Friday, May 29, 2009

Cake Wrecks

I have been too busy to blog, so let me redirect you to a great blog: It is devoted to "professional" cakes gone wrong. Totally hi-larious. Enjoy, make sure to lick all the frosting off of your fingers when you are done.

Ciao, Kristin

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Jimmy Buffett concert

Jimmy Buffett concert, originally uploaded by kristin.jenny.

Here we are in the parking lot at the Jimmy Buffett concert. Lawn seating once inside, totally relaxing evening watching 40+ year old parrot heads get down with their bad selves.

I knew only 2 or 3 songs, but I still had a great time. Thanks Ro for the invite! It got me excited to see more concerts this summer, for sure.

Friday, May 15, 2009

It's ok, i'm a professional

Safety is an important consideration when using a rotary cutter. However, I am very practiced and experienced at multi-tasking between eating wicked hot jalapenos, drinking a nice icy beer, dancing to The Roots cd, taking photos on my cool camera phone and slicing fabric for my cool jellyfish quilt.

You may not want to try this at home. Do so at your own risk. .. .

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Modeling the blouse i made

Modeling the blouse i made, originally uploaded by kristin.jenny.

I think I am getting pretty good at this self-portrait thing, eh? This is the blouse I made. It is going to be very warm today, so it's a perfect day to give the top a spin. It's Simplicity pattern 2962. Happy Wednesday all.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Blouse I made yesterday

Blouse I made today. . ., originally uploaded by kristin.jenny.

I forgot to tell ya, I got some sewing time in yesterday and made this cute summer top from an Alexander Henry black and yellow print fabric I got last year during the March Madness shop hop. I think it is tres chic!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Mother's Day gifts I made tonight

I hope none of the Moms in my world read this before Sunday! I made these adorable little pocket purses from the pattern by Monica Solorio-Snow in the Fall 2008 Quilts n More magazine. I have made so many of these cute purses - they're like potato chips, once you make one, you just can't stop.

The ladies in my drop in group really loved these, and asked if I would have a class at Thimble Creek to teach this. I will ask Monica if that would be okay with her. Really though, they are soooooo easy.

Oh, and I dropped off this quilt top at the quilter's - Quilter's Studio in San Carlos. This is Swanky Peeps, cuz I made it with Moda Swanky - a jelly roll of that cute fabric, and then if you look in the center, I made two little "peeps" in honor of my favorite non-chocolate candy. The polka dot is a fabric by Lakehouse, I think.

I picked up my finished Mary Engelbreit friends quilt, but I am waiting to post a photo until I get the binding on - so give me five or six months. ha ha.

I hope all of the Moms out there get a nice day of rest and adoration. Happy Friday everyone!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Ryokan block of the month

Ryokan block of the month, originally uploaded by kristin.jenny.

I just got my first block of the month from Thimble Creek. It is called Ryokan, and I had to make it yesterday afternoon. Each of the twelve blocks has yummy Lecien fabrics from Japan, and each has a different quilt represented in the house, the quilts are made of sumptuous feeling cherrywood fabrics. I am so excited about this awesome quilt. The sashing between the blocks is also a gorgeous taupe and gold combination. Stay tuned, or go get your own at