Thursday, April 30, 2009

Small and Large

It has been raining a lot here lately. Thanks to the rain I have not felt like getting out much, but who would? This last weekend we had 10" of rain in 12 hours. So I've been holding up in my sewing room working on a very large project that I can't say much about because it is a surprise for someone and some smaller projects in between.
These are some flannel burp cloths I made for my friend Jena who is having a little boy anytime now. They are 2 layers with ribbon on one side. I love these. After I had my 2nd baby I made a bunch of these and they work great. They are about 12 by 16 inches so they cover your whole shoulder and then some, which is a blessing if you have a baby that spits up a lot!
They were so cute I just had to keep one of them to add to the ones I have and will be using in a few short months; so I kept the one with the yellow ribbon on it.
This is the only picture you will get from me on the big project that I doing right now, at least until after the person this is meant for has it. I have to say that I just love all those fabrics together. Jennifer Paganelli's fabrics were perfect for this project. She has a great blog too!
This is a painting smock that I make for one of my boys. Sorry no shots from the front, but the back is more interesting anyways. I put a placket on both side of the center back mainly because I wanted it to be a little more roomy so he won't grow out of it so fast. I love how the stripes on the placket are perpendicular to the rest of the smock. and then I added some Yellow buttons for a little pop.

For a future project I am recovering one of my through pillows that didn't make it well in the wash. The fabric just started to come apart! I guess that's what I get for getting cheap pillows, but now I'm reusing it as a pillow form; so how's that for a recycling project. I'm excited for it and I will post about it soon.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Park City Girl: Quilt Festival - Spring 2009

Park City Girl: Quilt Festival - Spring 2009

Here is the link to the quilt festival in case you missed it in the last post. Amy has done such a great job putting it together. It's going to be a place to make new friends and get great ideas as well.

Online Quilt show!

I saw that there is an online quilt show happening over at park city girl so here is my newest favorite. I made it for my second son for Christmas last year. He is two and loves trucks, cars and trains. I didn't want to do an actual pattern so each block is one of a kind and they are all log cabinish. I even added some ribbon to some of them. 

Here are the first two blocks I did. I started adding the ribbon after these.
Here it is finished and washed. B loves it and gets upset if it is not there when it is time for bed. Below is the front.
And the back. I pieced the binding which is a first for me. I normally use all the same color but I didn't want to get more fabric. I really love how it turned out. You know you did well when your son says, "I luv my tuck blankie" to you on a regular basis.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Goals for April

Over at modish BIZtips she wrote a post about making small goals to help you with long term goals for your business. She ask others to give their 5 goals for the month on their blog and link it to hers. Since my business is not set up yet, but in process, here are mine:

1. write policies and procedures for shop
2. take pictures of items to sell and post them
3. figure out twitter.

I don't have 5 but I think these 3 will keep me busy.