Saturday, January 22, 2011


I feel like I'm on inspiration overload right now!  There are so many great projects out there that I want to dive into.

I'm really inspired by Carolina Patchwork's video game quilts.  My brother is a Nintendoaholic and this quilt is definitely in his future!  

Next up is this Tokyo Subway Quilt by Oh, Fransson that Tricia blogged about!  I guess I'm on a pixel quilt kick or something, but I think they look amazing!

Then my local quilt shop had this free pattern for a Jigsaw Puzzle quilt using 2 1/2 inch strips.  A great scrappy quilt.

I love these "Give Thanks" blocks at Jenny of Elefantz that Marsha blogged about.  If I weren't like 6 months behind on my Snowbound blocks, maybe I'd do this (who am I kidding!  I barely have time to blog! hahah).  I'll download them.  Top of the list of giving thanks is that I'm thankful I survived my first week back to work.

Then there's this fun Millhouse Inn fabric that I got for Christmas two years ago that I love:

This time of year I always feel a bit down because of the cold and dark.  Its great to look through all these pretty projects to feel inspired.  Plus, I always pull out this book- Remember this one?  It came out a few years ago.  If you've never seen it, its basically a list of 14,000 things like "kneading dough" or "flashcards".
I love this book.  It really does make me happy and I always think I should write out my own list of things. Such as this deliciousness!
 And Em's first smiles (yet to be captured on film). 

What's inspiring you?

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Lookie what the postman brought!

I am so touched today.  Beth (my creations) told me to expect a package.  Today it arrived and I am shocked at what a beautiful keepsake she sent Emily!!

Look at this beautiful blanket!! Emily was so excited it was hard to get a good photo!

Also included were a beautiful note, a rattle, and the cutest pair of elephant socks.  We put the blanket right to use!
Beth, I love love love them (so does Emily)! Thank you ever so much!! 

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Warm and cozy

Thank you everyone for the warm wishes after my last post.  I hope to get caught up on everyone's blogs soon! 

Over the summer I made a few projects from Lotta Jansdotter's book Simple Sewing for Baby.  One of the projects was a swaddler. It turns out Emily will only sleep when swaddled (Lord help me when she starts rolling over and we can't swaddle her anymore!!)  So, I made her a new snazzy swaddle wrap for daycare.  It was sort of pre-daycare therapy to make something cute for her. Of course, this project took forever to finish!! hahah!

Here she is swaddled in her bassinet:
 Sleep?  What's that?
Check out this wild animal!

Once again, I would highly recommend this fun book.  This is a great simple project (as long as there is no baby around). 

Stay warm everyone! 9 more weeks until spring!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Moving along

Hello out there my long lost blogging buddies!  How I miss you all! I hope you all had wonderful Christmases and New Years!

As expected, life has been absolute craziness since little Miss Emily came along.  With her coming 5 weeks early, life was turned upside down even more than expected.  I'm happy to say she's growing as she should and sleeping (a little) more each week.  I have one more week left on my maternity leave- eeeek!!  I'll be going back to work 3 days a week, but working two 12 hr days.  I'm not sure how I'm going to manage.

I haven't done any quilting except this little quilt that I made for her for her first Christmas. Its all my favorite scraps and took me an extraordinary time to make.
 And here's the back:
She's had lots of photo shoots with her new quilt:  Here's Christmas morning:
 Wearing the dress I wore for my first Christmas (it was cold so she just wore it over her onesie):
And stretching out:

Happy 2011!!