Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Goodbye 2013

And so we say goodbye to another year! And a crazy year it has been. Part of me is not sad to see it go, but I also am not quite ready to usher in this new year. This past year has held relatively less making for me, what with moving and having a baby and all that jazz. It has been strange to reflect upon how few things I feel like I got done. From my high of 16 quilts last year, this year I only finished 6. Still respectable, but not as many as I'd hoped. I did get quite a few other things made too, and I'm not even sure they are all pictured.  Really, my baby is here and wonderful and we are feeling settled in our new city and home, so I am going to call the year a success.

here are the 6 quilts I made. That last one will be done by midnight, so included the picture...I only have one more side of binding to sew down.

here are all the things for the kiddos

and here are the other things. I am still so in love with my weekender bag it's not even funny.

And that, friends, is my crafty year in pictures. I hope everyone is have a fantastic holiday season. I'll be back soon with some goals/ideas for the new year. Wishing everyone an amazing (and productive) 2014.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

WIP Wednesday {12.18.13}

You guys, I am getting it done over here! Which is good because we are leaving tomorrow....I would be excited if I weren't so frightened of a 9 hour drive with a 3 year old and a 4 month old. But anyway, I have been a super busy little bee over here this week. I am done just about everything on my list!

suitcase - I made a freaking suitcase! And I feel good about it. And it fits all her clothes for the trip. Serious win!

baby toms - they actually fit, but the front elastic seems to rub a bit so I guess only wearing with socks...which makes them harder to get on....we'll see how much wear they get, but man they are cute.

hats/scarf - took like 20 minutes.

teething rings - one for my little and one for a friend. I love love love these. I want to make a gazillion.

gift for my sister - still not done because I am missing 2 stinking pieces of hardware that have been in the mail for almost 2 weeks. I am going to make a joanns trip tonight to try to find an alternative if it doesn't get here today.
neighbors quilt - I am sewing down the binding and am about halfway done. I had hoped to have it done before leaving, but no such luck. I'll finish it when we get back though and make some matching shams and have it to them by the new year.

And that's a wrap. Speaking of wrap, I even have just about everything wrapped and ready to go, because obviously my priorities are in order :) Who needs clothes packed?!?!  I already have a list started for the new year, and it starts with quilting my penny sampler. I even folded all my fabric and organized it so I have a fresh start. And I got some things together to work on in the car like some crochet squares and some hexies for a pillow case that I've been ignoring....so I am really hoping to make progress on those things while away.  I can't believe there are 2 weeks until the new year! Hope everyone is enjoying their holiday season!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

WIP Wednesday {12.11.13.}

I am just going to go ahead and apologize in advance for the bad cell phone pictures, but we are in crunch time here people! I have about a week to finish up everything before we start our travels. I have got a pretty good done pile right now and everything else has at least been cut out I think, so I am in a pretty good place. Except for the queen size quilt that needs to be quilted and bound. Details.

the done pile - so far two gifts for my sister, a shirt for me and the security blankets (finally!). Clearly I need time and light to photograph things.

suitcase for the little - terrible picture but I am ready to start this. hopefully it will be awesome.

another gift for my sister using these lovelies. actually almost done, just waiting on some hardware

hats/scarf for the girlies - hats cut

baby shoes/slipper things - I started putting these together, hopefully I'll finish up today and if I'm lucky they'll fit.

And of course quilt and bind the queen size quilt. I am hoping to take a day and tackle that this weekend. The only other thing that is pressing is a gift for the littlest that I am waiting on the pieces for. Also I just got my fabric so I have a back for my penny sampler and the fabric for the wedding quilt so probably in a few weeks when all the crazy dies down, I will start on those. So that's what I'll be doing for the next week. Maybe I'll even get a little hot chocolate/cookie baking/light seeing/moving watching in :) Hope everyone else is doing well on their holiday makes list!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

WIP Wednesday {12.4.13}

It seems these days I can kind of find time to sew or I can kind of find time to blog, but not both. So I guess once a week it is! At least it helps keep me on track.

quilt for neighbor - I went crazy and this went from pretty pile of fabric to basted queen sized quilt in 2 days. It was nuts and while this is totally not my typical style quilt, I do love it. Now I need to decide on quilting and finish it up!

security blankets - one step closer. I have made the binding. I swear this will get done.
suitcase for little - I need a few more things, hope to start cutting fabric this week
bags for sister - still collecting hardware and such, hope to start cutting fabric this week
shirt for me - I have a pattern and fabric...
shirt for the tiny one- I have been inspired....if I have time....
shoes for the tiny one - I am going to try a cute little pair, we'll see if they end up fitting....
penny sampler - I know how I am going to try and quilt it and a back is on the way
wedding gift quilt - fabric ordered....they only got married in october, but I have a year, right?

That should keep me busy for a while. We have about 2 weeks until we leave for our holiday travels to see the family, so I better get down to it. Here's hoping the babe cooperates! Happy Wednesday!!