Wednesday, March 22, 2017

These are a few of my favorite things...

505 Basting spray 

I cannot imagine quilting without this item! 
You can pin baste (and I have. it was a disaster) but this spray is a miracle to me. 
I am not brand-specific about many things but I am loyal to this.

Sew it, Love it fabric collection from my friend Tiffany at Curly Girl is so beautiful in person, this picture doesn't do it justice. Her cutting is so precise that it makes piecing your quilt a dream!

Dutch Tulip Quilt pattern...this was so much fun to stitch up. I opted for a table runner and plan to make a few more in a variety of scraps. An easy pattern with such an impact. I gave this one away, but plan to add a few to the shop when I can find the time.

It's been out for years, but we re-watched "Gnomeo and Juliet" the other night. Oh gosh, it is so cute. All Elton John music and a lot of sass. I am not a big movie person but I love this one.

Fabric bundles from Chelsey of Yellow Yarn for me, one for you! You DID enter, right?
Go back a blog entry and do so...time is ticking!

Gluten free graham cracker pie crust. 
Going gluten free after an autoimmune diagnosis last year has not always been easy. I miss sugar cookies and being able to freely eat what I like, but being able to have pie for dessert helps. I've been making pudding, filling, and topping with whipped cream for an easy Sunday Dinner dessert.

Culcita Boxes...I am hooked!
Remember when Birch Box first started and you could get samples sent to you each month? My sweet friend Chris gave me a subscription last year for my birthday and I looked forward to the mail each month, wondering what was going to be in the box. These boxes, from Culcita, are like that for quilters. They come with a series of fat quarters, a quilt pattern, and the cutest fortune cookies! You can get them monthly or quarterly, with fat quarters or half yards! 
This month, Culcita sent me the new line from Art Gallery Fabrics (touch with WILL fall in love with their silky cottons) is very modern and I have the perfect quilt in mind. 
I can't start yet or that will be project 5 in progress...that's a little much even for me.

Aren't these note cards cute?! I've been quilting so much lately that when I saw them, I thought instantly of half square triangles. 
I got a set to keep at school to use as quick thank you notes for when students bring me treats. I have the world's best students and parents and I get treated to coffees, candies, and flowers often and I hope they always know how much they mean to me.

I've been drooling over the fabric line, "Sleeping Porch" by Heather Ross since BEFORE it was out for sale. Her fabrics are quirky and fun but still have a classiness to them, thanks to the florals. This bundle was sent to me from Jones and Vandermeer, which is a great shopping destination for craft supplies. They are having a spring sale right now...use the code spring10 for 10% off almost everything....they carry Liberty of London, which will make you swoon. 

Are you still there or did I bore you with my sewing nerdiness? I do have other interests you know besides quilting and pie. 
Batiste dry shampoo smells amazing! I use it to make my blow dry mornings last two days instead of washing my hair every day. This is also great for giving hair a little more volume. I use the blonde version, though I don't really notice  difference between this one and the plain. 

Red Dahlia chapstick from Burt's Bees is my lipstick. I use it daily, all day for a little bit of color. It is my favorite shade and if they stop making it, I will cry. I toss when in the cart almost every time I am at Target and have one stashed everywhere (car, purse, school bag, junk drawer, sewing room, classroom, bathroom drawer, make-up bag). 

I am sure that I included this in a favorite thing collage before. Guess what? It still is my mascara of choice. I still buy other brands and try them out and I always come back to this one. 
One time, I was at Target (probably buying more chapstick) and the lady ringing me up told me I have nice false lashes. Thanks? 

These are products that I happen to love. I am not getting paid to give my opinions. Some of the fabric vendors that I have introduced you to have sent me product to test out but I wouldn't show them to you if I didn't truly love them!

xoxo KD

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