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Friday, October 24, 2014

WIP: Hot Pink and Black Queen Size Rag Quilt

Today, I've been watching my instagram feed fill up with a bunch of lovely pictures of Quilt Market setup. All my favortie quilty peeps and fabric companies have posted so much eye candy, and I get to watch it all unfold from the comforts of my home.

Today, I laid out this beautiful queen size rag quit in hot pink and black fabrics, instead of going to quilt market.
 



I haven't been to quilt market, but one day It is my dream to go.

But for today I will sit at home, rock my 5 week old baby, work on customer orders, and whatever else I do in a day while I work at home and take care of my 4 littles.

I can't ask for a better life.

So I won't wish too much about being somewhere else instead of here.  I will enjoy each moment that I have with the little people I have.  Quilt market can wait, but I can't stop my kiddos from growing up.  

I'm #notgoingtomarket so instead I am working on a #queensize #ragquilt. #lovemyjob #etsy #pink via Instagram http://ift.tt/1tsx1oh

Thursday, October 23, 2014

A Story of Stuffing: USPS

Sometimes, when I package a customers items, their beautiful quilt, or curtains, or car seat tent, or crib set, or whatever it may be, fits ever so nicely in a flat rate package of whatever size. 

But then sometimes, it doesn't.

Then sometimes, if I work REALLY.HARD I can get said item into a flat rate box (or envelope). 

Its kinda like a game.  A game I play against the Post Office. 

A game of "can I cram the box Just Enough that it will pass the "no stuffing" rule".  I'm not necessarily competitive by nature.  Seriously.



It may take a little box sitting (literally), or a little pulling and tugging, and taping as I go.

It may take a lot of patience, a lot of muscle, and a lot of brain power.  

But in the end it IS possible.  With a little stamina and endurance.  It is possible.

Such is the case today.  When I posted this picture to Instagram, I gave myself a little *fist bump*.  Kinda like a little pat on the back.  Just cause it was a lot of work to get all that stuff into that one little box. 

But I did it.

I might have needed to sit down for a little bit afterwards and recover from my marathon like packing exercise.  I wasn't too out of breath, and I may be sore tomorrow.  Just sayin.   

It takes skills.  Lots of skills to package like that.

Just ask my 5 year old daughter that laughed at me while I taped said box and then said "take that USPS.  It Fit.  It Ships!"

Take that! ��. Is it ok to fist bump myself after wrestling the box by myself? #shippingproblems #stuffthat #ifitfitsitships #fistbump #imadork via Instagram http://instagram.com/p/ugJSbhBQoc/

Water Cooler Covers-Halloween Style


Still dying over how cute these water coolers are that my mom made for her Halloween party.


Aren't they adorable.  The ghost, the pumpkin, and of course Frankenstein. via Instagram http://instagram.com/p/ugBevBBQsG/




FrankinJuice anyone? via Instagram http://ift.tt/1DmxyLw

The Creative Exchange Link Party #24


Welcome back! Thanks for stopping by the Creative Exchange Link Party


Before we get to the party check out our favorites from Last week!
Kristy
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I am definitely adding these to my Menu for next week! Easy Baked Chicken Chimichangas from Natural Chow

amy

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Laura
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Summer
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Liz
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How could you not "fall" in Love with This Chalkboard Print from Creations by Kara
 



Bobbie
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And last but not least another Darling Halloween Print from Create with TLC
VampiresandWitchesOhMyPrintable_TlcCreations

Now let's See what YOU have been up to!



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Monday, October 20, 2014

Thats One Large Potato: A Vision to Remember Instagram feed



Peeling potatoes for dinner tonight and I found this whopper in the bag. Don't know which girl found this one in grandpas potato pit. #sillygirls #bigpotato #idahopotatoes. Ps. I love being able to go to my parents farm and hand pick fresh potatoes. #itsawesome via Instagram http://ift.tt/1rYNIC8

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Creative Exchange Link Party #23


Welcome back! Thanks for stopping by the Creative Exchange Link Party


You are going to love our features from last week's link party!

Before we get to the party, we've all picked a favorite for the week, and here they are!
amy
Follow The Happy Scraps:
I'm in charge of the Halloween party for a 4th grade class this year, and I think this Halloween Bingo from Blooming Homestead would be the perfect game for them to play.
halloween-bingo
Summer
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Aren't these Monster Cupcakes from Kleinworth & Co. just the cutest?! My kids would love these!
monster-cupcakes
Laura
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All these Halloween picks are so fun, aren't they? This Halloween Printable from Carissa Miss would be perfect for a party, in a frame, or anywhere.
halloween-quote-printable
Liz
Follow Liz on Call:
Making it in the Mountains has the tutorial for this fun Fall Barnwood Sign. Head on over and check it out.
fall-sign
Kristy
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I'm not gonna lie, these sound amazing!! I can't wait to make some of these Maple Cornbread Muffins from Yesterfood.
Maple-Cornbread-Muffins
Bobbie
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This Halloween Mantel from Blooming Homestead is pretty much perfection! I love that almost the whole thing is black and white.
halloween-mantel


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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Triangle Dash Rag Quilt Pattern and Boys Quilt by A Vision to Remember

Finally got the Triangle Dash Rag Quilt pattern listed in the good ol Etsy shop. 

Its a fun and easy quilt to sew up. 

Or if you don't want to sew your own head on over and purchase the triangle quilt in orange, gray, lime green, and navy blue with chevron, polka dot, and solid prints (also available as a car seat tent)



Finally got the #babyboy #quilt photographed. Love this quilt! #ragquilt via Instagram http://ift.tt/1sTcCIQ

Monday, October 13, 2014

Multi-Tasking Mom

As a stay at home/Work at home mom to a newborn (he just turned 3 weeks, WHERE DID THE TIME GO?!?) I find that I am multi-tasking ALL.DAY.LONG. Sad thing is that it has been proved that multi tasking isn't very efficient, but its how I must roll.  



Between nursing, shipping everyones beautiful items that they have ordered, fixing lunch (or breakfast, or dinner), answering emails, trying to keep a tidy (not necessarily clean lol) house, fitting in a little sleeping here and there,  homework, sewing, getting kids ready for school, paying bills, making DR appointments, and the list goes on and on. 

I've gotta multi-task.  Just gotta or nothing would get done. 

Ends up that I email and do social media while I nurse. 

I load the dishwasher while I hold and snuggle baby.

I help with homework while I cook dinner.

and the list goes on and on.

I live in a rat race.  Seriously!

So today, in between cleaning this quilt I am nursing/snuggling.  I will take every second that I can get.  This little guy will only be little for a very short while.  

I just have to say...I am so grateful that I CAN work from home and be with my little family!

PS the quilt can be found HERE at A Vision to Remember Etsy Shop

Saturday, October 11, 2014

The Best Baby Bib Pattern-Super Simple

Everyone that sews and likes to make their own gifts NEEDS this simple baby bib pattern.  Whether you need a quick go to pattern for the advanced sewer, or a simple pattern that the beginner seamstress can whip out, this pattern will be perfect for you!

the best baby bib pattern with flower applique

You can find the pattern in my Etsy shop HERE

the best baby bib pattern with flower applique

Friday, October 10, 2014

Meet This Mormon

In celebration of the new new Movie Release of "Meet the Mormons" I wanted to share a little bit of why I am a Mormon and what I believe in conjunction with several other bloggers. You can see the entire list HERE


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