Sunday, October 18, 2009

Weekend Wrap-Up

Sunday afternoons are by far my favorite part of the week. Usually they consist of naps and vegging out on the couch with the husband. This weekend unfortunately has brought the sickies. Oh yes...after weeks of avoiding sick co-workers, drinking my v8, and quarantining a sick has come for me. I am currently wallowing in covers with my neck heat pad, Emergen- C packs, juice, and Kleenexes....hoping for the best. Atleast I have my lappy to keep me company :)

To not be all Daisy Downer, I did have a good Saturday afternoon! My parents and I went to "Oops"- this great store in Tonitown, Arkansas (home of the Duggars from "18 Kids and Counting") that is just a huge warehouse of wholesale items that have slight imperfections (at bottom rock prices). They have carpets, lamps, home decor, Christmas items, floral stems and bushes....its like going on an adventure! I could literally spend hours in there. I spend $20 yesterday and got 5 candles, a foot-high statue of a Hindu goddess (we have an Asian themed office), a little statue of a fat Buddha (again, the Asian theme), and a plate holder. Happy girl :)

I went there several weekends ago and bought a vine wreath for around $6, swung over to Hobby Lobby and bought some picks and fabric and made my first attempt at a wreath:

This was also my first attempt at making fabric flowers--- it didn't turn out great, but it was good enough. (Those are supposed to be flowers and leaves on the top and bottom made from some scrap fabric I had)

It was a fun project -- and I can re-use the wreath year-round and find different picks. So I'm happy.

When my mom came by, she gave me two quilts to post on my Etsy site. She quilts also (she's been doing it a lot longer than I have, obviously). My mom used to make tons of clothes for me and my brother growing up. Each Easter she would make my dress, each Halloween she would make my outfit. She's a great seamstress- something I am horrible at!

She made two cute and traditional baby blankets (you can see more pics at www. One for a girl, and one for a boy:

Same design, just different colors.
Well, I think I'm going to take a much -needed nap. Hoping to wake up tomorrow and feel rejuvenated. What did you do this weekend?

Thursday, October 15, 2009

The Etsy Reveal - Sew In Love Quilts

Hey All,

Returning from my almost month-long vacation from blogging! And after several setbacks of timing and long-arm quilting issues, I finally have my etsy shop set up. I've posted my first two quiltling designs and they are now available for custom orders at :

And what a perfect time to set up shop--Kelly over at Kelly's Korner (, who has an adorable little girl, is hosting a showcase of all things handmade. Well, ladies, here it is:

Sew in Love Quilts - for your modern kid :)

These two designs are for custom order only currently. Right now I can promise the quilt will be made and shipped in 6 weeks or less once an order has been placed - so you'll definitely have it before Christmas :) I can only offer the time line of 6 weeks for the first 10 orders, so please go to my etsy shop and "convo" me to guarantee that I can get it done :) You can also contact me about orders at my email address: aprilpantall (at) gmail (dot) com
Each quilt is priced at $95 plus $15 shipping.

Both of these quilts are 35 inches by 46 inches - perfect for the crib, a play quilt for the floor, great for the carseat, or even a lap quilt for you!
The Garden Indie Quilt:

And what I lovingly call the "Pink Polka Paisley" Quilt

I'm hoping to add new items in the next few weeks that are ready made - check back for pics and updates :)
If you have any questions about the quilts or ordering - just leave me a message!
Speaking of shopping, this weekend is the arts and crafts fair here in Northwest Arkansas - can't wait to see what awesome things I find.