Published February 29, 2008
Life in general
The other day I had the opportunity to browse through a Real Simple magazine. They usually have a chapter where they show you different uses of everyday items.
This is what they came up with regarding a toothpick:
From now on you can expect my yarn packages to ship out 3o seconds sooner.
P.s. The turquoise fabric? I have to sew curtains for the girls’ change room at the school. I guess, you can address me with Head-Seamstress now, thank you very much…
Finally you can make your own! Click here for the instructions. I have not written a word-for-word pattern, but have given you the charts and the guidelines you need.
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Published February 20, 2008
Tags: baby blanket, duck fabric, quilt
I have made this blanket for my SIL who is expecting a boy any day now. When I bought the minky fabric for my friend’s baby I had enough fabric left over for another blanket.
I took my oldest daughter on a fabric shopping trip the other day and found this adorable Duck, Duck, Goose fabric at A Great Notion. I bought a panel who has all the squares printed on. I also bought a blue fabric with rows of small and large ducks and geese printed on. I made a bias binding out of striped fabric to bind the quilt. I did not use any batting and quilted only sparingly around the squares.
When I washed it the binding shrank and pulled the quilt in. I am a bit disappointed that this happened, but overall I think it is a cute blanket. I hope, the baby will like it, too!
This is what my husband bought at our local bakery, Fieldstone, (sadly no website) yesterday. Isn’t he cute?
I am amazed how he is made. He is well proportioned and looks even as if he has joints in the right places. And those spikes!
Sadly we proved later, that humans are much more dangerous to alligators than the other way round and ate him. He was delicious!