Friday, August 13, 2010

Holy Cow!

The summer is speeding to an end
(wish this crazy Amazon wet/hot weather would, too!)


We've been doing summer stuff - like the bucket ride across the Wisconsin state fair.



Eating Fair Food - yummmmm.


Which in Wisconsin includes Cream Puffs as big as your head!



And hey, look - I made something at my machine. A fun, summery table runner that was quilted as I went using Amy's tutorial that's on UCreate as their August project.



I'm on the parent board of Becket's co-op preschool and the meeting was at my house last night. I had to have a cute runner for the occasion! The mascot for our preschool is the owl - so had to include a few cute ones on the the left end there.


And I love the bird fabric on the back, too.



Becket also helped with some summer decorations - dyed rice and pinwheels! We colored the rice with a rubbing alcohol/food color mixture.



Card stock, straws, and some white rubber stamped designs for the pinwheels.



Ever notice that ice cream sundae dishes are hexagons?! With all the crazy it has been mostly handwork around here. Some hexagon fun is up next.

15 comments:

L Johnson said...

Love all the blue and orange Angela. Thanks for sharing your cute ideas!

Alyson said...

Oh, I love the pinwheels! So cute, perfect idea. :)

Leslie said...

this is a great table runner...i love the color and that you made table decorations to match. so fun!!! now, i could really go for some of that corn right now!

amy smart said...

I LOVE IT! My favorite one yet. You're inspiring me to make a more summery-version.

Hang in there with the heat!

jaybird said...

love the runner... so cute!! and the decorations are adorable!

Diane said...

Cute table runner and love your pinwheels and colored rice decor!

Stephanie said...

YOu are so talented! I love the table runner and I love the pinwheels. Great pics. Steph

Blue Is Bleu said...

I love the dyed rice! How clever :) And the runner is soooo adorable!

Kerri said...

LOVE all that aqua and tangerine yumminess!!

amandajean said...

that dyed rice is awesome! i love the pinwheels, too.

yes, this weather has been wacky, hasn't it? we had 7" of rain in one week's time. my poor basement!

Stephanie said...

What great decorations, love the pinwheels and colored rice! That cream puff looks awesome, now I want something sweet to eat :)

CitricSugar said...

Aqua and orange are my favourite colours. And this post is full of them!

Looks like the fair was a huge deal of fun!

Rene' said...

Enjoy the rest of the summer. School has already been in session for a week now here ;-( Love your table runner!! Cute pinwheel and rice decorations as well.

Purple Quilter Queen said...

The runner is adorable! Love the color combo. That rice idea is great too. Jenn

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

Just saw your runner over on Ucreate. Absolutely love it!