Friday, May 21, 2010


I know that some of you (me included!) only read blog posts from a reader. case you haven't checked out my actual blog in a bit, let me remind you about a special offer from a favorite seller of mine.

Actually, let me just copy and paste what I have written at the top of my page (there I go being lazy again...):

Don't forget to check out Simply Simon's lovely store! Mention the code theatticstudio15 to receive a 15% discount off your order! Offer ends May 31st.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Post #50!!  Wahoo!!  (Hello new followers!  You haven't gone unnoticed!) 

Thanks for stopping in and reading.  My husband said if I didn't get back to blogging, I would lose all my followers, namely him.  Well honey (darling, SWEETIE), here you go :).

I would feel a little more celebratory about a milestone post if my head wasn't pounding.  If it didn't require me to go down the stairs, through the living, past the kitchen, trip over toys in the playroom (a.k.a. piano room), and into the bathroom...I would get some tylenol. 

But that would require entirely too much effort :).  (My husband is laughing right now because he knows this is soooo true about me.)


I found this link on Mod Podge Rocks that links to a fabric bowl engineered completely with Mod Podge. 

This is my version.  I used a small pyrex bowl as my mold (you know, the kind with the blue lid that you use to take left-over spaghetti to work).  Both pieces of fabric were pieces left over from my first apron.

I put my wrist pincushion inside for size referencing, but I have been keeping my earrings in it.  Evidently I haven't been doing a good job at keeping my earrings in it though because there weren't ANY earrings in it when I went to photograph it... 

Friday, May 14, 2010

Top 10 Photo

The Trendy Treehouse picked my photo as one of the top 10!  (Check out my last post)

Here's my fancy prize:


:)  What more could a girl ask for??

I'm on a bit of a hiatus today, but I will hopefully be able to share some amazing pictures of my view tomorrow.  Happy Weekend!!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

It's Shutter Love Tuesdays on Trendy Treehouse!  

Today's theme was "Mother's Love".  This picture is from Easter and captures and sweet moment between me and my E.  She loves to play with my hair, and especially loves it when I tickle her face with it.  I love to hear her giggle when I try to "steal all her sugars". :)  

Sorry about the lack of Tuesday Cup of Cheer.  I hope you found your own cheer today!  I got back from my photography class really late last night and didn't really have time to put it together.  I'll make next weeks doubly nice!

Dear Trendy Treehouse,
I realize your post says the picture should be taken by us, but I adore this picture of my baby and me.  I suppose I could fib and tell you that I used my self-timer or a remote, but the truth sister took it.  She did use my camera though!  I completely understand if you disregard my picture because of this fact.  No hard feelings :).

Go check out the other entries!


Monday, May 10, 2010

Sunday Roundup

Happy Mother's Day to me! 

And to you if such formalities apply!

This is a picture of me, taking a picture of me, standing in front of my mother's antique dresser mirror.  If I'd had two thoughts about it, I would have moved her lotion and ash-tray-turned-candle holder-turned-jewelry-catchall (yup, I'm serious) and taken a wider shot.  It is a beautiful dresser. 

I spent the day with my daughter.  We drove down to my mom's and dad's and had lunch.   

Then we met my dear husband and drove out to our rented pasture to check on the cows.  Once we found them, they followed the truck back to the feed troughs to collect their weekly corn.  

I love that both of these pictures are of me taking pictures (it's Mother's Day...I'm allowed to be a little self-centered!).  

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Sleepy Saturday Sewing

In one week, the weather here has gone from nice to rainy to flooding to nice to super nice to hot.  Today it is cool and very windy.  While E and my husband went out this morning I sneaked upstairs and made a pot holder to coordinate with a hand towel I had made a while back.  

The weather has nothing to do with the sewing.  I just can't hear anything else right now except the wind whipping against the roof in this attic room.

For the towel, I just used a strip of fabric from a jelly roll I've had for a while.  The towel was an extra from the Christmas towels I made.

For the potholder, I loosely followed a tutorial from  The only obvious difference is that I did a diagonal quilting stitch, rather than horizontal or vertical.  The fabric was left over from an apron I made for myself.

If you would like to see better details, just click on the pictures to make them larger.
I got done just in time to eat lunch and take a nap.  :)

Happy Saturday

Friday, May 7, 2010

And the winner is...

Thank you all so much for coming by and entering my first giveaway!

Before I announce the winner, check out this awesome deal being offered: 
And all because you came, you saw, you followed! :)

Simply Simon (who made the Clare journal that I featured in this week's Tuesday Cup of Cheer) has also offered a sweet deal for all of my readers!  Dez will give you a 15% discount on all of her products through the end of May.  Just send her a little note through her shop 
and mention the code theatticstudio15.  She'll work out all the details with you from there

Trust me when I say, she is one of the most personable sellers I've bought from!  And did I mention that I love my Lucille journal?!?


 And now for the other good stuff... picked the winner for me, because I am just that lazy.

Congratulations, Annie!

Jealous.  :)