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January 28, 2012


My "focus" word for 2012 is DETERMINATION
As an artist and creative person, I start out with great intentions to design and create. There comes many times where my focus goes by the wayside because I am off to something new and before I know it, my brain is scrambled with multitudes of more ideas than I can do in a day. I have my trusty notepad where I now scribble down ideas and sketch if I need to. 
I will focus this year on being determined to stay the course of one to two designs at a time.
I printed out my quote on fabric from my inject printer and used Derwent Inktense pencils to doodle around the words. These pencils are activated with water or anything wet. 
I have now started beautiful shading on my applique quilts. 
My next blog post will show you more on this technique using many different products to use for shading!

Amazing I say!
Just when I thought I saw all the wonderful and creative cakes sculpted to look like quilts, I came across cupcakes adorned with fabulous sewing and quilt motifs. One day when my life slows down, which I think it will never do, I want to try my hand at making these. Here is the best part....there are tutorials to make these from the "frostedcakencookie blog"!!!!
For the tutorial on the sewing machine cupcake, CLICK HERE

And the tutorial for the spool of thread, CLICK HERE
IT GETS BETTER!!!!! There's a QUILT!
Tutorial for the quilt, CLICK HERE

This blog is one of the most Happy, Colorful and Creative Sight I have seen in a long time. Peruse it, bookmark it and then come back here to finish reading my blog.......the cupcake blog is addictive!

What do you do with all your 
empty spools of thread?

For some strange reason, I have been saving all my empty spools of thread to make something wonderful with them. I have all sizes, some plastic and some are wooden from yard sale finds. 
Maybe these ideas will spark something creative inside of you too!


Willimantic's Frog Bridge, officially known as the Thread City Crossing, connects Routes 66 and 32 across the Willimantic River and a rail line. Its distinctive architectural motifs -- four 11-foot frogs atop giant spools of thread -- remind passersby of the city's history, and create a can't-miss landmark.
 For the fascinating story behind this CLICK HERE

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