Thursday, June 30, 2011

Happy Friday! Pigs...um I mean buns in a blanket!

Happy Friday everybun! Did you have a good week? Happy 4th of July weekend to all our friends in the USA! Yipeee!!!

So our dear friend, Captain, gave the bunnies a present. A sweet willow tunnel. They both love it and kick each other out of it, fighting for optimal tunnel time. I don't know why it is...well, yes I do...I'm a dorkwad with an overactive imagination, but when I see Hannah laying in it like this..

And then I see Harrington laying in it like this...

It makes me think of those cocktail weinies wrapped with cresent rolls that look like this!!!

Pigs, um I mean buns in a blanket. However, I'm a vegetarian, so no buns were injured or snacked upon in this photo shoot! (yes, the carpet is different, but that is another story! oy!)

Happy Friday everybun! Have a wonderful weekend! Happy 4th of July!
xx,

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Sneaky Peeky's from my drawing board

It seems like a ton of ideas have multiplied like bunnies lately! I have some major deadlines coming up with the workshop I'm teaching in September. It will be here before I know it.

I decided to set aside a few hours each day to get my designs out of my head and on paper. Well, the first one I actually got onto wool. hee,hee,hee. Enjoy these sneaky peeky's!

Don't forget, I now carry lots of fun Woolfelt in my SHOP. :)
A little stitchery for Christmas
A stitchery with a fun quote on it.
A design to be used one of my Folk Art Fusion pieces
And finally another design for a Folk Art Fusion piece.
Please forgive me if I haven't been around blogland much. I'm just really swamped with orders, working a few odd jobs, and getting ready for the art festival. I've asked the bunnies to help me, but Hannah can't make up her mind on fabric and well...you can see what Harrington does. He tells me it's not in his job description. Lazy bunny!
xx,

  


Monday, June 27, 2011

A little holiday inspiration

I saw this photo somewhere...so sorry I can't remember where. I think a magazine. I've had it a while. It inspired me in a new stitchery design. A phrase my Grandfather use to say went perfectly with this. It's almost time for Christmas in July. I promised myself I would start in July this year and I'm keeping that promise!

More to come...
xx, shell

Friday, June 24, 2011

Happy Friday! A good time was had by all...


"Harrington? How much trouble do you think we're gonna be in when Mama see's all this mess?"

"Oh Hannah, you worry too much. I'll simply tell Mama we were having an employee appreciation party. She'll be fine."

"Well, I think I might try to clean up a little. Why don't you come help me?"

"Dag nab it! I forgot I can't work the the ding dong vacuum! It's pointless! We're doomed! Doomed I tell ya! We probably won't get our banana chip bonus!"

"Ok lazy toad boy. Get out of there! It's my turn to hide in the tunnel!"

"Hmmph! Go find your own hiding spot Hannah... That one makes your butt look big!"

Happy Friday everybun! Have a great weekend! It looks like I'll be cleaning up from the employee appreciation party. A special thanks to our dear friend, Captain, for providing the party spot in the ton o fun bun run! Indeed a good time was had by all!  ;)

xx,


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Another Folk Art Fusion and Wool Felt!

Ok, so maybe I'm just having lots of fun with my Folk Art Fusion and had to create another piece in a different color scheme.

Maybe it's because I'm now carrying wool felt in my SHOP. Yippeee!!

And maybe it's because I have more ideas in my head than I can seem to hop out! Hang on to your hats my friends. We're getting ready to have some fun!!


xx,

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Fathers Day!


On Mother's Day last month I posted about this new family in my neighborhood. Little bitties of fuzzy cuteness.

Well, here we are on Father's Day and the kids sure have grown! They're in the awkward teenage stage and look rather homely.

They have also successfully trained my neighbor and me to buy bread and feed them every night. They come running up the yard squeeking, wings extended and happy as all get out!

"Hey lady, toss some to Pops back here!"

"Darn, is that all we get today? Dag..." Stomp, stomp, stomp

They're spoiled just like two little bunnies I know.  ;)

Happy Father's Day Oliver! Love you!

xx, shell and the critter kids

Friday, June 17, 2011

And the winner is!

Happy Friday everybun!

The winner of June's giveaway is Sunny of Quilting Dreams!

Congratulations girlfriend! Send me your address an I'll get your prize to you right away! :)

Hope ya'll have a fun weekend!
 xx,

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Folk Art Fusion

I've been developing my "Folk Art Fusion" technique for quite some time now. It combines my love of applique, stitching and the simplistic fun of folk art. Instead of having a solid background, I have a fused, textured background. This is a small piece that I just finished. I think it looks great on that hanger. :)

I will be teaching this technique locally in the Fall. I have also been invited to give a lecture on this technique to a quilt guild in Winston Salem, NC. I'm over the moon excited about both opportunities! I truly enjoy teaching and sharing with others. I taught quilting for ten years until the local shop closed. I sure have missed it. I'm looking forward to bringing something new to the quilting and stitching world.

Soon I will be carrying wool pieces in my Shop, so stay tuned!

Hope your week is going good so far! Don't forget to register for my giveaway on the post below! :)
xx,

Sunday, June 12, 2011

12 of Hearts June Block and a Giveaway!

Hellooooooooo! Well we've made it through the first 6 months gang! Woo hoo! This is what we have so far.

Looks pretty doesn't it? I hope you are having fun with it. I already have July and August finished too and September is in the sketching phase.

This is the block for June. The floss color is Valdani H206, Washed Orange. Remember, you join this BOM anytime and I have the floss kits, needles, linen, etc. available in my SHOP. So hop over and get your pattern.
Now onto the giveaway. I've decided to celebrate this month since we are at the midway point. I wanted to have a special giveaway that would include not only my crafty friends, but my noncrafty friends as well. Soooooooooo, I've decided this month the prize would be my original Little Houses No. 1 wallhanging! You get the quilt and the hanger!

To enter, please leave a comment on this post. As always, if you are a follower of our blog and signed up on the right sidebar, you will get an extra chance! The random number generator will choose the winner on Friday, June 17th.

Good luck and happy stitching!
xx,

Friday, June 10, 2011

Happy Friday and a Reminder


Happy Friday everybun! Harrington here with a quick reminder. Sunday is the 12th and Mama wanted me to remind you that the next block in the 12 of Hearts BOM will be ready. She's also got a fun giveaway planned!

Ok, my work here is done. Now I'm ready for my lazy weekend mode, which Mama calls my every day mode. Hey, at least somebunny around here knows how to relax! hee, hee,hee.

Happy Friday!