Thursday, December 23, 2010

merry christmas

we decided to go sans tree again this year. we actually have lots of little trees (i collect them), but no "real" tree. my mom got me this ceramic christmas tree last year and i love it. it reminds me of my grandma marilyn and grandpa donald who i always miss, but especially at christmas. each year they had ceramic trees and as a kid i always thought it was really lame to not have a real tree, but now i get it. it's amazing how your mind changes as more time and experience are under your belt.

i made some changes to our living room. we got a NEW flat screen TV! which rules, although it's making our tv watching time increase. after the new year i'll get some pics of the new set up which includes a credenza and new art. in the meantime, here's a sneak peak of the art and my wreath from craft night.

have a very merry christmas from me and moz.

custom quilt #2: take 2

i am usually a procrastinator, but this time i actually finished custom quilt #2 two weeks early. that proved to be a good decision, because when i took it out of the dryer a few seams had ripped open. heartbreaking :-( this happened once before and i ended up giving it to my niece. this reject i gave to dave, since he's been wanting a quilt for years. i do, however, intend to make him his own.

anyway, here's the reject original (the back is above).

and here's the new, non seam ripping one :-)

i even make a little tag for the gift giver.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

christmas shopping

this year i've been trying to get a lot of shopping done on etsy and at local shops and craft fairs. we were driving through manayunk the other weekend and drove right by three potato four, which i have been wanting to stop by, so we did. they had LOTS of cool vintage stuff, you should check them out.

i also went to the craft show crafty balboa, which was fun. i didn't buy any gifts there, just stuff for me :-)

where have you been doing your christmas shopping?

Friday, December 3, 2010

custom quilt #2

i started another custom quilt, this one is a christmas gift for a lucky person. here are some pics of the quilt in process.