Sunday, January 30, 2011

Valentine's Roar

Dallas digs on pirates, in fact we have pirate day occasionally at our house. After we get them printed out we will of course add some sort of a goody to it. I really love how this came out expecially since it's my very first time ever using picnik. Thanks to Cheri of I Am Momma - Hear Me Roar for her tutorial because thats what got me to give picnik a try.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Here they all are laid out, I had to move a few of them around a couple times b/c of color clusters.
And now its time to start sewing. I have all my rows stacked and marked with a flat flower pin (totally not my idea but I don't remember where I saw it) and then I put the pin the pin in the first block so that I can keep all of my rows orgainized.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

I've changed my mind

maybe not that big of a surprise but after starting on my fan quilt I decided I love it way too much to have it be just a lap size quilt. That being said, I of course ordered more material from The Fat Quarter Shop and from Stitches n Giggles to make it into the new quilt for my bed. I'm super excited because you can't have a new quilt without having new shams, throw pillows, and maybe even new curtains! I think its always exciting to switch it up and have any room feel fresh. Plus I have a lot of fun deciding what all to use and then seeing how it all goes together in the end.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Car Seat Tent

So how cute is this? Its a car seat tent for my sisters baby shower. She saw it on etsy at avisiontoremember.

I purchased the kit from her and then I quilted it with hearts on the pink squares and big spirals on the black squares. I really like how it turned out, I think it's super cute. You can check her out on her blog.

Thursday, January 6, 2011


I got the top done for my Java Jitters quilt. I'm really happy with the way it looks. I was pretty nervous since it was my first project that I made with out a pattern whether it be mine or someone elses. So here it is...
What do you think? I love it!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Today is a new day....

I went back to the gym for the first time since Thanksgiving! And I feel so much better already.

Now onto quilting. Here is a picture of the strips sewn together

I think I'm going to sew them together in a sort of hap-hazard way and just see what comes out. I really like all of the colors in this line. And my sister picked up this sweet calendar for me, there is a different patch with instructions for the patch and instructions for the quilt. How fun is that?

Also Kona Cotton came in yesterday and is in the washing machine as I type!

P.S. Don't look too close at my sewing machine desk, its seen alot of better days, and re-finishing it is on my to-do list for spring.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Back to School

I've been anticipating this for the last 2 weeks, I love having Dallas home, but it sure messes with my routines, and it's impossible to keep the house looking the way I want. But I know I will miss him and think that the house feels too quiet tomorrow. So I've decided to take the day off from crafting of any kind, I've got dinner in the slow cooker and I'm getting his lunch made early so that we can hang out this afternoon, watch a movie, play some games and get back to reading The Chronicles of Narnia (we're on The Horse and His Boy). So I'm off to hang out with my kid.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Java Jitters

So I got all my Java by Deb Strain for Moda washed, pressed and starched and I'm going to start cutting today.  I've decided (I think) to cut it into 2 1/2" strips and see what comes out. I usually like to work with a pattern when I'm sewing b/c I don't feel confident enough to just cut with out intention but if I'm going to grow and become better I've got to push myself a little right? So wish me luck and I'll keep you posted about what happens.