“What you create doesn’t have to be perfect. So what if the eggs are greasy or the toast is burned? Don’t let fear of failure discourage you.”
― Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Monday, December 8, 2008

This is how it begins...

Bella decided she wanted to make some clothes for her Ariel paper doll. The paper doll kit came with some fabric, which she happily ignored for about a year. But something has sparked her interest. She asked when I would teach her to sew. Honestly, I am so thrilled it was hard to contain myself. I would love to spend time sewing with her!
When I was little I made clothes for my Barbies from felt. She hasn't really got any Barbies, but we have all sorts of baby dolls and stuffed animals that could use some creative clothes, and I bet she would love to make her very own pillow case!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Flannel Jumper

I wanted to make Sophie a warm, cozy outfit for this winter. Usually it is quite cold here and a lot of her dresses seem to be thin. I bought this flannel at Jo-Annes a few months ago. I really loved the polka dot-no surprise-so I used it for the jumper. The bodice is lined with the floral. The pants have elastic around the ankles and are edged with ric rac. The jumper is edged with ric rac as well.

I tried this on her and it is a bit big-but I haven't washed it yet and all she does is grow, so I am not too concerned about it. She wouldn't hold still for a single second, I took a dozen pictures and this was the clearest. The shirt is from Naartje.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Quilt for Q.T.

I had such good intentions to get this quilt to the expectant mother before she had her baby. But then we tore out the floor, and that was that. So it didn't get sent out until a week and a half ago. The vibrant and fun colors reminded me a lot of her mom, and I am sure Q.T. will be much like her. The finished size is about 42" square. The fabric is a mish mash of companies. The backing is Lakehouse. The pattern is a modified simple sadie. I did loopy meandering quilting in the center, and stitched in the ditch along the borders.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

I must be getting into the Spirit of things

I know it seems natural to be doing Christmas projects during this time of year. But it isn't usual for me. Especially Christmas decor. I am not great at decorating for the season. I think in Nate and I's past twelve Christmas's we have had two trees total. Pathetic, I know. And I don't see a tree happening this year either. I think I am just too lazy to bother-sad and pathetic. But don't worry, my children aren't deprived, the do the whole hunt in the woods for the tree with grandma and grandpa. And really, that is way more fun and fulfilling than hunting for the tree at the lot down the street.

Anyway, I saw this pillow last year and just loved it. We are big Dr. Seuss fans here and this is one of my favorite quotes. The fabric is from Moda's Holly Jolly line. The pillow measures 15 x 20. Now I just need a cozy chair to set it in.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Table Runner

This is made with Moda fabric. Size is about 22" by 45". Pattern by me. I did some meandering quilting on the side borders and did Fir trees on the short borders. The middle is stitch in the ditch.

The back is this ornament fabric. You can kind of see the tree quilting in this blurry shot. Whenever I get out the camera, a kid want to climb on me, so I am never still.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Quilt Giveaway!

Never one to turn down a chance to win a free quilt! Go here to see all the details!

I have been sewing....

I just need to distribute a few things before I can post pictures. I have also been sorting and organizing fabric. I need to keep my momentum putting the sewing room back together. I have a few boxes of supplies I plan to send here. I have been really trying to determine what I love and what I want to let go of.

So for now here are a few things I did this week.

I made this table runner a few weeks ago, quilted it during Super Saturday, and finished binding it today. The fabric is Pumpkins Gone Wild, by Moda. The squares are from a charm pack, so super easy and fast going together. Even though it has some Halloween elements, I will probably leave it out until Thanksgiving.

Here is a pillowcase I made for Sophie's pillow. It's an Alexander Henry print I picked up a year or so ago in California. I love making the kids fun pillowcases for their travel sized pillows, the take about a half a yard of fabric and five minutes to make. Soph carried the pillow around all day, which was great, a cushion every time she fell.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Violet's quilt

The main paisley is Amy Butler. The turquoise has small turtles and is Anna Griffin. The white is minkee dot. I quilted it on my machine with loops and swirls.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Currently In Progress

Baby Kimono

I got this fabric at Jo-Ann's. There was less than a yard, but I really wanted to make something for Sophie to wear. I came across a tutorial that looked lovely. The top went together really easily and her instructions are very clear.

I plan on making more for her and she grows. And I love the pattern is easy to alter, I can easily add sleeves for winter, or lengthen it into a dress. So many possibilities.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Check this contest out!

I stumbled across this new line of fabric by Lila Tueller coming out in September. Lovely, I love the colors, the patterns, all of it really. I fully intend on buying a lot of it next month. I love her patterns as well. I will try and get one together and put up a review.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Seaside Rose

This fabric came out around five years ago. I would buy a piece here and there, whenever I saw it really. Occasionally I found it on sale and bought a little more. Thus far I have made four baby blankets, two outfits and this extra large queen quilt with it. This pattern is from Quilts n' More Summer 2007 issue. They used the same fabric in the magazine as I did in the quilt. I had to send this one out to be quilted because it is too large to fit under the arm of my machine. Quilting Cottage in American Fork did the loopy design. I bound it a few days after the quilting was done and now we will sleep under it tonight!
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