I just couldn't wait to share with you some non-Margaret's Hope Chest related stuff....
My month (or two) has been consumed with creating unique student generated artwork for our school's fundraising auction. I have spent countless hours now making quilts, editing photos on the computer, spending $$$$ at the Staples copy center, attending meetings etc.
Yes, if you have kids that go to a school you know what I am talking about!
But I do love it so that is why I do it.
I will start with the eggs above which myself and four other mothers created this morning for the centerpieces at the dinner. I found the tutorial HERE and instantly I knew I wanted to try it. Ours aren't quite as beautiful as hers are but hey, I still think they are darn cute. Plus, it was a good break from quilting!
Speaking of quilts.....
here is the completed Kindergarten hand print quilt!
It turned out just as I imagined it and trust me that does not happen very often!
|That's my daughter Clara's handprint--isn't it cute? :)|
And does anyone remember that I swore I wasn't going to quilt these myself?? Yeah, well guess what, I did! The longarm quilter I had lined up totally flaked on me and I was stuck doing them myself.
The handprint one turned out fantastic--really, I think that is the best stippling I have ever done.
And here is the Dr. Seuss quilt! Each child in my son's class drew a self portrait--I copied them onto printable fabric and then added the hats. It's wonky and bright and a little crazy--just like the characters in Dr. Seuss's books I think (personally, his books scare me a little).
|This is my son's block--he gets his art skills from his father--hehe!!|
I have several other projects that I will share when I am finished--I have to be done with everything before the end of this week! Yikes!