Sunday, August 19, 2012

Last for a while

 I have very conscientious babies.  They don't come until I finish my crafts.  My daughter came three days late, and I think it might have been because it took that long to finish the Christmas crafts that year (she is a  December birthday).
I spent months agonizing how to style wise fit a baby into my 6 year old's bedroom.  I didn't want to turn it into a baby nursery, and make him the visitor, but yet I did want the crib to "fit" in the whole scheme.  This is what I came up with, after searching pinterest many many times.
Unfinished quilt blocks that I am going to put on the wall above the crib.  The yellows are left over from the bunting over the window. The rest of the fabric was also left overs, so the project was FREE. I think the animals are an odd mix.  I would have liked to do all exotic zoo animals, which would have fit with the circus theme of bunting, but I wanted my older son to actually like the animals I was hanging on his walls.  So that is why the fish and the bunny got squares.  The giraffe was one of the few mammals my son actually enjoyed watching at the zoo, and the elephant, well he doesn't mind them, and I love them.
A close up.  I just used heat and bond for the animals.

Saturday, August 11, 2012


Remember all the shirts I made?  I think the kids look great in them.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Girl Baby Things

My friend has been pregnant along side me.  Its been fun, our 6 year olds were in same Kindergarten class together, and so we saw each other every afternoon until the summer.  Her due date was two weeks after me, so we have been at the same stages together.  Plus we were in a competition to see who could be the smallest pregnant lady ever, always arguing who was smaller.  We were both convinced the other one was.
Anyway, I made her this blanket and burp cloths.  I'm missed her shower, because I'm recovering from having my baby.  (I typed this up before he came.) And now that I'm looking at this picture I realize its hard to see what it is.  A blanket with a corner turned up, and three burp cloths, with chenille.
 Oh well, I'm not taking new pictures, here is a close up on the material.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

My Baby's Baby Blanket

I had a baby two days ago.  He is really wonderful, and really big.  Ok, 9 lbs 2 oz, is not HUGE, but it is for me, my other two were 7 lbs 8 oz.  Thankfully he was induced 10 days early or he would have been 10 lbs! I couldn't birth that.  Like I said though he is really wonderful, and smells wonderful.  I'm too tired to go get the camera and upload pics, and I'm too tired to write details on my other blog, so this is what the announcement is for now.  Here is his baby blanket.  
 I have been saving this material for a few years now, no baby seemed good enough for this cute tractor print until I found out I was having a boy.   I found it nearly impossible to find a matching back.  I went to at least three stores, which is a lot for material.
 Oh, yes, I'm madly in love with my baby.  Just for information I picked the first name months ago, and my husband finally picked the middle last week.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Third Book

I finally finished my third baby book for my daughter.  The brag book.  My son's book, overwhelmed me, I didn't think I could recreate that much work, so I kept putting off this book.  Then I bought this ugly 8x8 album on clearance, it was perfect. I skipped play group yesterday and spent the day making this, it is nice to be done.
I'm so ready for this next baby to be born, all I have left to do is get my husband to pick a middle name.

 This is my favorite page, all the ID bracelets I've saved these last three and half years.

There are more pages, and more grandparents, but I think we've seen enough.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Long Forgotten

Back when my oldest was two I pieced together, a small quilt.  I turned it over to my mom to quilt, and I long since had forgotten about it. She recently found it and had her friend machine quilt it. The quilting is really beautiful. 
 It was good to see this long forgotten quilt, I was frustrated that I have made no progress in quilting over the years.  Turns out I did!  I would have never pieced these squares in this order if I made this quilt this year.  At first my order annoyed me, but then I realized life is about making progress and the order is what is is.  On a positive note, I love how even my sewing is, those corners look perfect!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


With something as amazing as my baby quilt, I decided I need more fabulousness.  So made some matching burp cloths to go with the quilt, with left over material.  I had more material to make more, but then I couldn't figure out why I would need more than three. They are chenille on the back.  

Guess What My Mom Brought?

My mom was out visiting in the beginning of the month and you'll never guess what she brought?!
My baby quilt, I had mailed it to her to have her friend quilt it.
 Its beautiful huh?  I don't mind saying so myself.  Here is a close up.
 Here is the back.  Oh I love it.  Its a shame it will be too hot to use when my baby first comes.