Thursday, December 31, 2009

I hop everyone had a great holiday! Ours was really low key but nice. Little Miss Magic was in absolute heaven.

I jumped on the Flea Market Fancy bandwagon a little too late and I refuse to pay $32 a yard for it, so when I had the chance to buy County Fair I may have overdid it a bit. I bought something like 20 bolts and am absolutely swimming in the stuff.

I needed a quick gift so I came up with this little bag out of the County Fair. Its lightly quilted and double lined to give it shape without using interfacing. Aside from the white thread Im pretty happy with this bag and the recipient was THRILLED.

I still have tons more of the County Fair so there may be a give away in the future!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Embarrassingly late!

So remember Old Red Barn's Quilt Along in...say...August? I just finished it yesterday. In my defense I didn't even start it until the last week of August. Then we went to Georgia for 3 weeks and then came birthdays and Halloween...and just life. I really loved these fabrics though and couldn't stand to just waste t hem so I made myself finish.

I'm very happy I did. It has a lot of missing points and it looks like it was quilted by a drunken monkey but it's so soft and cuddly. This is my first time not pre-washing my fabrics and it gave it a nice crinkle. It matches Little Miss Magic's room perfectly. I was thinking about giving it to her as a Christmas present but she's already spotted it and is currently snuggled in it watching Christmas cartoons.

It looks wonky in the pictures but I assure you that baby has STRAIGHT sides. I spent HOURS lining it all up.

Finished size is 58"x61". The top is Mostly Sun Drop by Dena Designs with a bit of Freshcut by Heather Bailey, Midwest Modern by Amy Butler and Aviary by Joel Dewberry. The back is Lavender Lollipop from Freshcut.

Maybe now I can snart September's Quilt Along! So behind.. as usual!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Christmas Spirit

We're in full Christmas spirit mode here! The tree has been decorated, lights on the house, goodies in the oven...

We have a few more projects to finish, but we scratched a huge one off the list last night. We took Little Miss Magic to see Santa. It was her first time not crying or having Daddy in the picture. We've been prepping her for weeks and she said she would sit on his lap but I thought she would back out. As we were standing in line she became REALLY quiet and I bent down to ask her if she was ok. Before I could she scrunched up her little arms in excitement and said "Ohhh Mommy, this is going to be SO MUCH FUN!". Just thinking about it now makes me teary. It was just one of those perfect, this is what life is all about moments. I hope you're having many of those in your own homes!

And yes, her skirt is Be Merry by Riley Blake! She loves that collection!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday to my supporter, my carrier of heavy boxes, my protector, my own stand up comedian, my does the yucky jobs without complaining guy, my best friend, my husband.

Love ya!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Welcome to my shiny new blog! I love it- it's just like starting a new notebook when I was in school.

I have just opened my new website and am VERY excited about it. I can't wait to kick it off with a sale and a give away so stay tuned!