Monday, November 25, 2013

Made Monday {a little quilt}

It doesn't take much to get me excited.
I finished a quilt!  My third this year.  Depressing, maybe, but I think 2014 is looking up in terms of my quilting endeavors!  Babies are not so high maintenance anymore and I'm going to be part of two (TWO!) different block clubs... more on that later though! I'm so excited!  Choosing fabrics etc etc yadda yadda yadda...

Thanks to my mini helper - and NO thanks to the dark dreary day - I was able to snap a few pictures both with my phone and SLR.  Odd - the iphone pics turned out better. 

This quilt is about 30"x36" and all gender neutral fabrics from my stash!  Hmm I didn't spend a dime (specifically) for this quilt so I'm pretty happy! Binding is Architextures by Carolyn Freelander, which I now LOVE as binding.

And a little loopy quilting, which I really enjoyed doing.  I miss the actual quilting process.  I always feel so accomplished when I finish quilting something.  Ya know?

I'd loopy quilt all day if I could, its fun!

I also love adding a bit of "educational" fabric to a baby quilt - like this Ikea print that started out as a duvet cover.  LOVE this fabric although I only have long strips of it left - perfect to complete a quilt back.  

Such a good little quilt holder!  Train 'em early, I say.

I'll be posting more about the Block of the Month (BOM) club I'll be a part of in 2014, and possibly have colors chosen!  Possible, but not likely.  I change my mind so often... its not even funny.  

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

{7 months}

Warning: Extreme Adorableness may not be suitable for people suffering from heart problems, seizures, or baby fever.

The Peanuts are wearing their Halloween costumes for their 7 month pics since it was pretty much storming during trick-or-treat and we didn't get any proper photos.  Big Brother didn't even venture outside to collect absurd amounts of candy, of his own choosing. Fine. With. Me!

 And... my favorite sequence:

Summer going in for the snuggle....

Snuggle achieved!

My (very part-time) work schedule has been pretty light and naptimes have been somewhat standardized - therefore I've been spending some time in my sewing room!  

Super small and quick projects: 
baby knit hats made from an old cardigan (tutorial coming soon!) 
yummy fabric shoelaces

Bigger but not insurmountable projects:
two custom baby quilts via Etsy
a baby chevron dress to go with one of the baby quilts

I have zero plans for Holiday sewing!  Gift Cards will probably be my MO this year.  Lame, but I'd rather spend loads of time soaking up my three little boogers while they're still cute and adorable etc.  Our five stockings are DONE and that's all I really care about.

Monday, November 11, 2013


It finally happened.  My 3 year old got the best of my favorite, most used ruler. I want to cry!
I blame myself for not snatching it out of his grubby little paws when I had the chance. Grrrr.  C'est la vie... And RIP. 

Hmm maybe it can still be used for cutting... Although actual measuring is out of the question.