long time no blog post. i just haven't been in blog-writing mode. i've been in nose-wiping mode, vomit-clean-up mode, winter-walk mode, brownie-and cinnamon-bun-baking mode, clothes-dying mode, visiting-with-friends mode, last-minute-change-of-plans mode, list-making mode, travel-strategy-planning mode, drinking-cups-of-tea mode, sewing-clothes mode and finishing-queen-sized-quilt mode. just not blog writing.
all i can think about is what i need to get done in the next week, how we're going to get through 24 hours in transit with an almost one year old and how much i'm looking forward to family and summer sun in canada. things may be quiet around these parts for a little while but here's a little sampling of what i've been working on. hopefully it will intice to you all to stick with me until i'm back in solid writing form (which seems to be a long time goal for me! anyone else up for a post-a-day september?)
a queen sized freeform quilt in shades of white and cream, incorporating a lot of textures to keep it interesting. it also uses some fun prints that i bleached to give them a more toned-down, antique look and so that they wouldn't stand out too much. it's backed with a stunning white on white vintage embroidered bedspread and i'm going to bind it with white seersucker. more pics when it's done!
a stroller seat cover for mae's new travel stroller, made from one of my favourite lecien prints that's been languishing in my stash for over two years. i never seem to have a use for black so i was super happy to finally get this print out of the fabric shelves. the seat cover was inspired by the one suzy made last year and i discovered after i'd made mine that she also has a tutorial on how to do it.
i dyed a boring white cardigan for mae and added some new purply buttons. a big improvement, i think, even if the colour was supposed to be "pearl grey", a warm grey, and it turned out cool grey.
did a simple jersey applique to cover up a lame bunny embroidery on some half price toys 'r us pjs.
made mae some little leggings...
and finished the neckline on a double gauze top that i started for her during the april craft weekend. the fabric is by trefle and i bought it on sale from superbuzzy a couple of years ago...
and made her a little raglan sleeve top and some matching bloomers using a light lecien cotton. perfect for canadian summer days.
and here's a bit of winter walk cuteness for you...
and some comfy dog sweetness : )