Friday, October 1, 2010

It's a Candy Corn Friday

I LOVE Candy Corn. I love the candy and I love the colors. Since the storebought kind is hard on the hips I've created some Candy Corn of my own.

Starting with----

Now tell me--how "cute" is that?


And you know that every cutie needs a cute hat---

Thanks to KrissyWonders for this adorable pattern.



But what if you live in FL and it is still too hot for a hat?

Then you find yourself some cute Candy Corn barrette covers!


Now what to do if your Candy Corn Cutie is a messy Candy Corn eater--

She's gonna need a Candy Corn bib of course!

And last of all you're gonna need something to clean up the Candy Corn mess--

So how about a Candy Corn dishcloth with a couple of Candy Corn Potholders.

And if that's not enough Candy Corn for you-head on over to Someday Crafts  for an eyeful of Candy Corn. 
They are hosting Candy Corn Friday and I'm joining in the fun.

BTW---some of these items will be listed in my etsy store--WildflowerKidz.
Stop by for a visit.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Innocent Crush Sighting

QuiltHome.com - Modern Designer Fabric by Amy Butler, Kaffe Fassett and More

I received an email this morning from Quilt Home--one of my all time favorite online fabric stores.

And what did they tell me was in stock?

Well, from the title of this post I'll bet you guessed!

That's right--

The wonderful new fabric line from Anna Maria Horner

INNOCENT CRUSH

I'm not sure if I'm allowed to post pictures of her fabric so just follow the link to see this wonderful new fabric -- but don't buy it all save some for me!!!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Fall in FL

Since so many of you will soon be posting pictures of changing leaves,
I thought I'd share my Fall pics.



This is what Fall in Florida is like for those of us on the east coast----
The tourists are gone
The kids are back in school


The temperature is starting to cool-off



And there are long stretches of empty beach,
just perfect for an evening walk.

Friday, June 18, 2010

National Flip Flop Day

They are the only shoes a Beach-Girl needs--

Thursday, June 10, 2010

The Quilt is Finished!!!


After procrastinating for a few weeks, worried that it would be "too hard", I finally just did it!

I laid out and taped the backing to the floor--















I spread out the batting--

I laid out the quilt top over the backing and batting-

And I pinned it all together--

I machine quilted it-
And here IT is finished---

The front--
And the back--
Although it's not perfect--it is my "1st Quilt Ever"--I'm happy with it.
I LOVE the colors
and most importantly
I learned alot!
I've already started on another quilt!!!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

For the Birds---

Looks like there's a new "kid" on the block--
I heard "him" chirping this morning while I was enjoying my coffee on the patio.

As I took a closer look I saw--
A brother or sister-
They look so cute.


Noticed some more movement and then there were--
Three!!


Momma was getting worried--
So I left her alone to tend to her babies-
And I went back to my coffee.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The mail came!


I love getting packages in the mail.


This is from my blogging friend, Lisa, at
She was having a giveaway and I won.

Love the colors!


What is it?
It's a beautiful scarf---


































That she knitted herself.
The pictures do not do it justice.
I wish you could see how beautiful it is---and oh-so-soft!


































Thank-you Lisa
I LOVE IT!!!
Stop by and visit her.
And while you're there take a tour of her Folly--
Don't know what a folly is-
Then you need to visit and find out.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

It's a Blog Party






Marla at Always Nesting is hosting a


I'm linking up with yesterday's post. It was definately a WOO HOO for me.
Come on over and join the party.
Marla has wonderful refreshments and lots of friends to visit.
See You There!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Sewing Something Sweet



As I said in my previous post, we were invaded by lovebugs last week. It was so bad I couldn't get outside to work in the yard.

So I decided to sit at the sewing machine and make a shirred dress for my little granddaughter. I got the pattern from Whimsy Couture Boutique. She has the cutest patterns and very good instructions.


I had never shirred anything before--it took me almost 4 hours to get the hang of it-


And as you can see--
Several practice swatches--


The first one didn't really shirr at all--

I started to get the hang of it--


Finally I got the elastic thread wound correctly on the bobbin.
And my practice swatch looked like it was suppose to--


Now here is the dress--


This is the front--


 And this is the back---
It's a little blurry. But it is adorable.

I'll be mailing it off to Georgia-
I can't wait to see it on her.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

The Love-Bug Invasion




No --


I'm not talking about the cute little Volkswagon "love-bug"



You remember it --

From the movie--




No -- I'm talking insects--



Swarming insects --




Hundreds of them--




Can you see them--


It has been horrible the last few days-

They only live a few days--

"making-love" the whole time--

The female lays her eggs--

Then they die.

I  spent this morning sweeping their little carcasses off my porches.

But the eggs will hatch and  we'll have a whole new batch. Usually in September. Something to look forward to.

And you thought Florida was all beaches, sun-tans and oranges!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Shellelicious Giveaway!!!

Wait till you see this shell-fabulous giveaway at tales from an oc cottage. I have never seen such delightful shell creations as hers. And she's giving them away to some lucky person.


Go check it out---I'm keeping my fingers crossed!!


I love all that glitter and this Birdhouse is too die for!!!

Good Luck!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The Quilt--the work continues---

I've been working on getting my quilt pieces together

I've finished the quilt top-
I wasn't sure I was going to like it but once it was all sewn together I like it alot-

This isn't really a very good picture but the colors of the blocks and the border really make me think of fall.

This is the fabric and the pieced strip for the back. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this fabric. I might have to go back to JoAnn's and buy some more.


This is the binding--all 240" of it!































I still need to sew the pieced strip to the backing--

After reading Care's last post about putting the quilt together I'm starting to get worried.

I've come this far--
Hope I will be able to make it to the finish line--

Saturday, May 1, 2010

May Flowers--

I've been busy working in the yard this past week--

So have the bees--



I've never had roses before but last year Publix had little pots of miniature roses--
So I bought a few--

I can't believe they made it through the winter but here they are blooming in their pots on my patio--



There's a white one--


And a yellow one--

 
 
And a red one---



I think they are so pretty and delicate--being so small--
Maybe my "green thumb" is coming back--