Sunday, December 19, 2010

The Christmas Octopus!

Tonight Derek and his roommate Devin came over to my place to make some Christmas sugar cookies!  Even thought we had a tree cookie cutter, a star, a gingerbread person and a few other Christmas-y cutters, the buckets of fun animal cookie cutters won out!  Here are a few highlights from the night!

Our Inspiration:  hippos, octopi and worms, Ooh My!

Even Buttons got in on the action!  My sweet little boy kept sniffing around under the table and got flour knocked all over him!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Gemma in her Minnie Mouse Dress!

These pictures were actually taken in October when Kim, Jacob, Brandi and baby Gemma came to visit me in Kentucky and I just never got around to posting them.  I must say that she is a MUCH better model then my stuffed monkey! 

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens . . .

Now that I have finished Derek's safari quilt (don't worry, there will be pictures of the finished product up soon!) I decided that it was time to make one for myself.  I wasn't able to settle on a pattern because there are just so many things that I love and that is why I decided to make a "my favorite things quilt".  It is going to be a combination of patchwork, applique and embroidery using my favorite fabrics, patterns and designs.  The first two squares are an applique teacup, and pair of owls holding hands (or wings, rather). I finished them up this weekend because really, who studies for finals anyway? Hehe.   The owls are in an 18" square and the teacup is in a 10" square.  One of my favorite parts of this quilt design is that it will be made up of all different sized squares that are fit together with different patchwork strips and borders to add to the quirky, eclectic feel :)

Friday, December 3, 2010

Beauty and the Beast

From time to time, someone decides to start and advocacy thing on facebook thought either status updates or default photos.  The new facebook "thing" is to change your profile picture to your favorite childhood cartoon character in awareness of child abuse.  I decided to search for the perfect photo of Belle from Disney's Beauty and the Beast and came up with so many.  So, you, Blogger, get to see all my other options :)  I've always thought of Belle as "my" character because she longs for adventure, loves to read, loves to dance, sees the good in people, and talks to household objects.  And I just had to add that last picture because I am pretty positive that is the face my boyfriend makes every time I make him go ballroom dancing with me, hehe. 

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Come away with me

I am 100% certain that I would go wherever he ask me to go. 

"Forget them, Wendy. Forget them all. Come with me where you'll never, never have to worry about grown up things again"