Friday, January 11, 2013

Far Far Away Quilt...Complete!

post signatureThis is the second quilt I've made from Heather Ross' fabulous Far Far Away line. I made it to coordinate with this one. I'm super pleased with how it turned out and best of all? My son LOVES it. Nothing like a sweet smile from the recipient to know that it was worth all my effort:)

 Aaaand, I got to use my amazing new bias tape maker to make that binding out of a vintage sheet. LOVE.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

I have a sweet girl who loves to make things for people. Those of us lucky enough to live with her benefit the most from this passion of hers. Well, for Christmas last year she really wanted to sew her brother a pillow. And she just knew that she could hand-sew a picture of a moving truck on the front. So I had her draw a picture of the truck, which I then transferred to a piece of muslin. Then she got to stitching. She worked quite hard for any quiet brother-free moment she could find and finished. My mama heart was so proud!

I did the text for her and sewed part of the pillow, but she did most of the work and takes a lot of pride in it. And that little brother of hers just loves it! 
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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Quiet Book: O & P

Did you think I had forgotten about the quiet book?? Nope. I continue to work on it, one stitch at a time. Only a few pages left, really.

I honestly don't remember where (if anywhere) I got the inspiration for these pages, but they are already being loved on. My 5 year old loves practicing tying bows while my 11 month old loves gnawing on them. Win-win for both ages. I love that. Now, if I can just find my list of which pages to make for each letter then I could get started on the next page...

Want to see more quiet book pages?? Click HERE
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Saturday, March 10, 2012

When the going gets toothless...

Have mama make a special tooth pillow!!

We made this pretty little by piecing together some scraps. Emmie, of course, helped me to stuff it and voila!! A safe and special little place to put her tooth while it waits for pick-up by that beloved little fairy.

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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Sweet Baby Girl Quilt

My dear best friend is having a girl!! So I made a quilt and I just love the way it turned out...

It was made with a bunch of random fat quarters I picked up at Joann's and the worst scissors I've ever used (sorry, Mom!! But I do hope you love your new Ginghers!!)

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Ribbons and Puffy Sleeves

Those were the only requirements for this little dress, according to my little princess. We were headed to Disneyland and I had to make sure she would be going in style!

This dress was surprisingly easy to make. I had originally go to the store, picked up the Tangled pattern and copied the measurements and fabric requirements and got all of the supplies. Then I promptly put the pattern back on the rack. I have a hard time paying full price for patterns, so I was going to go home and wing it. But when I got to the register, I was informed that the pattern was only $1!! I picked that sucker right back up and my life just got a TON easier:)

I definitely didn't follow every detail in the I ever?? But I made it just what we wanted it to be. Needless to say, she was thrilled with it, and can't wait to wear it for Halloween as well.

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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Oh My...

I am in awe of how long it has been since I have last posted. And you know, it's been about that since I last sewed too!! Sad day, eh? However, it is not because I've been lazy.

You see, I had one of these:

We started up this:

And now we're trying to sell this:

So we can move here with the military:

However, with all of the craziness, life has actually somehow allowed me a little time to start sewing again. I've started back up with our Quiet Book pages, I am currently working on pages O and P, and they are FUN!

I am also in the process of cutting squares for my little guy's quilt, to match this one.

So, while I may not be posting very often right now, know that I am always thinking about this little space of mine and am anxious to get back. That being said, I must admit that it has been nice to take a little breather, gain a little perspective and organize other parts of my life in the mean time. I think it is vital for us to step back every once and awhile and reevaluate to make sure that all of the many things we have going in our lives are just the things that we WANT to have going. Or do we feel needlessly bound? Thankfully, I have come to the realization that creating things for my family with my very own hands fulfills an inner need to make something out of nothing in an effort to beautify our lives. Thanks for joining me on this little journey. And if you haven't already completely given up on me, I hope you'll continue to stick a little while and see what the future of this blog holds.

In the mean time, go make something! Go play with your kids! Go do something that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, and I'll be seeing you soon!
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