Saturday, June 11, 2016

Baby Alligator Quilt

This may be a baby boy quilt, but I love this gator print so much, I really want to keep it! It is going to family of brothers who received the shark and elephant quilts. (The oldest brother just finished kindergarten!)

This is my first Texas quilt! Shortly after finding out the baby would be a boy, I got an interview for a job. I bought the gator fabric at Hancock's going out of business sale, but that's all I accomplished before I accepted the job and we started packing. (The craft supplies are always the first to get packed.) There's a Hancock right down the street from our new place, but sadly, it's going out of business as well, and it was the closest fabric shop to the house. Fortunately, Joann's and Hobby Lobby aren't too far (though they're not in the same strip, as I've grown used to), and there's a Bernina dealer only a mile away.

May was a busy month. I wasn't sure how quickly I could pull together a quilt for a June baby; however, it's a simple design, so it came together quickly once I got everything unpacked and settled on a design.

Finished size: 38" x 49"

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Mother's Day Card

I was at the post office in March when I saw a sign that Mother's Day was May 8. I thought that seemed rather earlier in May than usual, but I was glad for the advanced notice - it would fall one week after we moved 5 states away so I needed to be prepared if I was going to get a card in the mail in time. Fortunately I was able to make a card before packing all my craft supplies (always the first thing to get packed), and, thanks to scheduling posts, this post was ready to go well in advance of the move as well! Happy Mother's Day!

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Claire's Kites

These kites are quite possibly the cutest thing I have ever made. Julie is working on decorating Claire's "big girl" bedroom, and the theme is kites. She originally wanted me to make some larger kites, but then she saw a kite bunting on Etsy and we went with this instead.

Each kite is about 4" x 6" with a 9" tail. The whole strand is about 8' long. There are buttons on the back of each kite through which the ribbon is threaded.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Bunny Bag

This bag is for Claire's Easter package. I actually bought this fabric on clearance at Joann's for a completely different purpose, but I decided at the last minute that Claire's Easter presents needed a bag. The twins got purple bags for their Easter presents, which apparently I didn't photograph before packing them up, though I made them quite awhile ago.

Finished size: 6" x 6" x 2" plus handles
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