Thursday, February 26, 2009

Winter crafts

I've been lugging these items around half finished since 2005. So one week, I made it a winter craft week and finished these up. The Santa and Snowman with arms going on a holiday basket that I fill with differnt things (I also have a witch) and the other snowman is for a door or wall hanging.

Now that we live in an area where it gets cold and snows, I'll actually get an opportunity to use display them next winter.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Baby Blankets galore

My sewing machine was in the repair shop again. It turns out, they didn't fix the real problem last time it was there just two weeks ago.

So in order to keep up on my goal of 1 project every 6 days, I had to find projects that didn't require a machine. I dug through boxes and decided to use my fabulous quilting frames that my Padre made for me for Christmas. I have an addiction to making anything baby related. I know, i don't have children (why won't my body cooperate?) But I can't help falling in love with baby fabric each time I go in a store.

I tied four of the baby quilts in two nights and then started quilting the other two. I love quilting using cotton crosheen. It goes so much faster and I love the look of it. I got my machine back and was able to finish the edges of the quilts. My hermana came for a visit and fell in love with a couple of them. I snuck one of them to the car for her to find when she got home from her visit.

For Mother's Day when we were in Provo, Ryan bought me the Zoo fabric. This was when we first decided it was time to start a family and I had no idea that 9 years later, I would still not have any kiddos.

After this quilt was finished, I fell in love with it even more. It now resides in the box labeled "Our Baby Box". One day I hope to have a reason to open this box.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Little Einstein's Quilt

Ryan fell in love with Little Einstein's while we were staying with his brother's family. I found this Little Einstein's fabric and decided to make Ryan a blankie. We needed a lot of blankies as we were adjusting to the cold Colorado winter after living in Southern California for the past 3 years.

I backed it with blue fleece and we tied the quilt. It is soft and warm and perfect for using on a cold winter's night.