Monday, May 17, 2010

Sewing Stuff, Quilty Stuff, Bubbles, Hats, and Sleepy Little Ones

I have been a busy bee.
I'm sewing like crazy around here to finish all my orders on time and get them shipped out.
It seems when I have some serious deadlines, all I do is work on stuff that doesn't need to be finished yesterday.
Like, stuff for me.
Or these cute little dresses that I can't stop making.
This one was for my Aunt Paige to give as a gift:
I used lots of Amy Butler stuff from my stash and even a flower print that I used for the lining and straps (but it was from Joann's I believe).
Anyways, she really liked it :)

I made these cute little things for my lovey girl.
When I showed them to her she went, "OH MY GOODNESS", which is extremely funny considering she's not even two yet.
It sounded a little something like this.
I HIGHLY recommend clicking the above link. It's worth it.
And this is somewhat of a late post for this quilt top because I made it for my momma for Mother's Day!
The colors are totally her.
She's very Arts and Craftsy.
As you can see, however, I flipped one of my rows around the wrong way which put two squares of the same fabrics right next to each other.
I didn't notice it until all the teeny tiny little borders were already attached.
I should also mention that this is one of my mother's pet peeves.
Touching fabric that shouldn't touch.
I didn't say anything when I gave it to her.
Neither did she.
I actually used a pattern/kit for this quilt, something I NEVER do.
I like doing my own thing.
Well, this pattern called for some ridiculously small squares and triangles.
Like, 1 5/8"- that's really small in my book.
But it came together really nicely (and surprisingly fast).

See that itty bitty triangle in there? Little, no?
I think the whole thing measures 60" x 60"
And I found a really awesome king size, high thread count sheet at a consignment shop for $3.
I used it to back the quilt.

We've also been blowing bubbles a lot lately.
Or eating them, I'm not really sure. But every now and then I see some bubbles floating around the backyard, so I think she's getting the hang of it.
I also made the above dress yesterday. Isn't it so cute?
I love little girls in pink, but I also love little girls in not-pink.
It's awesome.
Total side note: my little lovey is in size 5T leggings... she's not even 2! All the leggings in her size are like capris on the poor kid (she's superduper tall), so for the leggings to cover her whole leg, I have to go up to a 5T.
Is this normal?
I don't think it is.

While we were buying the 5T leggings yesterday, Lovey Girl spotted this hat:
...and refused to take it off.
She now can't go outside without it.

And there's just something about baby tummies that gets me...

They are just so darn cute.
And my lovey's just happens to peek out every now and then.
It's the best.


So, I work on Saturdays, and my family is awesome and takes turns watching the little nugget for us.
This past Saturday my above mentioned Aunt Paige watched her and took her to my cousin's son's 3rd birthday party at a park.
(what does that make him to me? 2nd cousins? I don't know how that works)
I should also mention right now that my girl takes about 2 or 3 naps a day.
She took zero naps on Saturday with my Aunt and opted to play like crazy instead.
She was in a good mood, not grouchy, so all was peachy.

Until I got her home.

The poor girl was so dirty (and ridiculously exhausted) from playing rough and tumble all day that she needed a bath.
She usually loves tubbies.
Not this time.
No, this time she fell asleep among the bubbles.

It was the most adorable thing I've ever seen in my life.
She was literally falling asleep in the bathtub.
Every now and then she would accidentally splash herself which would make her all upset because the splashing was interrupting her sleepy time.

Poor Lovey.
She was sooooo tired.
She even spaced out a few times.
Needless to say, as soon as I wiped all the playground-birthday-fun-grime off her little body, she was jammied and put to bed.
She slept from 6:00 pm until 8:00 am.
What can I say, the girl wore herself out.

1 comment:

  1. I love that quilt! Had you not pointed out your mistake, i would have never even noticed it! And on the plus side, even though you said it's a mistake, it looks like it right smack dab in the middle, so it looks like it's suppose to be there! great fabrics!


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