Monday, January 12, 2009

What I Did on My Winter Vacation

Green is such a calming color for me. You can see I gravitate toward it with almost every color decision I make!

Some thank you cards for baby gifts we received. I still love the sewing on paper look!

And a little bit of knitting: this is a reusable swiffer cover (pattern here) I knit out of the same yarn as my scarf. I know I made some mistakes in following the directions, but I figured this is more of a functional piece. And yes, it does a great job of picking up dog hair. (Don't look too closely or you might be able to tell I tried it out before taking the photo!)

I actually did a lot more over the break, but the camera didn't come along. E and I made a trip to Ikea when we went to Orlando to see the Lakers play the Magic, we went to the beach, we washed all 18 windows in our house, pulled weeds, went to Whole Foods half a dozen times and just spent a lot of time together. It was everything we usually don't have time for, so it was perfect!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

greens and pinks

(I first wrote this post last week, and it's finally making it up here.)

After lots of indecision, the fabrics have been bought and washed, the list of projects is now on paper, and I'm ready to start some sewing for the baby room. What? I have to go back to work tomorrow? Sounds like my weekends for the next few months will be spent in the sewing room!

I fell in love with Joel Dewberry's sparrows print, but had trouble finding the right combination of pinks and greens that doesn't come across as too girly. When I saw this quilt on flickr, I knew I was on the right track to the look I wanted. I've never been such a perfectionist about a sewing project. I guess I think this one's pretty important!

So on the list of projects:
crib skirt
rocking chair cushion
stool covers
and a quilt, of course!

p.s.- I'm having a girl!