Category Archives: Wednesday Wrap Up

Today I get to dish about two of my favorite things: Liberty and sewing for my girl. I was asked to be a part of the Little Lady Liberty Blog Hop, and I said yes right away because this one’s right up my alley. Little Lady Liberty is a brand new book written by Alice […]

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I have a whirlwind of a week happening here. Between trying to finish up two quilts (hand quilting one, machine quilting another), and preparing to head out of town for a few days, I’m feeling a little swamped. Excited, though, not overwhelmed. Today I’m thinking about a twin size Opposite Attract quilt. I wanted it […]

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  • Jeni

    Newish reader here and I am really enjoying your blog. I just wanted to chime in and say that I set aside the first 2-45 minutes of my youngest’s nap for special time with my eldest (before scooting her off to rest too.) I am definitely a schedule/routine person and find that if I have it planned in my day, it is much easier to make happen. We usually read or just talk (she is 5 and loves to chat) together. :)ReplyCancel

  • my munchkin pretty much makes sure that i can’t ignore him. LOL! it’s 100% his time when he’s back from nursery school. of course this often means that i’ve had to dial back my project plans!ReplyCancel

  • Michaela

    I too reserve some special time with my 5 year old while the younger one naps…sometimes I have ideas of what to do (she loves games and puzzles) but often she decides she’d rather build a fort together, or do chasing/rough housing type play. I leave it up to her, that seems to work best for us.ReplyCancel

Remember this bag? Well I thought it was utterly darling, and I wanted to make Layla one like it. After all, I am the one who ends up toting most of the stuff she absolutely has to take when we go places. And my bag is the one that fills up with her things. It was […]

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  • Christina

    Hi there! Just spotted this bag on flickr and had to check it out! It is SO perfect! That embroidery… I just love it. And I love the combination of all the fabrics. Great job! I look forward to looking through your blog. Looks like it will be a great source of inspiration.
    (Just wondering about the bag size. I’d love to make one for my almost four year old. Do you like the bigger size for that age group? Does it seem at all too big? TIA!)ReplyCancel

    • Thank you for your kind words! My daughter just turned four, and while the bag is a little big on her, its the perfect size for coloring books and paper which is why I went with that size over the smaller one. I wanted her to be able to carry things other than toys.ReplyCancel

  • Kirsten

    I love your embroidery! What stitch did you use? And is that your HANDWRITING? Gorgeous! :)ReplyCancel

    • Hi Kirsten! Thank you!! For the embroidery I used a stem stitch. I wish the writing was my own, but I didn’t trust myself to write in a straight line, so I typed out Layla’s name in a font called Doris Day, and then traced it onto the bag with a disappearing ink pen (Frixion).ReplyCancel

      • Kirsten

        Thanks! I love my Frixion pens. :)ReplyCancel

  • Just spotted this bag in the Flickr group.
    love it!
    If you have more projects from Little Things To Sew then come join in my sew along challenge:
    http://bartacksandsingletrack.blogspot.com.au/2013/10/little-things-to-sew-cover-to-cover.htmlReplyCancel

Baby Boy officially has a quilt. This one was made with Liberty, Robert Kaufman’s Cambridge Lawn in either Grey or Taupe, and Free Spirit solid voile in Seafoam [I think?]. Its an incredibly simple pattern from Alexia Abeggs Liberty Love. I really surprised myself on this one. I ordered some 28wt Aurifil after trying out some […]

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  • I love blue! I became an aurifil convert due to a really picky sewing machine. I quilt with the 50wt and even that is great.ReplyCancel

Thrilled.  Yes. That’s what I am feeling since I get to share Layla’s completed birthday quilt with you today! I’m practically bursting. I showed you this quilt top a few weeks back, and though the quilting was completed in under two days, it sat awaiting the perfect binding for some time. Some things are worth […]

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