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That time I spent a couple weeks making a Halloween sign I just had to have

First off, and most importantly: Happy Friday the 13th! A few years ago, mom, Kira and I got a ton of wood block decorations from a place in Utah called Wood Connections. Seriously, that store is addictive. The idea is, the masterminds behind this store come up with adorable décor items made out of wood. They paint them and add cute papers until the designs are absolutely irresistible. The catch is, you buy the unfinished wood projects, and then you finish them however you want. It’s genius. You walk through the store and the cute samples make the unfinished projects practically leap off the shelves and into your basket. The...

Decorating for Fall

fall leaves

I know for a lot of people, summer is their favorite season. That is not the case for me. I would so much rather be cold than hot. You can always add more layers, but you can only lose so many layers before it becomes socially unacceptable. It doesn’t help that getting too hot is a sure-fire way for me to end up with a headache. You would think then, that I would dress weather appropriately. Not so much. I seem to think that if I break out my flannel and plaid, the weather will magically change to fit my wardrobe. Case in point: these pictures from our girls trip...

Curiously Cute Halloween Blankets

tricks and treats, positively bootiful, and halloween lattice blankets

I know there are a lot of people out there that aren’t ready to let go of summer. I however, am not one of those people. I LOVE fall and I have been looking forward to it for at least a month. The 90+ degree-days have gotten old and I am beyond ready to break out my plaid and sweaters. I love it when the leaves start changing color and the days get cooler. It is definitely time to break out all the candles with pumpkin and cinnamon. Most of all, I am looking forward to making peppermint fudge (and then eating the whole pan by myself). So, while it...

Cougar Pillow Freebie

Cosmo the cougar pillow

Hi there, this is Kayla again. I am the designer of one of our newer patterns: the jelly bean faces pillow. Let me tell you, it is a freaking adorable pattern. *said with complete humility* You get six amazingly cute little faces that go on a jellybean shaped pillow, and the best part is, they each have a tail! Adding tails to things just makes things cuter… like when we added tails to the back of Kira’s girls’ shirts and sent them running around Yosemite National Park. But I digress; we’re here to talk pillows. I love the pattern just the way it is, but with my nieces’ birthdays coming...

On the Move

Our moving van

This post is definitely late but I guess it’s better late than never, so here it goes: I’m sorry in advance for this long post. My husband has told me that brevity in story telling is not one of my greatest skills. But as we embark on a new year with a new chapter for our business I wanted to share a little bit about myself and the changes happening with this third of the “Musers.”   In July of 2013 we moved to Boise, Idaho for what we knew would be the final two years of Kevin’s schooling. To say I was less than thrilled to move to Boise would be accurate....

Joining “quilt as you go” blocks with sashing

We get lots of questions about our “quilt as you go” patterns. When people get to the step where we have you join the blocks with sashing, they tend to get concerned that we did our math wrong. It’s not that it’s impossible for us to have done the math wrong. That has been known to happen but in this case, we promise the math is right. 🙂 Hopefully the following tutorial will help alleviate your fears in this regard. Step by Step Explanation To start, this is an example of one of our “quilt as you go” blankets. This is block blanket one, which is the background for Forest...