Friday, October 30, 2009
My mom is a cyclist and tomorrow they are going for a ride- costumes optional. Isn't she rad?
I mean... check out those shoe covers.
The dress she made for me when I was in 8th grade.
what a babe.
Crayola Watercolors. Just mix and apply. For more artistic coverage, leave the room and let your toddler do it themselves.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
I had just enough thread to get through this stack of quilt blocks. Remember that fabric stash? I am happy to report this is just about the end of it.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
This is an ultra-soft, not too stretchy knit ($3/yd) that said "flame retardant" so I knew it was for sleepwear. Or whatever you want, but definitely sleepwear. I've got a tiny matching one for the baby girl too, but I think I cut it out wrong (I just eye-balled it) so I still haven't put elastic in.
THe munchkin loved it and called it her "princess dress." Whatever I can do to get her in her jammies! I had a hard time getting a picture, since she was more interested in dancing around in it. And yes... I finished it RIGHT before bedtime. Whew! Sorry about the lighting in the pictures, but now you know why they are dark! :)
It is so so so nice to have your kids LOVE something you made. AWESOME!
Monday, October 26, 2009
So I began with a cloth bag Mike picked up at work awhile back.
Then I cut up some felt in the shape of a punpkin using orange and black felt (black for behind the face) and sewed the two together to give that pumpkin look. I stuck a little green stem in between too.
I just blanket-stitched the pumpkin to the bag. It was super fast, and I can just take the pumpkin off after Halloween and continue using the bag for library books. Maybe next year I'll actually make a trick-or-treat bag using cute halloween fabric or something. This was just easy-peasy, and I had everything already.
All the preparation left for Halloween is figuring out what Mike and I will be, and finishing up a fairy wand for the munchkin. Are you all ready?
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Here is a close-up of the layers. I had to take Picasa off of my computer (my computer is too ancient to handle the program) and I don't have any other way to lighten my pictures, so, forgive the quality. I am so excited for some little one to snuggle up in this. I'll be sad to see it go, but hey, I've got two other quilts in the works. It's addicting, people!
It feels so good to get a project finished! And my husband is proud of me too. I overheard him telling a friend about it :)
Friday, October 23, 2009
So this was my Halloween decoration. And a pumpkin I had on the table. I'm really into this Halloween spirit thing! If I were really good, I'd have stuff like THIS around- wowzas. In fact, I may still do spider-web goblets and ghost pillows. Maybe.
Monday, October 19, 2009
When I brought my rotary mat home from the store, I had to leave it in the car for a while in order to transport two sleeping children into the apartment. And then I forgot to go get it. I asked my husband to get it out of the car that night and I think he misunderstood me. I didn't realize it, but he transferred it from my van to his car. And he just tossed it onto a golf bag in his trunk. We live in Arizona. This was September. Any questions?
Thursday, October 15, 2009
- Two (2) 10 1/2 x 10 1/2 pieces of outside fabric
- Two (2) 10 1/2 x 10 1/2 pieces of lining fabric
- Two (2) 10 x 10 pieces of fusible fleece
- Eight (8) 3 x 10 1/2 pieces of fabric (or four 6 x 10 1/2 pieces ironed in half)
- Four (4) 3 x 10 1/2 pieces of fusible interfacing
I flipped over the pockets to see the front and tacked down the tops of the pockets while I was at it.
First, mark your center at 5 1/4". Then mark every inch from that point on both sides. The outside spaces will naturally be 1 1/4".
15. Sew main pieces right sides together with a 1/4" seam allowance. You should be sewing right against the fusible fleece.