Thursday, February 23, 2012

Yellow Accents...

I have a story for you all.  About 2 months ago, my husbands family decided to have a mini family vacation over Presidents' Day.

Not long after, I got an email from my amazing sister-in-law, Dana, who also happens to be a fantastic photographer.   Dana decided we really should do a family picture while we were all together.  She had hunted down 7 different "color palettes" to choose from.  After lots of emails and discussion (we take our pictures seriously!), we finally decided on greens/blues/browns with mustard yellow accents.
Yellow accents!?  I didn't have any of those, so I went shopping.  After finding out that it was $20 for a cute yellow hat, I decided to get my creative genius out of cold storage!
I found this really nasty mustard yellow tank top on clearance (I wonder why) for $1.50.  Then I went to work.  Here's what we ended up with:


Some Simple Hair Clips
A Triple Braided Headband

And Simple Headband

I was pretty happy with the results.  And the final picture turned out really nice:

And there you go... mustard yellow accessories for $1.50!  Gotta love it!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Pattern Pick: Little Lads Vest

I am not only in love with Anthea's Little Lads Vest Pattern, but I am in love with this sweet little lad in this photo.  Is he adorable or what?
Here is what Anthea says about this one:
The little lads vest is a super stylish reversible vest that can be dressed up or down.  Perfect for weddings or other special occasions or simply team it with a polo shirt and jeans for a more casual look.  Whatever the occasion this trendy vest is sure to make your little lad look very dapper and handsome.
So true.  So with Easter coming up (I know because all the Easter stuff appeared in my grocery store yesterday!), just think how adorable it would be to make this sweet vest to match the Easter dress you are making for your girl!  So very adorable. Do you think my 11-year old would wear a vest?

Monday, February 6, 2012

Pattern Pick: Picnic in the Park with Sweet Jane

I can't say enough about the creative boost I get every time I look at Sue's quilts!  Today I'd like to feature one called Picnic in the Park.  And here it is!

It's kind of a handy pattern in that it's designed for those Jelly Rolls, Layer Cakes or Fat Quarters.

I love the alternating rectangles that add a bit of the unexpected tho this lovely quilt design.

It's a quick and easy quilt with that modern flair.  Bring it on.  And thank you Sue, for the inspiration!!