October 2014 archive

Fabric Tuesday

This post actually comes a week after the fabric was delivered, I never got around to blogging the fabrics! I also used fabric from this order to make those adorable baby shoes last week.

To add to the fabric collection I have 4 half yards of Everyday Party from Emily Isabella for Birch Fabrics. I have meadow floral, strawberries in cream, everyday animals (this one is my favorite) and mushrooms.



A close up of the everyday animals. I love bears in hats! And elephants with balloons! Guh so frickin cute. The sap in me comes out.



I ordered three half yard prints from the new line Acorn Trail by Teagan White also for Birch fabrics. I have Peonies in mint, birds and branches in cream and nature hike.



The nature hike print has some incredibly cute animals. The little beaver dude is my favorite.


And of course cute salvages.


And to top off all of these cute fabrics I finally got my hands on some Art Gallery limited edition fabric! April Rhodes triangle tokens in Voile. I love the glittery gold random triangles in this print. And it is so so soft! I ordered a yard but I feel like I need more. And maybe more of her line before it is all gone!


And here is it all together. I am very much in love with these fabrics.



And now all of these will be packed away. The walls in the apartment have started crying. We have no idea where the water is coming from and just about every few days workers come in and take out dry wall or pump water out. It is very gross and I feel very protective of my fabrics. We should only have a week left in this apartment and I cannot wait to move and start sewing again! In the new apartment we will have a tiny nursery too! I am excited to get the tiny room all together. Come on baby!

Big News!

First of all the apartment that we moved into is not working out for us. The house has a soil foundation and in the crawlspace there is a pool of stagnate water. Like 4 feet or more of water. Or what we all hope is water. It smells like sewer ass big time. It is so gross.

The landlord tried to fix it but with all the rain it has become hard. They need to pump all that water out and fill the cracks with cement. They have already pumped the water out once. Which involved filling garbage cans full of what we hope is water and emptying those outside. Once they got to a certain point the water started coming in again. Double gross.

After all that we decided we would move into a different apartment that the landlord owns. Well he doesn’t own the house yet and the current owner does not want us moving in until the property is signed over to his name. ugh. We all hope that is today.

But in big news!

We are having a baby! We are so excited!

I am 7 weeks along and morning sickness has taken over. I have been surviving on a diet of crackers, pickles and hot cocoa.  With all that has happened and morning sickness I have not had the motivation to make or do anything.

Except these cute baby shoes.



I used homemadetoast’s pattern. I had used the pattern before to make my niece the same shoes.  I even used the fabric from the same line, Everyday Party by Emily Isabella for Birch fabrics. I love Birch fabrics. The quality and the softness make me want more. Once we find out the sex of the baby Ill be sure to put in a large order! 🙂

I hear a nap calling my name. 🙂

Around the world blog hop

I know I have been missing for a while- Ill address that on a later date. 🙂

Today I am participating in the Around the world Blog Hop, I was invited by the Greek Goddess Zafira. We share a lot of the same interest and she makes some great quilts. I am still swooning over her swoon quilt.

For Next week I have invited the busy momma Roxanne from Pensebrox.com. She was also the winner from my sew mama sew giveaway!



What am I working on? 

Always working on the husbands swoon quilt. I am still at three blocks. I am feeling more motivated this week so maybe Ill knock out another block. Hopefully. I am also working on a sugar skull embroidery. That one should be posted sometime this week.

I don’t really start a lot of projects unless the ones before them are finished. I do have a pile of unfinished quilts that need batting and to be quilted. Thats mostly laziness on my part and buying batting instead of more fabrics. 🙂


How does my work differ from others?

I don’t think it does. I think there are so many crafters out there and every one posts pictures on what they are working on. It is hard to have an original idea. I think the best I can do is just be me and work on what I find interesting.

I try not to stick to one craft. Ive always been one that just jumps around on what I want to work on. Whether it be screen printing or sewing. Or sewing with the screen printed fabrics.

I love to sew and make things with my hands. I am a hand crafter. A handy crafter. A handmade crafter. Not everything I make is perfect but everything I make is full of the charm of handmade.

And I like glitter.

why do I write/create what I do? 


Young me, Cousin Stephie, Artistic sister, Cousin Sam












When I was young I use to hide up in my room, music blaring and make collages from magazines. I took all the art classes I could take. But I never really considered myself to be artistic. That was my oldest sister, that was her place. Now I feel more open to being artistic, it is not just her place it is mine also.

Years ago, before I even started the blog, people would tell me to start one just to show off what I had made. I thought they were silly. I didn’t know how to write about what I made. I didn’t know where to start. This was before the days of Instagram. Once Instagram came about it made it a bit easier to move forward and write about what I made. Not sure why that is but the instant likes surely helps. 🙂

Now I do it to keep track of all that I have made. I like trying to make something each day.


How does my writing/ creating process work?

Lots of looking at pictures on Instagram or Pinterest. If it is a quilt design that I am after Ill find it on Instagram and like all of the pictures. I try to pick out what I like best about it or what I would do differently. I have a notebook that I keep with me and just keep piling on the ideas. It would take me years to go through it and make everything. But not all the ideas work out. Some are just best left to others to make.


Thanks for stopping by!

Photo challenge week 2

Ive been kinda keeping up with Soak- Flatter Instagram photo challenge. I missed a few days but heres what Ive got so far.

Day 6: Stash

I have a smaller stash than most quilters. But I know mine is full of hidden gems.



Day 7: Pattern

I used the Infinity Scarf that I had just made. I love the patterns on the fabrics.



Day 8:: WIP

Swoon quilt. Still only three blocks have been made. I should get started on this one soon. Need to finish it by the middle of November for the Husbands birthday.



Day 9:: Gift

I did a throw back thursday for this one. A quilt for my baby niece. Featuring Wicket and her frog legs. 🙂



I have missed the rest of the days. I should catch up.

This weekend was spent hanging out with the Husband. We went out for breakfast and did a lot of hiking and went to the Garfield Park Conservatory.

Breakfast at Hash Chicago.



Coffee and the tiles on the table.



Pitcher plant at Garfield Park Conservatory.




Pruned horse at Garfield Park Conservatory.


Thats it for now. Maybe this week I will feel more up to making stuff.

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