Thursday, July 31, 2008


I have finally completed this Moby Dick of a blanket. I haven't blocked it yet or anything, but I have finished crocheting it!!!
I like the way the colors turned out. I used Palette from There are soooo many colors to choose from and only $1.99/ball! Now I have to ship it off the the luck recipient.

Liam asked me to make a circle out of a sheet of black construction paper today while the other munchkins were sleeping. It somehow turned into Hootie here. Liam directed me and operated the glue stick. For some reason the dog was very afraid of little Hootie.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

work in progress

I am almost done with this quilt top. I just have some sashing to finish, then I can begin the long process of hand quilting! I'm really excited with how this turned out. The colors are a lot more vibrant than in this picture. I didn't have good light while taking it, but I will be sure to post many pics of the finished product.
We had to take a picture of this. This is what two tired little guys look like after two weeks on vacation. We stopped at a hotel on the drive back from Houston, and it took us a couple of hours to calm them down (hotels are exciting to little guys). When they crashed, they really crashed!

blog pick of the week

My blog pick of this week is Kitty Genius. I am, as I have said in previous posts, in love with Ashley's work. Even though her blog is mostly about what she does in her daily life (going to the coffee shop, etc.) the way she describes these actions makes me want to live a life like hers. It seems like she finds joy and inspiration in so many little things. We often take these little things for granted in this hectic life, so this blog reminds me to stop and smell the coffee.

I am also in love with one of her new pieces, One of Those Days. (hey Jason sweetie, my 30.5 birthday is coming up)

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


We're finally back from vacation! Well, we've been back for a while, but we all got some little bug and have been taking it easy. I'll post some pics and details later.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

messy desk

I see these other blogs where people take pictures of their beautiful workspaces. Do people really have extremely neat workspaces? Or am I the only slob? I'm working on a quilt, and there's no way to keep things neat (especially since I only have nap times and night time to work). Does anyone have any organization advice? I think I'll make a trip to Ikea soon or get the husband to build shelves.

tea party sundress pattern review

I fell in love with this pattern as soon as I got it. It's really hard to find classic and cute patterns for kids anymore. Well, Oliver + S certainly does that!

I made two tea party sundresses so far out of leftover fabric from Matilda's bedding. This pattern is phenomenal! There are a few different options that come with it. You can do piping (which I will try next go round) or make a unisex playsuit instead of the dress.
The pattern is super easy to follow and is easy enough for beginner sewers to tackle. The way the bottom hem is done and the understitching make this little dress look so professional. I made two in 0-3 month size, but the pattern goes all the way up to 18-24 months. You can also purchase 2T-5T. I did make the bloomers with the dress in the bottom picture. I do, however, usually put a onesie underneath it, so I don't really use the bloomers.

I really have no complaints with this pattern. It takes little fabric and is so fun to make. Bonus: Oliver + S is having free shipping on their patterns this summer!! You can bet I'm buying more as soon as I get back from vacation!

*I'm trying to get better at these pattern reviews. Please give me some feedback as to what you would like to hear about the patterns I try out.