Friday, April 10, 2015

April 2015, Garden, Quilts and Me

Hello April! I've been meaning to post in my little blog, so here I am finally.
Yesterday was my birthday! another birthday....wow! love it!!!
Hope everyone is enjoying their Spring and had a lovely Easter. Our family had a lovely Easter, we spent the day together eating and laughing and coloring. 

An Easter Prayer

Of all of God's gifts

Easter shows us our fate

Forgiven we will rise
And pass through Heaven's gate

This Easter remember
The sacrifice of a Son
And through His resurrection
Eternal life we have won

This Easter I pray
That the love of God
Is resurrected
Reborn, renewed
Inside your heart
God Bless You! 

~anonymous~

So far this year I think I've made 4 quilts? not sure, but at least that many. I have 4 quilts to actually quilt, for them are just the quilt tops.

Here are my 3 newest quilts.

The top quilt is a cat quilt, quilt #1, which I used M. Makower cat fabric. Funny, but I could not find that fabric in the USA. I had to order it from the UK. Diamond Shaped Pattern used.
Quilt #2 is the Easter Quilt, which next year, since it was not done before Easter will be a table topper. The fabric I used in it is from Bonnie and Camille, Spring Hare. I did Ohio Stars on the Easter  Quilt, patchwork squares and large squares with a yellow gold bunny in the center. I used a bunny from Sizzix, that the pattern was given for free to use in the Spring 2015 Quilts and More Magazine. The quilt itself I designed on my own. Wow like that was a hard one. LOL!
Quilt #3 I used Bonnie and Camille's Daysail fabric, and the pattern for this quilt was in the Quilt and More magazine. 
That magazine inspired me to make 2 quilts that were not planned. I just had to make a quilt using that cute bunny and Bonnie and Camille's cute adorable fabric that just came out in time for Easter, but not in time for me to finish the quilt. 
The daysail fabric is brand new this spring as well. I have another sailboat quilt I am going to make with that gorgeous fabric. 

Finally we are done renovating the entire house, inside and out.
Garden and backyard done

Me planting the flowers in out little yard

planted garden

 Small Spaces Yard

Our little girls on the bridge Steve Made


Herb Garden

 Veggie Garden

 Veggie Garden
 Me Yesterday on my birthday with my cute new dress. Love it. It does not have a zipper, you just pull it over your head and go. It's by Joe Fresh.
Steve redesigned his bridge. 

Have a Happy Spring and Lovely April.

~Kat




Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Angel Suncatchers - Rainbow Baby - by Krystal Kat's Moon Beams

I have not posted in awhile about my crystal rainbow sun catchers!

My shopping cart on my website Krystal Kat's is not up and running anymore, but I still sell my crafts on Etsy. My Etsy Shop is https://www.etsy.com/shop/KrystalKatsMoonBeams

I love angels and beautiful rainbows! 
Here is one of beauties, you can find it at this link
You can have the wings any color you want!
Check out all my sun catchers at the main link above and browse other angels as well.


Enjoy the beautiful rainbows that reflect off these beauties. 

What is a rainbow baby? A rainbow baby is a baby who is born after a parent loses a child due to miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death. "It is understood that the beauty of a rainbow does not negate the ravages of any storm. When a rainbow appears, it does not mean that the storm never happened or that we are not still dealing with its aftermath. It means that something beautiful and full of light has appeared in the midst of the darkness and clouds. Storm clouds may still hover, but the rainbow provides a counter balance of color, energy and hope".



Triple Rainbow Octagon Suncatcher for lots of rainbows!


All my sun catchers are made with authentic Swarovski Crystals the finest in the world!


Happy Spring 

~Kat


Monday, March 16, 2015

Monday, March 16, 2015 Finished a Quilt, Siamese Cat Quilt, In Love

I finished sewing the top of my quilt together using the Super Sidekick, by Jaybird Quilts. I am so o o sick of cutting triangles. I think I would like to purchase more quilt dies from either Sizzix, or Accuquilt. I have several Sizzix Die Cutting machines, and one Fiskars, Fuse Creativity System. Any of these cut the go quilting dies. But I did not have a triangle. So I had to cut by hand. I had thought about using the apple core, I do have, but changed my mind. I think now I should have just done that. But how can I say that when my quilt turned out so cute.

I wanted to share the most adorable fabric I bought online from the UK. I was not able to find this fabric in the USA. I have no idea why I was not able to purchase it in the USA. Makower fabric is one of my favorite fabrics.
I bought the fabric at RainbowCrafts.eu The fabric is Siamese Cats by M. Makower.
Well now it's time to quilt the quilt!

Happy Quilting!

~Kat


Saturday, March 14, 2015

Sunday March 15, 2015 Updating Backyard

Wow, it is just hard to believe it is almost spring in 2015. Were is the year going already!

Today I am just going to share some photos.
In a few weeks, well on the 23rd I think it will be one year since our move. The house completely remodeled on the inside, and new windows, new exterior paint. So fresh and clean and new.
My husband has been working on redoing the backyard. So far it looks awesome, we are going to get some flowers to spruce it up now. He had a new patio put in and the rest he has done himself. Cute little spaces and to include a garden on each side of the yard. The yard is small. This weekend he will be making the rock patio larger because I am requesting it. He likes to make me happy, so he said yes he would do it.
Here I am standing in the updated backyard, some say I am an angel others say a bat, but I could be a black butterfly! I don't want to be a bat.
Cute shoes I got a few years ago at Kohl's. I never wore them until this year.

 He has done everything except the patio. He put the retainer wall in, the rock paths and rock patio. The cement patio is brand new, which he wants to paint. 
I was checking out the flowers. Here are some beautiful flowers at the store. I don't know which ones I want, so went home to think on it.

I made a healing garden using succulents and cactus and put them in this cute container I bought. 
I was going through some things, and thought it would be nice to have a little garden to look at for reflection. Now I will have a bigger garden to look at very soon.

I put the healing garden on some stumps from a tree that was removed last year.
New patio and cute anorak chairs, love the colors. Cute does not have to be expensive, they are made from some kind of plastic material. 
See the rock patio, we will be adding onto that this weekend! yay! I love it, it's so pretty. See where the bark is? that is being removed. I don't like bark.

This is the entire length of the yard. On this end is a small garden, will probably be a herb garden. On the other end Steve is making me a veggie garden. Right now you can't really see it. I love the rock path he made, that is super cute.

So those are the photos for our new backyard so far. After this gets all finished the hubs says he is putting in a patio cover.

Have a Happy Son Day!

~Kat