Sunday, January 24, 2010

Car Quilt

Still working on this quilt. Life is crazy busy. We had our house on the market and got an offer on the first week! I have a feeling I need to put this on the backburner for a bit with the move and all.

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Friday, January 15, 2010

Random Faces

I started taking a photo per day on my other blog PhotoMojo. Have you heard about the Spontaneously Smiley project for finding smiley faces in everyday objects? When I was little, I remember seeing smiley faces everywhere--in rocks, the drywall in my room, in the sky. The other night, MiniB was eating Spaghetti O's and though he doesn't say much, he started pointing and frantically yelled "Kiki House Mommy! Kiki House!" He saw a Mickey Mouse head in his O's. It reminded me of the smiley project. So, in honor of the Spontaneously Smiley project, I am going to have Face Fridays! If I see a face druing the week, I'll take it the images and hopefully have enough stored to at least post one face every Friday. Anyone want to join me? Try it out. You'll see them everywhere I guarantee ya!

Here are a few faces I spotted around our house today and not all are smiling....

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Friday, January 8, 2010

Little Car Quilt

I've FINALLY started cutting the fabric for MiniB's car quilt. I'm going for a hexagon star pattern. Let's hope that I can squeeze in some time to work on this project. Lately I've felt so busy and our house is going to go on the market so I'm going have to keep my house clean...GASP!

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Thursday, January 7, 2010

Japanese Fabric, part 5

I shouldn't be dragging this fabric presentation out for so long but it is an easy way to get many posts completed. :)

I don't have any idea or plans how I'm going to use all of this fabric but it is fun to have it!

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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Japanese Fabric, part 4

More Japanese fabric to show you. You can't go to Japan and not buy something Hello Kitty, right? The Hello Kitty fabric is for something for MiniMe. The truck fabric is for something for MiniB. Too cute!

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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Japanese Fabric, part 3

A few more Japanese fabrics to show you--some cute mushrooms and some little animals. The animal fabric is an entire panel of lots of cute critters. It will be a good backing fabric.

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Monday, January 4, 2010

Japanese Fabric, part 2

I recently posted here about my husband's trip to Japan. Here is another sampling of the fabric he brought back. I'm not sure what I'm going to use these sweeties for yet but they are certainly cute, aren't they?

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Sunday, January 3, 2010

Japanese Fabric

Last month, Brian went on a work-related trip to Japan. I have ALWAYS wanted to go to Japan but unfortunately we couldn't work it out so that I could go with him. So what does a woman who loves Japanese fabric do? I educated my husband and begged him to go to Tomato store in Nippori Textile Town in Tokyo. My. Husband. Is. The. Best. Sweet guy dragged a fellow co-worker with him to the fabric store one night and brought back three huge bags of Japanese prints. I asked him to give me every detail about the store since I knew it would have been my Disneyland. He agreed that I would have had the time of my life. Sigh...

Now back to the educating part (I call it educating, he called it bombarding him)....I spent a couple of nights quizzing him on different fabrics online asking, "would I like this one?" And even trying to trick him, "I'd like this one, right?" The guy was wrong only once! Does he know me or what? I basically sent him with a list of prints he couldn't go wrong with: Kokeshis, matroskas, sweet little animals, mushrooms, pears, apples, and anything red and aqua. Teaching someone to know your taste is hard. You're never quite sure they got it down and you know this is your one opportunity to get it right. Does that make sense to anyone else out there?

I'll show you some of the prints in the coming days. Isn't this Matroska print adorable? It was one of my favorites.

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Friday, January 1, 2010

A New Start

Happy New Year! I can't believe it's twenty ten. Or is it more appropriate to say two thousand and ten?

I've had it on my list to post this fabric for a while now. It is for a quilt for my boy--some Japanese prints. I am deciding between two patterns. I can't wait to cut into this fabric but first we have been doing so many little house projects--trying to get our house ready to sell. More on that in future posts. I'm a bit tired of it all.

On another project front, hop on over to my PhotoMojo blog where you can see my newest endeavor. I'll be participating in the 365 project--taking a photo a day.

I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas. Ours was wonderful. I'm so sad when the lights and tree come down. Enjoy the remainder of the holiday!

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