Thursday, January 22, 2009

No Sew Tied Quilted Crib Rail Guard Tutorial TM

Now available for sale in my Etsy shop: No Sew Tied Quilted Crib Rail Guard Tutorial. This PDF file tutorial includes 28 color photos and step by step instructions to make your own padded quilted crib rail guard. Once you have bought the fabric to go with your nursery, it should take less than 2 hours to make a guard. Click HERE to visit my Etsy shop for more details. Or to visit my Artfire Studio, click HERE.

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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Rag Rug Update

Now that the holidays are over, I am able to commit more time towards working on the rag rug. I have 7 colors done and about 10 to go! It is getting very big to hold on my lap. I have found it easier to sit on the floor as I work on it. It is quite long and oblong shaped at the moment. I had it on my lap the other day and my son thought that it looked like a slide. He kept trying to run up to me saying "slide, slide!" He is only 1 year-old. He also likes to run off with my crochet hook. I thought that this would be an easy project to work on with him nearby, but things are proving differently. The red fabric is different than all of the others which are cotton. The next fabric that I am going to use is velour. We'll see how it turns out. I have not had difficulty with the mixed fabric yet. TIP: I did find that the red fabric was so much thicker than the cotton that I had to skip a stitch every now and then to keep the rug flat. I hope to have another update soon!

Previous posts for this project:
Getting Started Post
2 Colors Done

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

New Business Cards thanks to Etsy for Charity

Business Card Design by Zen Design Studio

One of my favorite Etsy artists, Val, of Valerie's Gallery is a member of Etsy for Charity. Their Etsy Team ran a promotion this winter where I was entered in a contest to win a free gift from another Etsy for Charity artist with any purchase.
Here is what I bought from Valerie's Gallery, a Snowman Felted Vase:

Lucky me - I won a wonderful gift from Zen Design Studio. My wonderful prize included a shop makeover, including 100 glossary business cards, a new banner and avatar, along with a thank you and reserved listing image as well. I was very pleased with the results. She is very easy to work with and I would recommend her to anyone wanting to get a shop makeover!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Birthday bash for cousin Mark

My sisters came to visit with their sons. We had 5 little boys ages 6 and under. The birthday boy is on the left. He turned 4 on New Year's Day. My little guy is on the right and the others are the rest of the cousins. We had streamers all over the house, a pinata, presents and cake. It was a big birthday bash and a fun way to start the new year!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Favortie Christmas Photos 2008

Our Christmas Tree - notice that there are no ornaments left where David could reach.

David trying on his cousin's fireman hat.

David checking out his new golf club

David with his new Train

Big Dave trying to get little Dave to wave at the camera

Cousin Sam taking a rest after some hard work opening presents.

Auntie Shelly and cousin Nathan

A Christmas hello

Boys playing with there new toys