Saturday, February 26, 2011



A few weeks ago I got together with some friends for a fun filled crafternoon! We spent all afternoon cutting and sewing. I helped guide them, but they were all naturals. 


We made two of my favorite projects - burp cloths & cloth napkins. Have I ever told you how awesome having cloth napkins is? I LOVE having enough to eat with at every meal. I feel so much classier and more eco-friendly. 




It was really fun to just relax and craft and to see the excitement at the finished project. I will miss crafting with you girls! 

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Baby Newton's Quilt


The shower that the onesie invitations were for was held this past weekend. I wanted to make something special to send out for my friend. After lots of humming and hawing I finally settled on making a quilt. Sewing is not my favorite past-time, but I love patchwork baby quilts so I decided to give it a go. 


To make my life easier I decided to use this tutorial and buy charm packs. I am SO glad I went that route. For me, it was probably the only way this quilt was actually completed on time. 


My mom and I did the whole quilt from start to finish the two days we were housebound because of the blizzard. She is SOO good at ironing - I had no idea what a difference good ironing could make in sewing. It was perfect - I would sew and hand it off and she would iron.


I decided to just tie the quilt to avoid my wonky sewing ruining the quilt top. I just used orange embroidery floss and then mom hand sewed the binding on for me. 


Word from the mama-to-be is that she likes it! Can't wait to see Baby Newton playing on it!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Babe's First Knit


Do you love how I throw a wrinkled piece of fabric down and call it a backdrop? But isn't this little hat the cutest EVER? I'm in love with it and want to make a hundred more. I finished it ages ago and just now finally took  pictures. I haven't knit in weeks - I've been so relaxed and chill I don't mind my hands being idle. Not good for baby crafting productivity!


Since our babe will be born right into the fall and winter I think this will be the perfect hat to keep him or her all snuggly. We aren't finding out the sex so I've got to be good about keeping things gender neutral. 

pattern - Big Wool Little Hat
yarn - Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick 'n Quick in cream
...also detailed on my ravelry page

Monday, February 14, 2011

More Autumn


I am still loving this pattern and have now made several more. They are so quick and cute! 


Jess - this is yours...I promise I will send it soon! 

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Onesie Invites


One of my very best friends is expecting her first baby and although I can't attend the shower I wanted to help plan a little bit. I had received an invite like this a few years ago and have since wanted to copy it. I used this tutorial to help, but they were really easy!


By far the hardest part is getting all the text lined up on the inside. I did that step first and then followed with all the cutting. I was able to cut two invites from each 12x12 cardstock. The last step was stamping the front and adding the little brads!


I LOVE baby stuff!