Thursday, May 7, 2009

Swap Received!


It rained all day yesterday, and I didn't feel very motivated to run to the end of the driveway to retrieve the mail. But, imagine my delight when I opened it up and saw a large envelope waiting for me, covered in postage stamps from Malaysia! I recently participated in a Spring Swap at the 6 o'clock Stitch. The guidelines were to create an 8x10" piece, using any art media, and including the colors red & yellow. My swap partner, Nishi, is an awesome scrapbooker and sent the cutest scrapbook page for T's room. It's titled, "Just Plane Cute". I love it! Thanks, Ni!



I thought for a long time about what I should send her and since we both share the love of sewing, I sketched an antique sewing machine and added a quilt block. Here's what I came up with:



And finally, I'm always blogging about myself, so I thought I'd share the "real brains" behind this "circus"....my hubby! I took these pics last night as he worked on a new desk for our office. Show this man a Pottery Barn catalog, and he's on it! We're celebrating 5 years of marriage at the end of this month and I can't think of anyone else I'd rather be having fun with :)



11 comments:

Mandy said...

Seriously, that drawing is GREAT. Wow!!

Love the desk too. So much talent in your family.

Kerri said...

oh, my goodness!! i love your drawing, and how you added the log cabin block!! i want one for my sewing room!!! :)

Barbara Myltschenko said...

The drawing is great, but the way you made it with the block is amazing. Such a great idea to creat a real work of art. I think that I'm going to have to steal taht idea for some baby stuff I'm creating soon!

Vana said...

Ariel-what a lovely blog you have! I am loving all the colors. Off to check your etsy shop!

Vana said...

love your favorites on ETSY:)

debd said...

very clever with the block coming out of the drawing!

Mrs. Doodle said...

I would love to buy one of those drawings with the quilt block... OMG!!! That is so cool!

I am so the handy"woman" in our house. I love my husband but dang he is not handy. How cool is it that yours can make pottery barn inspired desks. Jealous!

The Perfect Trio said...

You should sell those drawings on etsy!!!!! Or...just send me one!!! :o) I love it!!!!!!!!!

Jackie said...

I agree with some of the previous posters that you should make some of those sewing machine/quilt block prints. That is awesome. I wish I could draw. I would love to do something like that for my mom.

I think it is great you have a hubby who is so handy. My husband is great like that, too.

Claudia said...

I love the combination of that beautiful sketch and the log cabin block! I can't wait to see your finished desk, what a talented hubby =)

Aunt Spicy said...

Your drawing with the mini-quilt is fabulous!