Sunday, February 28, 2010
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Here's something to make you feel better, though - I found my pictures of BBJ in her Chinese New Year get up!! Since CNY was on a Sunday this year (and Valentine's Day!) I thought it was appropriate that she wear this pink outfit to church. (Yes, she wore pants...sorry. It's formal wear in China, even if it does look like really fancy pajamas here.....besides, she's three. It was cute!)
Friday, February 26, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
I was in charge of our little preschool group today...and for the live of me couldn't come up with any lesson topic more interesting than SNOW. (That might have something to do with our forecast here in New England for the weekend. *sigh*) I went scrounging around on Craft Crow for some ideas...and here's what I came up with!
(See those little purple snowmen? Mine is the saucy one in the middle with the sweet neck wrap. Awwwww yeah. I rock.) After that, my Awesome Creative Powers were limited to crafting the faces for those little fiber-fill snowmen.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Ok, so the title of the post isn't great, but! I finished a teeny tiny quilt!
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
The baby shower was this morning, and the quilt has been gifted. Yea!
Friday, February 19, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
It’s almost done! I can hardly stand it…I quilted it up today. The quilting isn’t completely straight…but, hey – it’s a wonky 9-patch, right? Straight isn’t exactly what we’re looking for! I was really happy to see that the quilting didn’t affect the feel of the plush fabric on the back – still super soft for the baby to snuggle!
Here’s my dilemma now, though – we’re binding it tomorrow. I have some binding in a color that I adore (unbleached cotton) all made up. The only problem is, it’s “continuous” bias binding. The process of making that makes it…well, not exactly straight. And it’s bias cut, so it’s stretchy and a little hard to work with. However, I know it will go on just fine…and I love the look with the rest of the quilt.
But…is it too “grown up”? Would it look better with the excess minky just folded over and sewn around? This quilt hasn’t turned out to be exactly a “baby” quilt in any way except size, and the backing…but I love it! I think it will look great in a nursery…and later on the foot of a big boy bed!
You can kind of see both…
Here’s the unbleached cotton binding…
…and here’s the minky as binding. Thoughts?
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Heh. We'll see if this works - this is a test, because I don't know if my extra space on Picasa has loaded yet, and a patch because...well, my girl put holes in BOTH knees of ANOTHER pair of jeans. This time, she chose "quares."
And, yes, I giggled the first time she said it. I adore that she doesn't automatically stick S's on the beginnings of S-consonant words. H-nowman. 'tars. 'poon. 'tickers. (Wager a guess, y'all - what is she talking about? First one to get all four right gets...10,000 brownie points, and a shout out on LoLo Craft! Oooooh......)
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Monday, February 8, 2010
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Tonight, after I had put the kids in bed, I wandered (rushed?) up to the newly prepped craft room and tried to figure out what my fingers wanted to make today. See, I was introduced to the concept of Twilight "fan fiction" yesterday, and...well, one called "Waning Moon" kind of snatched up all my free moments. *grin* I wanted to make my thing...and get back to reading my story! (What can I say - it was well written!)
Friday, February 5, 2010
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
A baby blanket for an expectant friend, and the result of a sick-day home from church with two flu-ey and snotty kids, plus two parents exhausted from a night of caring for them.
When my sister had her first baby over four years ago, her nana-in-law gifted her with some fabulous (and huge!) flannel blankets for her little one. I saw those, and thought..."I can do that!"
Well, ok. Back up. First, my sister explained that I could, in fact, do that. Then I received a sewing machine from my parents for my birthday. Then I hit up a fabric sale and bought a ton of flannel for $.99 a yard. Then I started sewing like a mad woman and made 15 blankets to give to friends during the coming year. So, thanks Myrnie. Now, I can do that.
PS - Myrnie has started a new blog - DIY Mama. It's full of tips for how to...do it yourself. Want to re-landscape your yard and fill it with veg? Eat meat responsibly? Make your own yogurt, soy milk or laundry detergent? If any of that sounds like you, or something you'd like to learn about, head over. She's been researching and trying and thinking her hardest thinks for over a year...and this little blog is just the beginning. Head on over and check it out!