Friday, October 15, 2010

Crafting with the Stars!

I realize it has been a loooong time since posting last. Life has been busy to say the least! Finn is six months old (wha?!)... Bella turned 3 in August (wha- wha?!)... and I, well... not alot going on with me that doesn't involve wiping hinney's and doing laundry (wha- wait no, nothing surprising there haha).

I have been able to get some sewing done. Nothing for myself, buts lots of fun things for others! A friend of mine is getting married so I had to come up with a gift for her bridal shower and wedding. Thankfully she loves to cook and, of course loves anything and everything kitchen and cooking related! So the obvious choice would be to make her an apron! Not just any apron - a Martha inspired apron!

Now this brings me to my inspiration of stating up blogging again. Sew Dang Cute is having an amazing gathering of crafters for a contest and calling it Crafting with the Stars! Love it! I just worked up the nerve to enter and as it turns out it today is the last possible day! So with out further ado... I give you the apron:

Super cute, right? And its reversible!

Sorry didn't rotate the pics :(

I made the ties reeeeally long so it can be tied in the back with a great big bow or wrapped around to the front for an equally beautiful bow tie.

And just for fun a cute little pocket on both sides!

Wish me luck!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

It's been a Looong Time!

Man, It has been so long that I don't know where to start! We've got less than a month until Finley James arrives so I've been busy sewing. Here are a few projects that I have completed:

Pants, appliqued onesie and newsie hat:

Quilt for Finley - perfect as a play mat or blanket:

This is Daddy's lap quilt
It would have been alot bigger if I hadn't messed up :(
Now we joke about how its a "belly blanket"!
And this is our new baby hammock!

I suppose that's it for now!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

finished project

Finally finished my zig zag quilt! It went together surprisingly fast. The most time consuming part is hand stitching the binding on. I really wish there was an easier way!

I really like the way it came out.

This was the first time I've made a quilt big enough to have to piece together a backing. I had a hard time deciding how I was going to do it, but chose this simple solution. The actual quilting is just a zigzag fallowing the brown strips.

Bella loves to cuddle under it in our chair!

(You can also see the nifty arm chair covers I made to match!)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Fun Stuff!

So I guess you could say it has been pretty busy around here lately... I have a friend with a baby shower coming up so I've been trying to get a few things ready for her baby boy. I made a nursing cover for mom:

And a Play Mat for baby:

...with a diaper bag in the works to match the play mat.

I finished up another diaper bag for a friend of my parents who just had a baby girl. I included a picture of it stuffed so you can see how many goodies you can fit in it!

I love feeling productive!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

wip Quilt

Here is a new quilt I've got almost done. I used a tutorial by amandajean over at the Bee Square Blog. It was surprisingly easy - no triangle cuts! I really love this fabric - my scrapbooking girls can even relate to it - its by Basic Gray!

This is a picture of a "practice purse" I was trying out - Bella really enjoyed it! It took about a week to get her to forget that "mommy gives fun rides in this bag"

...and I just couldn't resist this:

She is such a sweet little miss. This was after tubby time - all she needs is a little hand towel to wrap around!

Monday, June 8, 2009

surprise! a couple of new bags

A couple of new bags made and shipped out last week. These two were made with linen - I really like the texture it adds!
The back side has a uniform patchwork strip and the front has more "quilty" patchwork with a hidden cellphone pocket!
I really need to make myself one of these - I love the way they came out!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Busy, busy, busy

Wow it has been a long time since my last post...

Lots for stuff has been going on in my life - most for the better, thankfully!
I recently made myself a new wallet/list taker:

I made a couple of modifications - instead of the ribbon closure (which, lets be honest, isn't very convenient for a wallet) I added a button. I made a super cute one for my sister also... hers is muuuch better. More stable, better closure, and just all around cuter! Ill have to add pictures sometime.

I also found this super cute blog "Tie One On" where everyone makes an apron for a specific theme every couple of months. This was the first month I did it so I made Bella and I matching aprons out of some vintage sheets found at a local thrift store!

I also got some awesome new fabrics cut and ready to be turned into a quilt! Pictures of that soon!