Saturday, April 18, 2009


Yes, I finally finished Nathan's quilt. It was done 3 months to the day after his birthday. Never mind you that the entire top has been sewn together since a week or so after Christmas . . .but you all understand, right? This might be my favorite quilt that I've made so far. For one thing, the "pattern" was uncomplicated, ie. there was no pattern. I just cut some strips of random widths and stitched them up, used some corn blend batting (I know . .corn???), did a decent job of quilting it on my little machine and then did the binding. I think I like it so much because it looks EXACTLY how I envisioned it would when I went shopping for the fabric. I wouldn't say that rarely happens, because it NEVER happens for me. I'm excited for little Nathan to use it and I hope he doesn't spit up on it too much.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter Fun

So, the sad kind of thing about Easter (and other holidays) with a new baby is that they don't really get to do much. No coloring eggs, no hunting for eggs, and no stuffing their little faces full of chocolate. My girls however- not a problem! I wish I had better pictures of their outfits, but that just didn't happen in the craziness of the day. Sophie's dress has been made for a few months now, but she has only worn it once, and Saturday night I was lamenting to myself about being a "bad mom" and not having anything special for Vivian to wear, so I went into my stash and grabbed the last of that wonderful Amy Butler Lotus fabric that I've had such a hard time cutting and made Vivian a super cute skirt and then a little applique for her top. It turned out cuter than I had hoped! Check out that pose! We watch Top Model, and Miss Tyra would say that is a FIERCE broken doll.

Little Sophie's dress. You can't see the bottom, but it is trimmed in the same orange polka dots.

Decorating eggs was messy business. I think we'll do stickers next year :)
The girls on Sunday morning. It didn't take long before they were in all the candy. And do you see those bunnies? They're the poseable ones! I had to get them as soon as I saw them. I totally remember having something similar when I was younger. All in all, it was a really good day. Church was wonderful as always and then we got together at mom and dad's for dinner. Whitley and Brent are here visiting for a while and our good friends Rachel and Matt joined us for dinner too; along with their adorable little boys.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Finally got around to doing something!

Since Nathan came along and added to the craziness, I haven't had many opportunites to make stuff and craft some of my junk, which I've missed. I have however found a new hobby that I really enjoy . . .Knitting. Did you know you can learn to knit on the internet??? I learned from watching some YouTUBE videos. Weird huh? I'm not really good yet, but I like it and I have a goal to make the kiddies cardigans for Christmas. I better get started on those now!!!

Here's a peak at some of the goodies I got at some fabulous quilt shops in Utah. Seriously, if you're in the area, drop by Broadbent's in Lehi. It had a to die for selection and the cheapest Heather Bailey fabric I've ever seen. Only $8.50/yd! I wish they sold online :(

Here's a project that I started about a month ago. It was originally a 4x4 grid, but the bottom row was too low and my sweet little kiddies just couldn't resist pulling them off the wall. So we removed the temptation. I had been struggling for almost a year to find something to put on this wall. I'm really pleased and the colors are just perfect. The kind of aqua color is the same as my accent wall.

I've also had the pleasure to work with a fabulous Etsy artist and took some pictures of the goods she makes. Colleen is a first-class lady and makes some SERIOUSLY cute stuff, check it out and make sure to check out her shop!

The hats are cute and soft, and that baby coccoon for Nathan is fabulous! Thanks Colleen!!!