May 25, 2009

ok, so every day is a little stretch for me.  sorry i've not been posting lately, theres just been a lot going on.  we are moving my studio/office space out of the spare bedroom and combining it with the husband's office space.  way less room for me, but we need the spare bedroom for newbaby!

plus, ive been working nonstop on the newbaby's quilt, so not much else has come off the sewing machine lately.

photos of both the new office and quilt to come soon, i hope! :)

May 11, 2009

Every Day in May 3


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This is what usually happens when I try and photograph something ...

(sneak peak at today's every day project, its also a test for newbaby's blanket to see if i like one of the patterns...)

no pictures yet today, the weekend was spent sanding and painting the office.  I have to move all my craft & computer stuff in there before the newbaby is born >.<  I am so not looking forward to moving a bedrooms worth of stuff into a room (that I have to share with the hubby) about the size of a (large) walk-in closet.

In other news, I've gotten the pattern for newbaby's quilt narrowed down to 2 or 3 options...maybe I'll make a couple mock ups in photoshop later to really decide.

May 8, 2009

New (non-every day) project!


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fabric geting ready to become a quilt for the new baby boy..the green leafy stripe on the bottom will be the back i think.. im not totally sold on the cream fabric..its not clear, but there are owls on it, but they are kind of girly and a little flowery... i have some more yummy fabircs coming as well :) hm..now that i think about it, i need to find a good mustard-y yellow to complete the 70's color scheme...and figure out a pattern...

Every Day in May! (2)


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Every day project #2 (#3 if you count the one im not going to post because its not finished and quite terrible really) this isnt finished either, it needs binding yet. its about 12x15in, and has a single wonky log cabin block pieced into the back. once its bound and washed, it'll go up for sale in the shop. this one was fun to do, i like the stacked coins look..but i did vary the angles of the coins here and there to keep it extra interesting. you can also (sort of) see the high-tech method i have of marking my quilting lines...crayola marker for the win!

Ive tried using other things to mark my quilts with, chalk works (kinda) on darker fabrics, but dont wash out quite as easy as markers. crayola markers really do make excellent quilting line markers..they wash out so easily. i like using blue, green or purple, orange and red tend to be a little harder to wash out for some reason.

May 4, 2009

Every day in May!


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First project for Every Day in May!

its less than 10in square...but im not sure why my photos of it are really bad....its quite bright in person. now to figure out how to bind something that small...