Monday, November 8, 2010

Still at It

Just so you don't think that I sit around here all day and do nothing, I want to show you what I did this morning BEFORE I cleaned the house.......

3 Christmas Cupcakes

I actually drew it yesterday and couldn't wait to put it together. I knew the "sprinkles" would be the crowning glory!! He-he! When my kids were little, they wouldn't touch ice cream or donuts that didn't have sprinkles on top. And my daughter always insisted on a cherry too! This little mug rug would be right up her alley. (I won't show her though........she already stole Goosey Lucy last night......so how many mug rugs does she need anyhow?)

My favorite is this one though:

A Peacock in a Pear Tree

Ever since the doll swap, I've been itching to do another crayon quilt. Actually, I didn't originally plan on doing this one that way, but after I looked at the amount of feathers, and wondered how I'd keep them all straight with applique, I decided that crayons would be my best bet. I love how he turned out and I am staring at him hanging in my kitchen right now. I named it, "A peacock in a pear tree" for obvious reasons. Just wait for the rest of the 12 days of Christmas. You can only imagine what 4 calling birds might look like, can't you???? How fun! I have all sorts of whimsical stuff swimming in my head. (Incidentally, if you want a brush up course on how to do the crayon procedure, here is a link to my tutorial: http://mamacjt.blogspot.com/2010/08/flowers-by-mail.html) The only thing I did differently this time, is I used a #30 weight black thread rather than the #12 pearl cotton. The #12 perle would have been too thick for that many lines and I would have had a million ends to bury.

I also can show you a beauty of a placemat that I received from suejoy today. She was my swap partner for that swap. I just love it.

My placemat from suejoy

So that's it until next time. Who knows what will be next? With me, you just never know!!! I sure hope you have fun seeing all my stuff as much as I LOVE making it. Come back....please?? It's so much more fun to share.


16 comments:

KarrieLyne said...

I don't know how you do it. Each piece I see is cuter than the next. That peacock is absolutely adorable! I should hire you to make me a turtle quilt...or maybe take lessons so I can make my own! Crayon quilt....I need to go investigate what you mean by that! :D

Jenni said...

Love them! Can't wait to see the other 11 days!

Karamat said...

Wow!! Incredible as usual!

Ursula said...

Are you kidding? I love visiting your blog! Everything is soooo fun! Please don't stop sharing.

CJ said...

Such cute rug mugs!! I can't wait to see the rest of the 12 days of Christmas through your eyes.
Going to check out that crayon technique now.
Can you tell me where I might find instruction on the quilting your are doing on these?? I love that Don't Look Now style but have no idea where I might find out HOW to do it!

Dolly said...

Oh, yeh !

I'm out here.......I don't comment often, but I surely do enjoy your colorful 'play purties' !

Shayla Sharp said...

Your killin' me with all your adorable creations! Every time I think one is my favorite out comes another "favorite"! I check your blog just to see what new thing you've come up with.

Anja said...

How do you manage to draw one cutest bird after another? Your creations always make me smile and I can´t wait until I see on my blogroll there´s a new post by you!
Love reading your blog!

Anja

Poppyprint said...

I look forward to the 4 calling birds on their iPhones!

Michele said...

You are a true inspiration. Such cute and clever minis. The place mat is lovely too.

Michelle said...

Love that peacock!

Vivian said...

Another cutie! You have such a unique style to your designs.

Dianne said...

I look forward to your creations every day...so much cutitude!!! You are an inspiration to your blog groupies so keep posting please. I am planning to try my first "improv" applique quilty thing this weekend...wish me luck!!!!

Diane said...

I just discovered your blog and I can only say - "WOW" I am so inspired by what I'm seeing! Thanks for sharing!

KerryQ said...

I love checking out your blog! You must have an art background! You're so talented!

Annie of Blue Gables said...

I just ADORE your stuff. You are so much like me. I have that same expensive colored pencil set. I'm sorry it didn't work. Thanks for all the wonderful ideas. I can hardly wait to try some of these things. ~a