Celebrations


National Sewing & Quilting Month with Fat Quarter Shop!

Posted on September 12th, by Amy in Celebrations, learning to sew. 1 Comment

Happy National Sewing Month Friends!

I’m celebrating with my friends at Fat Quarter Shop, they have a fab new pattern that’s free just for you! Be sure to use #colormyheart when you share your version of this quilt online. I’m loving the rainbow version, but can definitely see it done up in any charm pack!

 

I love quilting for a few reasons, but the bottom line is that it’s my creative therapy. It’s my dose of sanity on the busy days, even when life is made too busy by my quilting, I can find my calm as I piece or quilt my latest creation. What about you – why do you love to quilt?

The ladies at Fat Quarter Shop challenged us to try something new in our sewing, and while I’m still making a quilted project, the materials are new to me! These batiks … Read More »



Five

Posted on June 21st, by Amy in Celebrations, My kids. 9 comments

I know, things have been quiet here…I have my reasons, and one of them is this little guy!

Owen is five today – it hardly seems possible, yet I am so thankful for the joy that he brings to our lives.

Hope you are having a great week!

Amy

 

 



Adding Handmade to Our Holidays – Tiny Garland Tutorial

Posted on December 5th, by Amy in Celebrations, Tutorial. 10 comments

Hi friends!  I hope you had a good weekend!  As usual our family kept us busy, and I managed to sew a bit too – all in all a great weekend!  Part of the day yesterday was designated to putting up the Christmas tree, and adding holiday touches around the house.  The kids pretty much bounced off the walls in excitement – all day.

While decorating, inspiration struck, and I thought I would share a fast and fun project with you.  A garland made of little bits of fabric, and thread.

I made mine with Kona snow, but this would be such a fun project to raid the scrap bin for!  Imagine all the pretty little bits that you can’t part with.  I might still have to make a colorful version as well!

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Owen turns 4!

Posted on June 21st, by Amy in Celebrations, My kids. 21 comments

That’s right – my baby is 4 today!  Hard to believe, and he’s grown up on this blog, I thought I would share a few pictures  of his journey to boyhood.  It’s been a fun adventure!

He was such a happy baby, these pics represent his first year.  I’m shocked at how young the girls look too!

I loved this one of him learning to walk at 11 months – He was coming right at me!

His second birthday – apparently his sisters were being silly!

Walking with daddy, last year at 3, while camping. (a very favorite photo of mine!)  His hat was a new birthday present from his uncle.

Owen last week.  I’ve been asking him if he wants to get a hair … Read More »



Beginnings and Birthdays

Posted on June 2nd, by Amy in Celebrations, work in progress. 16 comments

The beginnings of my Wonderland quilt:

After a full day of celebrating Sophia’s birthday, I stayed up late sewing…Joe thinks I *might* have a problem!  It’s so soothing to me, sew, press, trim, repeat…more on that later.

Sophia turned 6!

She had a fun day being the center of attention and loved every moment of it!

Letting her sisters know that this pillow pet is all hers.

With the warm up in the weather, finally – she has proudly been riding a bike with no training wheels.

And today is her last day of kindergarten – hard to believe it’s come and gone so quickly!

Birthdays was plural up at the top…

Ella turned 11 the same weekend as Market.  We had … Read More »



Arizona in Photos

Posted on August 4th, by Amy in Celebrations. 5 comments

We got home late last night, I’m just getting the kids moving, laundry going, and have a bit of time to share our weekend with you!  This post is very picture heavy so I decided to put them all in a slideshow.  I hope you take a minute to look through them – our kids have another aunt, we visited the Grand Canyon, and there’s even a picture of Joe and I in there.

I entertained Owen during the wedding by taking pictures of him and showing him, we even got a few good ones!

I hope you are having a great day, I’ll be back tomorrow with something quilty~

Amy


Still In Progress…

Posted on June 2nd, by Amy in Celebrations, work in progress. 12 comments

My Tuesday was like a full Monday!  Celebrating Sophia’s birthday made for a fun day thou :)  All that to say, I didn’t get to work on my design challenge quilt more, BUT I did take a couple more pictures for you!

We were given a page from a seed catalog, and told to select one picture to use as inspiration.

This is where my focus landed – peas!  I love the picture on the left, all the shades of green in the shadows, and the shape.  Nothing has to be literal, just our inspiration, so I cut a circle template!

 Maybe now the photo from yesterday makes more sense?  I’m planning to be back tomorrow with more :)

Our Birthday Girl!  Sophia had a great day being the center of attention.  We also went to the doctor for her and Owen, a little reactive … Read More »


Happy Birthday to Me & You

Posted on May 22nd, by Amy in Celebrations. 78 comments

Each time we come together for a Festival I am overwhelmed by the response!  You all are so amazing – thank you for sharing your quilts and more importantly your stories that go with them.  I’ve had comments from some of you that started quilting or blogging (or both!) due to the inspiration found in past Festivals – they mean so much to me!  Thank you for telling me – I love knowing that my vision for this blog is coming to pass. :)

Today is my birthday!  I’m 33 years young this year and looking forward to another great year, full of blessings!  To celebrate with you, I am offering 25% off the two patterns I have listed on my patterns page.  One day only :)

Available for instant download!

Blessings,Amy—————————————————Next steps:Subscribe to Amy’s Creative SideShop with AmyFollow Me on TwitterBecome a … Read More »


Madison Bag & a Big Birthday

Posted on May 13th, by Amy in Celebrations, sewing. 16 comments

It’s been such a full week!  Thanks so much for your response to my first pattern, and the Blogger’s Quilt Festival! In the mean time, I finished my Madison Bag for myself – and almost forgot to show you.

I love the finished product!  Getting there, was a little sketchy, but the size and shape are so right.

The construction methods were a little frustrating.  This is how I had to maneuver the machine to be able to attach the handles….I plan to try another pattern and see how more recent instructions finish the bag.  I wouldn’t suggest this pattern for a first time bag maker, but it’s so cute.  Don’t you think!?Today is Ella’s birthday – she’s 10. 10!  My first baby, now 10!  She’s been counting down for the last three months, not one second letting us forget that she … Read More »


Happy Valentine’s!

Posted on February 14th, by Amy in Celebrations. 9 comments

I know that not everyone celebrates Valentine’s day, so to those that do – Happy Valentine’s!  I hope that all of you are loved and blessed!

 Joe surprised me with these flowers on Thursday – he wanted to get them before they were out :)  I am so very thankful and blessed to share my life with him.  We are aiming for dinner and a movie later this evening!

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My Birthday Girl

Posted on January 7th, by Amy in Celebrations. 16 comments

Thank you for the birthday wishes for Emmalie!  She had a great day being the center of attention and extra treats too :)  I’m behind (again) (as usual) in responding to comments, but I’m so glad that you are excited about quilters from the Quilt Festival being featured regularly!  I’m looking forward to it!  I’m thinking our first installment will start within a couple of weeks.  

Back to Emmalie –

 She was blessed with new clothes.

A huge box of crayons – every Kindergartners dream!

And quite a few Littlest Pet Shop figures, including this plush one.  (We now have 3 girls collecting the little creatures!) 

She requested the butterfly cake again, with everything going on in our home I asked her to pick two colors, knowing that I didn’t have a lot of time to decorate it!  (Go take a … Read More »


Life is Full & I Am Blessed!

Posted on December 28th, by Amy in Celebrations. 14 comments

I ended up taking more of a break than I had planned!  I have been soaking up the memories with our kids, and loving every moment.  I will admit that bedtime is still my favorite time of day for the kids – I’m wiped by the time they snuggle into bed!

Christmas morning is a favorite time too!  Watching the wonder in their eyes as they open gifts, thoughtfully purchased (not made, this year) for them specifically.

Owen was immediately in love with this Spiral Speedway, he was happy to play with it while his sisters continued opening gifts!  Sadly, I didn’t take many more pictures as each one needed help with this or that, and my hands (and Joe’s) were busy.

We’ve been having fun playing Connect 4 and putting together puzzles (Fairy Tale Castle 48pc).  I’ve snuck in a little … Read More »





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