This new baby is going to be sleeping amongst the softness of minky and bathed in purple. It would be so funny if when she can talk - she choses pink. All the fabric in this baby collection is from my favorite quilt shop called Fat Quarters and it washes up so beautiful. The pattern I used for the quilt is Trip Around the World. It really is beautiful. There are minky bumpers, a quilt, pillow, dust ruffle, diaper changing pad and blackout lined drapes. The chamois sheet in purple is soooo soft! It was ordered online from potterybarnkids. Custom baby bedding is awesome! Not another room like it.
I always think my cupcakes look homemade - cute, but not beautiful. I love the idea of the cupcake but never quite got the hang of it. Well, I finally got it. All it takes is the right recipe. I made these for Tiffany's baby shower. SHe loves purple so of course they are frosted purple - even the rose and sugar sprinkles are purple and they looked and tasted soooo good. Ther perfect frosting is the magnolia bakery vanilla butter cream. It is amazing to frost and eat. Click here for the recipe. For the cake I did a chocolate cookie dough. It too was unbelieveably good. Everyone - even non cake eaters love it. The receipe is from Trina and is on her blog. Try it here.
Another fun thing I made for the shower was a diaper cake. I used about 60 newborn diapers and fold them and placed them into layers holding them together with ribbon. I deocrated them with cute purple shoes, pacifiers, socks, ribbon's and flower. It turned out really cute and was so fun to make.
I am taking a quilt class that my good friend, Julie Isa, teaches every other Friday night. It is fun to get together with a bunch of quilters and make something beautiful from cut up fabric pieces. We are going to make some of the most awesome quilts this year and I am so excited about the quilt patterns she has selected. This SPOOL QUILT pattern is the first of the year. I chose to do mine smaller than the pattern so I could use it as a wall hanging in my sewing room and hang it above my cutting table. I love looking at it while I'm cutting up fabric. The thread area of the spools is from a charm pack called Wiscasset by Moda. I loved all the fabrics. I'm going to make a table runner from the extras. To me, quilts are artwork and should be enjoyed and cherished either while your sleeping, sewing, or whatever you are doing.
* Mother of 5, Grandma of 4 and another on the way
* Real Estate Broker and Salesperson - Real Estate Center in San Marcos
* Education: Bachelor of Science Degree, Business administration
* Seamstress, 30+ years
* Hobbies: Sewing, Quilting, Cooking, Gardening, Running, Biking, Reading, Yoga. I guess I just love to create things and make things pretty.
No - I Don't Just Sew
I love to create. I usually come up with an idea of something I want to do and then after dreaming about it (literally) I'm ready to draw the plans, make the pattern or solve the problem. Whether I am designing a new home, remodeling a kitchen, creating real estate marketing, decorating a tablescape, or making a birthday cake - I always try to strive for "my" level of perfection by doing the very best I can. My reward is seeing others find joy in the things I create.
Years ago my grandma Dover, a successful business woman, gave me the best advice ever. She said, “if you really want to be good at something… just find someone else who is – and then learn from them.” Yes, it’s just that easy.