Monday, April 4, 2016

Triangle Patchwork Pillows

In order to practice my triangle piecing abilities (and to use up scraps in my stash), I created some pillow covers.  Easy, quick, and pretty adorable, if I may say so myself.

These pillow covers are now for sale in my Etsy shop.  They would be great for a splash of color in your living room or a child's bedroom/nursery!

Monday, March 28, 2016

Manda Ruth Cardigan

I love knitting pieces that have interesting texture.  Maybe it's because I'm lazy and don't want to change colors!   I wanted a basic cardigan that Baby Gus could wear with lots of outfits during the chilly spring (last spring of course!).  This great seed stitch cardigan is "Manda Ruth" by Jane Richmond Designs. I used madelinetosh chunky in "Winter Wheat." I made the 3 month size, and it fit him well during months 2, 3 & 4! See it on my ravelry page, here!

Friday, March 25, 2016

Jenny's Triangle Quilt

My friend Jenny saw my Instagram posts about my first triangle quilt.  She casually/jokingly asked if I would make her a pink & navy triangle quilt for her soon-to-arrive baby girl.  I sort of laughed and gave her a "I wish I had time for that..." response.  But then I could not stop thinking about how cute that would be.  Navy and Hot Pink?!  It had to happen.  And it happened.  In one weekend.  I just love it, don't you?

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Basic Baby Pants

These Basic Baby Pants by Sweet Baby Dolly were so easy!  They are "newborn/infant" size -- I think they fit Gus for months 1-3. 

C'mon, Smile Gus!
Visit Sweet Baby Dolly's Etsy shop for more patterns, or just for yummy color combination inspiration!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Triangle Quilt

I just HAD to make a triangle quilt! I kept pinning them and pinning them.  With an auction for Henry's school coming up, I thought this could be a good way to get a triangle quilt out of my system.  All the fabric I used came from my stash!  I only had to buy the batting and back.


Cutting (300+ Triangles, if you're curious)
I used the Modern Ombre Black & White Triangle Quilt Tutorial from See Kate Sew.  (**Note: make sure you download the updated pattern piece if you are going to try this yourself!**)  Also see her notes on matching up the triangle points--very helpful.  My points aren't perfect, but I got better and better!
The Finished Top
 Binding - I love hand-binding my quilts!

All Done! 


  I used "Crosshatch In Grey" by Carolyn Friedlander for the back.  It's extra wide (108" so I could use one continuous piece). I've used it before for quilts and love it as a simple neutral!
I ALMOST didn't donate this to the auction, because I ended up loving it so much.  But I did, and I'm so happy that it has a new home.  There will be more triangle quilts in my future....

Monday, March 14, 2016

Garter Ear Flap Hat for Gus

I had yarn leftover from Gus's Baby Jumper, so I made this hat that I'd had my eye on--The Garter Ear Flap Hat by Purl Soho.  It was easy, fast, and so cute!  Find the pattern notes here on my Ravelry Page.

The quilt he is laying on in this picture is our family's Comfort Quilt!  Remember this?  Feels like we took that pic with Baby Henry just yesterday.  Love love.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Gus's Baby Quilt : Crib Size Deer and Geometric Quilt

I made Gus a quilt that matches his big brother's!  Here's a pic from when I first finished it, back in August.

Soooo....I know, I should have planned the baby's quilt before making yet another item for the big boy.  Well, that's life for the second-born, right?   I had ample fabric left over from Henry's big boy quilt.  Fabric that could not be used for just I created a crib-sized quilt for Gus.  This time instead of straight-up 4" squares, I alternated skinnier rows, because some of my scraps weren't quite wide enough.  

Finished Size - 42" x 56"
Wide Rows: 5" squares
Skinny Rows: 3.5" wide scraps (varying lengths)
"Warm & Natural" Cotton Batting

 For the back and binding, I used "Vanes in Charcoal" by Hawthorne Threads:

The "now" picture, of my big boys:

But this baby face!!  Mmmmwah!