Published May 18, 2013
I really should quilt more. I’ve been gradually giving away my pile of baby quilts and when I got an invitation to a baby shower realized that I didn’t have one on hand. I’m not a big fan of sewing under pressure, but sometimes being forced to sew is good for me. I took a quick trip to the fabric store and had this quilt finished the night before the shower.
It was washed and wrinkled just hours before before gifting,
& wrapped with a little teddy bear.
It was a lot bigger than I anticipated – 52″ x 52″.
Have you ever given away a quilt only to have the recipient say that they were going to to keep it in a drawer because it was too nice? I made sure mom knew it was fully washable and intended for burps and spit up. Hopefully it will be doing it’s job well in the coming months!
Published January 4, 2013
I really enjoy seeing what people make out of my patterns. Love it even more when I look at a picture and think, “Wow – that’s my design?”
Photography by Brent Ward.
Love what they’ve done to the Tailored Bag in Creative Machine Embroidery magazine! Isn’t it purdy? Beautiful silk, beautiful model, beautiful photography. They did a super nice job.
Published December 28, 2012
Call me old-fashioned, but I make my kids write thank you notes for their Christmas gifts. And since we are off from school for a couple of weeks, they have the time and I get a chance to make some cards. I appreciate a thoughtfully written note and know that those who took the time to purchase gifts for our family will appreciate the small thank you in return.
Fabric + Paper
Happy New Year to you all!
Published December 6, 2012
Last year when I made a bunch of cushions around Christmastime I started making the closures a bit differently. I don’t mind long ties, but I find it hard to make them look nice when they inevitably get untied. What I like about my new way is that I get a nice, secure knot every time.
One one side is a little fabric tab and on the other are two short ties. One tie goes through the tab and with one half knot you’re good to go.
The added bonus is that a little kid could easily tie this one up herself.
Published December 4, 2012
When Baby Samantha was born I naturally wanted to make her a little something for her room.
But then, being the overly generous person that I am, (haha) I thought it would be nice to make her older sisters something, too.
Ignoring for a second that when I do this to myself I create a psychological black hole in my mind where all my sewing motivation gets sucked into, where I have a hard time even starting because the project has taken on gigantic proportions in my head, and instead of 3 cushions taking 3 times as long as 1 cushion, they take 6 times as long to actually complete – ignoring all that, when I actually get sewing I enjoy it.
I can’t help myself, really. I’m hoping the girls like their pink cushions. And yes, I double checked the spelling on the names. :)
Love the font – all the letters except the capital “S” are from Candy Inc. available for free here.
Published October 29, 2012
Our annual trek to Houston took place this weekend. Cindy and I have this down to an art: get up WAY before sunrise, make it to Houston when the doors open, see EVERY booth, then get out of town in time for dinner and home in time to see the kids before they’re asleep. Lots of fun as always and a few shots to post here.
Two thumbs up to Moda for their fun and playful displays. Lots to see there. First up, colorful paint stirrers and
and of course, fabric,
and more fabric.
(Clicking on the pictures should take you to some links.)
Dinner, of course, was yummy. But no surprises here. After a delicious meal, gains are definitely expected!