Monday, July 30, 2012


I actually finished this awhile ago but am only now getting to post it.  I saw this block here originally on Lynn's blog Lily's Quilts and loved it so much I started making my own blocks right away.  Unfortunately (for the quilt) I got pregnant soon after and it got put on the proverbial back burner.

Then right before Micah was born I felt like I really wanted to finish it up so the week before he was born I was up late finishing up blocks. 

Then along came Micah and quilting and binding it up went back to that old back burner until we took our epic three week family reunion road trip a few weeks ago and I brought along a needle and thread and spent the 15 hour drive to my parents' place in Washington binding it.

And now its all done!  And I love how it turned out.  It ended up being the quilt I layed over Micah's car seat that doubled as his bed on our trip.  Its the perfect size for a road trip quilt or snuggling with a book on the couch.  I noticed after the fact that there were a few blocks in which I should have made two colored HSTs but instead did a half color/half white square so some of them are missing a point.  Oh well!  One of those built in imperfections right?

Today I'm linking up with:

      Fresh Poppy Design 

Get Your Craft On Tuesday

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Some mama-made pants

Right before Micah was born (as in the night before) I made him some pants to come home from the hospital in.  I LOVE those pants and hate putting him in any other pants.  They are so funky and fun and I love that he is wearing something I made for him.

So recently I noticed that my 13 lb 9 oz giant baby was no longer comfortably fitting into his mama made pants anymore.  He's a big boy now!  So I wanted to make him another pair the next size up. However it is a tricky thing to find time to sew baby pants with two big boys that don't nap and a little baby.  Asher has gotten into this mischieveious phase now where he can open all the baby gates (DOH!) and likes to climb up on the kitchen counter (double DOH!) so he really can't be left unsupervised for long.

But this morning I remembered I had this CUTE cars and truck fabric I had bought from the remnants shelf at Harts a few months ago and somehow the stars aligned and I found about a half an hour before the baby woke up from a nice long morning nap and the big boys were playing happily by themselves in the playroom.  So I made some pants!

These pants are super easy and come from Amy Butler's Little Stitches for Little Ones.  I think they are going to be my go to pants for this guy.  It doesn't take too much fabric and really, only took about a half an hour.  I LOVE them!  And more than that I love this little guy in them! 

 Look how happy he is in his mama-made pants.

Today I'm linking up with:

The Girl Creative  

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