Thursday, August 4, 2011

Little Bluebird

After a couple hectic weeks preparing the new market releases, I was thrilled to get out of my office/studio today to help my friend Mary celebrate her birthday - we made plans a couple weeks ago and it was perfect timing. We took a mini road trip to one of my favorite quilt shops a little over an hour away (Quilts & Other Notions in Creston, IA)...then had lunch at a great little Mexican restaurant in the area. I found some wonderful fabrics (seen below) for the Winding Ways quilt I want to get started on (in my spare time) and a couple Halloween print fat quarters...we enjoyed a yummy lunch, had a chance to catch-up and giggle, then it was back to Des Moines (and reality).

Once I dropped Mary off and unloaded my car, I headed out to do a long list of WAY overdue errands. In the midst of things that had to be done, I made a quick stop at Archiver's to see if they had a tool in stock I was looking for (they didn't)...but, they were having a free mini card workshop - where I made the card shown (upper right)...isn't it cute?! I am still kind of a newbie to cardmaking, but have found I really enjoy it. The little card shown was quite fun to make and I got to try out some products I had never used before, including Distress Ink and a Xyron Mega Runner Adhesive Gun. I loved making this sweet little card and hope to make many more in the future...

6 comments:

  1. Glad you had a day out with your friend! Neat fabrics! Love the note card you made! That bluebird is precious! Is it quilled?

    Robin

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  2. Love the little card with the quilled bird. Very cute. Nice fabrics too.

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  3. yup..i also love love the little card with the quilled bird...so sweet..and very nice fabrics xx

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  4. Those fabrics are gorgeous! Love the colors!

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  5. Your card is cute, cute. I love your new designs and wish you much success and luck at market! Sounds like you are making an interesting new quilt - look forward to seeing the progress.

    Sherry
    itsallaboutsherry.blogspot.com

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  6. I'm loving those fabrics! Can't wait to see where they end up...

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