Monday, April 26, 2010

Beautiful day!

It is gorgeous day out today...I just woke up feeling great! I went straight up and went to work upstairs...Now I have the kids, and playtime is over but I thought I would share a few things I made.
I got everything ready to mail for this months "Enchanted ornament swap" The theme is birds.....I cant show them yet, but I have to show how I am mailing it....



Fun packaging huh? I will show the rest later...
I also did up a pet portrait for a friend to give as a gift....I accidentally erased the picture it was based on, but it is of Max, the golden retriever....I hope you like it Riane.....


Last of all, I found a tutorial at "all sorts" for the cutest criss cross coasters....It is the easiest pattern ever...About five minutes a piece....really! I used some cute retro fabric...this pattern would make cute little square place mats for our trailer too......


I am in love with these little coasters...this may become a new favorite thing to make!
Well the kidletts are getting restless, so gotta go for now...Enjoy your day!!

22 comments:

PeggyR said...

I love following your daily life and what you come up with!

Julie Harward said...

Very cute! So you mailed something in that bottle? Cool..want to hear more about that. Love the things you made too! Come say hi :D

Maria said...

OMG what a way to mail things.

Love the dog well done and those coasters look great.

Hope you enjoyed your day

Jenny said...

So cool!

Pat said...

I've made those coasters......they are fun to make. Your other things are adorable, too.

Little Lady Patchwork said...

Melinda, that pet prtrait is amazing! Once again you don't disappoint :0)

Debby said...

You are so busy girl, not sure how you keep up. Your new pieces are fabulous.
debby

Stempelientje said...

WOW!!!! Melinda,that is DEFINATELY Macx!!
Excellent done!! I love it and am sure it will make my sister-in-law cry :) (of joy of course!)
Thank you so much!!It is amazing and beautiful!!!
She will have a little bit back of Max when she sees this.I am sure with will get on display on a prominent place in her house.

Jenxo said...

love your doggy quilt and how much fun will that bottle be to recieve in the mail.

little coatsers are cute too...

you get so much done !!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You have been really busy. I love getting mail in recycled plastic bottles. They are always fun and the mail people get a kick, too.

That dog is gorgeous, you are SO talented. As for the quilt squares, all I have to say is, it might take YOU five minutes. It would take me all day, since measurements were involved.

Sorry to hear about Lisa. Hope she's better. I've never heard of rota virus. I must live in a bubble.

Laurie said...

AMAZING quilt hanging! Where do you get this talent! the little coasters are adorable! I'm so glad you're happy, married life must be agreeing with you!

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Love it all - you know how I feel about dogs! And, do you have a tutorial for the coasters? I think maybe even "I" could make those! Love them :-)

VKT said...

Wow....you are very talented. I love the dog picture. The coasters are just precious! Great post sweet lady!

Patty said...

Really cute! Love the picture of the doggie.

Laurie said...

What whimsical projects! I love the dog portrait -- just too cool! The coasters are very sweet!

Yarni Gras! said...

Max is gorgeous and the coasters are awesome! BTW, I love the way you packaged your swap...too fun!

quiltcrazygal said...

Hi Melinda what wonderful postings and happy times for you. Your projects are always so inspiring to me, thank you! Jenna Louise

Lorraine said...

hope your bottle gets through the post..our royal mail would probably think it was a bomb!!! great coasters love them and so quick..mmmmm might have to make a few me thinks!

Anne at Film and Thread said...

I LOVE your dog portrait quilt. It is such a wonderful gift and I bet the owner is loving it.

Rannyjean said...

What a great day! I am so happy for you!

Sherry said...

Aren't those coasters just the greatest thing ever! So quick and so cute. I made some bigger ones up and lined them with flannel for hotpads. LOve them!

Sherry

Beeshebags said...

Where did you find those owl stickers? They are soooo cute to hoot. I love owls. Hugs Naomi