Thursday, November 17, 2011

A gift and another advent calendar

My very wonderful awesome friend had a baby boy about a month ago and it took me (sadly) this long to get her a present... 
and of course I had to make it. :) 
I was thinking of the Thimble blossoms "Swoon" block but my internet was down and I couldn't get it... 
Never to be slowed in the groove, this is what I came up with in the heat of the moment. 
I found it surprisingly similar from memory. 

But this minkee fabric for the backing!! 
I about died when I spotted this at quilt market and HAD to have it just for this purpose. 
Quilting it was dreamy too. 
It very much made me want to keep it.
I hope she liked it just as much!

I also had a request for a custom advent calendar with loops and buttons. 
I really liked how it turned out so I thought I'd share. 
I love it when others give me more ideas!! 

And I HAD to post this photo of my darling husband who was ever so willing to help me take a picture of it tonight.
You'd never know from the picture that he really didn't act how his expression implies he should have!
You definitely can't think of having a merry Christmas with that Scrooge face looking at you. 

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Much Requested

It's finally available after many, many, many, many requests. :)
You can find it in the shop

P.S. I went to Quilt Festival this weekend, drug two (actually well-behaved) children in a double stroller through it, spent more than I should have, and definitely want to quilt my brains out now. Prepare yourselves for coming posts... hehe.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloween 2011 Costumes

After much sewing, more sewing, shopping, sewing, painting, and more sewing...

The costumes for this year's Halloween:
Jolly Holiday Mary Poppins and Bert.

The dress with added ruffled lace trim and satin ribbon. Dreamy.
(oh yes, I used bridal lace. I thought the lady cutting it was going to die when she heard I was making a Halloween costume out of it.)

The hat with flowers and tulle.

The 4 layers of skirt with ruffled lace trim and lots of little satin bows.

Bert with straw hat, painted (by me) suit coat, and bright blue bow tie.

The bamboo cane, of course. 

Little suit pants and the all important blue socks. 
My husband thought the socks were too much. 
I thought he should have thanked me for not getting him white shoes. 

And one last walking photo, just for good measure.

That kid is so happy it makes me happy just to think about him. :)