Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Hey June!

A couple of weeks ago a new pattern by Adrianna of Crafterhours came out. The Lane Raglan was a style Jess and I have been looking for so when it was released, we grabbed it. We had some "free" time two Saturdays ago and I was determined to get one done for the both of us. 
 Because this is a lovely, and fairly simple pattern, we were successful. I had some knits hanging around that happened to have enough yardage. Jess being my classic girl chose the black which was a heavy jersey. I picked this deep blue that was more of a tissue knit. This is a fun example of how different knits react with the same pattern. 
Our shirts are very basic but this pattern gives you a lot of space to express yourself. If you go HERE you can see Adrianna's friends in her gorgeous examples.
 Then, since it was a Hey June kinda weekend, I made another Greenpoint Cardigan for miss Bella out of the leftover fabric from Jessica's shirt. I love this pattern. 
I pretty much love anything with a raglan sleeve..... 
This is my forth cardi in this pattern and I started a fifth this morning!
I found some perfect black flower buttons in my vintage stash and I just realized my only close up of those is on my IG feed.
By the way, if you're on instagram, we'd love to follow you. If you're not, try it, it's fun and that's were Jess and I post more day to day stuff. 
Miss Bella in the middle of our frost ravaged yard. 
Thanks so much for stopping by.



Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Quilt's Of The Past

This was for a special boy. A nephew of my heart. I started making a quilt for his big brother and decided that I needed to go ahead and do his too. I'd love to show you the quilt I made for his brother but I've lost the pictures somewhere.
 
I used my "Go" cutter to make the tumblers. Random was the plan for this layout. 
I quilted a single line down the edge of the tumblers and finished it off with a scrappy binding which I love more than I thought I would.


I remembered to take the time to tag both quilts. Mostly because Jessica helped me get these done. She helped A LOT. 

I used all Kaufman Kona Cottons for the front and their "spot on" wide quilt backing to finish off the back.
Both boys love their quilts and that makes me so happy.


Sunday, January 26, 2014

A Sweater for Bella

My sister makes beautiful things out of beautiful yarn. She sent this to Bella a few months ago. It's so very cute and I guess it's better late than never to post something like this. So if anyone is still popping in to see what we do here, we do a lot, we've just been lax in the telling. 
The skirt is the swing set skirt by Oliver & S.  I used a brown gauze for both the skirt and the lining. My sister also sent the boots my youngest son wore 23 years ago, and my nephew wore after that. Unfortunately, they didn't fit Micah but Bella thought they were great. They are too big for her right now but she can have fun with them later.
Bella came over a couple of days later and we were able to get some cute pictures of her and the sweater in action.




I don't know about you but I want to squeeze this girl all the time. 



Thursday, November 21, 2013

Recipe Exchange 2012

We're gearing up for another recipe/ornament exchange so I thought I would share last years invites with you -since I never got them up last year and this years will not be custom made....boo
 
I forgot how much I loved these! Maybe I will be on the ball again next year. One can only hope.
I also put together a cook book for all those who attend. Which is lots of fun to look back on. 
Will you be hosting a fun gathering this season?