My daughters would tie blankets around their necks pretending they were superheroes until I finally decided it would probably work better if I just made them some. So we headed to JoAnn's one day and the girls got to pick some fabric for their capes. I steered them over to the novelty fabric since it was on sale. Now we have a butterfly, kitty and owl superhero. It's my hope that their powers include getting the house clean quickly and doing a good job of it! :)
Friday, June 27, 2014
My daughters love to craft and create. My oldest daughter asked if she could use some googly eyes and washi tape. I gave her the requested supplies and this is what she came up with.
I love when they use their imaginations to come up with their own crafts!
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
I bought this knit fabric from Pick Your Plum and decided to make a sun dress for my oldest daughter using this tutorial. I'm still not very confident sewing with knit fabric but I keep trying. The nice thing about knits though is that I didn't need to hem this dress!
Monday, June 23, 2014
My son turned one a couple months ago. For his birthday, my husband made him a busy board. I just thought I'd share some pictures here - he did such a great job! The kids' favorite part is the PVC pipe - put a ball in the top and it comes out at one of the two bottom pipes.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
I have been working on a Fireworks quilt. It's coming along slowly but that's okay. I just do a block here and there when I find time. I'm making this a queen-sized quilt so I have fabric cut for 30 blocks.
If you are interested in seeing more of this quilt as I work on it, you can follow along on instagram.
Pretty garbage from all that fabric cutting.
My first four blocks. I think I'm nearing the halfway mark now!
(please ignore all the loose threads on my blocks-I took pictures before I trimmed them up)
linking up to Quilt Story
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
I decided to join the fun over at Sew Mama Sew and add my favorite quilt.
Although it is hard to choose a favorite, this one is special because I made it for my daughters. I made this quilt back in 2011 using Hoo's in the Forest by Doohickey Designs with a few other coordinating fabrics added. You can see more pictures on this post. I used the pattern Small Plates in Elizabeth Hartman's book The Practical Guide to Patchwork. This was the first bed-sized quilt I ever made. (It is actually the only bed-sized quilt I have ever made although I am in the process of making one right now!) Although I didn't do any fancy quilting, I did learn that I can quilt a large quilt on my small machine. This quilt is on my daughters' bed and it feels good to tuck them in each night under something I made especially for them.
lea & lars is now on Instagram - I'd love for you to join me over there!