Archive for May 2010


May 17, 2010

It seems I am making apologies for disappearing all the time, so, my first order of business is to vow to not make apologies anymore.  It must be tiresome to read, and it is certainly tiresome to write.  I may blog every day, I may blog once a year.  I’m sure no one else cares that much, so I’m going to stop making excuses for myself.  If I’m gone for a while, well, I’m not even going to comment on it anymore, unless there’s something of interest in the reasons I’ve been absent.  In this case, there are not.  I just didn’t feel like it. 

But, I’m getting back into wanting to, and I’ve made a few cute things that I want to show off!  First, I made my sister-in-law a matching set of burp cloths, onesies, and a hooded towel that I made using  store bought onesies, cloth diapers, and a bath towel and embellished them using some fabric from Jenean Morrison’s California Dreamin’ line.

I love these fabrics because they are so bright and perfect for a little girl without being too obviously girly, if that makes any sense.  All of these projects were really simple, and I found a lot of satisfaction in making up some things that were so adorable without having to kill myself to finish them. 

I also made this quilt for her, that I had started before I know if she would be having a boy or a girl, but figured the fabrics and colors would work for either.

I used my fat quarter pack of Anna Maria Horner’s Good Folks collection.  I quilted it with straight diagonal lines.  I didn’t think that a free motion stippling would really match up right.  I really like how the lines came out, but I HATE straight line quilting.  That doesn’t mean I’ll give it up though, because I really like the look of it.  This quilt was kind of hard to give up, but hopefully Simone will like it and get some use out of it once she arrives!  It measures about 36″x36″, I used Kona Lime for the binding, and the back is just pieced together from the chunks of the fat quarters I had remaining. 

After the sewing of last week, I haven’t ventured back into the sewing room, but I’m thinking on some other projects that will hopefully coincide with having some desire to create.  It doesn’t hurt that my awesome friend cleaned up in there while I hemmed her curtains!  It is fabulous, and I’m afraid to mess it up again, but it sure does make it easier to sew when you don’t have to remove a million piles of junk to get to where you need to be!  I’m going to make a real effort to keep it straight!

I’ve also been a very good girl, and have not bought any fabric in quite a while.  I’m proud of myself!  I keep browsing the internets to find something to buy, but nothing is really striking my fancy enough to take the plunge.  So for now, I’ll just keep stash busting!  It feels good to use up some of my stash even though it hurt my heart to cut into some of these fabrics!  I must admit though that once they are made into successful projects though, I enjoy them much more than when they are sitting untouched in a drawer, so that’s a relief.

Until next time (whenever that maybe be…)!