Thursday, August 25, 2011

Baby Quilt!

I just finished my Cloud9 organic cotton baby quilt. Smiling ear to ear to have it finished! I'm not entirely impressed by my binding, or actual quilting for that matter, but it will help me loosen up and be prepared for dirt, puke, and (hopefully not) poo that may come into contact with my fine piece of work!

The little mushrooms in the fabric make my heart hurt...they are SO CUTE!

Well, I guess I'm ready at least for the hurricane now, if not for the baby!

Pattern Test

Pattern Test - done! I really enjoyed making this cute little pouch. There were some confusing, frustrating parts, but overall, very cute and fairly quick. Hopefully my job as tester will help to work out the kinks and confusion!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Baby's First Toy

Yesterday, Modern Alternative Mama posted a great blog about toys and the correlation between simple, natural toys and a peaceful environment in the home. Perfect timing for this post, considering my sewing machine came home from the doctor today! And if there is one thing I have to have it is a peaceful home. I can't imagine how much more I'll want that when we have a little, tiny addition to our family. So I made our tiny addition it's first toy - an organically, stuffed bird!

New Job!

Well, job might not be the right word, since it isn't paid, but I'm I Think Sew's newest pattern tester! My first assignment is an adorable little zipper pouch. I'm thrilled. I've made a few zipper pouches, but this one is a little different with a curved zipper.

I'm excited to see what else they have me sew. Some of their bags and little shoes are painfully, PAINFULLY cute!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

too many things..

Every day it feels like I have a huge stack of things I need/want to do and I never make it through all that I have planned! Partly, I'm sure, because I over-book myself and think I can accomplish more than I can, and partly because each day really has a lot to be done! This feeling translates into blog writing as well. So many things I want to and intend to write about...but when?!

Here is a small list of things I want to blog about:
-junior's bedroom
-the sensibility of cloth diapering
-the status of my garden!
-things I've made and want to make for junior!

I guess I need to realize that I'll never get it all done. But like my dear husband reminds me, I get so much more done than I acknowledge.