few of our wacky photos... 
Please don't answer that! 

Had to pull out the "I like BIG QUILTS and I cannot lie!" sign for our owner, Mr. Dunn. 
If anyone likes Big Quilts, it is him. : ) 

And now for the QUILTS!

Touch This Quilt.

The QUILTCON quilt. 
I borrowed this picture from the Modern Quilt Guilds website because I LOVE This quilt!
Click the photo to see more photos of this quilt.  

Blue, Green & Grey was a popular combo. 

Funky Little Houses

And for the grand finale.... 
Let me introduce you to my newest adventure. 
Green Tea & Sweet Beans. 

Several of us are ordered this quilt kit and are anxiously awaiting its arrival! 
Isn't it precious? I love the newsprint background and bright flowers.

That pretty much sums up my first QUILTCON experience. 
Did you attend? What did you think?

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Southern Grace

Since it is Valentine's Day and my handsome hubby and I are delaying our celebration to this weekend, I decided to celebrate someone else who is very special to me today. 

And that is my lovely sister-in-law, Michelle. 

Let me tell you a little about her...
From the first time I met her, I didn't like her. Not really! Hehe!
But you know what I mean, she is "that girl" that everyone hates to love because they are not only extremely cute, they are also extremely sweet...which is extremely irritating! :) 

My brother was raising his baby girl, Chloe, as a single father when Michelle walked into their life and brightened up everything. She didn't have to but she took Chloe in and raised her as her own. Even still through the tough teenage years! : ) 

I believe her most valuable attribute is that she is a believer in Christ and strives to use the gifts He has given her to help bless & provide for their family. 

And He has definitely gifted this girl. My goodness, anything she touches turns to cuteness. 

She has done the most adorable birthday parties for Chloe and their newest addition, Cadence. 

She makes the most incredible cakes! 

She is also a very talented photographer and can shoot anything from Weddings to Pregnancies to Newborns. :) 

And now she is conquering the world of home decorating 
with her beautiful wreaths.

I'm telling you, you cannot find this kind of wreath at 
Hobby Lobby or Michael's. 

Hers just have that extra touch that makes 
each one unique and special. 

See, I told you you wouldn't like her. ; )

 I am just so very proud to call her my sister and thankful to share a love of the Lord (and crafting) with her!

Visit her Etsy shop, Southern Grace of Texas, to see her lovely collection! 

And follow her photography page on Facebook!