I love the way that pinwheels look. They just look like summer and picnics and outside to me. I remember making some when I was little and I loved them. Creamie loves them too… only she forgets what to do with them. Here are a few of my favorite pinwheels that I’ve seen lately. And not so lately.
[ photo by Larissa Holland at mmmcrafts ]
One of my online blog crushes is Larissa at mmmcrafts. She is brilliant and creative and I maybe want to be her when I grow up. Her blog is like a treasure trove of awesome-sauce. When I first stumbled across her last fall I literally spent two full days and read every single one of her posts. And I probably bookmarked 200 of them. Yeah, it’s that good. Anyway, she took Jenny Harris’ (and you should follow her blog too. I heart it.) pinwheel pattern and turned it into this garland for her girlies bedroom. See, she’s brilliant. This is so on my to do list. And if you aren’t following her blog you should be. ( Go here to see more pics of her girls room.)
And besides jewelry and stationary and old fashioned childhood toys, and garlands for your room, the pinwheel block is probably my very favorite in the quilting world. They just look so happy!
I love the little tiny ones thrown in with all the big ones! Oh they are just so cute!
You just can’t go wrong with pinwheels in my book. I loves them. We are going to a BBQ tomorrow night, and it’s my job to bring dessert. I am seriously considering making cupcakes and topping each one with a little pinwheel. What do you think? It would be festive, right? And easier than making pie for everyone. And the little kids would love them. And the big kids would love them. And I am pretty sure no one ever went wrong with pinwheels. Right? Super, glad we agree.
Here’s wishing you a safe and fun 4th of July if you are celebrating. (If you aren’t, then you should make some pinwheels anyway. Or cupcakes. Or both.) Happy Birthday America!