Friday, September 12, 2014

Finished!


All my boys have a special quilt from Mama and today I finally finished little T's!  I started it just a month or so before he was born and I'm so happy to finally finish it and be able to snuggle him in it.  I love how it turned out.  So so soft kinky on the back and silky satin binding for my little finger sucker to hold.

We're on the road for a weekend in Yosemite but I'll be sure to update and link up with the different fabrics I used when we get back Monday. 


Friday, September 5, 2014

fabric in the mail


A happy little box was waiting for me on the doorstep when I arrived home from picking the kiddos up from school.  I ordered the chevron minky on purpose because its going to be the backing for little T's baby quilt and the others because, well, it added up to $35 on fabric.com and then I got free shipping so it just made sense to get them too. You know what I mean. I am in LOVE with these little farm prints and the Heather Ross print is getting squirreled away for a granny square quilt I've had in my head for awhile.

fabric: Minky cuddle mini chevron in Topaz/Snow (which is on sale now!- unfortunately was not when I bought it a week ago, blerg)

Friday, April 12, 2013

another mini baby quilt

 

more fun with the ruffler!  tomorrow is my birthday and josh asked me if I wanted a day of pampering and I told him what I really wished for was a morning with no kids to just sew all I wanted.  and being the delight he is, he agreed and took the boys all morning and afternoon.  I have to admit I was a little befuddled at first when he left as to where to start but eventually got to working.    mostly I wanted to play with the ruffler so I put together another little mini snuggler.


I wanted to play with batting and fabrics.  I didn't use any batting for this one to see if the minky was enough.  I put it through the wash already to see how it would shrink up.  

And now I'll add it to the shop!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

A New Mini-Quilt


A few months ago I was in my local quilt shop and came across this fabric.  I had been looking for some fabric to make the special "auntie Tyra" quilt for one my my bestie's new baby and when I set eyes on this fabric I fell hard in love with it.



It also inspired me to go out and buy myself a ruffler foot for my birthday.   It is so fun let me tell you.


The fabric design is a log cabin quilt pattern without all the sewing.  I loved it.


But there was also this fabulous yellow fabric that I couldn't say no to.  


I loved the combination of the three of them together.

The final product for my friend's baby will have minky on the back but I wanted to quilt it up just to see it together.  So I'm calling this a mini quilt and a doll quilt and putting it in my etsy shop.


Today I liked up with:
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Friday, March 8, 2013

baby changing pad {for the shop}


When C was born I made a changing pad out of oil cloth and liked it so much I made a few more in my shop.  A few weeks ago my kindergarten teacher emailed me with the exciting news she was going to be a new grandma and she wanted me to make something for her to bring to the shower.

I had an extra one from back when I made my own that was still in my shop but she was looking for something more pink/brown so off to the fabric store I went.


Now that its been five years since my brand new mom self made that first one, I've learned a few things about toting diapers around.  There were some things about the original design that I thought needed a little improvement on so instead of rolling it, I had it fold up and added a belt around it instead of a tie to keep it together. This also allowed it to keep a spare dipe and wipes all there together in once convenient pouch.


So now I think I need a new} one for myself and a bunch more for the shop using some of those fabulous oil cloths and vinyl fabrics I found at my last visit to Harts!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Bread {Part II}


Today I tried out one of my pre-mixed breads and it turned out great!  I was worried that since the ingredients would be mixed up and out of order it might get messed up but it turned out perfectly.

I thought I'd share my recipes in case anyone else out there is a bread machine baker like myself.

Honey Oat and Wheat Bread
1 1/2 C warm water
1 1/2 T olive oil
6 T honey
1 1/2 t salt
3/4 C quick cook oats
2 1/2 C bread flour
1 C wheat flour
1 1/2 t yeast

Rye
1 1/4 C warm water
1 1/2 T olive oil
1/4 C molasses
1 1/2 t salt
2 T dry milk
1 3/4 C rye flour
1 C wheat flour
1 1/4 C bread flour
2 1/2 t yeast

Set it on your wheat bread setting and bingo!  You've got fresh bread!

Pretty much my favorite thing in the world these days is a slice of honey oat and wheat bread toasted with butter and honey after I've put the kids to bed for the night.

Enjoy!


Oh and while you're making your batches and have to go feed the baby before you can add the bread flour, make sure you push the containers to the back of the counter so your two and a half year old son can't climb up, dump one out and dance in it.  

Just a little tip from someone who knows:)

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Bread


So lately I'v been working toward changing the way I buy and cook food for the fam.  I am trying to move toward cleaner, simpler and more local food.  I'm a firm believer in planning meals and keeping things really simple in an effort to keep my sanity with three littles around the house while I'm trying to cook as well as watching the old food budget.

One of the things I've been doing is to cook my own bread.  Bread is easy but can be time consuming, unless you are me and have a bread maker. I keep my bread maker on my counter and make a new, fresh loaf most days.  I used to just use it to make the dough and then cooked the bread in my oven but then I have to be home and tend it and lets be honest, with the three little ones around here we've got a go go schedule and I forget about things like bread rising in the oven.

So I thought I'd streamline the process and premix my dry ingredients.  I'd had these old yogurt containers and they seemed like the perfect size.

So we'll see how they work!

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