Friday, June 22, 2012

Tap, tap, this thing on?

Hello strangers. Long time no post. Where does one find the time? Well, it helps when you can use a few nifty apps and post straight from your iPad. Perhaps now I will be more prolific. We shall see.

Anywho, I have been keeping busy and have done so many creative things. Let me just catch you up with a photo post.

Waaaaay back in October, my little brother married a wonderful young lady and I helped with the table decorations at the reception. I was really happy with how they turned out.

We made magnolias out of crepe paper and attached them to fallen tree branches from mine and my parents backyards. It was a great way to add some decorative height in that large reception space without creating something that you couldn't see around.

My mother spent a bazillion hours on the centers of these flowers. I think we made a total of 84 flowers...whew! She also made a few of these little resistor dragonflies to grace the center of some of the flowers. LOVE how they turned out.

And what reception table would be complete without a few found object robots of love? I am particularly proud of these guys. It was a lot of fun watching each little guy come to life as I put them together (with the help of my Aunts Patty & Liz). This is just a sampling, I think there were 16 or 18 of these. Special guests got to take them home at the end of the evening.

Moving on...

I made this ladybug costume for Charlotte. Detachable wings for easy washing.

I found and reupholstered this chair for Charlotte's birthday. The pillow is my favorite part :)

I made this baby quilt for some good friends that are expecting.

I decided to also make this little elephant from a pattern I found online...will need to link that as soon as I can find it.

(My quality control advisor pointing out an issue.)

I had so much fun making the first elephant, I decided that a set of little twins I know needed one of their own. (I also made that runner they are standing on, but I can't seem to find a good photo of it).

Quilted coasters. I made these for a swap at a friend's Pintrest party. I really like how they turned out and might try more. Everybody may be getting coasters for Christmas :)

Another runner. I really like this one AND I did a pretty good job on my free motion quilting. That is a whole lot harder than I thought it was going to be. (sorry for the poor iPad photos on this one).

Well, that about wraps it up the last 8.5 months. Lots of sewing going on around here. It seems to be my newest obsession. Now off to find that pattern for the elephant so I can link it and give credit...





  1. I am totally impressed and wish i had the talent and the time to do some super cool sewing like you! Great job momma! (and i would totally buy that last runner you posted, love it!!)

  2. Katie you are so talented! The elephants are SO stinkin cute.