Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Rigby's Quilt Shoppe

I am so lucky to live in an area where creative people abound!!! I had a project to finish up, and needed to head into Rigby to Amy Hamberlin's Quilt Shoppe. So glad I did! She just returned from Market in Philly {can you say jealous!}. She had great news ~ she is getting her own fabric line {COOL!}

Check out her stuff @ or better yet her blog @

I am not part of this industry, but it wakes my brain up just looking at what they are up to!

Going to finish my project for the girls room for their new room...will update with photos {hopefully soon}

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Quilt shoppes

Quilting isn't a big deal to me, but OH the fabrics in those quilt shoppes are!!! There is such a great change happening in quilting. "Granny" fabrics are going to the back wall and in coming are fun fabulous prints, with nods to the new and old. The fabrics hold up great in apparel with the appropriate care and the designers are having so much fun it will make your head spin!

I was just in Twin Falls, Idaho while my dh was attending some incident command classes {yawn} and I had time to troll around the area. Kimberly is a tiny little town just outside of Twin where, when hunting for a fax machine I stepped inside the Quilt Barn { hEaVeN }. The building was large and bright, with distressed floors and painted tin ceilings. Vintage style quilts in bright and bold patterns adorned picnic tables and old iron beds in display windows, it was sensory overload {in a gOoD way}. This store is worth visiting! A balcony overhead featured lots of new ideas in fun fabrics in the way of finished quilts draped over the barn red rail. Everything was bright and airy and made me want to take fabric home right there and then!

check it out at { i like the store better in person than online eSpeCiAlLy the kid's corner framed with a little white picket fence - great for the Liv, and barn red club chairs to ponder upon what patterns to buy}

I am soooo going back there! I didn't get the chance to pick stuff up because we ended up having *stuff* come up and had to rush off to Boise, but oh I havn't forgotten, and will return with yardage needs in pocket!!!

Easter Sunday

I tried to get good, fun, and {pReTtY} pictures to send to Grandma's etc. on Easter Sunday. That is a {hUgE} challenge here in S.E. Idaho. The problem was, that NOTHING was green yet, even the grass looked half dead still.

We ended up going down to the pasture, and just walking around. We ended up giving in and the pictures turned out fine, although the background looks a little like fall rather than Easter { no tulips etc. }. Oh well, got some cute pics to send to family.

The Liv's dress came together great because she had a shrug from Gymboree she wore for Easter LAST YEAR , same with little white gloves and the hair curly { from the "pEtItE fLeUr , and gArDeN bLoOm lines ...borderline vintage lines, but they worked soooo well }.

Olivia's dress is going to need to be altered after all, as her straps allowed too much gaping and she was always showing skin {not cute}.

Bannanna's dress is PERFECT and I was really surprised to find the {absolute} matching shrug from TCP {yAy!!!}

Colton and Braden were easier {as always } and they looked FAB!!!