Saturday, August 11, 2012
I haven't been on here very much lately. I've found raising two children twice as difficult and twice and time consuming as raising one child. Go figure. Whether I'm oohhing and awing over the love exuding from my children or staving off the crazies you can find me on facebook. (if that link doesn't work, just look for Seamingly Sarah on facebook) I've found it far easier and faster to post the quick photo or tidbit over there. Thanks. =)
Saturday, March 17, 2012
I made queen sized quilt for my sister last summer.
I may have a bad habit of over estimating how much fabric I need for projects. But that's okay because it keeps me knee deep in even more projects for way too long.
At first I made two table runners and a baby blanket with the left overs.
Then I STILL had all this left over.
So I even tried making an apron. But I still had scraps left over that I couldn't bear to throw away. And I just did not feel like making potholders. So.....
I caved into my ultimatum of "I never want to make clothes" and I made the most absolutely stinking adorable skirt ever. It doesn't hurt that the model was over the moon about it too!
So every last scrap went into a second skirt that's even lined this time. I am officially out of scraps from the original quilt and we are a very happy family indeed!
Saturday, March 10, 2012
I bought a box load of doilies last winter and I've FINALLY used some of them.
Now I have a diaper bag that actually can fit spare diapers, diaper changing pad, wipes, baby powder, snacks for two kids, toys for entertainment, soothie for crisis, and the all important mother load of books and movies from the library on Tuesdays. I'll let you know how it holds up over beach season. But so far I LOVE it! There's nothing like a custom made item to make you smile. And a pretty doily on the outside. =)
And using the same fabric (because I love it oh so much) I made a garland with 30 pennants for my 30th birthday last summer. A present for me. I hung it up on our porch for my grilled pizza party and absolutely adored it. Now it's adorning my kitchen. It doesn't really go, but I love to remind myself that I can make things for myself from time to time.
Overall I've learned that you can't have enough doilies. If you think you have too many, use some more. =)
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Very close to two years ago I took all my scrap fabric and made crazy blocks in every color of the rainbow. It was a great exercise in creating crazy blocks, but not so much in thinking projects through. Once I had these blocks they weren't what I thought they would be. I envisioned a rainbow quilt, but it just didn't seem right.
Then I thought bags in every color would be great. Then purses.
Then I wanted to burn them all and just be rid of them. So slowly, every so slowly I've finally gone through all of the blocks and this is what came of it all.
7 color baby books
2 baby blankets
I learned a lot. Now who wants to buy something and help me empty my inventory so I can start all over again. =)
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Okay, so it's been awhile since I last posted. Life has gotten in the way, with all of its ups and downs.
watching my 3 year old blossom into the person she is today (almost 4!)
cradling my baby whenever I want to
having almost no alone time for myself
the hard moments right before you figure your child's behavior out and seeing how mean I can be in those hard moments - but maybe those hard moments are "ups" too because I'm learning from them?
I have actually been getting some sewing done. I participated in my first ever craft show! I made way more inventory than I needed, but at least now I have the inventory. I just have the problem of trying to sell it! Need any reusable cloth gift bags or hair clips? I've got plenty!
Now I have the typical pile of to do projects laying around my sewing corner. A pink and brown baby blanket, a blue garland, and something to make with all my leftover christmas fabric.
The latest project I've completed is baby bibs. My 9 month old is not a neat eater. What baby is? So why are there still bibs that don't even begin to cover her clothes? Therefore I made my own. I didn't make the neck hole small enough so I have to move the velcro, but so far it has saved quite a few white shirts (who makes white shirts for babies?) from figs, blueberries and prune juice stains.
I'm off to ignore the to do pile and make new baby blankets and toys since I just heard a friend is having a baby this July!