Perry Moffitt

June 12, 2012

Red and Teal accents

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After much internet searching, many pinterest pins, and a serious debate with my husband about the color fuchsia (I lost that debate), I have chosen Red and Teal as accent colors for our house. And also our mailbox. Our little house in the woods that we bought 6 years ago and somehow it was only a few weeks ago that I decided to put on shutters.

What this picture doesn’t show is the red front door which I managed a few years ago, I am very temped to paint the screen door teal, but haven’t made up my mind yet.  My Christmas present from my husband was the custom made window boxes and I really do love looking out the window through the FUCHSIA petunias that I hope grow fast and overflow the boxes soon. Fuchsia did not make the cut as an accent color, but I snuck it in by the end.  We started with a brown house with a brown roof and darker brown accents, but I am hopeful that maybe next summer I can paint it yellow  and keep these new accent colors. Some of my inspiration below;

Because all my internet research tells me that a yellow house makes the blue and red look fabulous, don’t ya think?

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October 1, 2011

it’s the season

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It’s the season to start christmas projects and not talk about them. But I did cut the pieces for a new quilt, for ME this time. And instead of sewing the quilt pieces I made a little something out of the scraps. A sneak peek;

September 22, 2011

My yesterday. Just had to share.

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We interrupt this normally sewing blog for this comic break-

So, Darcy’s toy snake fell out of the car at the sitter’s house, and the sitter thought it was real, and her neighbor thought it was real, and animal control thought it was real and called for backup and the cop thought it was real, until he got it in the snake bag… when he figured out it wasn’t real. They were terribly embarrassed, and I, well I guess I should be embarrassed, but I think it is pretty funny.

September 7, 2011

Playhouse, work in progress

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The hand-me-down furniture has been painted. And 3 gallons of Kilz has made the inside of our old garden shed habitable for a little girl. We have to frame those lower windows  and paint the floor a color other than white but we are well on our way!

p.s. the dog painting was painted by a much younger me who was going to write a childrens book about a blue dog. That never materialized, but it looks pretty okay in the playhouse!

August 25, 2011

2 weeks in pictures

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I was forced to pull myself away from sewing for a little while.

Because a tree fell on the house.

And poked a hole in the nursery. We were at the grocery store when it happened, but the little miss points at the ceiling and says, Uh-Oh. We now have a new section of roof, but there are still some repairs to be done.

We have been savoring the last few weeks of warmth.

And I have put my quilting aside to do some other outdoor projects not related to big stinking trees. I  started transforming the smaller, older tool shed into a playhouse for the little miss. A few gallons of Kilz on the inside so far but there is much more to paint.  And there is a new window to be framed. I have been image searching and loving all the playhouse ideas out there and collecting all my inspiration on pintrest. Seriously, click that link and you will start dreaming about your own playhouse.

My mom arrived with these treasures and I promptly painted them with the wrong paint (*%^&#*@#!) . I thought I was spraying them with black primer but alas, it was product called “undercoating” which still has not fully dried 4 days later! So, there might be a trip to the sandblaster and then a do-over. In the end I want these to be red, with a pink seat and pink table top, and they will live in her playhouse.

So, that is what has been going on. Plus 2 more weddings, a birthday,  a family reunion and friends staying from out of town. I have 17 days to finish a wedding quilt who’s top is not quite pieced… Or a year and 17 days if I choose to take my husband’s advice…

April 21, 2011

small wedding present

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We have all been there. Invited to a wedding of someone we hardly know. We got invited to the wedding of someone who is lovely and charming and had “known” in social circles for a while but when that invite arrived I just stood there in the kitchen thinking,  “well I don’t know if I could pick her out of a crowd but, here we go…”

This is the token gift I got the happy couple about a year ago from Wise Impressions. Well, not this bowl, theirs had their names on it and that date but for the sake of anonymity I will show you the sample pic from the etsy site.  Although now that I think about it, it was a wedding that was written up in the Vows column in the New York Times, so I doubt they give a hoot about anonymity. Anyway.

I have always given a quilt as a wedding present.   To every single wedding I have been to. That is a lot of quilts, folks. But the baby was just born when the invite arrived, and only a few months old when the wedding occurred so there was no time for quilts and I went this route. And I thought I would share with you. Because it is the perfect little token gift to give with a check or whatnot. And I was super pleased with it. Use it as you will. I am putting in another order today. Because babies eat time.

March 7, 2011

Drapes, from duvet covers.

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The guest bedroom. Where we change the baby sometimes. And the baby might have launched an attack on the old curtains.

I snagged two drape panels and a queen sized duvet cover in the Ikea markdowns. And then I bought a twin size duvet cover, opened it up, hemmed all sides and made it the curtain for the sliding glass door. I would have had to hem the bottom and seam two panels if I had just bought the drape panels so I was sewing either way, and this way I saved $10 and don’t have a seam in the panel at all!

I haven’t put the queen size duvet cover on the bed yet because I am trying to figure out how to keep the black dog off the white fabric. Yeah. Not much hope of that.

If you have visited my home you will notice that there is some photoshopping of wall color here. A girl can dream, right? Moving on.

Total investment on new drapes and duvet cover? $30.96. I LOVE the markdown section!

November 25, 2010

my early christmas present

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I may have said this before, we live in a weird little house, I love it, but it is full of crazy. One of our best decisions when we moved in was to remove the living room ceiling and expose the rafters. It left me with a huge wall that initially excited me with possibilities. But slowly over the years, it stumped me with how to fill such an enormous space.

I had a sari hanging here for years, but I am ever so pleased with our new painting. A amazing gift from one of my very oldest friends. And the more I look at it, the more I think it looks a lot like a quilt!

December 23, 2009

A White Christmas

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23 inches of snow on Saturday that looks like it will last till the big day-

and a little sabatoge by my husband and we are sailing into the holiday. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

December 21, 2009

My Irmi lamp!

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I find so much inspiration on other quilter’s websites, but this time the inspiration was not for a quilt. I had been looking for cute lamps for the nursery at Target and the various baby stores but not liking the plastic-made-in-china stuff I was finding. Made by Rae gave me a designer name that let me search ebay to find the cutest lamp ever! So, when looking for darling lamps, check ebay with the name Irmi. I snagged this one for $20, but I have seen them go for as much as $60. About the same price as the Target lamps,  but the quality is far superior.

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