I have officially finished quilt number two of 2016!
It’s a puff quilt and its puffiness is beyond my comprehension! Can I just roll up into a ball and hibernate with this thing? I mean, it’s four kinds of minky fabric, filled with polyester stuffing, and then cut so it frays into the ultimate fluffiest thing ever!
And it’s PINK….so that adds a handful of more awesomeness.
I made it for a co-worker to give to a friend who is having a little baby girl!
Welp, it’s finally done! My first quilt of 2016. To tell you the truth, this quilt technically wasn’t made completely by me…
Are you confused? Some slight backstory:
‘someone at my church was told I could quilt and without hesitation she brought a couple quilts the next Sunday to show and ask if I could finish them. Her grandmother had HAND stitched the entire front of the quilt (that’s by HAND people!)
One of the quilts was a yoyo quilt and I told her: that one was supposed to not have a back, but the quilt you are about to see I did take that day. Her grandmother had made the entire front and even hand stitched on the binding, but no batting or back.’
I brought back fabric samples and she fell in love with the one below. I took off the old binding and pieced the back together. I pin basted the whole thing and used the “tie” method to quilt it. It was quite a project and I finally finished hand stitching on the new binding. It was such an exciting quilt to finish and if her grandmother was here today, I’m sure she would be proud :)
The fabric is still fun and colorful, but not to much so that it takes away from the beautiful handmade butterflies.
A few months ago we had some work done on our bathroom. We had some of the ceiling and walls repaired and a door added to the once gaping hole. When they finished, the re-modelers asked what color we wanted in the bathroom. Well….we high tailed it to Target and bought a fun coastally shower curtain and then ran into Lowe’s and grabbed all the blue paint sample chips they had!
We settled on a VERY bright color and left it. This past week I wanted to do a little more with the walls. We already had a few signs that we never hung up and when I realized I was about to have a 2 day weekend I jumped at the chance.
I added in some shelves and replaced the towel bar and toilet paper holder with one of my own! We already had a trashcan and rugs, but I decided to spray paint the trashcan to match the overall color scheme. I added in some fun things and hung all the pictures. Wanna see it?
My super Hip trashcan :)
A basket (from Wal*Mart) to hold clean towels and washrags
Of course…a pic from our Florida Trip and a jar of orange smelling toilet bombs!
The new DIY toilet paper holder sporting my famous Mr. Clam phone…painted like a pencil of course.
(This little shelf is actually really helpful and if you make one, you will be amazed at how often you need a tiny shelf to hold something)
$11.00 towel bar from Hobby Lobby. Can it get any better?
It can! A simple towel hook added to the back of the door for $2.99
That chest is filled with actual treasure…hair ties and bobby pins!
My homemade creations you can find by clicking here!
I have been asked to start taking pictures of real estate (SO COOL)
I took pictures of my first house on Monday but decided that the lens I currently have will not work. It is great for the outside of homes and for larger rooms and distant photos, but for small halls and tiny spaces I needed a wider angle.
I bought the lens above and received it a few days ago and absolutely love it! If you are not a camera person this might not make sense.
I was very pleased with the price as well! I have a Nikon D90 and wanted to specifically get a 10mm lens. Unfortunately, the only lenses I could find for a Nikon and size I wanted were in the $800’s to 1,000+
Um, exsqueeze me? Never mind.
Well I looked around some more and found the SIGMA brand and it even worked with my Nikon! It was LESS than $500 and came with so much extra stuff!
All in all it is a great lens and a great investment and does exactly what I want it to do. It lets in a lot of light and I cannot wait to start using it in houses! I just had to share my experience and if you are looking around for a wide angle lens without zapping your whole savings account, I would totally recommend the SIGMA!