Sorry I've been absent again! Between spending time with my family and getting the grant written that I need to do for work, it's been really busy!
BUT...Here is my new tutorial for the Quilted Fish Design Team! I hope you like it! I made it with Amanda Herring's super cute "Sugar and Spice" fabric. I had so many ideas for what to do with this fabric, but I just love the red and turquoise combination that this "vision" just popped into my head--as well as how to execute it! So, it got the green light. It's a totally NO SEWING project, and it's kid friendly, except for a few steps. Hop on over to The Quilted Fish blog today and check it out. If you make one, let me know. I would love to see it!
She was really proud of herself and of her board. It turned out really cute. Older kids will enjoy it even more and be able to do it even more independently. Maybe it will help chase away some of those "I'm bored!" comments. LOL.
I think this project would also be very fun with scrapbooking paper if you didn't want to use fabric!
By the way, I just want to give a shout out to all my Quilted Fish Design Team members. They are such a great group of gals. I have enjoyed getting to know them all so much, and we have really become friends. In addition to sharing designing ideas, we cheer each other on and give each other comfort through personal, professional, and quilting triumphs and troubles. I have really grown to love each of them. I am so grateful for this opportunity to be involved with them and to have them all in my life. So, gang, if you are reading this, LOVE YOU!
We are still enjoying the desert. Today, we are headed to Old Tucson Studios. We love that place. We've been there before and Sweet Pea has been begging to go back. It's where they filmed a lot of the old John Wayne movies. Most of the "town" is the old movie sets. You can recognize some of the buildings and scenery from his movies (if you're a buff like some of us are). You can go to the saloon for a show and something to drink/eat, you can go through a haunted mine shaft, you can have a horse ride, you can ride the little train around the property, there's a general store you can visit, and there are some carnival rides like a merry-go-round. There are also gunfights and shows you can attend in the streets that are pretty entertaining. Sweet Pea can't wait to pan for gold again. I'm looking forward to the day.
Well, I hope you enjoy this new tutorial!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Until next time,