Community + Family Day at the Frye Museum

If you’re in Seattle this weekend, this is for you! Well, should I say if you’re in Seattle this weekend with kids (or even a kid at heart maybe), this is for you! This weekend, August 2nd,  is the Frye Museum’s  Community + Family Day. It looks like a ton of fun!

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This event is FREE and will be attended by the artists involved in our current exhibitions, Your Feast Has Ended and The Unicorn Incorporated. Perfect for getting to show meet the artists and exposing the kiddos to so much fantastic art!

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The museum is working to make sure that kids have access to arts and crafts through multiple points of entry. Throughout the day there will be live music, mural making, planting, fort building, breakdancing, storytelling, and more. I wish we were in town, because I know the kiddo would love the break dancing part!

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Be sure to check out the rest of the Frye’s SUMMER 2014 FOR KIDS + FAMILIES
Fridays, August 1 and September 5, 11:15 am
Small Frye: Storytelling in the Galleries
Small Frye for the summer! Classic and contemporary children’s stories are brought to life in the Frye galleries for children three-to-five years old. FREE

Sunday, August 2, 11 am–4 pm
Community + Family Day
Build a fort, plant a garden, learn to breakdance, take an improv class, and more! A day full of educational and fun activities celebrating the work of artists Curtis R. Barnes, Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes, Nicholas Galanin, and Nep Sidhu. FREE

Friday, August 22, 11:15 am
Snap! Shows for Kids
Back by popular demand! Show Brazil is an interactive live performance of bossa nova, Brazilian pop tunes, and original compositions written and performed by Eduardo Mendonça.

Have fun!!

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All images provided by Frye Art Museum.

My 1st T-shirt Quilt!

So last week was Kids Clothes Week over at Elsie Marley. Did you make anything? I usually make clothes at least once if not the whole week. But I was super busy finishing a quilt top! And it was made from a friend’s childhood t-shirts. So I was working with kids clothes…. Does that count?

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A teacher from the kiddo’s school asked if I could turn her old t-shirt pieces into a quilt top. And of course, you know what I said…. Yes! I had them for way too long and I finally started my plan of finishing projects that are piling up under my ironing board…. Since hers was just the top, I figured it was an easy one to cross off the list!

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Have you ever made a t-shirt quilt? Well, neither had I. I have started one! HA! That’s no surprise is it! Anyway… I got the pieces from her and she had already fused a feather weight interfacing to the piecing! That made my life easier, for sure. When I started mine, I didn’t use interfacing… Luckily I only finished one block. But the fusible interfacing really helps with the shirts stretching and also with combining different types of knits and if you are introducing other fabrics like we did on this one. The black is a cotton.

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She had also started a little bit of it, so I knew the look she was going for. She had started two rows. So I continued with that, making 4 separate rows, then sewing the rows together. I like how that gave it a bit of an organic layout. I also like the black borders between the pieces being different sizes. A bit impromptu if you will!

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It’s such a small world too. As I was making her quilt I knew I had heard of her high school, but couldn’t place where. Ends up, my co-worker went to high school with this teacher and was friends with her older sister! Funny!

So I handed off the quilt top to her and she’s having it finished by her mother, I believe! I really enjoyed working on it and it totally inspired me to get back to the one I was making for my family!

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Have you ever made a t-shirt quilt?

Healthy Lighting Workspace Makeover Giveaway from Verilux

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I have been working on lighting in my craft room/sewing room with Heather, my new friend at Verilux for the last few months! And have we got a great giveaway for you today!! We redid our basement about 6 years ago and I think we might have put in the wrong size can lights, because […]

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Fabric Bunting Tutorial

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Today I am working hard on projects to get done before we head out on a spur of the moment vacation, so I thought I’d bring home another tutorial I did last year for Go To Sew! I know it’s a repeat, but I’ve got some other fun things in the works to share so […]

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A Fundraiser for Enchanted Makeovers!

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What did you do when you turned 40?? I’m not sure what I’m going to when it happens (which is way sooner than it seems like it will be). Do you follow my friend Jenny’s blog, The Southern Institute? Well, she just turned 40 and is using her milestone as motivation to help others!  If […]

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The 10 Minute Bow Tie- A Tutorial

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I loved the bow tie I made the kiddo back at Easter and I said I’d show you how I did it! So now I will! The kiddo loved his, but was playing with the first one I made him. And lost it at church that morning. So he asked if I could make another […]

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Preschool Auction! I Love a Party!

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Last year, I had a great time decorating our preschool’s auction! Don’t be too surprised, but they asked me to do it again this year! The tree and the green above is our school’s logo. That is without the heart. The heart was added for the auction. I didn’t come up with the color scheme […]

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Third Quarter Finish-Along

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ok, I’m doing it too. I’m joining the Finish-a-Long. I make lists. Do you make lists? I like making lists so I can scratch things off the lists when I finish something! And this is kinda like a list… (trust me, everything I”m showing you here is on my list!) So, I’ve been seeing a […]

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Designing with the Kiddo

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We’re at it again! The kiddo and I designed another fabric design for the Spoonflower weekly Design Contest! We had a great start and some fun feedback on our surf design (which is now available for sale here….) So we did it again! This week’s challenge is Rhino’s! The design didn’t come out quite like […]

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April’s do.Good Stitches Quilt from the Nurture Circle

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And here’s another one! This one is kinda funny to me, because it almost seems like the opposite of March’s quilt! I don’t really know why it seems this way to me, but it does. The blocks are totally different, but similar! I guess in the March quilt, more people used a darker center, then […]

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