Saturday, July 31, 2010

We are a mother-daughter duo of crafty mamas who wanted to share our love of all things crafty and all things family. We started this blog after looking at our collection of quilts, pictures of quilts, and stories of our crafty exploits and decided to share our family stories and memories!

Nana and Green Mama are the primary posters, but, as the name suggests, there are many more mamas in our family who will occasionally pop over here too.

Tami or "NANA" - The Mama of the Mamas. Nana and Pappy had five babies who are now busy raising babies of their own. Nana taught the other mamas how to quilt, craft, cook, take pictures, and most importantly- how to be a mama.

Katie or "GREEN MAMA" - Mama to one, wife, lawyer, paper crafter, quilter, and yogi. She loves to live organically - even uses cloth diapers... what??? Try it - you'll love it!

Erin or "Chic Mama"- Second daughter, mama to two, wife, multi-tasker extrordinaire, cupcake designer, seamstress, and maker of all things girly. Always busy, busy and does it all with style!

Kelsey or "Funky Mama"- Third daughter, mama to one, wife, acrylic and oil painter, quilt designer, budding seamstress, and hair stylist... she's quirky and laid-back.

Jenny or "God-Mama"- The youngest daughter, God-Mama to one, college student, gluten-free chef, new recipe finder/maker, and best aunt ever! Need a good laugh? She will have you in stitches! (get it - tee he!)

Holly or "Someday Mama"- Newly wed to Nana's only son, grad student, nutritionist, and chef... always smiling, fun and ready for new adventures - which is around every corner living with our brother/son!

Friday, July 30, 2010

How Pink Became My Favorite Color

When I found out I was having a little girl, the first thing I said was, "Are you sure?"  Then, I asked, "How accurate is this sonogram?" After much reassurance from Doc and our sonographer, I finally believed we were having a girl.

It was hard for me to believe at first just because I am not what you would call a girly-girl. Ribbons, bows, frills, and pink were not in my vocabulary.  Once I accepted that we really were having a girl, I started thinking of all the sweet colors we could decorate her room with-- baby yellows, grass greens, sky blues... you get the picture. No pink.

So you can imagine the shock (mine and everyone who knew me) when I decided our sweet little baby girl's room was going to be pastel pink and green!  Nana knew better than to wait for me to change my mind and this quilt was born.

The colors are perfect! Soft pink mixed with light green.  And it's just the perfect touch of old fashioned.  Nana used Gracey's Baby Star for the pattern and the fabrics are a mix of old scraps and new favorites.  

Now that she is here, our sweet baby girl loves to look at the different patterns and colors.

And, as you can see, pink has quickly become my favorite color!