Monday, August 18, 2014

A whole lot of animals... and +'s

This blog slacking is no joke. We have so many projects...they are even photographed- why can't we get our stuff together? 

I wanted to use up the remainder of my printed spoonflower fabric. This last year for me has been one of finally use up all those supplies I have been hoarding (remember this is me talking not mom... she has no such goals in mind - lol) 
 So this quilt is definitely bright and fun and outside of my normal choices. But I love it and hopefully it will make some little boy very happy. 
 Diagonal quilting is my new go to. 

It's up in the etsy shop waiting for it's new home! 

Friday, July 25, 2014

Isabella's quilt

So rewind to when Bella was turning one. This was her gift from me. An absolutely delicious  star quilt from Denyse Schmidt's Chicopee line. I pinned this one and couldn't get it out of my head (  apparently it isn't her original idea either) But who ever came up with it was genius! I LOVE it.

 It is a generous double size quilt
 And hand quilted in a purl cotton. 
 Bella still hasn't used it (or the peacock quilt for that matter) but they are both in her room. I am sure she will use the peacock one when we get her in her own room (right now the kids share a room). The kids literally have loads of handmade blankets so I don't feel too bad saving some of them for when they don't have to be washed at least once a week... They love all of their blankets. Infact they know whose are whose and do not want to share them.... 
 Someday soon this will be gorgeous on her bed. 

And a little bit of one year old Bella... in some adorable oliver and s shorts made by mom... which we probably never blogged. I actually spent yesterday going through all of Bellas handmade baby stuff for a cousin that will be arriving in December... and unfortunately I don't think we blogged most any of them.
Time sure is flying by!  

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Parkers Invite

I've been super busy with invites lately.... and life... 

We are going to start posting more normally. Maybe... I mean we have a years worth of making that we haven't shown you guys. If you want peaks of some of what we are up to then check us out on instagram (jessicammc and corinnea) but there's even more we have been holding out on you with because we make a LOT of gifts.... 
Hopefully I will find the gifts that go with this invite and post them for you.... they're pretty awesome if I do say so myself!!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Hey June - Union St Tee

Remember the year you bought that T-shirt and when you realized how awesome it was, you went back to get more and they were all gone.  Then you spent the next five years searching for the same cut and fit and you couldn't find it, so you cried?..... C'mon I cannot be the only one this has happened to. 

The Adrianna half of Crafterhours (hi Susan) has come out with one of the best staple item patterns I have seen. She did give us this pattern to try but the gushing about it is all my own. If you have a yard of knit, a couple of hours and you love a great T-shirt, you will want this pattern. I liked it so much, I may have gone a bit crazy. M kay, I was crazy to start but crazy likes comfortable clothes that fit.....

Jess and I have not had a ton of time to spend together lately so our "small window of time photo shoot" ended up being as chaotic as our lives are. There was chasing and shooing of kids and dogs. Then we got silly, but only because we love Hey June patterns.

If you're over it you can stop now.

I love that this pattern fits all sizes and body types. Jessica requested a more fitted top. I found this stripe knit for her at JoAnn. The red I had in my stash. I want to make one like it in my size, mother daughter twins might be awkward though.....
I made my version from some rayon knit I had in my stash. I loved one of Adrianna's versions, that I think only showed up on IG, where she used a woven fabric for the neck line. I had to try it and I decided to add cuffs on the sleeves. Cutting the woven fabric on the bias, allows for plenty of give and I thought it was a fun addition. As you can see, I chose a less fitted cut. In fact I did a FBA for my shirts (Full Bottom Adjustment) to accommodate my, ahem, fuller figure. 
I also had this silk/rayon stripe knit from in my stash. I love the way this fabric feels. It is super drapey and if you get caught in a torrential downpour will in fact have a life of its own where it tries to escape off your body, but if you stay dry, you're good. 

I gave it a vee in the back because I could. Jessica may think I went too far with this one....

I really was trying to use what I had in my stash, but I saw this at JoAnn and decided three-fifty for a shirt was too good to pass up. It looks kinda of slouchy here, but to be fair, the humidity at this point, was at about 300% and I was getting slouchy too. I chose the longer sleeves for this version. It'll be a good addition to my work wardrobe. What's going on here you ask?  I think Jessica told me to step on Micah. Not sure why I did, but its ok, cause he likes it. 
While at the afore mentioned store trying to resist more fabric, I found this piece of lace and thought a half yard would not be splurging because it was for Jessica. It's not a splurge when it's for someone else is it?? I did use this blue knit that I bought years ago in Germany (miss you Kelly). I really love the way it turned out. 

For this next one, I cut the front neckline about an inch lower, left the sleeves off (I may be too old for sleeveless, but I live in Florida) and added a lighter shade of strips to the neckline.  That part didn't turn out as planned but I still like it. I purchased a top that is cut like this and now I can make my own. Dear Adrianna, sorry about the purple, but thank you for a versatile pattern.

I promise, I'm almost done with my adoration of this pattern. I will be making more but I won't torment you with them, except maybe on Instagram. This was more knit that had been waiting for the right pattern. 
This last dark blue version was the first one I made. I thought it was black. Apparently I am a bit color blind at night. I decided to curve the bottom hem and I will be doing more of that in the future. 

Anyone ever have any trouble with their remote? I cracked myself up when I saw these pictures. Why. Won't. It. Work. I thought maybe some of you would like a laugh too. 

Thank you Adrianna for such a fantastic,  pattern. You know which one Jessica and I want next.

Our friend Jennifer at ParrishPlatz has her version up today too! Go see her. She's a very clever girl. 

If by any chance you haven't seen all of the other amazing people who have made The Union St Tee, go on over here and check them out.