Friday, March 21, 2008

All About Quilting

O.K. this may be a long one. First I wanted to show you the miniature quilt I made for a Fairy Quilt Swap. My dollhouse baby was trying it out before I sent if off to Pennsylvania, so I had to take pictures. LOL! I know all the beads are a choking hazard but I am almost positive she won't choke. LOL! I am still waiting for my fairy quilt to arrive in the mail, my swap partner sent it out yesterday so I am thinking I will get it the end of next week. The quilt I am waiting for won't be for a fairy but for my dollhouse baby, which I still need to name. Any suggestions? I am calling baby's doll Charlotte, because that is what she is a Frozen Charlotte doll. I know it's not very original, but I like it. :-)

Second, remember the Sampler Quilt class the president of my guild was teaching? Tada! Here are my first two blocks. I am almost done with the third block. I have to have it done by next Thursday, so I will post a picture of it next week. The first block is a nine patch block called Sawtooth Patchwork. The idea of the first block was to do a nine patch. We could do any nine patch we wanted so of course I choose the more "difficult" one I was told. It really was not hard and I rather liked the way it turned out. :-) The second block we did was the Flying Dutchman. I did mine so it looked like a pinwheel in the center. The third block.....well, I can't tell you! You will have to wait and see it next week. Hehehe!

Third, I am going to embark on another quilt journey. Yes that's right I am going to make a Dear Jane Quilt. I have been wanting to make one for years now and have decided that this is a great time. A friend and I had been discussing the idea of making one over at Quilting Friends and she told me about a blog called Dear Baby Jane. They are making 2 blocks a week and are in their third week. I joined, but will have catching up to do since they have already done 6 blocks. I can do 3 of the blocks without the book. I am waiting for the book so I can get caught up on the rest of the blocks. There are a total of 225 blocks in the quilt, so you can see why I would like to do it with an organized group. LOL! I am wanting to make two quilts. I will start off using fabrics of today that way I will use some of the fabrics that I have and will buy more as I need them. I also want to make one using the Civil War reproduction fabrics like Jane's quilt. Maybe I bit off more than I can chew, I don't know, but I am sure going to do my best to stay up to date with the blocks every week. I will post on my progress on my Dear Jane quilt. :-)

Thursday, March 20, 2008

My OWOH Winnings

I have received all of my prizes that I won from the One World - One Heart blog event. Yeah!!!
Thank so so much Danielle at The Vintage Dragonfly - I won a pack of vintage ephemera

Thank you Jolene at One Vintage Housewife - I won a pair of baby booties & a card

Thanks Jenny at Fated Follies Studio - I won My Big Ideas embellishments

Thank you Molly at Creative Life And Times - I won card & art supplies

Thank you ladies I love all my prizes. If you have some time take a look at these wonderful blogs. If you missed the whole OWOH thing and don't know what I am talking about visit here. :-)I plan on doing some prize giveaways in the future so check back so you don't miss out!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Ultimate Blog Party Game Winner!

Drum roll please!

The winner of my Ultimate Blog Party guessing game, and only being three away from the correct answer of 42 is.......

Angi from Teen Lit Review.

Congratulations! Angi has won a Tooth Fairy Pillow from Lisa Michelle Design.


I am so happy to say that I won the Shaklee Basic H2 natural cleaner at Crunch Domestic Goddess Yeah!!!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Quilt Giveaway!

Giveaway is now over.
Enter to win a beautiful quilt from Old Red Barn Co. Dana is celebrating her 200th post. Go here for more info and to enter.

If you are here for the Ultimate Blog Party see post below. :-) Guess How many buttons are in the glass vase to win a pretty tooth fairy pillow.

Monday, March 10, 2008

It's A Bog Party!

Ultimate Blog Party 2008

The Guessing game is now over! Sorry you missed.
Welcome to the annual Ultimate Blog Party hosted by 5 Minutes For Mom. This is a female bloggers only party, sorry guys! LOL! This is my first year joining in on the fun, so welcome to my party pad! Visit 5 Minutes For Mom to find more bloggers that have joined the party.

As your host of this "party pad" let me introduce myself. My name is Lisa and I am a SAHM to three beautiful and creative children and wife to the love of my life, Steve! I am the designer of Lisa Michelle Design and I specialize in tooth fairy pillows and hair accessories for children. I love to create and surround myself with beautiful things. I enjoy sewing, quilting, decorating, gardening, singing, antiques and art.

Now for the fun stuff! You can't have a party without a game and a prize right? So here is what we are going to play, a guessing game! "How many jewel buttons are in the vase?" What you need to do is leave a comment and tell me how many antique jewel buttons you think are in the glass vase. You can click on the picture and get a closer view of the jar. I will choose the person with the right or closest answer. In the case that I have more than one person with the right or closest answer I will do a draw between those people for the prize. I will post a winner on Monday March 17th. When you leave a comment don't forget to leave me a way to contact you. If you don't have a link back to your blog please leave me your e-mail address or check back to see if you are a winner. If the winner does not have a way for me to contact them I will allow 3 days for the winner to contact me before I pick another winner.

Now for the prize! I am giving away a sweet tooth fairy pillow created by me. It has a small silver charm that you can use to personalize the pillow with a picture or an initial. The small organza pouch in the pocket is used to keep the tooth safe while it awaits the tooth fairy's visit. More tooth fairy pillows can be found at Lisa Michelle Design. If you live in a country that does not allow feathers please let me know when you comment and if you are the winner I can make you a pillow without feathers.
I will post a winner on March 17th. Good Luck!
Go here to win a bottle of Shaklee Basic H2 natural cleaner.

Go here enter a Watkins Spring Giveaway!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

My "Pink Artist Project" Squares

I finally finished my "Pink Artist Project" squares and got them sent out a day before the deadline. Phew!!! (wiping my brow right now). The first square has a wonderful quote and my favorite quote that says "Beautiful people cause beautiful things to happen". The second square says "Love". These squares along with other pink artists squares will be sewn onto a large doll that is being made right now by Monica Magness. When it is finished the doll will be featured in Art Doll Quarterly Magazine. A blanket and journal with a page dedicated to each artist and a picture of their squares will accompany the doll. Later it will be auctioned off on eBay and all proceeds will go to Susan G. Komen For The Cure . I will keep you updated on the doll as I get word.

My "Pink Artist Project" Posts.

Update March 7th: "Hold on what was I thinking! I did get them out on the deadline date, which was March 1st. Boy was I cutting it close. :-)"