Observer Fabric Tour

I was so excited when April asked me to be part of her Observer blog tour! I am a HUGE fan of April’s. In fact, a good majority of the fabrics I use (and definitely most of my best sellers) have been designed by her. She is kind of my fabric spirit animal.

I actually had a totally different project in mind when April initially asked me. I immediately thought of another pattern I had been wanting to do but it took me a while to get started and in that time the wheels started turning. I had been wanting to make a pineapple quilt but something about the classic colors didn’t do it for me creatively. Now don’t get me wrong, I love the classic colored pineapple quilts floating around the internet but I wanted a bit of a challenge. I had an image in my head of how I hoped it’d turn out but wasn’t really sure if it would be totally rad or a disaster. I went for it anyway and I ended up loving how it turned out! When it started coming together I had to powerhouse my way through to see the final product and I’m so glad I decided to change projects last minute.


I had to grab my husband to hold up the quilt top for me this morning before he left for work and got minimal eye rolls! That’s huge, guys.


I had to order more fabric for the backing. I decided to use the goooorgeous Indigo Window Crystal print because it’s maybe my favorite from the new line. I said maybe! The splatter fabric is the perfect neutral background fabric and I love the depth it adds to the quilt.


You can find the whole tour on April’s blog here and I highly recommend going to check out the projects! I love to see how everyone was given the same fabric to work with but everyone came up with something so unique. Totally in awe of everyone’s creativity and talent! I’ll share the final project on instagram once I have it quilted + bound so make sure to follow me there!


>Christmas Crayons

>I’m not a very crafty person but I saw this a few months ago and I’ve been dying to try it. I thought our Christmas Party on Saturday would be the perfect opportunity! My plan is to make these chunky crayons, cover our kitchen table with butcher paper, and let the kids draw pictures of Santa, reindeer, whatever they want. I’m trying to come up with as many kid friendly activities as possible so they aren’t just running amok in my house 🙂

I found the silicone baking pan at Target for $1 and bought a 64 pack of crayons [used 4 crayons per tree]. I put them in a 375 degree oven for about 7 minutes.

I love these so much I’m definitely making some for our Sunbeams class to use! You could make these out of any shape.

-Little Wife Power House

PS I’ve been up since 3:30 AM! What is wrong with me?