For that past few weeks I have been working on a baby quilt for one of my dear friends. Her niece is due in April and she wanted to give her something special. Not the everyday store bought kind of gift. Together we went shopping and picked out the perfect fabric for this new little cowgirl. A precious paisley and polka-dot print. I love how this quilt turned out! It’s very soft and bright, perfect for a baby girl.
This is also the first quilt that has a monogram. One side has the baby’s initials and the other side has the baby’s birth date (it’s a scheduled c-section).
You may also remember that a few weeks ago I created a lovey with a bunny head. It matches this quilt as well. However, it too was monogrammed and boy what a difference! I’m looking to work together with the shop that did the embroidery so I can offer the service on my other lovies and quilts. It’s such a great personal touch!
The Blogging Business Artisan challenge for March comes to us from Linda of Pruitt Creations:
“Let’s explore color in terms of tint. In color theory, a tint is the mixture of a color with white, which increases lightness. We often create with bright color and ignore tints of color. Create a project with muted tints leaving lots of white space, if you can. i.e. flowery/botanical/plant project, but it doesn’t have to be flowery–that’s just to get you thinking. This project is to challenge your thought processes about color, using tints. Don’t be intimidated by the absence of bright color. Get creative!”
I have wanted to learn more about photo editing and manipulating, so I decided to give it a try for this month’s challenge. I took a photo of my son Jax that I had taken last year and started to play with the colors.
This picture has a lot dark shadows and dark colors. Sticking with the challenge of tinting I started playing with the light. I tried masking the picture with different tints – pink and yellow – and played with the brightness and color saturation. I feel so funny writing terms such as color saturation and brightness considering this is the first time I’ve ever done something like this. I am interested in learning more about photography, but I’m so low on the totem pole that you couldn’t even call me an amateur. So, you can understand why I’m a little nervous about posting the final photo, but here it is. I really like how it turned out. It excites me for spring!
Yesterday morning my husband woke up, walked downstairs and found that the living room was trashed! Chairs were tipped over, toys were every where, and magazines were thrown about. Just as he was starting to yell for the boys, he realized something new on the floor. There was leprechaun gold all over the place and a couple of leprechauns hats that he hadn’t seen before. It dawned on him then that today is St. Patrick’s Day and a couple of leprechauns must have broken into our house and had a party!
The boys were thrilled! Jax was so excited that they had left gold and hats. He told everyone he saw today about the “sneaky” leprechauns. Harry really only cared about the hats, but at least he was happy.
This is only a part of the mess. Behind me is a staircase with blankets threaded through the rails, a hat on the banister, and more toys tossed about. My favorite touch is the stuffy in the box wearing the frog hat. Something tells me the toys may have partied a little too hard with those “sneaky” leprechauns!