I haven’t had much time to craft at all lately, but I came across this cute paper mache confetti bowl had to make one for myself. It was fast and easy to make and it’s now sitting cheerily on my coffee table. It’s not very sturdy, but it sure is fun to look at.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Ever since I saw my first English garden quilt, I have had the desire to make a hexi quilt. They are time consuming because they are done pretty much completely by hand and time isn’t always something I have a lot of. The other night, on a whim, I started cutting out a bunch of hexagons from all my scraps. I have done several baby quilts lately with similar color schemes and thought it would be a great way to start clearing them out.
I set a goal of doing one block a day, but that is overly ambitious of me. Honestly, if I get the quilt done by the end of the year, I will be happy.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Between my four girls, they have a total of 12 school teachers so I had to come up with something inexpensive and easy to make for them all.
For the girl teachers, I made homemade bath salts. They are super easy. You just mix 1 part Epsom salt with 1 part sea salt, add a few drops of essential oil to make it smell good, and put it in a jar. Then I attached an ornament and a tag and they were good to go.
For the boy teachers, I made an easy batch of homemade caramels. I had to taste test them first and they were super yummy. I found the recipe here.
Friday, November 16, 2012
I started this quilt in the spring. My goal was to finish it by the time summer break was over. That didn’t happen but at least I finished before fall break started. It’s a fairly big quilt (72 x 88 inches) so I used up a lot of my blue and tan/brown scraps. I even did a scrappy binding. I hand quilted it with #8 Perle Cotton thread with the same big, chunky stitches that I used on this baby quilt. While the hand quilting is what took me forever to finish the quilt, I love it.
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Saturday, October 27, 2012
I made this one for my oldest daughter’s amazing chorus teacher. I wouldn’t ordinarily go through this much trouble for a teacher that she only spends about 45 minutes a day with, but she is truly an awesome teacher. The quilt was a super simple strip quilt made with Children at Play by Sarah Jane for Michael Miller Fabrics. I absolutely adore every single fabric in the line. The backing was all white with the exception of one strip of some pinwheel fabric in the line.
When I was learning to quilt, I always heard that if you hand quilted, you had to use these teeny tiny stitches that are perfectly uniform and, in my opinion, impossible to achieve. Recently, I have seen some quilts where the quilter used big, chunky, not so perfect stitches and I loved the effect had so I did that on this quilt and am so happy I did.
Where was this fabric when I was having babies? I’m seriously in love with it!
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
I found this fabric on Etsy and had to have it. How can you not love donkeys in galoshes? So I whipped up a new skirt for my four year old this morning. Kennady loves it and can’t wait to wear her new skirt to preschool tomorrow.
The donkey fabric is Jack and Jenny in Water by Laurie Wisbrun for Robert Kaufman and the orange chevron is Medium Chevron in Orange by Riley Blake.