Paintings at Starbucks

My friend, Abbey, and I have our work hanging at Starbucks in Round Rock. Stop by and see it and order a coffee while you are there! I plan to go in soon and try one of their new sweet treats. Cake on a stick? What!?


Watermelon slice table topper

I made this as a gift for my cousin and his wife that got married in March. I think they really like it and it was a lot of fun to make. This is the first "quilt as you go" project that I have worked on. I wish it had a few more seeds on it, but those buttons are really hard to find for some reason.
I have fabric to make a second watermelon slice, among my stack of fifteen or so projects that I need to get started on.


Clarksville Family FunFest...a success

I had a good day at this event even though the wind was so strong all day long. My canopy and a painting were damaged, but hopefully soon I will have everything back together and in working order. There weren't too many people out shopping, but overall it was a good show. I made some sales and met lots of people.
And I was able to listen to good live music all day, like Joe McDermott. "Don't drop a brick on your will hurt. It will make you hop around in the dirt."
Thank you to everyone who came out to support a good cause.


Shop Crafty...after the show

Another great show hosted by the wonderful Lone Star Ladies, Anne Marie and Allison! Thank you to everyone who came to shop and say hello.
See you again next spring!


And Spring Is Back Again

This piece is a 4 by 12 inch gallery wrapped canvas. The background was painted in acrylics, and then individual beads were sewn on to depict this bright, springtime flower.


Meet the Vendors of Shop Crafty

Please visit the Handmade Happenings blog to meet the Shop Crafty vendors.

There are so many great shops that will be at the show on Saturday, so introductions are broken down into three blog postings, starting with Part One.

Here is a link to Part Two.

Splendid Calm Textiles and I Love Indigo are mentioned in Part Three.

We hope to see you there on Saturday!


Clarkesville Family FunFest

Sunday, April 17th, 2011 from 1 - 6 p.m.

The festival will be at the Clarksville Neighborhood Center on West 11th in Old West Austin.

Artisans Fair
Silent Auction
Pet Parade and Contest
Food from local restaurants, including Galaxy and Zocolo
Live music, Sweet Home Baptist Church choir & Joe McDermott

Proceeds from the festival will be used to help support the affordable housing program of the Clarksville Community Development Corporation (CCDC), improvements to Mary Baylor Park, and to help pay for the renovation of the historic Sweet Home Baptist Church. The CCDC is dedicated to preserving the history of historic Clarksville, a community established by freed slaves immediately after the Civil War and to maintaining the ethnic and economic diversity of Clarksville through its affordable housing program. Sweet Home was founded by freed slaves in 1871 and was recently given historic designation by the City of Austin.


Aggies in love...eating food...outside

I made this Aggie picnic blanket for my cousin Aaron and his wife, Mauri. It is their wedding gift, and I think it turned out great! I received my thank you card in the mail this weekend and they seem to be really excited about the blanket. I used a vinyl coated fabric for the backing so that it can lay on the grass and dirt, and then be easily cleaned off.
These two newlyweds need to go have a picnic before it gets any hotter outside!