Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The Vintage Cupcake

This is the cutest vintage cupcake place. It is located on 24th street in Ogden. You must see!


How clever are those vintage doors in different colors for the counter top? As you can see there are old windows, chandeliers, and more.
This was my first time meeting all these great bloggers. All of them are very talented with some kind of creative blog where they share their ideas.
Cutest little table and chairs through the walkway to the cupcakes.
Love the pink! It's all over. So girly and so charming!

Delicious cupcakes everywhere. Lemon, red velvet, chocolate and more.
The sign for the Vintage Cupcake Co. is on a door. A pink one. Like I said. Soooo Cute.
There is even a pink mixer. I want one.

Above the door is this cute banner made from a combination of paper and trims.

I don't know how long this little place had been here but I think it's a keeper and we all need to keep visiting so we can keep these great cupcakes around. Who doesn't like a sweet treat?

More Finished Quilts

 I finished these quilts a few weeks ago but I wanted to share how cute they are.
 The fabric used in this line is designed by Cyndi Walker of Stitch Studio Design for Riley Blake Designs. As you can see the yellow, aqua and fuschia combination create a fun summer look and feel.
 I try to make most of my designs geared towards the beginner sewer. This is an easy pinwheel block. A fun quilt if you want something quick and easy.

 The line below is called Decadence designed by Samantha Walker for Riley Blake Designs. This fabric line will be a great addition to fall. It has wonderful oranges and browns. There are pears throughout the line as you can see I used the pears in the border.

 This is a closeup of the center of this quilt using Dresden plate block.
 This quilt is for the intermediate quilter because of the center. The outside blocks are squares and easy to assemble. To simplify you could put something different in the center block or leave it plain.

 This fabric is called Back Country designed by The Paper Loft. It is the first outdoor line we have done for Riley Blake Designs. All the guys want a quilt out of it at work. It is the first line we have done that any of the boys have requested a quilt. 
 All the girls are going to have to go on a retreat to make their guys a quilt out of this collection. It comes in flannel also. It really is a great guy fabric line. I'm going to put that on my Christmas list for making.
 You can find all these projects and download them if you go here.
Have a happy sewing day!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Las Vegas

My mum loves Las Vegas. She wanted to drive her new convertible to Vegas and have a Grace Kelly experience. So My sister and daughter and I brought our hats and headed to Vegas.

As you can imagine it was quite the funny experience trying to enjoy being in 106 degree weather with the top down and fumes and diesel coming from all directions from the other cars. Needless to say we only lasted about 45 minutes.

 I wanted to share some of the things I love about Vegas that inspire me to design and create. Above those are rows and rows of beaded sequins drooping like lights and curtains coming from all directions. Beautiful!
 Mosaics that create shapes and colors.



 Lights in trees.

 Fancy Shaped lamp shades in beautiful color combinations. Look at those shapes.
 You know diamonds are a girls best friend. Look at those yellow diamonds.
 The following pictures are from Le Reve. An incredible Circus O' Le show.
 These were incredible flowers that dropped from the ceiling. It was a spectacular show.












 Of course you can't go to Vegas without seeing sporty cars.



 Fancy limousines for the rich and famous.


 This ceiling is incredible. The detail with no expense spared.



 This was the view from our hotel. Beautiful.

 Of course lunch at the Cheesecake Factory was a highlight. It was national cheesecake day so all cheesecakes were half price. We had to try several. They were yummy. You can probably look at this picture and gain weight.

 Gorgeous pink chandeliers out of glass.

 This was a fun store that used old sewing machines as their decor. It was fabulous. I had to take pictures and share how fun those old machines are and what a unique idea for decorating a clothing store.






Well on with the day. Happy sewing to everyone. Thanks for stopping by to see the things that inspire me and make me happy.