Monday, July 29, 2013

Back, but don't hold your breath.

I went to the Renegade Craft Fair this past weekend, and it was so inspiring.  I by no means think I'm on my way to be a big blogger, but I have sewn a couple of things as of late, and I think I should share.  So enjoy.  It might be awhile before I come back out of hiding.

For the 4th of July I felt inspired to make my kids coordinating patriot wear.  It turned out pretty darn cute if you ask me.

The boys got shorts and Grace got a skirt all from the same fabric that came straight from your local JoAnn's!

The boys got awesome shirts from Old Navy, and I made Gracie Belle a shirt using this sew free tutorial.  Perfect!

Overall I was so happy with how these cute outfits turned out.

I was almost a firecracker baby (my birthday is the day after), and I think I'm going to turn the 4th into my favorite holiday.  Any holiday that combines cute, colorful coordinated outfits with remembering the beautiful freedom that we enjoy in the USA, then I think it should totally be my favorite holiday.

Next up, I made a cute outfit for a friend who is about to have a baby girl.  I love making baby clothes. They are so cute.

My friend likes butterflies, so I used Anna Maria Horner's Field Study Firelight Flowers and coordinated it with her Loulouthi Hugs and Kisses.  I thought the combination was perfectly suited for the new little one.

I wrapped it up tight and delivered it.  I love delivering handmade love.

Lastly, I finally quilted this little number.  I combined all three prints from Lotta Jansdotter, just cut 4 1/2 inch squares and sewed them together.  Nothing super fancy, but I just love the way it looks.  I had hopes of using it as a beach blanket.  Summer's not over yet, so maybe it will get to feel the sand on it's back before school gets started.

I used my neighbor's gate and yard to take pictures of my quilt.  Isn't their gate darling?!  I love it.

On the back of the quilt, I recycled an old (10+ years) sheet that I got from Ikea many, many moons ago.  It was the perfect size, so I just layered everything together, pinned it up, and Free Motion Quilted it.

I love finishing a quilt.  They are a labor of love, and it's always so worth it in the end.

I'm making no promises at all as to when I'll be back.  I'm sewing, but I just don't always have time to share.  I'm sure we can all agree that sewing is more imporant.

Happy Sewing!  Tootles for now!
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