Phew! Nice little "blog breather" there. Wish I had something more monumental to share on this, my 200th post, but alas, just a bit of catch-up.
In my usual delayed fashion I haven't really talked about the holidays. Of course they were busy, busy, busy over here. I made a bunch of gifts, but I'll have to share most of them at a later date.
But to start with, this is an awesome project I did for my sister. She just moved into her very very own city apartment and of course I had to help with the decor.
This is a large canvas that I painted and then mod podged on some fabric. The inspiration is actually from a bedding set, but it was totally different colors, in a different scale, and had no print fabric. So it's not a copy at all.
But I did make it to coordinate with this bedding set I got her. I'm not going to put a link because I'm sure by the time anyone cares, it will be long gone, but it was from Macy's.
It was fun to do. I normally sew stuff so painting was a departure. Actually if I could have found a background fabric that coordinated well, I probably would have sew this too, and then stretched it on canvas, but time was limited. Painting is always a bit more difficult than I think it will be, but I'm quite pleased with how it came out.
Our holidays were mostly spent at home. I enjoyed my newly converted wood burning fireplace and spent lots of time just hanging out with the kids. I've even completed an entire quilt since the new year! (More on that later).
Here are a few of the basic holiday holiday portraits. Aurora chose her own dress this year which she was just dying for, so I went with it.