Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Poppy Doll

I have loved the Poppy Doll from Hop Skip Jump, and was so excited when she made her pattern available. {You can get yours here}. I got it a couple days ago, and made my first one today. I made it for my 18 month old, but my 8 year old has played with it all day. It was kind of a "whoever gets it first" battle all day!

I have been in the mood of refashioning things ... like turning my old shirts and my husbands dress shirts into dresses or skirts for my kids. I used an old bed skirt's middle for a crib skirt that I made {here}, so I used the actual skirt part of it for the skin of this doll. The pattern calls for a wool fleece, but I'm trying not to spend any money, so I used what I had.
I wish I could give more of a tutorial, but since she sells her pattern I didn't think it would be nice of me to do that. Sorry!! Go get the pattern!! It's fairly easy and it comes with patterns for a few pieces of clothing as well.
I used her pattern for a top and added a strip along the bottom to turn it into a dress.
I told her to put her new baby "night night", but I think she got confused and thought I told her to go night night on her new baby. She didn't move for a good 5 minutes. I thought she really would go to sleep ... no such luck! ;)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Ribbon Blanket & Block ... GIVEAWAY!!

I don't know if you've noticed but I love Moda Bake Shop; a quilting blog with TONS of "quilty" tutorials. Today I checked out her site and found this cute tutorial, and at the end it directs you to her other blog, Our Cozy Nest, where she is giving away all of the fabric, ribbons, and batting to complete this project, as well as some other bonuses!! Go check out Our Cozy Nest and enter for her giveaway ... here's hoping!!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Memory Quilt ... ??

So my husband & I have decided not to have anymore kids, and I have been going back & forth on what to do with all of these totes and boxes and bags of outgrown baby clothes. I have decided that I really want to make a quilt of some sort, but not sure what to do exactly.

SO my question is ... have you ever made one? I don't want it to just be patchwork squares, because I'm going to have a lot of items that I wont be able to get a full square out of. I'm thinking a log cabin quilt?? What have you done, or do you have any idea on what I should do??

Hit me with some ideas!! Thanks!!

Friday, September 11, 2009

I Remember

Moda posted this quilt today that they made for all of the children born after 9/11 who would be missing their fathers due to the attacks. I thought it was so sweet and it makes me want to make something to donate to someone/somewhere ... maybe Children's Hospital?? I love inspiring posts!! Thanks Moda, for such a sweet and selfless gesture! Visit their website here!!