~This is for a co-worker’s god-daughter. Love the soft pretty pink! We are in the midst of yet another polar vortex or some such mess. It is cold, gray, dark and oh so windy. I can’t wait for the light to brighten.
What are you working? I am working up my nerve to sew this sweet little day gown and I can’t lie, I’m a little nervous.
~ Sewn with love for my precious niece Caroline. Love her!
Oh dear, has it been almost a year? I don’t know what to say really. I can’t quite explain why I fell off the blog wagon.
Life is busy and full. There are not enough hours in the day to get it all done.
I am still doing the things that I love to do. I will always make and create even if I do not document it. It’s just in my blood and
I am very restless when I don’t have a project going. That brings me to my announcement….
Please come visit my new blog/shop!!
Frocks for Tots Facebook
So, it’s kind of empty right now however, I am working really hard to create some beautiful classic pieces with some great fabric choices. It’s going to be great. You can see some earlier items I made in my flickr. I may add some other things along the way, bags, quilts, knitted items… we’ll see.
My kids are older and I can’t sew for them like I want, so I figure this is the next best thing. I LOVE sewing for kids and I have a ton of ideas and items I want to make. We’ll see how it all flows.
I hope you will visit and if you have ideas I am all ears.
Joining in with Jenny today for Yarn Along
~knitting for little ones~
It’s been so long since my last yarn along! So happy to have a little more time to knit and for a baby no less, my favorite kind of projects!!
The Pebble pattern this pattern is quick and easy. I love the design of this pattern. Knit all in one, from the bottom up and finishing off at the shoulders. It was interesting. I have never knit a pattern constructed this way and that made this pattern ever more fun.
I love the button band on the right side. The wooden buttons just really make this little vest shine. I can’t wait to see baby Finn in this. So cute.
*so hard to take good photos in January!
~I love winter. I love winter especially on the weekends when I don’t have to go out. I love staying in my flannel pj’s and lazing about.
~Eating yummy salads.
Yummy winter salad. xoxo it.
~Starting a new quilt, using my stash. Make do and use it up~
Scrappy Trip Along
~Sewing for a new little boy named Finn.
The best baby newborn pattern for pants. So darn cute.
~Knitting for same little one.
( can’t show you because I’m blocking and need to add buttons)
I hope it fits!
I love winter!
Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us. ~Hal Borland
Clearly I hope for the same things each year. Health and happiness for myself and my family. I always yearn for more time to do the things I need to do and to do the things I want to do. I want to achieve balance in my work and free time. I want to prioritize my obligations and still have time to be creative. I want to be a good wife and a good mom.
I want to nurture my spirituality, my health, and my creativity and that of my family.
Wishing you the best 2013 and that it will be all that you need it to be.
I can’t even tell you how happy I am with this quilt. LOVE LOVE LOVE it. Cozy and warm. Crinkly and cozy. The colors make me happy. I love using linen in quilts but it is not always easy but no matter, I still turn to it for the texture it brings to the quilt.
I can not take any credit for the color or quilting choices in this design of Anna Maria Horner’s Spinning Stars, I shamelessly copied hers. Look halfway down the page. When I first saw this it was love at first sight. Shamelessly I set out to make my own version because it makes me happy. I hope you don’t mind.. hee hee.
I haven’t done any hand quilting since I made the Heather Ross quilt, I forgot how fun it is. I am already planning my next quilt that I will also do hand quilting on. I think this is my new love. It really adds a personal dimension to the quilt.
~Flannel backing, so soft~
~scrappy binding = love!