Sunday, October 23, 2011

Taylor Swift Concert!

So last night Derrick and I took Juliet to her first ever concert - to see Taylor Swift! Juliet absolutely loves Taylor and had been looking forward to this for months. She sounded wonderful and put on an amazing live show. We had great seats and this is a picture I took of her during the encore.
We had a wonderful evening and Juliet said it was the best night of her life - so thanks for coming to Phoenix Taylor!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Old Tucson

We spent the day out at Old Tucson today. It is one of those cool places unique to Tucson. It is a working movie studio where many Hollywood westerns have been filmed throughout the decades. It is one of my mom's absolute favorite places and my kids love to put on their cowboy/girl gear and go hang out for the day. This time we had the kids take some of those old time photographs. They loved it and really didn't want to take the outfits off :)

Juliet as a saloon girl.
Sean as a gunslinger.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Gingerbread Houses

As promised, here is the second of our two new holiday designs. This one is called Gingerbread Houses, and you can see the name tucked into the sampler style alphabet. I know that my kids, especially Juliet, love decorating gingerbread houses at Christmastime. We kind of cheat though and buy the kind that you just have to assemble and then decorate :) Any way you do it, it's lots of fun and hopefully this design reminds you all of decorating your own gingerbread houses.

I will be posting complete materials lists for both this design and Merry Christmas Ornaments later this week on my website - the same time that the designs get shipped to distributors.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Merry Christmas Ornaments

Merry Christmas Ornaments is the first of our holiday designs this year. As many of you will notice, it is something of a companion piece to my ornament Merry Christmas that appeared in the Just Cross Stitch Ornament Issue this year. Both are done using the same all DMC color palate. I happen to love the vintagey pink, aqua blue and green holiday color scheme, but if it's not quite your thing, this could easily be done in another color palate. Just choose your three favorite holiday colors for the ornaments and Voila! - a perfect match to any holiday decor!

I am also in love with the finish on this design. Vonna from The Twisted Stitcher did a beautiful job turning it into a custom cut cube - complete with little crystal ball feet! She had also done the finishing on my JCS ornament, using the same pink and white polka dot fabric on both. You can visit her site at She will be posting some more pictures of the cube there sometime soon.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and be sure to check back here Monday for a picture of our second new holiday design, Gingerbread Houses.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Fall Ball

Sean has been playing Little League for the first time. They call it Fall Ball when it's played in the off season, and he's been having a great time.
Up at bat!
In the dugout :)