Wednesday, July 2, 2014

superhero capes

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!  :)
superhero capes
superhero capes
superhero capes
I used this free pattern for the neck.

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Friday, June 27, 2014

washi tape + googly eyes

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.

washi tape
washi tape craft
washi tape people
I love when they use their imaginations to come up with their own crafts!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

sun dress

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!
sun dress
sun dress
sun dress

Monday, June 23, 2014

busy board

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.

busy board
busy board
busy board

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

fireworks quilt blocks

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.  
pretty garbage

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)
fireworks blocks
fireworks block
fireworks block
fireworks quilt block
fireworks quilt block


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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

my favorite quilt

    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.

    quilt
    quilt


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    Monday, June 9, 2014

    quick baby gift

    A baby gift made for a sweet little baby boy.
    I've made so many of these baby slippers.  It's nice to get a lot of use from a pattern!
    I was able to use my new Kam snaps for this pacifier clip.  They are so easy to install....love them!

    baby gift baby boy crib shoes
    reversible baby shoes
    pacifier clip using Kam snap