Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Blog Hop

I can't wait for the blog hop to start! Only six more days!!!!
Fall-o-ween Blog Hop - Boooooooooooooo!
10 designers and 10 days of blog hopping. What more could a Halloween lover want? Uh, maybe someone to help me make up my mind on a halloween costume. I'm thinking of going as Flo from the Progressive Insurance commercials. She cracks me up. Or Jack from Jack in the Box. Who says it has to be a guy? Maybe Jack is short for Jacqueline!!

I'm super excited about attending Tracy's Plumcute Designs stitchery class in Livermore this Thursday.
Quilting in the Garden
I'm taking the day off work (which is even better) to attend the class and enjoy the beautiful outdoor quilts. The weather is supposed to be beautiful, if somewhat warm. Luckily I like the heat.

Enjoy your Tuesday,

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Halloween baglets & Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

I call these my Halloween baglets cuz they're a smaller size bag......but still big enough to hold lots of halloween goodies. The labels are from Sweetwater's Label Club and they are perfect. When you join their club (I think it's only around $6), you get four labels plus a personalized label with your name on it and a pattern for their monthly project. This month's pattern included a bag but I decided to put my labels on some canvas bags in my stash of craft stuff...............

I think I need to add some black/orange trim on these also.
Here's a close up of the label. I put them on a black/orange background before applying to the bag.

Forgot to turn the automatic date off my camera again.....apparently my camera is stuck in July.

This set of salt & pepper shakers is THE CUTEST!! My friend Dino was in Pismo Beach, Ca and saw these....he knew Scotty and I would love them and you know what, he's right!! They have a magnet where the lips are so they kiss. Adorable.

Last weekend we went to an outdoor concert at Villa Montalvo......Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. They are a jazzy swing band and we go all out.....dressing the part even! Oh my gosh, what a beautiful venue.

My Scotty looking like one cool cat!!

Alicia and I being silly. What a beautiful evening for an outdoor concert.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Winners and more finished projects

Alice, Deanna and Stephanie left messages on my blog about Halloween so guess what......all three of them are getting a Halloween goodie package!! Yippee! Ladies, please send me your snail mail addresses via my email address (bdkitty2@hotmail.com) and I'll get your packages out to you.

On another Halloween note, http://www.ericas.com/ has an awesome selection of halloween projects and fabric. Check them out when you get a chance.

Look at the adorable charm pack and buttons I received from Alice and Joy. I've become obsessed with charm packs AND buttons so I was very happy to win these lovelies. My button jar is beginning to bulge. Guess I'll have to get a larger one soon.

These little gems are finally finished also. I've been SLOWLY rearranging my quilt room......making everything easier to get to.... and needed a couple of cute bookshelf toppers. These turned out perfect for the colors of my room......cream, white and spring green. I put some brown on the back of one of them......not sure why but I guess I liked it.

Hope you all enjoy your day!

Monday, September 13, 2010

UFO finally finished!!! Yippee!

This is the Crown Royal quilt I finally finished for my Scotty. He asked for this quilt well over a year ago and he took possession last night. It was alot of work but he loves it so it was worth it. He's 6'2" tall and he's holding the quilt over his head so it's definitely long enough for him.
The bad part is I had my 'automatic date' feature turned off my camera and I took these pictures last night and somehow the date feature is back on. And of course, it's the wrong date! Argh!!

Don't be alarmed......we did not drink all the Crown Royal it took to make this quilt. We bought some of the bags on ebay and alot of our friends have been giving us bags also. For those of you not familiar with Crown Royal, it's a whiskey that comes wrapped in a purple felt bag. Anyway, Scott will be the envy of his friends when he goes on his 'guys weekend'.

Close up.

This is the label on the back. Cute, huh?

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Not-so-spooky Halloween Cat & Giveaway........Yippee!!

Is this card hee-lar-ee-ous or what?? I was looking at Halloween goodies last night and found this adorable card. He's definitely more of a 'fat cat' and less of a spooky cat. I'm soooooo excited for Halloween! It's my favorite holiday and I love to decorate myself and the house. I'm not sure what I'll be this year......I have a ton of ideas but the hardest part is picking a costume. I usually make all my costumes.....I think my favorite was the year I dressed up as a giant candy corn. I made the costume out of squishy foam sheets and orange/yellow/white fabric. I sooooo wish I could find a picture of that costume but I think those were in the box of stuff I lost when I moved back to California. Hey, guess I could make another one!!

Does anyone out there love/like/despise/don't care about Halloween? Let me know and I'll put your name in the hat for a halloween treat giveaway!

Enjoy your day!