Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Blogger's Quilt Festival!!!

It's that time again!! One of my favorite times out in the Blogger's World is this great Festival that has been put together by Amy over at Amy's Creative Side called the Blogger's Quilt Festival!!
I tried frantically to decide what quilt to put in this year, and had a hard time deciding... I finally decided what I was going to finish for the festival, but before I could finish it, got called away to a funeral for my grandmother. I was so sad about her passing, but happy for the end of her suffering. But, when I got home, it made me realize that this quilt was even more perfect than I thought. It is still in process, but getting closer to being done!!!
I saw this beautiful quilt over on ModaBakeShop a little while ago and just knew it was something that I HAD to make. I changed a few things to make it more "JaiCi-ish", but the general idea is the same. I made it for a special reason...
There is a little girl in my neighborhood - not even 2 - who had a brain tumor, and they found it on Christmas Eve...(you can read her story here) Through everything that the family has gone through, the parents continue to be just extremely upbeat and happy...and I knew that this would be the perfect gift for them.
As I make it, it is a continual reminder of just how precious each and every day is...and each day is TRULY a gift.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

For Fun Dress

The other day I decided to make a super fun dress for my daughter out of this fun material I found at JoAnn's. So, I cut out the pattern, was so proud of myself, tried it on her - TOO SMALL!! I even made a size 3 (even though she's only 22 months old) and it didn't fit. Sometimes I even forget how big she is. She is super tall, and just very broad across her chest. But, turns out it was a good thing. I was able to give it to someone else who adores it!!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

WsIP....and STF projects :)

These are two of my current Works In Progress. I made them because I have a best girlfriend that is pregnant and will be finding out soon what she's having... and I decided that it's just best to be prepared no matter what... Whatever she doesn't have will go into the "gift drawer" and wait until I need a quilt!
I have a little bit of applique work to do on the sewing machine on the girl's quilt, and I want to add some fun 'boy' stuff to the boy quilt. Then quilting, binding, and DONE!!!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Patriotic Table progress

I am on a roll!!! I have been sewing like a maniac the past few days
(mostly to stay sane because of sickness in my hosue) and have accomplished a ton. I am almost done with another table runner for my front table. This is my patriotic one. I didn't want to post this picture of a close-up, because my points are a little off...but then I remembered, I have to show my flaws now, because the way I'm going to finish it, you won't be able to tell I screwed up :) :) :)
I can't wait to get down to my basement today, put on the last finishing touches, then take it over to be quilted...

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Fun Skirt

I made this skirt for my daughter in an attempt to redeem myself for making a too small one for her the week before. It is super cute, and she loves it. But, it has been a challenge to get a picture of her IN it because she won't stand still!! She loves to run and jump and play - especially when she has a new "pretty dress"...

Monday, May 10, 2010

Table Runner (Easter)

I know this is late....or REALLY, REALLY early for next year. But I finally made my Easter table runner.
I have this super cool table that my Granni gave me, and I have a goal to make a table runner for it for every holiday...I think it'll be fun and make it even more cool...
I finally finished my Easter took awhile because I usually wait for the holiday fabric to go on sale and then buy the fabric to make things for the NEXT year...
BUT, since this was one of my Spring To Finish projects, I got it done right after Easter this year...

now to get it quilted....

Monday, May 3, 2010

Time Out For Moms Challenge

Over at Simply Modern Mom they are having a "Time Out For Moms Challenge", and I think it's a BRILLIANT idea.They are encouraging moms (or grandma's or non-moms) to remember to take time for themselves each day. So, here's my contribution...

First off, I will admit that my favorite channel to watch is the Disney Channel. They have some of the funniest shows...and not just for kids :) So, I like to take some time at night (especially on Sunday night) and be by myself and watch some funny shows. I make myself a HUGE bowl of ice-cream, lay on my bed and watch Disney Channel. I don't fold laundry, or clean or do anything but enjoy my ice-cream and watch a funny show! My husband thinks it's funny that this is what I choose to do with my "me" time, but I love it and enjoy it and do it every Sunday!!! :) :)