Archives for July 2009

Sleeping like a princess!

Sleeping like a princess!


Phoebe has been very excited this week 🙂  She just got a new nightgown made from Ponies & Princesses from David Textiles100_1143

We picked up this fabric from the
Missouri Star Quilt Co.
about a month ago and finally got around to making
this adorable nightgown of my own design.

We pleated the neckline in the front and back


With a simple button closure and a great comfortable shape


This is a perfect little nightgown for any little girl.

Here’s my debate, I’m working on several patterns, should this be one of them?

Tell me what you think is it worth patterning?  100_1147

I think the kitty likes 🙂  It gets him a little extra happiness & play time!

I think it’s pretty cute.  I love the scoop neckline and little gathered sleeves.  And Phoebe let me french braid her hair to take pictures in it so I’m thinking it’s like a little magic secret weapon!

“Come on honey, let’s put on your pretty castles and unicorn nightgown and put your hair in pretty braids!”  Then it’s all smiles and happiness right! 🙂

Hehe, we’ll see how that theory holds up!



Yup….It’s true.  I am getting older. (and older and older.)

I had a lovely day though.  Yesterday, Mom told me to take the day off and do something.  So, I went shopping with a good friend  of mine.  It was so nice to get out.  It was a lovely day.

When I got home my kids had decorated the driveway (with side walk chalk) and decorated the inside of the house!!  It was darling!  They were so proud of the work they did, and couldn’t wait to show me!


We had a lovely night with balloon fights and cake!

Then I had a big surprise when I got the mail and received this from Hillary {from Designing Happy}

I LOVE, LOVE ,LOVE it!  Seriously, the cutest thing ever!!!


Just check out all the details.  She wrote on it, {cause it’s a post card} and mailed it just like that.  I am going to put a sticky magnet on the back of it and put it on my fridge!

Thank you so much Hill!  I love it!  You totally made my day.

Also, a BIG thank you to all of you ladies, that came in to the Shop to wish me well and the phone calls!  You are the best!



I said I’d work on it and BY-GOLLY I did!!  I spent Tuesday afternoon sewing the rest of the nine patches together, and then cut them up.  I have laid it out several times………trying to find the perfect balance, you know.

I am so excited though, to be this close to finishing it up.  My Katie (who this is for) has been ever so patient waiting for this quilt.

Let’s be honest here though, if you had asked me a year ago if I would ever be making my daughter a quilt, I would have laughed in your face!!   🙂   It is true what they say about that quilting ‘bug’.  It is a very contagious disease, and I am infected!!  🙂 heheheh!!

If it wasn’t for those precious pre-cuts though, I think I might still be afraid of quilting!!  🙂

Here is my progress as it is right now….


If the day goes as planned, i will have this baby put together!  Then I will be back here asking opinions about borders and quilting!  🙂

In case you are wondering….I used Sweet, by Urban Chicks (Moda) charm packs.

What are you working on??

Backing the Quilt Along

Backing the Quilt Along

So you may have noticed that you have an extra block from your quilt along project.  This happened because you made 7 of each style but you only need 7 of 2 of them and 6 of the last.  Now you can decide yourself, which one to have less of by swapping block positions.  And then you have an extra block to do something fun with!

What could be better?!  😀 Here’s what I did with mine…


It was so fun getting creative with the scraps I had.


I really like the way it turned out!


I almost like it better than the front!  What do you think?

Does it even matter when you’re curled up on the couch?  (You can decide 7 times over, which side is best!)

Now I just have to get it quilted! 🙂 MSQC, here I come!

T-Shirt Quilts….

T-Shirt Quilts….

Natalie has been BUSY doing several custom T-shirt quilts!  She is having a great time putting them together…..and we all think it is so interesting to see the different quilts take on different personalities.  (depending on the type of T-shirts)


We will be doing a tutorial on this type of quilt coming up…..

They make great gifts.  I think it is especially cool to have your old t shirts put into something that is useful, rather than sitting in a box in the closet.  🙂

Have a great day.