Saturday, March 10, 2012

A Review of Quilts from the House of Tula Pink

I have been waiting for this book for so freaking long. Wait can I say I am a big time member of Tula's Troops. And it was worth the wait!

The photography in this book and the over all styling is just gorgeous! You can tell how much work went into every photo and the colors are so bright, cheery, and homey.

Sprinkled throughout the book were these fabulous little "Tula says..." boxes full of great little tips, anecdotes, and inspirations!

The illustrations and directions were hand drawn and so sweet.

One of my favorite non-quilting projects is this awesome lampshade embroidery decoration. Its so cute! And I already have the perfect lamp from Ikea to try it on!

The absolute BEST part of the book though was the story behind the quilting of each quilt. Tula explains why she wanted certain motifs and designs, and that the quilting adds another dimension to the quilt as a whole. Its not just about the design or the fabric or the piecing. It's about everything all together, and the quilting plays a big part in that.

All in all this book is an awesome addition to my sewing library. True I am a bit biased as I love her fabrics, but still this is a valuable tool for those looking to learn to quilt and those more experienced sewers who need a little bit of inspiration in their lives!  GET IT!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Do you see what I see?


Houston we have a problem.


This is what happens when you mix hand sewing and a good white wine.


OOPS. Now where is my seam ripper.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Welcome to the Happiest Place on Earth

Yes. That one.

I was lucky enough to spend all of last week in beautiful Orlando, Florida and Walt Disney World.

But don't worry I am not going to completely overwhelm you with photos. Just going to share a few of my favorite Hipstamatic shots. (And download the Hipstamatic app - you'll love it. I promise.)

There where parades.

There were shows.

There were rides.

There were animals.

There was fun.


And I realized that even though I am now 2,000 miles away from my family and friends in Texas we can still always meet up somewhere amazing in between us. It's a small world afterall.

Until next time my lovely readers when I share with you a new favorite artist and a review of Miss Tula's new book - Goodbye!

And heres a bit of magic to send you on your way :)