Twin Quilts

It seems like most my friends having kids are getting buy one get one free deals because I have another friend having twins! You can check last years twin quilt post here for another pattern idea. This pattern could be used on its own but it also works well if you want a matching pattern for similar…

Spring Garden Planning

Now that we’re back in the states and spring is right around the corner it is time to start preparing for the growing season. Such a change of pace from traveling and sightseeing to planning and cultivating, that’s the fun of a seasonal lifestyle! From our winter in Europe to our summer at home in…

A Winter’s Night In- Herbal Tea, Honey and Soak

Had a stressful week? Winter weather bringing you down? What you need is a cup of tea and a relaxing soak. I am taking an medicinal herbs class and this week we learned about herbal teas, tinctures and soaks. Here are a few recipes for a relaxing evening in on a cold winter night. Herbal…

Twin/His & Her Blankets

My dear friend is having twin in May and I wanted to make something unique for her boys. I decided to make complimentary ombre blankets. The colors fade into one another and each blanket is complementary but unique just like I’m sure the twins will be. Once I finished and had them laying side by…

Mini Greenhouse

This Christmas one of the white elephant gifts was a mini greenhouse from Ikea. It is a perfect way to bring a bit of gardening and plant life to a cold winter! We tried terrariums a few years back which I loved but am excited about this new mini greenhouse. It offers a fun visual to…

Guest Blog- Bee Block Quilt

My lovely Canadian cousin is not only a lawyer, hocking playing mother, runner and more but she is also an amazing quilter. She made us a beautiful wedding quilt and I wanted to share its story here on We Shine Forth. You can find her blog at http://runningthimble.blogspot.ca/ she has some amazing quilting stories, patterns and more…

Map Wallpaper DIY

The wallpaper on the Airstream was starting to peel off and a general ascetic was in need of an update. My dad is a pilot and had some old aviation maps lying around which I took advantage of. They provided great color and pattern to give the walls some dimension and design, plus it is…

Airstream Updates- Fabric Paneling

I am sure it was a wonderful year but fabric choices made in 1978 need to stay in 1978. The paneling over the twin beds is a necessary competent to the bed area, it provide insulation and definition to the area. However, the fabric had to go as quickly as possible. I chose 45″ Home…

Super Simple Napkins

I am a big fan of repurposing items and when it came time to plan for our wedding I wanted to stay true to green practices. Due to logistics we decided to go with compostable silverware and plates but I wanted to jazz the table settings up a bit with some fun napkins. Fabric prices…

Baby Quilt and Playpad

It must be baby season! I am working on a few quilts for friends and family. I wanted patterns that would work for either gender and something cuddly for the new babies to snuggle with. The are pretty simple patterns and are good for beginning quilters out there. Baby Quilt Fabric: A mix of 5-12…

Yarrow

My love for backyard herb gardening makes winter really tough this time of year. So to celebrate the idea of spring coming in the near future here is a little herb garden tidbit to get us looking to the coming months. Yarrow-(also known as; Milfoil, Old Man’s Pepper, Soldier’s Woundwort, Knight’s Milfoil, Herbe Militaris, Thousand…

Chalkboard Sign

Fun easy project for special events or to organize in your home, ect. Lots of uses and easy to make at home! Supplies: Solid oak paneling ( quarter inch) Chalkboard spraypaint Jigsaw Sandpaper 120 grit Drill Chalk Pencil Twine, ribbon or rope Trace the outline of the shape you want to make in pencil around…