Just thought that I would share some of my images of spring!!
Growing tomatoes for the first time.
Roses going on and on....
Adding flowers to the front porch.
A little sweet flower cart!
Two of my favorite flowers: Delphiniums and foxgloves!
A childhood favorite : Snapdragons
Just a few images to inspire you or put a little spring in your step.
I found these candies at the Dollar Tree and thought they were just the cutest. Little "Jelly Belly" candies shaped like carrots and peas. Since I didn't use them for Easter dinner I knew that they would be great for a springtime Sunday brunch. But how to use them was the question....
Well, I decided to go with a "Mr. McGregors garden theme" and so I wrap them in cello bags tied with string and sat them in little nests on each place setting. I even had little shovels and rakes to add with them.
I saw this carrot top centerpiece idea on Pinterest and thought it would look kinda cute and it really make a statement and it was SOOO easy. Just buy carrots with the tops still on. I used 3 small bunches. Then I got my glass cilinder vase filled in half way with water and done! (I must add that sometimes the green carrot tops are too long and hang down way too far, so I had to gather them up in the center and tie them with a twist tie.)
With a frayed burlap table runner, a white paper doiley, a little bunny and large nest the centerpiece was complete. The carrots really gave that pop of color too!!
It all came together really quickly, nicely and had a springtime garden feel.
It's funny ya just never know where the begining of an idea will come from.
This time, mine was from a little bag of "Jelly Belly" candies! Who knew!!
My husband wanted to throw this old table out. Can you blame him? It looked horrible and had been outside for years. It was broken, warped and in several pieces. But there was something about this table that I just loved. It had such cute legs and unique undercarriage. Now you may have agreed with my husband after viewing this picture, but hopefully in the end you'll agree with me that it was worth saving.
It took him quite a few hours..
But he finally got it pieced, glued and screwed back together. I knew my guy could do it!!
Now it's all nicely sanded and ready to paint. It's getting there.
I got to work with my black and white paint, cuz I invisioned a classic look. (You probably never thought that this old table could look classic did ya?)
Isn't it amazing what paint, varnish and a few little painted accents can do? (I must admit it was several coats tho)
And by accents I mean even rick rack!
And whaa laa! With a whole lot of vision, a few hours of elbow grease, a little paint and rick rack. A display table is born!
Perfect for my little shop.
Next time your thinking of throwing away a interesting or treasured piece, be sure it cannot be salvaged into something wonderful!!
Be creative and see it in a new light.
Make it a fun Oscar or movie night with some of these easy table decoration ideas.
Mix a gold and beige tablecloth with coordinating table runner accented with black and white polka dot ribbon and you'll add a little glitz and texture. The ribbon is just tucked under the table runner so its very easy to remove.
Didn't have a chance to get fresh flowers but you can put together an easy table centerpiece with lovely white silk flowers. Mix and match different kinds too. Embellish it with an Oscar print out (from the internet) and more polka dot ribbon. Lets face it Oscar has needed a bow!
Now for fun, how about individual printable Oscars for each guest or family member tied to Ballots to cast durring the Academy Award ceremony. See who has the most correct guesses. Just letting you know it wasn't me. Dang it!
Gold chargers and black paper plates and gold flatware keep the Oscar colors going strong. Nobody said you can't mix gold flatware and paper plates. Heck you could do it the other way around too. (Gold paper plates and black flatware. Whatever works for you!)
I got these individual movie markers for place cards. Found them at a party store. Now if that doesn't say Oscars or movie night I don't know what does!!
When it comes all together it is such a fun way to get into the Academy Award spirit. Try something like this for next years Oscars or for a movie night anytime!
Ever thought of making your own Baby Shoes? Thought that it was WAY TO HARD?? Thought that it would probably take days to finish??
Well let me just say... I'm gonna change your thinking.
You can make your own quilted baby shoes in an afternoon with our easy to sew Curbys Closet Baby Shoe kits. All you need is a sewing machine, thread, scissors, and pinking sheers.
Choose from bandanna Cowboy boots, pink floral T-straps, red or tan Oxfords, floral Mary Janes or Hawaiian Criss Cross Shoes. More added soon so check often.
Everthing you need is included in our kits: pattern, pre quilted fabric, embellishments like: buttons and ribbon or notions like: velcro, eyelets or even shoe laces. Whatever you need to complete a pair of shoes.
And the bonus is they are fun and easy to make!!
Be the hit of the baby shower!! Be the talk of the town!!
Bust out that sewing machine and give a gift from the heart!!
You can find all these baby shoe kits and more in our ETSY SHOP.
If your still not conviced you want to make a pair of Curbys Closet baby shoes yourself. Finished baby shoes are available also.
HAPPY SEWING FRIENDS!!
I hate to admit it but it's Dec, 19th and I just finished putting up my Christmas decorations!! Pretty bad huh? Oh well, some years are just like that. Hopefully some of you can relate.
Now that they are up I am so delighted. I guess I'm finally in the holiday spirit!
Here's a peek of Christmas at our house.
The tree is by far my most favorite thing. Not because it's so great or grand, but because it holds so many sweet memories.
I made these Santa ornaments probably 16 years ago. I just painted a santa face on a white glass ornament and tied on a little raffia. They have really held up well.
But the most precious ones to me are the photo ornaments. They show our family all through the years. It is so fun to see my boys so little and Roger and I so young! This picture of Ryan and Brett and I is one of my favorite photos. It seems like a million years since they were that small. When people come over they love to look at all the pictures on the tree and it's fun to share our memories with them. Plus it's always good for a few laughs!! It's a really fun idea you otta try it!
This is my newest addition to our decorations this year. I made a chalkboard tray. I saw the idea on Pinterest (of course) and it turned out so cute I made a dozen or more as gifts this year. Add a plate of cookies and it's a really great gift idea!! Last year I made these coffee filter buntings with doilies and tiny wreaths. They are kind of fun and festive!
This year I also made a new tablerunner. Pieced and quilted it all by myself. Believe it or not I think I'm kinda getting the hang of this whole "free motion quilting" thing! It was a great way to use up some of my Christmas fabric stash!
Nothing really new in this picture this year. I just like have decorations in the entry way as you come in the door.
So that's a little mini tour of my holiday home. Hope you enjoyed it and maybe picked up and idea or two.
MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
When I think of wooden clothes pins I usually think of doing the laundry the "old fashion way". Do any of you remember hanging clothes on the clothes line? I was kinda little, so my job was to hold the basket or hand my mom the clothes pins as she hung them on the line in our back yard. Boy, there's a flash back for ya!
Well, these are NOT that kind of clothes pins. These are quilted, cute, decorative and just a little WONKY too. Plus they have nothing to do with the laundry. They are for decorating packages or gifts. Maybe even holding on the card or tag. Take a look....
Wouldn't you love getting or giving a fun gift in something cute like this??
Or how about a little something sweet in a cute bag like this??
Our little quilted wonky flower clips just adds something special. You almost hate to open it, it's so cute! Right?
You can make them yourselves very easily or you can purchase them in our Etsy Shop for $3.99 and all of the cutting and gluing will be done for you. Plus they come in a clear cello bag tied with a bow.
We have Multi packs of 5 different colors of pins or a packs of all pink variations.
They have so many uses: get organized and clip all your papers together, add a magnet to the back to hold pictures on the fridge, or you can use them as a decorative bookmark.
Any way that you use them they are fun and cute! Besides who doesn't need a little Wonky flower in their life!!
We introduced our new Quilted Baby Collar Patterns at the Houston Quilt Market in November 2012. We we're so excited when we totally SOLD OUT!! Everyone seemed to love them and they were thrilled to see easy they are to make.
These baby collars are such a different and unique way to dress up a plain onesie or t-shirt or even a sweet dress. And they are so fun and easy to make you will be delighted to make one, two or even more. If you are not a quilter you can also make these baby collars using the heat and bond method.
The pattern includes 8 collar styles and 6 embellishments for both baby boys and baby girls. Everybody loves the little boys necktie !
We have kits too! Each kit comes with the baby collar pattern and 2 pre-quilted fabric squares. All you have to do is cut and sew. They couldn't be easier!!
Sailor collars and scallop collar patterns are included too!
Say "NO" to "Plain and boring" onesies! Make your favorite baby a Curbys Closet Baby Collar. They'll be stylin thats for sure!!
Always something fun and new at Curbys Closet!!
We are so happy and excited to add 2 more adorable quilt patterns to our CURBYS CLOSET quilt pattern collection. Each one is so unique and very fun to make! They are both designed by our talented quilt designer Cindi Hatch. Take a look and see what I'm taking about.
This first quilt pattern is called "Oh My Stars" and you will be saying "Oh my, how easy to make these perfect star points!!" Don't you just love patterns where the points come out perfect! And with ease! The fabric used is a darling collection from BLEND FABRICS called Babysaurus. If you haven't heard about Blend you've got tot check them out! The center block has a couple of variations too! If you like cute, easy stars you just gotta try this one.
This next fun quilt pattern is super cute and super easy! It's called "I See Shapes" and you really will be seeing shapes! Lots and lots of darling hearts, stars, triangles, circles and more! They are so easy and fun to make because they are raw edge applique! Don't you just LOVE raw edge applique?? Such a cool look and they whip up so fast.
Both of these quilt patterns were featured in our booth (along with our other 3 wonderful quilt patterns from Cindi Hatch) at the Houston quilt market last month. I wish you could see them in person cuz they are each so dang cute!!
Wholesale orders are welcome for quilt shops on our website or by emailing email@example.com
Have fun and keep on quilting!!
Take a look at our newest Curbys Closet baby shoe pattern. Its a fun Criss Cross shoe. Can you believe we have 10 baby shoe patterns! Yep, here’s #10.
They are fun and easy to make. They have a rounded toe with double straps that make it easy to slip on and off.
Make a pair in under 2 hours!!