Thursday, June 10, 2021

I Want to Make Art...and I Want to Make Trouble

Do you think of your projects of making art?  Sometimes, I do.  I love to create new things through my quilts and embroidery work.  Shhh...can I tell you a secret?  I also like to be a little mischievous at times, too.  Do you like to be a little mischievous at times?  

Photo Credit:  Disney Destinations

Last weekend Mr. Goofin' Off and I went to see Cruella at the movie theater.  The theater only had 10 people in it...and it just felt so spacious.  So happy to be back in an actual theater.  And, for the record, we LOVED Cruella.  I had suspected that I would...but was surprised at how much Mr. Goofin' Off enjoyed it.  

One of the things I enjoyed was how much of the emphasis on Cruella's backstory was on how much she enjoyed designing and creating.  She was extremely talented and creative...always keeping her eyes out and mind thinking of her next creative endeavor.  

And while I won't spoil the movie if you haven't seen it, I can say I did relate to this quote from Cruella herself:  

"I want to make art.  And I want to make trouble."  -Cruella

I can totally relate to this.  I love to create and am so glad to be getting back into the game with new and ongoing quilting and cross stitch projects.  But I do always feel like I've got a bit of a mischievous side to me.  I don't let it out very often, but when I's usually followed by a lot of laughter by whomever I'm with.  

But the reality is, you're probably here to check out what I've been working on.  I don't blame you.  It's why I love to participate in link parties and blog hops.  So glad to be back!  

Current Quilt Project

My newest start of a project is inspired by my desire to spend my winters in Florida one know, to be closer to Disney World.  Technically, I love the Pacific Northwest and can't imagine ever leaving here.  But the dark and gray winters really get to me.  So this project embodies my desire to move...

The focus fabric for this one is flamingoes.  I was enamored by the pinks and whimsical flamingoes in the fabric.  The light pink and black fabric make for the perfect accent fabrics.  

Selection of Flamingo Fabrics

I actually got all the initial cutting done this past week.  It is mostly strip piecing, so it went fairly quickly.  I did notice that it was time to replace my blade in my rotary cutter. So after I replaced the blade, things went so much more quickly.  

The flamingo quilt strips are all cut.

My goal for next week is to get all of the strips pieced together.  Fingers crossed I can find a few moments to get my machine out and working!

Current Cross Stitch Project

If you've followed my blog and have a great memory, you may recognize my current cross stitch project.  It's titled Mickey and Pirate Friends.  It makes me smile soooo much every time I work on it.  

Mickey and Pirate Friends - Update as of 6/10/2021

I have completed the first row of pages...five pages in all.  This is a huge project, and I'm pretty sure I'll do some rotating at some point.  But, for now, I'm really enjoying it.  

And because I've been enjoying catching up through link parties, I'm going to posting in a few myself this week.  

Link Parties:

Have a magical day!  

For those who expressed interest in my other non-project blog, I've linked some of my new content from there below.  If you're interested in the read (or freebie) just click on through!

Create Your Summer 2021 Bucket List
Create Your Summer Bucket List (free printable PDF to create yours)
See what's on my bucket list for this summer.

How Do You Define a Disney Fan?


  1. Love this quote!! I always wanted to learn to quilt and sadly, never did so...Thanks so much for stopping by!!

  2. As an occasional art quilter, I can relate to the first part of the quote. Gotta say, I'm not into making trouble (except for often making trouble for myself with some of my designs!!)

    1. Thanks for popping in and leaving a message. I think most quilts are pieces of art...the way we choose the combination of fabrics and patterns. Have a magical day! -Andrea

  3. ‘Mickey and friends’ is amazing. I’m not a pink lover but I like the flamingo fabric.

    I want to see Cruella. I don’t know if it is in Japan yet, but I think it will be awhile before I go to the theater again.

    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. We really did enjoy Cruella. I hope you get to see it. -Andrea

  4. I am looking forward to seeing Cruella too. I do remember Mickey and the Pirates and look forward to seeing it again. Can't wait to see one of your quilts in the making again.

    1. Thanks, Faith! It feels so good to be back to my Goofin' Off blog and reconnecting. Glad you popped in. Have a magical day! -Andrea

  5. I haven't seen Cruella yet, but hopefully soon.
    What great fabric, I'm looking forward to seeing it come together.
    How nice to see Goofy again, keep on stitching!

    1. Thanks so much for popping in and leaving a comment. I am looking forward to Goofy being joined by some of his pirate friends soon on this piece. Have a magical day! -Andrea

  6. Pretty fabrics in the make. I´d like to see Cruella, in our cinemas at the moment.

    1. Thank you for popping by and leaving a comment. We thoroughly enjoyed Cruella. Have a magical day! -Andrea


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