Sunday, June 30, 2019
Saturday, June 29, 2019
Claire has a loose tooth! She is very excited. This happened a bit sooner than my sister expected, so they did not yet have a tooth fairy pillow. I do not enjoy stuffing things, so instead I made a hanger with a pocket that she can put on her bed post. She is hoping the tooth fairy will bring her My Little Ponies instead of money, so I was glad I had recently picked up this sea pony fabric on clearance, though the pocket isn't really big enough for a pony. I used iron-on letters for her name. I was worried they'd be finicky, but they adhered nicely.
Finished size: 5" x 7"
Sunday, June 16, 2019
A few years ago, I made a pouch for my mom's keys. I saw it recently, and it looked a little worse for the wear, so I decided to make her a new one out of the same fabric from my new water bottle tote.
Finished size: 3.75" x 4.75"
Saturday, June 15, 2019
I saw this fabric and loved the colors and design. It was a heavier weight that would be perfect for a new water bottle holder. It turns out my water bottle tote is nearly nine years old! No wonder it was a looking a little worn. (I've since gotten a new bottle and some silicone straws.) Since I wasn't converting a pre-existing bag, I did have to attach handles to this one, but it was not particularly hard. The circumference of the bag was 12" so the math was not difficult either, though this one did come out a bit taller.
Sunday, April 28, 2019
When I came across the pattern for the unicorn quilts, I also came across the New Wave quilt. It seemed like a good design for one set of fabrics on my 2019 quilt goals. I made a few tweaks. I wanted to get more wedges out of a single fat quarter, so instead of using the template, I made my wedges 2" on the short end, 5" on the wide end, and 8" across. Surprisingly, I was able to piece the front entirely out of my stash, though some fabrics show up more frequently than others. The blues don't all quite match each other, but with the white sashing in between, they blend well enough.