Xmas makes

a purple-haired doll for the Bean (Patchwork Penny from Wee Wonderfuls) a Katie Kitty (from the same book) an Amineko for D (from Hello My Name is Amineko), which was even more of a hit once he saw the book. now he’s totally into posing and photographing the cat.

Teacher gifts

I made a bunch(13) of little zippy bags (using THIS tutorial from noodlehead) and then inserted gift cards and The Bean gave them out to all her preschool teachers (and she and D gave on to their Irish dancing teacher)… Leftovers were sent to cousins/sister…

Radiance baby blanket

So, Robert Kaufman has this new fabric, called Radiance, that’s a silk cotton blend. SUPER soft and silky satin. It’s gorgeous, but a little intimidating. slippery. so, I, uh, *suggested* that it might be helpful if I worked with it so I could tell my friends/the world what it was like. I started with something […]

Little things

Knitted leggings for the baby guy. matching pajama pants for all three kiddos from Dr Seuss flannel (and a coordinating blanket) some embroidery (went on a bag as a gift for my friend Lori, master knitter)

Baby Crockett at the Circus

I really really love the fabrics Marie Perkins of Print and Pattern does for Robert Kaufman. ┬áLOVE. As soon as I saw the mock-ups for The Circus, I got inspired. I got the fabrics, and cut them up in July? June? no clue. OMG it was tedious cutting. I totally lost steam. But when I […]

Scrappy Radiance for the Bean

sooo, remember that Radiance baby blanket? here’s a bigger one, traditionally pieced (ie, not “quilted as I went”), basted, and quilted. i made it using a 1/2 yard bundle of 7 (i think) shades of pink/wine. I purposefully was a little sloppy/scrappy making this, sewing some pieces wrong side up, not perfectly squaring up the […]

Lamqg holiday potholder swap

We had a holiday potholder swap at the last LAMQG meeting. I made 2 for my swap partner, 1 that I fussy cut and paper pieced, then appliqued and quilted: from the back: and one that was an experiment: I took the idea of a Somerset star and made it have more points: my partner […]

Birthday dotty dress

The Bean’s birthday request was polkadot dressed. I happily complied. it’s made with this vintage pattern right one top. the orange and white polkadots. per her request.

Birthday dress in a Jiffy

I have a stash of patterns that my Grandma gave me, used by her in the 60’s (for my dad’s little sister)… some of them are SO awful it’s funny, and some are just plain wonderful. this one was wonderful. it’s the Jiffy Dress on the upper right side…. I tried really hard to get […]