Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Mary's Quilt

Mary! Your quilt is done... and in only a year! For those of you who don't know Mary look here. Mary, you really should get your own blog one day...! Anyway, my friend Mary needed a quilt... she is cold, and cold people need quilts. That's why I have so many... sorry to everyone i've forced to turn off the fans over the years. Especially you Jennifer. I really should stop blogging if I can't get to the point, or the pictures. So here is the first one.

Point 1: Mary likes pink and green.

Point 2: Katelyn likes lots of animals and critters (gnomes count).

Point 3: Happy compromise. (I had to enjoy making it)

Point 4: We have an awesome quilt.

Point 5: Another back shot because I pieced it.

Take a look at the quilting on this.

It was a pain in my butt because I actually spent time on it, and my back was killing by the end of it. But it was completely worth it. In point 1 you can see the little flower that I put between each of the blocks too. So Mary I hope you like your quilt, and I hope I chose a really good day to give it to you.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Octopuses and Firsts

Octopuses = a slight obsession of mine. In second grade I became fascinated with sea creatures thanks to a teacher who took us scouring the tide pools of Okinawa. She was passionate about the critters and taught my class everything about them (that a second grader needed to know). Of these creatures octopuses were my favorite, so what else would I do but make another stuffed one?

This little cutie was created by Melly and Me for the Moda Bake shop. You can find his pattern here. I however decided against the jelly roll and used some of my favorite Tula Pink Neptune fabric (perfect for the theme, huh?).

I'm showing the bottom because I had to stuff and hand sew each of those legs shut. I'm surprised I finished him!

And there were eight of them! But I guess that's common for an octopus...

Now for a first... I'm actually blogging something the same day I made it! Kelly, a couple of other lovely ladies, and myself got together and sewed us some pj pants today. These are mine... I'm ready for Christmas early this year...

Last off i'm not big on showing pictures of my dog on here (i'm pretty sure that's not why you read it) but this made me smile last night. Apparently it IS perfectly normal to fall asleep on your favorite fabrics...

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Little Things

I've been making a lot of little things lately (as in the past year) all of which I haven't shown off. So this post is dedicated to the little things. First off is my camera strap, blue polka dots, animal ribbon, and a ruffle. What could possibly feel better than taking pictures with this around your neck. I found a free tutorial on line for it here but there are many other great ones out there as well.

After seeing these pillows I had to make me one. I already had the focal fabric so it was just a matter of spending the time. I love how it turned out and it really brightens up a room!

And the back, a little katie jump rope.

Have you seen this shop? She sells the best and cutest patterns. I made this camera wristlet from one, and it has been the handiest little thing ever.

I used a linen blend red riding hood fabric from kokka (i think) and it fits my little camera perfectly. And the best part... it matches my wallet! I really love this fabric... I think I need it in the other colorways.

And finally... I've started something I've been wanting to do for a really really long time. Here's a little sneak peek.