Monday, July 30, 2007

something new...

Since my baby carrier has a umbrella type thing attached I decided to make a little quilt especially for the chilly winter. I didn't want something too big that would hang on the floor and get dirty, but I wan't something quilt savy that somewhat cordinated. I made this little ditty yesterday and then realized that once I was done using it as a little cover up quilt I could use it as a table runner!!

Perfect fit!!

Saturday, July 28, 2007

silly girl...

After my mom made a Silly Girl, I gave her a hard time calling it "Scary Girl", but after awhile she really started to grow on me. I decided to whip up my own..minus the nose..I really didn't like where it was positioned, so my Silly Girl will be smell challenged! Here's where you can get your own pattern.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

99 days to go...sneak peak

Good thing that I still have 3 months to gaze into the babies room without a baby in it (insert sarcasm). I'm super excited for the day we bring our wonderful bundle home. Seems like I haven't had any problem finding little projects to do! We pretty much have a good part of the room done. Here's a sneak peak....
Here's the crib with many memories. My brother, sister, and I all used this as infants. My wonderful parents painted it white and mom and I tackled the bumpers together. Mom was also awesome enough to make my crib skirt for me. Thanks Mom!!

I still have some pillows and things to make to tuck in the corner (for looks), but until then I just drapped the quilt over the side. I love how my mobile looks attached to the crib. All of this is really making me anxious!

I don't know if you remember this, but I did another spin to create one a little different. Since we will not know what we are having until "d day" we have a name for each. If we have a boy we will name him Maxton, as we both love the name Max. If we have a girl we will name her Reagan. I made this banner reversable so depending on what we have we can just flip it to the correct side. We really have no reason to lean one way or the other, so we are excited for the surprise! I appliqued letters on the triangle fabric then satin stitched around each. I had some binding strips left over from the baby quilt, so I used that as the "ribbon" part.

Here's a wall by the window. I purchased the mirrors at a garage sale for $1.00 and painted them. Used a shelf made by one of us kids in middle school, painted that. Found a funky vinyl vase at a crazy day special sale and added a flower, my mini-artist man, and placed my little patent leather shoes from my childhood. I think it turned out very nicely!

This a shelf I hung and just added a picture of mommy and daddy. I still have a rocking chair to get in the room along with my changing pad and all those fun supplies. I will show another picture of those areas when they are finished. For now I just enjoy the sleep time I will get before my 99 days or so are over.

a warm gift...

My brother-in-law is getting married next weekend and for their gift I made a cozy couch quilt. Their wedding colors are red, black, and white. I decided to use those colors in the quilt. I love bed quilts, but since they will be honeymooners I thought they needed something to cover up with while cozing together. I hope they enjoy it. I was pretty speedy with this one as I started it on last wednesday and just finished the binding tonight. That's pretty good for me! My favorite part had to be the quilting. I loaded it onto my mom's quilt frame and Grand Quilted it.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

there's a hole in the bucket...

I've been working on some dying and stitching of some burp clothes. I purchased a pack of cloth diapers and thought I would make some useful things out of them. I dyed my diapers and then added a band of fabric to them after tri-folding. I think they will look pretty stylish on my shoulder no matter what else seems to mess them up! The only problem is I have a long way to fill this bucket up!!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

i'm so lucky...

This is my new favorite piece of furniture. It was the high chair that my father used when he was a youngin. I'm so privileged to get to use it for my own child. My mom spent a couple hours scrubbing on it and dad added a couple layers of polyurethane and fixed the tray. He gave it a fresh coat of blue krylon paint too.

I think my favorite part is that it collapses down to a little work station for when our child gets a old enough to color, draw, or get a little crafty with mom! Another great plus is that it has a dog on it. What a perfect match for the new room!

Monday, July 09, 2007

i'm back...

Where have I been? I've been a very bad blogger, but a very busy person! Travis and I have been busy redoing our guest bedroom to make way for our baby. We had drop tile ceilings to remove and sheet rocking to do. Painting, trim replacing, and new carpet to install. We did not end there...we have slowly been creeping into the kitchen to get that finished up too.

I've also been busy trying to find the perfect things for the baby's room. I hit some rummages and found some really nice things to revamp. I do it mostly for fun, but it's also a great way to put my signature on things. My parents have been spoiling me left and right lately. They repainted the crib that was once mine and Dad has been busy getting his old high chair ready for his first grandchild. I feel so honored that my child will get to use something that was once my fathers!
Mom has been so kind to quilt my baby quilt for me, sew up my tiny little "devil scotties", and help with whatever it is I've needed....and I can't forget my sister Robyn, she got herself a serger and has been practicing making me recieving blankets....who could ask for more?

I thought I would share the little project I got done tonight. I searched for an old mobile to use for guts and then had mom help make the little scotties that was made from a pattern from AllSorts. I crafted some pom-poms and some mini yo-yo's...curtesy of my yo-yo maker (the smartest new invention!!)

Here's my before:

And now, the after...