Wednesday, May 28, 2008

"Tea Time"...  Mar"Tea"ni Time, that is. Of course you can serve up whatever you like on this lovely tray, complete with napkins, all a la Sis Boom Bell Bottoms. Just sponge it clean and towel dry until the next time...

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

GO GREEN WITH BROWN! Even the worlds best artists know that you need more than just blue and yellow to get a great green! Just look at Claude Monet's gardens- all infused with organic compost from his barnyard friends. This DHFD Compost kit comes with a packet of organic flower or veggie seeds, instructions for planting and maintenance, and the planter comes filled with our farms finest fertilizer, in it's own equine adorned fancy planter. Our organic ground comes in two different blends. "Black Gold"is courtesy of our big guy, Tys ( like Mike Tyson, the fighter), and  Captain John is responsible for the "Brown Gold". You can actually pick your favorite- all insecticide free! Wouldn't these be fun for a class room project?

Friday, May 16, 2008

To inspire folks to think FASHION when they see Sis Boom fabrics, I designed and made a reversible  retro-chic bikini with cape/ cover-up. Also, the pink and blue polka dot dress became a tunic, which Jennifer is sporting at Quilt Market this week! If anyone sees her there, snap a picture for me! All from Jennifer Paganelli's Bell Bottoms line. I need to shoot them on a model- the flash in the mirror thing is not very proffesional! When my husband returns from Santa Barbara, CA, I will beg him to take a few pics. You'd think being married to a fashion photographer I'd have it made. But you know the old saying, "The shoemakers children have no shoes"!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Take off your boots right HERE!
For a TUTORIAL on how to make a floor quilt, go to my website  and click on the "Floor Quilt Tutorial" page... (duh! I'm not being condescending... I just need that kind of help myself...))
I still recommend buying the book, "Floorquilts!" by Ellen Highsmith Silver, which is very simple to read and it has other great ideas and troubleshooting tips.  I just give a brief overview, but feel free to email me if you have questions.

Saturday, May 10, 2008


Friday, May 9, 2008

Riddle me this!
What looks hot, but stays cool, and can really take the heat?
A Sis Boom Trivet!
That's hot.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Finally, a floor quilt. Which is really just like a floor cloth, which is really just cloth with many many many coats of many things that take many hours to dry! But it was fun, no sewing involved, and gave me lots of ideas for other things. Plus it looks really cool. Can you see the silhouette in the center? My husband thought it was just a free form blob of fabric, and my son thought it was an elephant. I'll post a picture that I got the shape from- maybe it will make it more recognizable.... oh yeah- all Sis Boom Bell Bottoms fabric! But of course, dahling.

Jennifer Paganelli made me a  derby crown! Do I have to take it off?

Sunday, May 4, 2008

I'm crushed. And also ashamed and conflicted. I call myself an animal lover. I love tradition, I love horses. But after yesterday, I wonder about horse racing, and whether these young horses are pushed beyond their limits. Having had a Thoroughbred, I know that these animals do have the desire to race at breathtaking speeds- naturally. But after the demise of Barbaro and the tragedy yesterday of Eight Belles, I think that more needs to be done to protect them and to ensure that they are brought along in a healthy and safe manner. I'm still a big fan of Equine Sports and even racing, if all precautions are taken before, during, and after the race.
We had my party, we celebrated the tradition of the Kentucky Derby, and celebrated the short but brilliant career of the filly, Eight Belles. But it might be the last Derby Day for me.
To Eight Belles...

Thursday, May 1, 2008

HAPPY MAY DAY! I must share with you....
My friend, horse trainer Farah Dejohnette, just received a gift from the gods today!
Isn't she lovely.
Now, that's good craftsmanship! I am in awe of natures beauty.