Thursday, July 13, 2017

I sew tents too!


I made a tee pee for our Harrison for his first birthday present.  I should say that Husband and I made a tee pee because I got a lot of help with the drafting of the pattern.  There are many tutorials on Pinterest but you have to take the measurements and then for it.  I used canvas painter's drop cloths from Canadian Tire as my fabric of choice.  I added a facing to the top of the tent and added grommets to add some stability to the top of the tent.  The grommets were then used as part of the rope tying at the top.  The grommets really seem to make it look snazzy.  The rope is cotton clothesline cord.  The doweling we used was hemlock, 1"5/8".  It was a tight squeeze for the doweling through the tubes at each of the four corners but it worked.  I would probably add a 1/2" to the width of those pieces if I was to make another.  I serged all the seams for strength and serged and then narrow hemmed the bottom and tee pee flaps.  The tee pee collapses easily for storage.

The most important thing is how much Harrison likes it!  He goes in and out and giggles.  He pretends to nap and just has a whole lot of fun with his new happy place.  The tee pee is large enough for an adult to sit inside it with him for story time.  So much fun!




Sunday, July 2, 2017

Making shorties for the babies


I found a new pattern designer Vagabondstitch on Etsy.  Her baby clothes patterns are CUTE!  This is the baby bloomer pattern.  It goes together really quickly and looks super comfy.  I made Harrison several pairs for this summer and a few pairs of the baggy baby shorts as well.  I made a pair of the baby bloomers for one month old Claire yesterday in a Spoonflower print but I gave them to her without a picture.  Let me just tell ya, they were super cute for baby summer wearing.


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

stocking up


With just 2 weeks left in the school year, it was time to stock up on some low volume lovelies in time for summer sewing.  I found some great Alison Glass prints and I could not resist the Dear Stella print.  So darn cute!


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

I made this before she was born


I made this quilt for our baby grand girl way back in January and she was born on May 30. It is always fun to see the baby on the quilt that was made for her.  So pop on over to photographer Julie Christine's blog to see our Claire on her quilt.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

For Aubree Rose


      Name:  For Aubree Rose
Design:  4" squares
Size:  36" by 44"
Fabric: Les Fleurs by Rifle Paper for Cotton and Steel and stashh fabrcs
Quilted: by me with Aurifil 50 wt in white in cross hatch

This one was a finish last weekend.  It is for daughter's dear friend's baby Aubree Rose.  She was born in early June and it seems that Aubree needed a quilt.  Emily went shopping in my fabric stash and pulled some Rifle Paper.  Of course she did because it is that pretty.  I added some pinks and greys to go along with it.  Emily wanted the grey dots for the binding.  Just like that it and it was done.  I have to say that Rifle Paper has beautiful selvages.  Look at them.  I actually kept them and I never keep selvages.  And there it is.  All finished.  Quilted with Aurifil 50wt in white in a cross hatch pattern and a lovely simple backing fabric.  Ready for gifting.  





Sunday, June 4, 2017

Just a wee dress



I made a wee Geranium dress for our grand daughter last weekend.  This is a free pattern in the 0-3 months size from Made by Rae and it is just so darn cute.  I used some Heather Ross fabric and some little red buttons.  The lining of the bodice is a yellow gingham check. I hear that there will be a pattern for the Geranium dress with all sorts o variations coming soon.


We were able to take the dress to the hospital on Tuesday because she arrived!  9 pounds 2 ounces of little girl.  Welcome to the world, Claire Elizabeth!  Pictures coming soon!  We could not be happier!!!



Tuesday, May 16, 2017

And this is done too but in a good way.


Top finished and it is sandwiched and on the floor waiting quilting maybe next week.  We are being invaded by our daughter, son in law and grandson next weekend for a long visit so quilting may take a backseat to chasing a 10 month old.  So much fun!!!