Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Don't think crooked...think challenging!

Well, as I was finally deep into the heart of the school year and am ALMOST able to breathe, I felt it somewhat safe to begin to create outside the classroom once again. Christmas was coming and Kaleb did not yet have a quilt. We were all concerned, I am certain, as to "How was Kaleb dealing with NOT having a quilt from Momma?" So I found a simple pattern fit for a guy, and some fun, masculine fabric from Denyse Schmidt. I finally finished sewing the strips for the quilt top. The extremely boring pattern intended for the strips to have straight seams and edges,(yawn) but since I am a member of the "No Sew Straight Club", I ventured off on my own and chose "wonky" as the seam of choice! I was up for the challenge!!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from our house to yours!

But I am so excited about many of the gifts I have found for my family...none more fun as creating homemade gifts that, until today, were not finished!
Welcome to 2010 Emmi Lane! This was probably one of the most fun gifts I've ever ventured to create. A cardtable playhouse! As I was cruising Pinterest, I found it and remembered how my kids loved to build tents over anything that would stand...chairs, couches, pillows, Mom, Dad!! So here is it! Merry Christmas, Emmi! Could I be in trouble? This is grandchild #1.
#2, Hadden is on the way, so how many more will I need make? (by the way-this is a perfect project for a member of the "No Sew Straight Club"!!)