May 19, 2012

Kids Fanny Pack

We got our 4 year old a camera for an upcoming overseas trip, so that she could take her own pictures...and really 'own' the experience.  Of course, you know she needs a camera case.....which got me thinking "what type of camera case could I give a 4 year old that she couldn't drop".  A fanny pack!  TOTALLY.

I found a pattern here, but really only used it for the dimensions.  I will post a tutorial sometime on how I made Miss A's, since I think my way was a lot easier.

Gotta love it when 4 year olds pick out their own fabrics!  How great is that?!?!  She likes it so much that she's worn it for the past 12 hours straight.

May 16, 2012

Birchbark Lodge Quilt DONE!

She's ALL FINISHED!  Again, the pattern is from the Moda Bake Shop here.  I ended up using a few fabrics I had on hand with some I got at JoAnn's.  I like the deep blues in it.

I used a very loose free motion quilting method on this baby.  I really wasn't sure how to quilt it in a way that wouldn't detract from the overall design. 

I had a little fun on the back side.  I love how people are putting a little something on the backs of their quilts these days (or maybe they always did but I just didn't know).

May 10, 2012

Birchbark Lodge Quilt Top

Quilt top finished!

I'm working on this quilt as a gift.  I was looking for a semi traditional American quilt - without it being 'American Flag'-ish, and my friend Sarah over at My Spare Time found this pattern at the Moda Bake Shop.  Dang, there are a LOT of pieces!  And a LOT of points to match up.  Not all mine match, but they are close enough.

Next up, the quilting!

May 8, 2012


I used to cloth diaper Miss A when she was a baby, and I have this stash of PUL (waterproof fabric)....I figured I could put it to good use and make up a little wetbag!  Dinosaurs on the outside, white PUL on the inside...easy peasy.  And can you ever really have enough waterproof storage in your diaper bag?

May 5, 2012

Embellished Onesies


So sweet.

Don't mind the wrinkles.  It was late.

May 3, 2012

Travel Chair Restraint

Hold the phone, I actually finished a project!  This may not seem like a surprise, but I tell you, I am currently working on a traditional patchwork quilt and DANG it is taking for-freaking-ever.  In between all the teeny tiny little pieces of the quilt, I got a few things done for a friend due with a baby.  First up....the travel chair!

I think Bullseye is a pretty good model, don't you?  I have no infants and no toddlers in my house to really show it off...

I like the little dinosaurs.

I think this thing will be great for those times when the little guy (or gal) just needs a bit of support.