I’d love to claim this as an original idea but alas, it isn’t. Nonetheless, I am very satisfied with S’s Halloween costume. I’m undecided if additional taters are required. In case it isn’t obvious, the brown thing is a cap for her noggin.
It cost me about $12- and, as usual, the greatest part is : it fits:)
I always hated these shorts. It was a stupid purchase I made when anthropologie first came to toronto. You know the kind: the ” I – just- want – something – from – this – store” sort of purchase. And … Continue reading →
I totally forgot to photograph this quilt I made for my mom’s birthday last August. While we were visiting this weekend I used the chance to get Mom to model it for me:). I am presently wallowing in melancholay as … Continue reading →
Wow I’ve fallen off the wagon! I see I haven’t posted in almost a month! We went to a cottage for a week and It shook up my routine. Anyhow, I have made a few things – namely these sweet little floor cushions for little bums. I used the great tutorial found at livingwithpunks.com . I picked the fabric from my new favourite source: spoonflower. OMG if u haven’t considered fabric from there you are seriously depriving yourself.
The only thing left to decide is how many more to make.
Friends of ours just welcomed their first child- a sweet little thing they named Felicity. Other than Kerri Russell, I cannot think of any one else I know with that name. So precious. Felicity’s parents didn’t want to know ahead of time if she would be a boy or girl so I chose the fail-safe green for her welcome to the world quilt. I have to say that I am not a fan of making gender neutral baby things because I typically don’t like soft green or pale yellow much. As a nurse, these colors just remind me of hospital rooms. That said, I found a great compromise with this animal print and a contrasting bold backing which I picked up with a feature “Plus” in the middle of the quilt front. I have an unnatural affection for zig zags/chevrons and have been dying to work them into something which made this quick little project a delight. At the end I decided to quilt the accent squares in a zig zag pattern which looks great up close and has a great texture to the touch. Not sure if the photos will do it justice though.
By the time I actually finished it, Felicity had been born so I added an “F” to the back for a bit of personalized interest.
Raging success- will totally use this pattern again. Here’s the finished Houndstooth!
I almost like it too much to give away
Back side folded over
I decided NOT to pre-wash my fabric this time so now I have to see how it washes up. I had a hard time deciding what pattern to quilt it with so i chose big squares and a few diagonals. This worked out nice given my fabric shifting basting problems described earlier.
If I were to keep it (which I’m not) I think it would look awesome draped over my Mother’s Day present! We just won’t tell the baby it’s for that it almost didn’t make it to him:)
Am I really the only one who HATES basting quilts? And by “hate it”, I mean I loathe it. I suck at it. Hard. It has only occurred to me recently that I should finally try basting spray. Yet, I still plod away with my safety pins and lumpy, creased sandwich. Help me…