first quilt

I made this doll quilt to give to Edie for her 2nd birthday.
Papa had made her a cradle and her dolls needed a blanket.
These are some of the fabrics I used when I made her crib set.
She constantly grabs this blue fabric from my stash and says it's hers.

From making this quilt I learned that you need to double check placement before you sew blocks together and AFTER as well. Notice the orange block? Edie and her dolls don't seem to care though, so we're all good.

My second quilt is really coming along...I have it all sandwiched, now just have to figure out haow to quilt it, hmmm?

Amy's Creative Side - Blogger's Quilt Festival
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ice cream dress

i have to thank everyone at the ICS for all their help and ideas, they mad making this dress so much fun.  now i have a huge list of fabric that i NEED to buy to make more clothes for Edie (and some gifts too)

he fabric is soooo cute.  edie likes the pockets the best.


Ice Cream Social

pieces all cut out.  YAY!
step one for the Ice Cream Social over at Bad Skirt and One Flew Over.  Love the Oliver + S patterns.  

my fabric: weekends by erin mcmorris (go by bike in red) and some rust colored cotton from the store (wish those had name labels on the selvage as well)

I know I still owe a tutorial on the field skirt...finally found fabric that I want to use.

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wordle shirts

have you seen wordle?

my friend is having a "cousin camp" out in colorado.  every year she makes shirts for all the kids, so this year i helped her by making some wordle shirts.  you can include all the words or phrases that you want and the it'll jumble them all up.  change the colors, fonts, shape!

printed them onto kona white fabric using freezer paper and some homemade bubble jet solution.
super cute huh?

Can You Believe IT ???!!!

Holy cow.
I was checking out one of my favorite places crafterhours to see the skirts that won (LOVED that Teacakes one) and then had to do a little scream.
called the whole fam over to the computer.
slowly scrolled down & ta-da..
it was me- well headless me.  but my skirt was there.  on there blog.  they picked it as a skirt they liked!  no way did I think that out of all those other beautiful & creatively made skirts that they would choose mine? o-kay, I know it was just a mention but, wow!

back to the fam staring at the computer and me with my Cheshire cat grin.
"holy cow mom" says Ben
"it's you mama" says Miles
"you skirt" says Edie
"you have a blog?"  from the husband
 this was followed by some dancing around the rooms -the kids & I that is- kids are so great for joining in on a celebration. okay I also might have jumped on the bed a little.  I can't even imagine the dance that Flossie teacakes did.

so right now the skirt is in the washer, soon to be dried and ironed and framed  photographed, so that I can hopefully show some more details of  how I made it. for now please enjoy the photo of me trying to be fancy.


field day skirt

I guess it's only fitting that this skirt is my first post.

This was the first thing I made when I started sewing last year. Actually I should say the first wearable item.
It is a Reversible wrap skirt. I like to wear the flap part in the back and the ties in the front, but it can be worn any way. I called it the field skirt, perfect for those weekend days spent going from one soccer field to the next baseball field. When you don't have time to change and you have little ones who love to "snuggle" into you ( always right after they ate something really messy) it's easy to just flip it around to the other side.
see. new skirt!

Anyway, what actually prompted me to enter this was spring skirt week by Crafterhours. I will soon learn how to "link" to another site. Hopefully? nevermind I did it!! huh, the day is looking better already.