Category Archives: Layla’s Sewing Adventures

Sunday marked the beginning of a long transition. Justin left at 1am to travel to our new place in Tennessee. Going into it, its all been so fast, but I knew it would be incredibly hard. The longest I’ve been apart from him was when he was working six days a week doing two full […]

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  • i love that blouse! i am going to have to look into making it. all the prints you chose are adorable. i’m glad you have sewing to keep you busy during this transition. xo.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah

    Hang in there! I’m rooting for you.ReplyCancel

  • emily

    you’re a rock star!!!ReplyCancel

  • Meredith I just had to say how much I LOVED your blouse. Beautiful fabric choice to go with that pattern. I’ve been in blouse making mode myself over the past couple of months so I’ve been looking out for more ideas re patterns and fabric. There is nothing so nice to wear when the weather is hot than a light, crisp clean cotton top!ReplyCancel

Today, Layla and I took some time out to do some responsibility-free, no strings attached sewing. I’ve been working so hard to supplement the income just so we can scrape by, that I’ve not given much time to sewing just for fun. Not that any sewing isn’t fun, because I LOVE every bit of it. But […]

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  • Lauren

    That’s beautiful! She is so talented and has a great eye for arranging colors just like mama. Such special memories you’re making with her! Can’t wait to sew with my girls when they get old enough!ReplyCancel

  • My girl is the same way about soft things. I can highly recommend a minky or flannel backing for a happy customer!ReplyCancel

  • Donna Lee

    Wonderful! You both should be proud! That is a lot of sewing for both of you and I can imagine took patience on both your parts. She will remember this forever, even when the quilt has been loved to pieces.ReplyCancel

  • What a great way to spend some time together. It is a beautiful quilt and I am sure she will cherish it for a long time along with the memories of making it.ReplyCancel

  • What a great quilt! Congratulations to Layla, she’s done a terrific job.ReplyCancel

  • Emily

    amazing! that’s one talented lil girl (just like her mother)!ReplyCancel

As the sun sets on 2014, I’m in a reflective state. I’m sure many of us are, as the expected end of anything often brings on waves of pensiveness, trepidation, and even dreams of things to come. I can’t help but think back on years past as the time had come for one year to […]

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  • kimberly

    Happy New Year to you and your family! thanks you for taking the time to share through blog. Can’t wait to see more of your quilt and pattern. It’s an awesome quilt. Cheers!ReplyCancel

  • What a beautiful post! You’ve got big things coming in 2015 if you stay on this same trajectory as your 2014 recap is truely a thing to envy. Happy New Year!ReplyCancel

  • Wow! You were certainly busy. I’m a fairly new reader and am so glad that I stumbled upon your site. I absolutely adore your work, especially the animal square quilt you made and cannot wait to see what you do in 2015. Happy New Year!ReplyCancel

  • You made so many beautiful things this year! I’m looking forward to seeing what you do in 2015 :)ReplyCancel

  • Everything you make is so lovely! I’ve enjoyed reading your blog this year and I’ve gotten so much inspiration from all of your creations. Best Wishes for a wonderful 2015!ReplyCancel

  • You have made allot of amazing things this yeara, and thank you for shearing a being and incredible source of inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • wow! what a wonderful post filled with the sunniest and brightest reflections on 2014. HAPPY 2015!!!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Lara

    Such a beautiful post Meredith! It’s been lovely watching your creative journey throughout the year and getting to see glimpses of you as a mum to your beautiful children. Much love, L xReplyCancel

Layla and I used to spend heaps of time together. We had all the time in the world to ourselves before little Wallace arrived. Now our time spent together has to be a bit more “on purpose”, if you will. So we decided it would be fun to have our own special project that we […]

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  • Those are really impressive blocks! What fun that you can sew together.ReplyCancel

  • emily

    the last photo is my absolute favorite. what a gorgeous smile!ReplyCancel

Continuing to take advantage of the burst of energy I’ve had lately, I pulled out the basted quilt that Layla made, and decided she needed it to be finished before her brother arrives. I really didn’t know what to do, so I just went with a criss-cross design and sewed away. Not much thinking, and […]

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  • emily

    wonderful!!!ReplyCancel

  • It’s really discouraging when my daughter likes the store bought blankets too. Or when I knit her a hat and she barely wears it because it doesn’t have some ridiculous cat tail on it that pops up.

    I was going to try and back the next quilt I make her in cuddle fabric. Although, I have so much voile maybe I should try that first!

    Regardless, Layla looks so happy about her finished quilt! Tell her congratulations!ReplyCancel