Tuesday, May 26, 2009

anything but quiet

just wanted to pop over here and say hi. this space has been quiet because we've been frantically working to get our house revamped and move. 

i hope to be crafting again soon, but there is no telling how 'loud' or quiet this little blog may be. you see, i started an accelerated nursing program today. i keep telling myself i need a good school/life balance but considering we already have two exams (not quizzes, exams!) next week that may all go out the window. i'll keep you updated...

Friday, May 15, 2009

hope embroidery

hope emboridery

my husband has been wanting me to make him a hope embroidery since i made the one's for nie. i finally got around to making it and he loves it! 

Thursday, May 14, 2009

tornado watch

tornado watch

yesterday we had our first serious tornado threat. since we are tornado virgins my husband wanted me to be with him at work - its much safer there than in our apartment. 

at first i was frustrated because i couldn't get my TO DO list done, but then i decided to look at it as a free afternoon to do whatever crafting i wanted! it was pretty much perfect.... computer, lots of fabric, copier to enlarge patterns, and my cutting mat. 

oh.. and the tornado never came. it hit everywhere around us, but we were lucky. 

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

cafe apron

pillowcase apron

i have lots of vintage pillowcases laying around so when i saw this tutorial on One Pretty Thing i knew i wanted to make one. it worked out well because my mother in law's birthday was last week!

pillowcase apron

i really like the way a cafe apron sits high on the waist. that is somehow comforting to me. i didn't add any embellishments, because i thought the pattern of the pillowcase was busy enough. i did, however, use a leftover part of the hemmed edge to make a small pocket. 

this project maybe took me an hour... and G's mom liked it! now i need to make one for me.

Monday, May 11, 2009



for mother's day i made our moms each a set of coasters. last week was incredibly busy so i was looking for something quick and easy to make, but still practical and functional. i've had this tutorial bookmarked for a while so i decided to try it out. 


i did mine slightly different using only 2 fabrics across the front top panel and i varied the size and order to make each coaster slightly different. i also topstitched around the edge to close the hole left for turning. its really hard to 'catch' all the fabric with only 1/4" seam allowances so next time i will try 1/2". 


the first set i made for G's mom had the polka dot fabric on the front with the floral on the back.


my mom's set was opposite. they both seemed to like them and they were good practice for the coaster swap!

(sorry the grain in some of these photos is weird... i think iphoto did something to them...)

Sunday, May 10, 2009

happy mother's day!


come back Monday to see what I made to celebrate our mamas! 

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Let's Swap!

the kindred crafters are hosting a coaster swap! i'm very excited to participate - its my first swap!! wanna join too??

Monday, May 4, 2009

nursing pads

nursing pads

the mama of this little love bug had been hoping for some nursing pads, so i whipped some up last week using this tutorial. did i mention i haven't yet met jude, but i'm already in love?!

nursing pads

really though you just need to cut a few circles out of flannel, stick a thin bit of batting in the middle and sew. it didn't seem necessary to make them pointed so i opted for a simple flat circle. i think the flannel would feel alot better than the disposable ones and they are reusable so they are GREEN! yay.