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So stinkin’ cute!

October 10th, 2008

I just can’t stop gushing over this DARLING kit I bought in Jen’s etsy shop. When I received it, I thougt no way can I cut into this… must leave adorable kit intact. After a few days of opening and closing the tin’s lid… fondling the contents - I took a deep breath and got out my scissors. I thought I heard the fabric let out a quiet scream, but soon realized it was just gasping for air (let me out, let me out).  Jen’s kit was so put together, she even added a precious little needlebook.  I feel like I hit the mother-load of all things cute and kit’y.   And Jen even snuck in a few pieces of Minny Muu!
DARLING Jen Duncan kit

I dove in with my handy dandy yo-yo maker, and decided once the yo-yo was made I couldn’t see enough of the gorgeous Swell fabric (you know, Swell… by the Urban Chicks… yes, those Urban Chicks… Pam’s friends). Anyhoo…  I decided I wanted to see more of the Swell, and took a stab at making some hexes.  I have those nice big hex plastic “patties”, but they were gianormus.   Enter thought bubble over my head.  Now a light bulb.  Now me squirming.  I have to pee, I’ll be right back.  Back to thought bubble.  Question mark.  Light bulb back on.  AH HA.  I can finally use my Darlene Zimmerman hex tool and make my own from thin plastic.  Now thought bubble turns to wavey dreamy remembering blur seeing on Pam’s blog she had all the info about the ruler. Ding sound. Elbow cupped in my hand while my other hand rubs my chin. Yes, yes… Pam’s done all the work writing about it, why duplicate it?!

So I wasn’t quite done with my kit, and it hangs on my design wall waiting to be bound. I’m stumped as to what color fab to bind it in. I fear red will make it look Valentiney, and the aqua is too hard to match… so I’m still in audition mode.  [Thought bubble… WWPKMD?]
DARLING Jen Duncan kit

Seeing Pam’s post, and seeing that Nanette and Jenny have also gotten Jen’s kit (and that Doe needs reviving, and maybe Laurie too)… I knew I had to shout from the roof-tops, that dang it… I must have kick ass good taste!  Oh, and that I’m also lazy.

PS… speaking of Laurie, if I’m not too late… a little someone-someone needs a new home.
DARLING Jen Duncan kit

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30 Responses

  1. The fabulous Lissa allegedly said:

    Oh I have to get one too!!!!!!!

    how cute is this freakin’ kit????

    Lissa
    who wishes she had brilliant idea’s like this one!

    PS Love the quilt!



  2. The fabulous MichelleB allegedly said:

    You just have the cutest stuff! I LOVE that Russian doll on your wall - she is adorable! (Yes, I know she’s a matryoshka - but I don’t think I ever spell it right). And those hexes from the kit are adorable.



  3. The fabulous Jackie allegedly said:

    You are too funny with the visuals! I can just see the thought bubble and hear the ding! Lovely kit! But I am sure you girls scooped them all up!



  4. The fabulous Pam allegedly said:

    How cute did that turn out! Glad you showed your pictures. And WWPKMD.. YOU’RE KILLING ME.

    Now doesn’t that seem like it would make a funny t-shirt? xo



  5. The fabulous Karen allegedly said:

    So stinkin’ cute just touches the surface of describing your latest. You rock!



  6. The fabulous jenny b harris allegedly said:

    Now I’m getting thought bubbles, too! Ding!



  7. The fabulous jen duncan allegedly said:

    WOW! You have literally blown us all away woman. Really- WOW!!! I don’t think I’ve ever seen such perfect work, either. BEAUTIFUL!!



  8. The fabulous Doe allegedly said:

    I saw Jen’s kit and thought of you instantly. Lovelovelove the color combo!

    BTW, you’re a stinker for showing me photo of onolicoius portuguese sausages! Gah!!!! Now I have to call my mom.



  9. The fabulous anina allegedly said:

    OK, that post made my head spin!
    The result is absolutely fabulous though!



  10. The fabulous Angelina allegedly said:

    Yet again, missed out on the cutest and the coolest!

    Why not pink binding?

    So flippin cute.



  11. The fabulous Sarah allegedly said:

    Ha, how funny that just the week I made hexes from my swell charm pack. I love them so much, I wish I had more of that fabric kicking around. (They are still the top blog post, wish I had know about these nifty hex tools!)



  12. The fabulous Rachel allegedly said:

    Oh that is WAY cute!



  13. The fabulous Carol allegedly said:

    For cryin’ out loud…post a warning on things like this! Someone could get hurt from the cuteness.



  14. The fabulous Betty @ She's Sew Pretty allegedly said:

    Oh my gosh! I favorite Jen’s kit. Now I really have to get one. That hex quilt is so cute!!



  15. The fabulous fredashive allegedly said:

    Seriously what could be cuter!!! Now I’m rethinking mine since I’m newly into hexies. Monica this is so cute. It will give me strength to cut into my Jen kit! I’ll be back to study this.



  16. The fabulous Nanna J allegedly said:

    I saw that kit on Nanette’s blog, and went to buy one, but all you girls had purchased them already! I think I’ll cry now - sniff, sniff! All done! Your quilt top is to die-for cuteness! You are such a talented woman, woman!



  17. The fabulous Jodi allegedly said:

    Oh so cute! I think the green in those fabrics, would make a cah-ute binding. I’ve been seein those kits pop up everywhere, they are adorable!ooxx`jodi



  18. The fabulous Ashlee allegedly said:

    oh, i love the color combinations. red embroidery on white is just divine.

    lovely blog.



  19. The fabulous Paula allegedly said:

    She had to have made that kit with you in mind. So very Monica~
    Slobbering over your latest creations!



  20. The fabulous Busy Little Quilter allegedly said:

    Every thing you do is stinkn’ cute, including this one!



  21. The fabulous AnyoneCanQuilt allegedly said:

    I think I need one of those yo-yo kits. It is so cute! And your quilt, oh my word it’s gorgeous! I love it so much! x



  22. The fabulous Angela allegedly said:

    Love your blog! This kit is so cute!



  23. The fabulous Thimbleanna allegedly said:

    You DO have kick ass good taste! Love your little quilt!!!



  24. The fabulous Beata allegedly said:

    Cuter, I haven’t seen in a while… How inspiring!!



  25. The fabulous Mary allegedly said:

    You and your pretties! It puts all these ideas in my head and then I start thinking I can do that quilty thing. The HZ blog is a danger zone (cue Kenny Loggins).



  26. The fabulous Mandy allegedly said:

    Oh that red and aqua is divine. Easily my favourite combination. Thanks for the inspiration, fabulous blog and laughter.



  27. The fabulous Kelly allegedly said:

    Oh my goodness, that red and white embroidered quilt that there’s just the teaser of in the middle picture is divine! I just found your blog, so I don’t know if you’ve mentioned it previously… is there a pattern? Did you make it yourself? I’m totally in love with it!



  28. The fabulous Kelly allegedly said:

    Awesome! Thanks so much for the info on the quilt! I may be falling in love with Ruby Short McKim very shortly…..

    -Mad dash to Google her work-



  29. The fabulous Hen allegedly said:

    The quilt is gorgeous. Lovely colours. You’re clearly a very talented lady!

    Hen x



  30. The fabulous karen allegedly said:

    Your blog is always so colorful and cheerful and full of great, neat things! Karen



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