So this is the new year

Hi friends!

I left blogging in October of last year. I just wasn’t enjoying all the extra work and time that it took. And after the election I didn’t feel creative at all.  I feel better about where I am now and I am back to blogging. I think. haha. I still manage to keep up with posting on Instagram so I go missing again thats where I will be. 🙂

I made a lot during my blogging break and plan on posting those posts over the next few weeks. I plan on changing how I do blog posts this year. Less words and more pictures. Im not even sure many people read the words anyways. And I feel like most of my audience that reads this blog already knows how to do most of things I make anyways.

Onto some stats about last year.

Nothing too exciting happened. I wanted 2016 to be about learning. And I wasn’t very pro active about that. I hate setting goals cause they always get broken or forgotten about. This year I just plan on going with the flow and making all the things I please. I hate the new fad of saying this year will be about a certain word. Just like new years resolutions and goals those also get lost or broken. No words of the year from me.

My favorite makes were:

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It seems we all like the food posts so Ill be doing more of those. Ill probably try to keep it on the healthier side. This past year my husband was diagnosed (after a long battle) with Crohn’s disease and we have been making lots of changes in our diets. A few years back before we knew it was Crohn’s we did a diet called SCD and that really helped. I doubt we will be that extreme with the diet changes but changes will be made. No more homemade snickers. womp. womp.

I liked the Pinned it; made it series that I had going. Ill be doing more of those. I still use Pinterest a lot. Hopefully Ill have a lot to choose from and wont feel stuck.

Id like to make more clothing. I want to have the majority of my clothing handmade and I want to feel comfortable. I have plans for lots of tank tops and skirts. And as many Emery dresses as I can make.

As for quilts go have no solid plans yet. I like the look of Hawaiian Quilts  and will probably take a stab at something like that this year. My husband has been asking for a slightly bigger quilt but not too big (whatever that means) so I for sure will make that for him this year. No pattern has been picked out. yet.

Thank you for sticking around. Ill see you all in a few days. 🙂

-Xx



Fancy Forest Quilt 

A long time ago my sister requested a quilt for my nephew (fancy fox quilt) but when she saw the pattern packet she immediately wanted the fancy forest for herself. Luckily she only wanted a throw size. Some of this animals are intimidating! 

After several months I finally got a move on the quilt and just recently finished the quilt and delivered it to her. 

A few of the animals I really struggled with but in the end decided that their imperfections just added to their personality. 

I love hanging quilts in the windows. It always looks like stained glass. 

I decided to really get out of the box and had quilt the quilting. I went with a decorative clam shell. I’ve been really into the clam shell look lately. 

The quilting took a seriously long time. Like two weeks. I was only able to work on it when Rohan went to sleep otherwise he would pull at the quilt and that always makes me nervous. 

I used a compass and chalk pencil to mark the clam shells. 

The fabrics I used are mainly from Elisabeth  Hartmans line Rhoda Ruth and a few from Lizzy House. 

For the back I used a sheet set from target that I got on sale. Wooo. 

This time I skipped out on asking my husband to hold the quilt up and got my brother in law to do it. 

I really do love the quilt. My only regret is that the leaves on the thistle blend into the back ground. Bummer. 

Something about quilts on the floor… 

So glad it’s almost the weekend. We have no plans and I’m excited to keep it that way! 🙂 
-Xx



Fancy Fox Quilt

Finally finished this quilt up for my nephew. It only took me five months. The pattern is Fancy Fox from Elizabeth Hartman.

When my nephew was shown the quilt all he said was “oh cool” in typical teenager fashion. But it’s ok my sister loves the quilt and showed enough excitement for the both of them. 

As you can see the quilting is a simple straight line. At first I did it in a dark blue to match the back ground. But when I put it in the washing machine and it got snagged and tore up I took it all apart and decided that white thread was a better choice. So in the pictures below you can see the white thread.

Also any time I put a quilt on the floor a dog is instantly attracted to it. Does that happen to you? If the dogs weren’t so fast I think the cats would be on it too. Dang animals!

Wicket thinks the quilt is for her. Sadly mistaken. 

White thread was a better choice. 

My husbands reaction when I asked him to hold the quilts for pictures. Hahah. Poor guy. Getting suckered into my demands of quilt holding. 

Quilts with feet.

The fabric is mostly Cotton and Steel and Lizzy House with a few others thrown in. The backing and border are from V and Co. I wanted something dark because my nephew is a teenager. 

Later this week Ill show off the quilt I made for my sister. 🙂

 

-Xx



Etsy Patch Sale! 

This Saturday is the day! I’m so excited to show you my patches! 


You will be able to see all the goodness on my Etsy page and if you are an Instagram follower tomorrow I’ll be releasing a coupon code! Eeep! 

I hope you are as excited as I am. After this the next release of patches and pins won’t be till January where I hope to go in an almost different direction! So get these patches while you can! 


I have a lot of work to do tonight to get ready! ❤️
-Xx



Patches 

Save the date! October 15th I will be opening my Etsy store and listing these hand made patches! Now I gotta work on my Etsy page! Eeep! 

Just in time for Halloween! 


I’ll be listing more than what’s pictured here. Lots more! I’ve been working my butt off to bring you unique fun patches! If you follow along on Instagram I’ll be releasing a coupon code to use for opening weekend! You know what that means- more patches! 

Zing! 


I’m excited to share it all with you! 

-Xx



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