Free printable planner stickers with sunflowers and deep purple accents. Just print them on adhesive paper and cut out to use in your classic Happy Planner. This one is perfect for late summer or early fall!Read More
We recently celebrated Grace's 2nd birthday, too! I made really pathetic-looking kitten cupcakes and a crock pot chocolate lava cake that was a big hit!
I hope you are enjoying your summer so far! What have you been up to?
This week I made something special for my baby girl! I am sharing the full tutorial over at Fireflies and Jellybeans next week, but here is a little sneak peek...
Make sure to check out my tutorial over at Fireflies and Jellybeans! I will update this post with the link when it is up!
UPDATE: You can see my CUTE Sweet Summer Halter Top tutorial HERE!
I don't believe I have ever shown off one of my quilts on my blog, but I am also a quilter! (Actually, I learned to sew quilts before anything else.) After a really tough Spring semester my sophomore year of college, I sold back all the books I could find from the first two years, went straight to Walmart, and bought the only sewing machine I could afford. That summer, I taught myself to quilt.I made baby quilts for my nieces and nephews, but the pre-quilting era kids have been skipped. So, for the girls, I have been making larger quilts for their 12th birthdays. Kelsey’s was just a bit overdue. I started it in April of 2009 and I just finished it. The piecing went really quickly! Basic nine patches in light blue and lilac, set on point with a cream background.
See, it took so long because I like to hand quilt motifs on the open squares. This intricate flower one was totally my own design and each block varies.
I like how the colored thread stands out against the cream fabric.
I put a few butterflies in there, too. I really punished myself with this one, and it would sit for months at a time with me having no ambition to work on it. However, I use washable crayola markers to draw on my quilting lines and after nearly 2 years, it didn't want to wash out! It took a lot of washing and soaking and OxiClean to get most of it out.
This is a terrible cropped in picture, but I designed a little motif to put her name in it that coordinated.
And of course I mitered the corners, too. I handstitch my bindings on around the back. (And that is some of Baby#5 under the green shirt there- makes a nice photo prop!)
I try to embroider a special message on the backs of these, and this one included Isaiah 40:8