Tuesday, June 22, 2010

As a favor........

....to a friend I have put up these pics of a house that she is considering in Inverness, CA
Back deck, w. garden and stairway entrance on right

Front Deck

Garden area from outside 1st bedroom

Garden area off of back deck

Steps from street up towards the house.

Kitchen and dining area. To the right is the living area.

Picture of kitchen taken from outside front deck window.

1st bedroom, picture taken from side window.

Living room from deck window, looking down hallway towards 1st bedroom.

Monday, June 21, 2010


Happy Monday to you. Look at what I came home with today!

In an effort to save $$ I have avoided shopping at Joann's for quite a while now. Typically I don't have much luck there but today I hit the motherlode! The Alexander Henry mushroom fabric was a real find and at only $5.59/yd I may have to go back for more. The apple and pear fabric also caught my eye so a yard of that came home too. Of course, I could not pass up a yard or Kona white and chocolate for just $4/yd.

I received my Fat Quarter Fabric Swap from my Flickr partner who lives in Canada! I love the Amy Butler FQ's and notecards, thanks so much!


Friday, June 18, 2010


inspiring me on this beautiful first friday of summer vacation......

...I have committed to not buying any store made summer drinks this year so I have become and expert at making Sweet/Sun Tea.

...my "super" courgette is coming along nicely :)

...finally my cauliflower is showing signs of life!

...more peas to come

...my hanging basket growing just how I like it!

in gratitude, happy weekend!

Monday, June 14, 2010

my crafty area

my crafty area
Originally uploaded by craftingmomof1
My very own little corner of the world has not looked this neat in a long time! My Eames shell chair is one of my favourite thrifted pieces.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Pincushion Pass Inspiration

Just a handful of the amazing pincushions on Flickr that i love!

I have always wanted..................

............a vegetable garden and when we moved, we were finally in a house where we could have one! Considering that we have three dogs I was thrilled to find that our garden area is fully fenced off. It wasn't much to start with, just hard packed dirt and some weeds. With some TLC, soil amendments and fertilizer, by the beginning of May it was ready to go.

My veggie garden May 2, 2010

My veggie garden May 22, 2010

My veggie garden June 12, 2010

When I first planted the garden it looked so little and forlorn, would it ever grow?! I'm not known for my patience and would look out at it every morning looking for any small sign of growth. While watering, I'd inspect every little leaf, pull invading weeds and talk encouragingly at them begging them to stay live and grow, grow, grow!! It looks like all of my begging paid off!

We have just started to harvest peas and courgettes. Our little local newspaper has a competition every year for biggest courgette (aka zucchini), our biggest is about 12inches so far so we have high hopes. The tomatoes are ripening on the vine, little cobs of corn have emerged and the cauliflower has just started to take off. I am so excited by new garden that I may just have to give weekly updates :)

Sunday, June 6, 2010

DQS9 Inspiration - craftingmomof1

Yay! I signed up for Doll Quilt Swap 9 and was notified yesterday that I'M IN! I guess there are so many people that sign up that they have to pick participants by lottery, Yippee, I guess that I was one of the lucky ones. I also participated in DQS8 and it was a lot of fun

My quilting skills have definitely inproved so I am excited to be assigned a partner and see what I can do!