***I found this partially-written post in my draft folder, so I thought I’d finish it up and publish it. Enjoy!*** A couple of years ago I bought this simple peasant dress pattern from Sew Sweet Patterns. I’ve sewn it many, … Continue reading
Ever since we transitioned Gene into a toddler bed back in the spring of 2014, I’ve had plans to make him a quilt. I spent a lot of time looking at patterns, but could never settle on anything I liked. … Continue reading
If you’ve been reading for a while, you may have seen me mention my sewing and craft goals for 2014 a few times. I had a little list of projects I wanted to complete before the end of the year. Sadly, I did not complete the entire list. But that’s okay! I never really expected to finish everything. Some projects inspired me to do other projects, so it’s not like I wasn’t doing anything. Of course, moving my family to a new state kind of put a halt to crafting for a while.
So how did I do?
Bow Tie Quilt — I finished this one! I made a small, bow-tie inspired quilt over the summer for my niece. It’s one of my favorite quilts to date.
Bobble Afghan — I’m going to call this one a finish. Sort of. I made a small car seat afghan for Moxie using the bobble stitch. I’ve actually been working on a larger bobble afghan on and off since late summer. At this rate I’ll be 87 years old before I’m finished.
Valentine’s Shirt — Moxie had an adorable heart onesie to wear last year.
Easter Shirts — Another finish! I made matching shirts for the kids and they received lots of compliments each time we went out.
4th of July Shirts (#1 & #2) — I had Moxie’s 4th of July shirt finished early, but had no idea what I wanted to do for Gene. In the eleventh hour I whipped up his hand-painted star shirt, which he immediately got filthy with who knows what.
Halloween Shirts — Halloween was the first holiday we celebrated after moving to Missouri. I made shirts for the kids, though they weren’t matching. I’ll be honest and say that they both still wear these shirts. They still fit, so why not? I stuck them in their pajama drawer to wear with some flannel pajama pants I made last fall.
Thanksgiving & Christmas Shirts — I technically made Christmas and Thanksgiving shirts. In fact, I made a bunch. It’s just that none of them were for my own kids. I haven’t blogged about the Christmas shirts, but I promise they were adorable as well.
And now for the projects that are incomplete or not even started….
Halloween Sampler — SO close to being finished!
Christmas Sampler — Nope. I haven’t even started.
Camera strap — Ha! I didn’t even give this project a passing thought.
Apron — I wish!
St. Patrick’s Day Shirts — We were hit by some plague at the end of February/early March, so these never happened.
I haven’t made a list for this year yet. I do have a list of upcoming projects churning in my head, so we’ll see if I make time to type them out.
It’s December 16th, the perfect time to talk about… Halloween and Thanksgiving shirts! I know, I know. You’re thinking ‘it’s almost Christmas, silly!‘ I may be a bit behind on blogging. Oops. If you remember my Sewing & Craft Goals … Continue reading
Remember in my last post I mentioned my husband and I have a bunch of siblings between us? It makes for lots of nieces and nephews. On November 21st, my younger brother and his girlfriend welcomed their first baby into … Continue reading
Between my husband and myself, we have seven siblings. A lot of them are old enough now that they have families of their own, which makes for a lot of nieces and nephews. Last spring we found out that we … Continue reading
Back in May I shared a quilt I had recently finished for Moxie. It was such a fun, easy pattern that I decided to make a second one for my best friend who was expecting a baby boy ((the same … Continue reading
My Aunt Nancy loves Coca-Cola. A lot. A lot a lot. She loves it so much that her house contains a lot of vintage Coca-Cola decor. In fact, she has her entire kitchen decorated in Coca-Cola stuff. Several years ago … Continue reading
One of my closest friends is expecting her second baby boy any day now. Her older son is a month younger than Gene. He is so excited about getting a new baby brother. A while back she asked if I … Continue reading
Back in April during my shirt-making bender, I made this shirt for Moxie to wear for the 4th of July. I mentioned I was going to make a matching shirt for Gene because they are too young to whine about … Continue reading