Friday, June 14, 2013

Cute Quilted Coasters

If your house is anything like mine, the kids are out of school for the summer, coming in and out of the house.   They are constantly leaving their cups on my tables, leaving those annoying little water rings on them.

It drives me crazy and worse, ruins my table tops.

To get around this problem, I made these cute coasters a while ago and thought I would share them with you.  They are incredibly easy and quick to make. The best part is that they can be made in any fabric.

Awesome Quilted Coasters

I have a stack of them made out of different fabrics, sitting on a bookcase in my basement.  When kids come over to play they know that they have to use one when they put their cup down.
To make some for yourself, check out my easy to follow tutorial found HERE.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The Very Inspiring Blogger Award

I have been awarded  The Very Inspiring Blogger Award by Rebecca Mealey at My Creative Palette. Thanks so much Rebecca!! Click the link to see the nomination. 

The Rules for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award:

1.  Display Award Logo on Blog   Done
2.  Link back to the person who gave you the award   Done
3.  State 7 Things About Yourself   Done
4.  Nominate 15 Other Bloggers for this Award and Link Back to Them  Done

Here are 7 things about me:
  1. I am a wife and mom to one wonderful daughter and one goofy labradoodle.
  2. I am a James Bond fanatic and have seen every movie at least 10 times and am pretty good at Bond trivia. 
  3. I taught myself to quilt and have been quilting for 20+ years.
  4. My favorite book is "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn".  I cannot count how many times I have read it.
  5. I collect "Steiff" animals.
  6. If you are looking for me on a nice day, look in my garden.
  7. My favorite sports teams are The Dallas Cowboys (football), Pittsburgh Penguins (hockey) and The New York Yankees (baseball).

I nominate the following for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award.
  1. Artistry With Words
  2. Everything Susan
  3. Janine's Confessions of A Mommyaholic
  4. Randomcreative Art
  5. Crafter on a Budget
  6. Daisy Mariposa's World
  7. Poetic Parfait
  8. Pictimilitude
  9. Stalking the Wild Snark
  10. Susannah Birch
  11. Muses from the Deep: short stories, poems and reflections
  12. The Xstick Writer
  13. Robie Benve Art
  14. Living Healthy and Happy
  15. The Adventures of a Misplaced Alaskan