Sunday, June 26, 2011

The Spice of Life

I love spending my days working on lots of different things.
This week, I started designing a quilt for fall.
Here's a sneak peek.
And, since we're celebrating Canada's 144th birthday
 this July 1st,
I made a couple of these,
thanks to my friend Kimberly's bunting tutorial on May 27th.
I also made some of these.
And just a few of these,
(my primitive version of the Maple Leaf,
found on Canada's flag).
I made them by sewing and stuffing the muslin shapes,
then painting them red.
When dry, I sanded the leaves, painted them
with coffee and cinnamon,
and tied them onto old bobbins with a bit of twine.
They'll be for sale at Country Lane Antiques in Fort Langley,
the birthplace of British Columbia, Canada,
about 30 minutes from where I live.
And finally, I made these "tipsy pots"!
Aren't they cool?
You can find directions here.
Enjoy your summer!


  1. Love the quilty! Love everything you are working on. Those leaves are really perfectly prim!

  2. yay for summer! I saw those tipsy pots too and am debating making them. they are just too cute.

  3. You got a lot more done this week than I did, lol.
    I have been busy having fun and getting some paddling in.
    Now I am rejuvenated and ready to start creating and quilting again.


  4. I love your prim version of the maple leaf and how you paint them, so cute. I've made my tipsy pots a couple weeks ago and love it in the garden.

  5. I am looking forward to see that new fall quilt finished! Maybe in your next book?
    Have a nice week!