Friday, March 25, 2011

{Fabric Friday} butterflies by hand...

{Abigail Brown Butterflies}

{Maja Backstrom - Butterfly Fabric}

{Greenolive Textiles- Flutterby Fabric & Modgreen Pod Fabric}

Ever since Sayer announced that he loved "butterflies & firetrucks", I've been on the lookout for unique butterfly fabrics. I'm particularly drawn to fabrics that are made by hand & found these lovely examples while cruising through Etsy. On my search, I also ran across some beautiful fabric butterflies by Abigail Brown. Butterflies have a way of calming me down & making me feel rather hopeful, how about you? Thought it was a nice way to end the week- Happy  Fabric Friday

*Be sure to stop by next Friday for the 5 bundles Creative Competition - submitted photos. 
Have a great weekend!

Monday, March 21, 2011

{Real Life} Go climb a tree...

When I was rummaging around in a box of pictures yesterday, I found this one. I had the funniest feeling when I saw it- total familiarity. It's nice to know that I haven't changed much over the years. I like that I still let myself dream big & try to do things that may seem unreachable or unrealistic. It's because of this characteristic that I started klt:works, this blog, & in turn met some wonderful people. Some of these wonderful people have turned out to be some of my best friends over the last year & I find myself longing to hop on a plane to enjoy some coffee & conversation in real life. Well, I'm excited to share that I get to finally meet a friend that I have been communicating regularly with ever since I wrote this post here - tomorrow! We've been planning this meet up for months & it involves an anniversary getaway & the need to cross the Canadian border.  So.... just go climb a tree. You never know what will happen or who you will get to meet on the way up.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

{Music Monday} First day of Spring 1999...

On the first day of Spring in 1999, Chris & I got married in an old mansion that is home to a textile & quilt museum. It was about 70 degrees & all of the daffodil fields were in bloom. The La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum (aka the Gaches Mansion) sits on the top of a hill in La Conner & at the time, we lived just down the steps in an apartment above the stores on the main street of town (near the water). Our wedding was inspired by the mansion, the 1930's, & old Fred Astaire movies. So it was entirely shot in black & white photos. However, the odd thing to think about, is that this was right before digital cameras took over. So... we only have boxes of negatives- nothing digital. I actually remember trading some of my old oil paintings for all of our negatives with our photographer. I went through our box of photos today & wanted to scan & post a few- it was fun sifting through them. (My brother was my "maid of honor" & Chris' sister was his "best man".) 

We watched tons of old Fred Astaire's & Ginger Rogers movies & studied their dancing before the wedding. Cheek to Cheek was our first dance. Happy Music Monday & Happy Spring! 


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