Friday, November 2, 2012

Happy Halloween

Our Halloween was just lovely :)  The weekend before, we went to a pumpkin patch and had a ton of fun racing rubber ducks, going through mazes, choosing pumpkins and making a pandified scarecrow.

They even had a little craft area where kids could decorate a free teeny pumpkin.  Here's Gabi's

Then, we carved the pumpkins we brought home.  Gabi wanted Hello Kitty:
 Camden wanted the ice bird from Angry Birds Space

Ellie's only request was that her pumpkin be sleepy.
 Ellie made an awesome footprint ghost plate at her preschool which was really fun to receive.

On Halloween, we all wore costumes, I didn't wear mine for long though ;)  Hubby was Mario since Ellie wanted to be Peach.



These store bought costumes were a mess after one day of wear, but that's okay since we don't dress like video game characters most of the time anyhow ;)

Camden chose Pac Man for his costume, I made him a 2D pacman and he asked Tyler to be a baby red ghost.


pacman and red ghost2

pacman and red ghost1

Gabi asked to be Knuffle Bunny from her favorite book by Mo Willems, it was a complicated one to make, but she loved it.


see how excited she was???


And, when the hat got too heavy......this happened....

The kids wanted me to dress up so I put together a Jill Valentine from Resident Evil costume.  For reference, this is her:

And here is my version.....totally forgot to put my gloves on for the pics :(


Aparently, dorky is all I achieve when I try for a "serious" or "cool" face in pics ;)



I wore this for all of three seconds before deciding it was horrifically uncomfy and switching to regular clothes to shlep the kids from house to house.  It was my 36th birthday this Halloween and I honestly had so much fun :)  

Monday, September 24, 2012

My Date Night Dress

I made a dress to wear on a date night with my husband.  We were celebrating our 14th wedding anniversary.  We had a great night.  First, we dropped the kids off at a local kids night out event.  Then, we went out to a steakhouse for dinner and enjoyed a leisurely meal without worrying that the baby might melt down at any moment ;)  After that, we had massages and strolled around the bookstore for coffee and magazines.  It was a lovely evening and I'm so glad we made the time for it.

Here's what I wore, remember, I'm in Texas so it's a balmy 90 degrees in the evenings here right now ;)



It's This pattern.  I was super impressed with Lekala.  I got my extremely reasonably priced patterns in no time.  When I had an issue downloading the sewing instructions, I received a speedy response and copies of the instructions were emailed to me.  I have a 34H bust so dresses involve crazy amounts of alterations to commercial patterns.  With Lekala, I just included the measurements they asked for and the dress fit perfectly with no alterations :)

Thanks for reading :)


Thursday, September 13, 2012

Flea Market Fancy Quilt

Lookie what I finished :)

 This is the pattern Seashell by VillaRosa Designs.  It features two colors of Moda Grunge by Basic Grey for the "solids" and a charm pack of the new release of Flea Market Fancy by Denyse Schmidt for the squares.
 This quilt is extra special to me because it's the first time I've actually had someone else professionally longarm one of my quilts.  The lovely Jessica at Remnants Fiber Culture quilted it with a floral and swirl motif in a lovely minty thread shade.  I freaking love it.

The binding is also from Flea Market Fancy
The back is a vintage sheet on this one

This little Amy Butler Lark quilt is made from Villa Rosa Designs Pattern Eureka and six fat quarters of Lark

 It has a vintage quilt block pieced into the back

and features a double loop quilting pattern

You can find it in my shop on

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Just a peek....

These are the trimmings from lots of HSTs

Which are being turned into a little patch of circus tents

                                     Complete with Grunge by Basic Gray borders and twee circus flags

                                    The Grunge fabric will be vertical sashing too, but I'm not there yet...

Friday, August 3, 2012

Savanna Bop and Hello Pilgrim

Hi all :)

Just catching up by posting a few newly completed quilts.  First up is this Savanna Bop by Thomas Knauer.  The blocks and Fabric were gifted to me for my 6 month old son Tyler by Heather of Fiberosity who had leftovers from making this awesome quilt.  She took some photos of Ty on the quilt one day and he loved the colors and patterns in it so she gifted him the leftovers so I could make him his own mini version :)




It's backed in a soft white and blue striped flannel which was also donated to my stash from Heather.  Noticing a trend here yet???


And I completed the free embroidery pattern to go with it and added his name below.  I changed the coffee cup to a mod flower that reminded me of the circles in the fabric prints from this line.  Why did I change it?  Well, the baby doesn't drink coffee yet ;)


The second quilt I'm sharing today is made from Hello Pilgrim by Lizzy House.  I purchased the bundle of fat quarters I used from Jessica at Remnants Fiber Culture here in Austin.  The design was inspired by this cute free Paper Pieced Pennants border pattern.





The backing is a vintage sheet and the binding is the worst binding job I've ever done.  It was seriously a mess.  Cut the binding too narrow for double fold, pressed ahead anyhow, used a small piece of fabric so I had a million seams.  Someday, I'll have to take it off and redo it.  Since it's being used as a playmat for the baby, I'm not too worried about it right now though ;)


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