Monday, September 23, 2013

The Trifecta {fabric + wip + babies}

 Ahhh the usual....
 Fabric.
I've been rather out of the loop when it comes to new designers and collections of fabric hitting the market.  It takes a lot of time to be a fabric-aholic, because I used to be one! Non-stop shopping, blog reading, and fabric shop browsing is no longer my M.O. - but - I know (and love!) a Lotta Jansdotter collection when I see it!  Fat Quarter Shop was having a nice little 50% off sale on their entire Bella collection so I jumped! They did a special Facebook coupon code so it definitely pays to follow your favorite shops on FB!


I did not buy EVERY colorway or print but just my favorites... to add to my stash.  Great stash builders, right? The grid print is to die for!  I would have bought all the colorways of the grid but they were already sold out, bummer.

As you probably know, I have a little shop on Etsy where I sell 1st Birthday onesies.  Well I've been collecting the leftover scraps from the infaced "ones" and I've been meaning to make a type of ticker tape quilt with said scraps.  The process of trimming each piece into a rounded shape has finally begun!  I'm not sure what the overall layout will be yet - but stay tuned... and if you have any ideas... do share! All of these pieces are three inches or small, many are one inch!

And then there's the majority of my life:

Are they not stinking adorable?  Here they are about 4.5 months...Summer is on the left, Mckenna on the right.  Let me tell you, it is stinking impossible to get 2 babies to smile at the same time... or even separately as thats how I tried this time.  Mckenna just wasn't seeing any humor in the situation!  

Which... led me to splurge on this fun little camera accessory- which does work!  Its called a Shutter Hugger and I tried it out just this morning and it helped me get at least a few good smiles from both babies [at the same time.] 
And that's the key with twins in general - making things happen [at the same time!]

Thanks so much for stopping by!

xo
Cristin




4 comments:

Carla said...

Indeed they are adorable! Have fun making your ticker tape quilt

Heather D. said...

I've always been somewhat out of the loop as far as new collections/designers. But I don't care, it means that I'm using what I want when I want to, and not because whatever is the next greatest thing.

The babies are amazingly adorable!

janae king...sewing patterns said...

I love it when I see a post from you pop up in my email because I know I will probably get to see your precious little ones, as well as the fun things you might be sewing. Love the fabrics. Can't wait to see what you make with them.

Marcia R said...

Smiling or not, they're beautiful!