Friday, March 18, 2016

Happy Spring decor

Happy spring to everybody.  I love the spring season, the pastel colors and seeing new green leaves and pretty flowers growing. I only added a few spring touches to my green decorations. I bought a   pack of felt bunnies at Target and pinned them on the green garland. I also added a bunny scrapbook paper in the picture frame.
The last white felt bunny found a home in the basket with hydrangeas.
I got this cute bunny garland also at Target.  I adore seeing the bunnies with their fluffy tails in the kitchen window.
The basket with cloth carrots I made a few years ago is on the kitchen island.
I love to garden.  The bottom picture is a new peachy yellow  rose I planted 2 weeks ago. Lately I've been really into peach or coral and yellow color combination.
My daughter and I went to Hobby Lobby.  I love the color combination of green with yellow, peach and white so much I had to take a picture.
We took the red wreath down and made a peach and white wreath for the front door. No animals were harmed in the photo shoot. hehe
I didn't change a lot on the mantel. I only changed the clover scrapbook paper for a yellow bird and flower paper. I wanted to add more yellow.
I borrowed the yellow flowers from the kitchen and it looks very pretty on the mantel now.
And a yellow pillow.
Happy spring to every one and happy quilting,
Millie

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Decorating for st. Patrick's day

As you all probably already know, I really enjoy decorating for the seasons without spending so much money on seasonal decorations. I enjoy decorating for the seasons with the seasonal colors. Like for Christmas I love green and red quilts and pillows. For Valentines day I love red and pink quilts and pillows.
So now for St. Patricks day green is the color!
Everything is green!
Recently I discovered my passion for making buntings and how simple it is using my quilters triangle ruler.
Here’s my newest bunting in St. Patrick's day green.
I like to buy unfinished wooden letters from Hobby Lobby and then paint them myself. Here I spelt out the word ‘Luck’ for this seasons decorations.
On the bench is my new green yo-yo pillow.
I flipped over a strip quilt because the back was a nice green color.
My whole entry way for this season.
Another string of green buntings I made really quickly for this season.
Some of you will notice this metal ‘Live’ decoration from Christmas. A painted over it in green for a really inexpesive decoration modification.
Here’s my dollar black frame that I painted over to match the new clover scratch paper picture inside.
Finished green string pillows on my couch with an older quilt with a green backing.
And to finish the day my son made me a huge organic vegetable smoothie. I hope y’all had a nice time looking through my post today. 

Smiles,
 Millie

Monday, January 25, 2016

Pink and red heart quilt

 
I finished my little red and pink heart quilt. I quilted an allover heart pattern in a very light pink quilting thread.  A scrappy pink and red binding finished off the quilt.
The sweet little heart quilt goes so well with the heart decorations and pillows.
I've also been making more yo yo's, but I am not sure where I'm going to use them, maybe on a quilt or more pillows. 
I have been making so many pink and red pillows and a quilts, so I needed a break and made a small green bunting garland.
With all my quilting, my home especially my quilting room, needed a good cleaning. Most of these nasty dust bunnies came out of my quilting room. 
My quilting table needed some serious organization. I got an old glass jar from the kitchen for the yo yo's.
Every time I do a good cleaning I also like to switch things around. I had all these almost empty spools of longarm thread laying around on my table. I will use these spools on my sewing machine in the future. I found this old flower vase and it's a nice container for the thread.
I see my sewing table is a little open. I received this dust cover with my machine and never used it before. The bins above my table need to be organized...but I did enough cleaning for today(:
And I have a few more unfinished green buntings for a longer garland next to my sewing machine.
I wish I can play all day, but I need to finish a few customer quilts. I have Jana's Kaffe Fasset quilt on my longarm.
Thank you very much for stopping by and I wish you all a wonderful week.
Smiles,
Millie

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Valentine's day decor

My Christmas decorations are all packed away. My home felt so empty and blah...I definitely have to add something and I think a few Valentines decorations will be perfect. I love the combination of  pink and red. I'm adding a touch of pink and keeping the red pillows and quilts.
My youngest daughter and I made a fast and cute Valentines garland. I bought a pack of felt hearts from Hobby Lobby and ribbon from the dollar store next door. We tied the little hearts with the ribbon and made the cutest Valentines garland. The pink, white and red hearts set the whole mood for my Valentines day decor.
I made a few pink heart pillows to add to the red quilts and pillows. 
It is so easy and inexpensive to change the mood of a room just by adding ribbons, quilts, and pillows. I'm trying my best to decorate for the different seasons by using things in my home and not to go and buy a lot of seasonal decorations. Haha my husband is very fond of this philosophy. There are so many cute ribbons and I can store all my ribbons in one place for the off season.
I also love using silk flowers in different colors. I can move these flowers around in my home without putting them away in storage.
This cream heart wreath on the lamp lights up beautifully in the evening.
A red ribbon with white polka dots wrapped on a plain vine wreath is perfect for Valentines day. I added a $1 Valentines heart. 
Here's another really inexpensive project. On my entry table I placed a glass jar filled with 2 packs of Valentines day heart candy from the dollar with a flame-less candle.
A heart scrapbook paper in a painted frame with 2 little glass hearts with magnets on a wire pear. 
 
If you like my posts and quilted work, I am currently making a website with all these ideas, pillows, quilts, and kits to share with you all. It's still in the making, but I will let you know when it it publishes!
Thanks for visiting and happy quilting,
Millie :)