Friday, July 25, 2014

Happy Birthday Ashley!!!!

 Ashley's cinnamon roll cake.  It was thrown together at the last minute and we thought ourselves so funny! Ashley didn't want a cake I think this idea has potential.  I think we will try this will cake pans next year

  A little crafting after a good swim. Fabric bracelets from cut up knits. Great way to upcycle 
old t-shirts and skirts.

My little birthday girl! She is so sweet and bubbly.  I can't believe she can drive next year!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Messing around with Messi

I had so much fun watching the game with the girls.  I don't think I have ever watched a pro soccer match in my life.  Actually I have not watch a soccer game since Ty played goalie for the Kahlsa team in 6th grade :)
But we are hardcore team Argentina fans right now! Thinking of Tyler during every game:)

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Thor self-binding baby blanket

So I was a little excited to make this blanket.  When will I ever get the chance to make another Thor anything?
I am learning a lot about embroidery and what looks good and what is only so so.  I used this same monster print  for Marks blanket.  But the backing was an awesome Michael Miller polka dot. I did the embroidery in red because it was one of the dots.  It popped and yet it matched. I loved it. When i made this one I thought to just use red embroidery again because it had looked so nice.  But sadly without the polka dot print it just looks a little off to me.Still love the monsters still available at Joanns.  I think I might have to pick up some more.

Monday, May 26, 2014

End of the weekend.

Last few minutes at the cabin. Sitting on the lounge out on the porch. Back to my sewing roots, hand embroidery.  Heaven.

Santa comes to visit

I have been such a good girl. Look who came to see me at work!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

State Track and Field

He made it! Michael's first and least year to compete in state track and field. Not his best night or mine for still shots. But proud of the hard work he did to make it here.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Grey and Yellow Chevron

 I used minky for the back of this self binding baby quilt.  I had wanted to use flannel but I had a hard time
finding some ( update: JoAnns now carries yellow and grey chevron in flannel) The minky was easy to work with and I love the way it turned out.

Yellow and white striped flannel on back. Self binding burp cloth looked a bit wonky so I added the ric-rac.
yo-yos and beads to finish off these sweet booties