Friday, January 23, 2009

Made: board books

This is a very belated post. I made 4 board books for Christmas for the different babies in our lives. One for Jocelyn (8 months), one for Paul (18 months), one for Landon (6 months), and one for our newest little baby Afton (2 weeks at the time).

I got the idea from Jill and got the books from blank slate board books. They send you the books and some labels and a CD with the template on it so that you can print directly on your labels...I took some photographs of the babies and their families and edited them with Picnik and then slapped them on... It was very easy and super fun.

When Jocelyn is older, I want to have her write and illustrate a story directly on the labels and "publish" her book. There are lots of fun things you can do with them. Here are the pages from her book. (I didn't finish the other ones in time to take pictures before they needed to be wrapped up and given away)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Finally, something!

I finally finished a project! I am a notorious craft- starter. My house is strewn with the corpses of half finished projects. Hmmm... what a visual. :) Well my friend Maranda is an amazing cook/seamstress/crocheter/mom, basically great at everything. She has a sewing room that makes me drool and one of those lovely computerized applique/embroidery sewing machines and an endless supply of fabric. My moms friend sent me some darling yellow flannel but I didn't have a clue of what to do with it. Told Maranda, and she suggested a beginners quilt for me. So I went over one night, used some of her blue flannel, and she got me started. I was able to go home and do the whole thing by myself! No supervision! I can quilt ladies and gentlemen! So now I have a fun tummy time quilt for the baby (who is coming in 5 weeks by the way).

Close up of the fringe- yellow has tiny blue flowers on it

Ta da!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Finished quilt top

Although I'm so proud of myself for finishing this quilt top, it kinda takes the wind out of your sails when you realize it's New Years Day '09, and it's supposed to be a Christmas gift for '08. Oh well...Here it is. It's made from Moda's Posh pattern by Chez Moi and I can't wait to see it all done! It's for a guy with a new apartment...