Monday, July 11, 2016

Starbucks You are Here mugs collection

If we are friends on Facebook or Instagram you've seen some of my Starbucks You Are Here Collection mugs. These are mugs that were and continue to be released by Starbucks in specific countries, states and cities. You can only get them from the cities/countries they are released in. So you either have to visit or be lucky like me and have friends all over who are willing to buy them and ship them to you.

There are I believe 67 North American designs,There are a few Canadian ones and  they've recently started releasing mugs in Europe and some middle eastern countries since my sister got me a Dubai mug.

I've only purchased a handful of these mugs most of them were sent or given to me by friends.

I don't have the desire to collect all the mugs I just want the ones I love and that I think are pretty. And honestly I don't even consider them collectibles since we use them on a daily basis. We have a few out that we use for a while then I put them back in boxes and get other ones out.

I'm keeping a few of them like Denver, Niagara Falls, Oklahoma... cause i want to try and try get them myself. I know we will visit Denver so that one is kinda in the bag but the others we need to make plans for some day. 

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Liberty Of London Ticker Tape Baby Quilt

i finally got around to making a ticker tape baby quilt made of Liberty of London Scraps given to me by my friend Saree and some charm squares i had. It's so soft i can't stand it. I used regent Street Lawn in Turquoise for the binding cause well i wasn't going to use Liberty of London for it.

I love it.

I wanted the back to stay simple so i just used 3 hexie flowers as accents, i think they work perfectly.

Monday, May 30, 2016

San Antonio May 2016

Hubby and i have never been to San Antonio even though we've lived in Texas for quiet a few years and so we decided to take a short weekend trip to see what it's all about. We did enjoy our trip and enjoyed the River Walk, the food and the History. My only plan for this visit was to tour the Alamo and we were able to do that on Sunday.

I don't know if the homelessness issue in the downtown area is a new thing or it's been going on for a while but no one mentioned the homelessness problem nor the boarded up shops with no end in sight. There were a few streets where all the tourists gather such as Commerce, Houston, Saint Mary's, Alamo Street but there were also many more streets where there were 0 shops open and the buildings seemed abandoned and run down.

We got to San Antonio on Saturday afternoon after a drive highlighted by us sitting in traffic for a an extra hour due to road closures. It was pretty humid on Saturday but very tolerable and despite the rain on Sunday and Monday mornings the weather stayed pleasant.

Here are a few photos from our visit. Let me know how your San Antonio experiences have been.

And here are a few that i took with my phone.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Baby Quilt Paperie Fabric by Amy Sinibaldi - Art Gallery Fabric

i had some leftover fabrics from a pouch i made for a good friend of mine so i decided why not use those scraps to make a cute little baby blanket for "just in case" and here we are. I LOVE it! The mink on the back is so soft and the prefect color match. Praying i'll be able to use it some day.

Washi Dress - Lizzy House Butterflies Fabric

i wanted to make another Washi dress since i finished the first one i made but i was just waiting for the perfect fabric. I found this fabric at a great sale price that i couldn't resist.

i did a contrast facing to change it up a bit, since i hadn't done this before i found an online tutorial for a kids dress from Oliver and S and used that, it was pretty easy to follow. I'm not sure i like the U shape cut out on me, i will probably try a Peter Pan collar next time around.