Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The Finale....

Some cool pics of Union Station and the firework finale.

Celebration at the Station

Okay, so I know that Memorial Day has passed; but those who know me are aware that it takes me awhile to get through my pictures! So, these pictures are from an event we attended this year, on Memorial Day, called Celebration at the Station. It is held at Union Station in Kansas City, in front of the Liberty Memorial (also home to the only WWI memorial and museum). The Kansas City Symphony plays patriotic songs and veterans are honored. The kids LOVED it! At the end of the evening, there was a 45 minute fireworks display with the Memorial in the background. Truly awesome! Over 40,000 people attended and it grows each year. I am so happy that my kids appreciate many types of music and get excited to see/hear the symphony play! It was a very "moving" evening....

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Second Apron Finished!

The second apron swap I signed up for is from a blog I follow called "A Feathered Nest." The theme for this swap is also summer and the apron must have a pocket and some embellishment. I chose to use fun black, white and red fabrics because the gal I am swapping with talks on her blog about how she LOVES black and white! Perfect! Then I added a pocket and several different trims; ric rack, velvet ribbon, etc. This was fun and I hope "Shelli" in Utah loves it!

Friday, June 6, 2008

Fabulous new fabric finds....

Today, I traveled to Lawrence, KS to visit my FAVORITE fabric store - Sarah's Fabrics. It is a sizable, but quaint store in the middle of a college town (home to the KU Jayhawks). But, her selection of fabrics is AMAZING! She carries a lot of my favorite designers; Alexander Henry, Michael Miller, Anna Maria Horner, and SO many more. Today, my favorite finds were "boy" fabrics. They seem to be harder to find, as so many fabrics are pretty and flowery or too "cheesy" boy stuff! Today, I found some cool fabric finds - just ask my 3 year old, he thinks they are all for him! Some trendy "flames", cool construction stuff, stripes, frogs, and western ....
I plan to work this weekend, as the orders are coming in at a steady pace! Hopefully, I will have some new items to post and sell in my Etsy shop.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

We are on the web!!!

Check it out! My stuff has made it onto the web!! About a month ago, I received an email from the editor of Mama Speaks asking if they could review my cloth play blocks. Apparently, one of my customers had referred my blocks to them. Of course my response was, "YES, PLEASE!" Such a happy and glorifying moment right now.....

Check them out at

Monday, June 2, 2008

Sassy Apron Swap

On Saturday, I mailed the apron that I made for the Sassy Apron Swap that I joined. The theme was "summer" and I am just thrilled with the way mine turned out! I used a bold daisy print with a yummy polka dot contrast fabric. The pattern was by Indigo Junction and turned out so "retro." Jamie said, "It looks very June Cleaver." I guess in many ways he's right - but why not be stylish if you HAVE to cook?!
My swap partner is in Australia and her blog is called Betty in the Kitchen (listed under my favorites to the right). Can't wait to hear if she likes it! I also can't wait to see what apron I receive!


I finally took the time to start a blog! I have been wanting to do it, and drooling over so many others that I follow; but have not had the time or confidence to try! Well, look at me....I did this all by myself! It may not be perfect, but I am sure there is a learning bear with me!