Saturday, May 9, 2009


This is the new valance I made for Jeanine's room, it turned out so cute! I can't wait to get the rest of my fabric so I can make her wallhanging quilt and put the finishing touches on her room :)

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Some New Projects!

So I had a great idea a couple weeks ago to match Jeanine's entire room with her baby quilt, made by my mom. This quilt is so beautiful and it's not entirely "babyish" (meaning it will have some longevity in her early years), so I decided to order a bunch of the discontinued fabric line, Mary Engelbreit's "Flowers and Friends" by Moda, and make a few things to decorate her room. Done so far are: 2 square 4 patch envelope backed pillows, a curtain for the 2nd shelf of the changing table to hide all the cloth diapering stuff, and a wall hanging. I won't try to deceive any of you though...the wall hanging was my first attempt at the curtain for the changing table. I measured, I did the math, I cut, I sewed...and realized that I'd sewn the pieces together in the wrong direction so the curtain would be too wide and wouldn't cover from top to bottom, lol! So I decided since I don't own a seam ripper to "finish" it and make the wall hanging. I slipped the long part of a metal coat hanger into the top seam and hung it with ribbon. Viola! Cutsie flowery wall hanging to match! I still have a little bit to do with the pillows because my mom is prepping some black kitties (red on the quilt border) for me and sending them so all I have to do is iron them on and sew around the edges. They'll go on the pillows :) So, here's some pics:

Next on the project list: a valance, a round pillow, a pillowcase for when she's older, and possibly a small decorative quilt for another wall. My friend Lauren is also (hopefully!) going to take my fabric scraps and use them on a hair clip keeper for Jeanine's room as well :) She's barely got any hair and already has SO many hair bows and clips, so I need to get them on display and on the wall for easy access! When Jeanine's room is completely done I'll post pictures of the finished product!