Thursday, April 28, 2011

Safari Mobile

I try not to shamelessly self promote my etsy shop on my blog too often here on my blog, but today I had to make an exception because I just love my new product so much! I had a customer email me about a custom order for a safari themed mobile. I started playing with the idea and am pleasantly surprised with how it turned out!

Monday, April 25, 2011


Every year in the spring JB and I head up to Southern Utah to brand the calves on the family farm. Basically, this is how it goes down: I play with my camera for a couple of hours and pretend to be a real photographer, and JB and the guys do the dirty work.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Baby Shower Quilt

I realize that I said I was going to blog about the second half of the baby shower I threw. And then suddenly a month passed!

Anyway, I am way excited to share this with you. Sometimes I really hate baby shower games and activities. Sometimes they are fine. But I wanted to come up with something unique and cool and memorable for Juli's shower.

I have seen at some showers where they have a bunch of quilt squares and fabric markers, and they have everyone write a message to the mother-to-be, and they make it into a quilt. I decided to take that idea to the next level and make a fun, graphic quilt. I have been seeing these fun freezer paper stencil tutorials all over the web and they inspired me! I cut a bunch of 8" white cotton quilt squares, had little pieces of freezer paper available, and fabric spray paint.

Then, as part of the shower, I had each guest sketch up little design on the freezer paper, cut it out, and iron it onto the quilt square. Then, I used fabric spray paint to set the image. The great thing about this is anyone can do it. If some of the guests weren't feeling particularly artistic, hey! Do a polka dot pattern! Anyone can cut circles out of paper, and it looks great!

Here is the finish product:

I love that Juli has this cute keepsake from her shower that everyone got to contribute to.

One tip: I had the spray paint on the back porch and I told guests they could spray theirs if they wanted to, but if not I could do it later. But if I ever did this again, I would just do them all myself at a later time. I felt kind of bad that some of the guests left the shower with blue and or black fingers from the spray paint. Plus, one of the paints clogged half way thru and it was too crazy to try and unclog it in the middle of the shower.