Saturday, June 26, 2010

Sydney’s Teepee

Well Sydney’s teepee has been used and abused the last 24 hours.  I purchased this pattern at my local quilt shop and it was well worth the purchase price.  The pattern is for the teepee, sleeping bag and the stuff sack for the sleeping bag. 

And it’s not hard at all.  The hardest part was fitting the 2 10ft sections of pvc pipe into my Subaru Impreza.  (I was a sight to see in the hardware store parking lot) And the added perk?  When you get tired of looking at it, take it down for a couple of days and it’ll be like a new toy.

Also, I paid roughly $45 to make this guy.  To buy it I’ve found teepees for up to $300 dollars, seriously.  And the cat loves it too.



Friday, June 25, 2010

Best. Mom. EVER.

I’d like to think so anyway….

Not only does Sydney enjoy amazing scenery like this…DSCF0998

She has a cool new playhouse like this….


Yep…I feel like the best mom ever right now.


Thursday, June 24, 2010

I’m not a bad blogger

I’ve just been really busy.  At the beginning of June, my in-laws informed my husband and I that they would be visiting in 2 weeks.   So I spent that time attacking my home like a crazy person.  I never got around to spring cleaning until then. 

I don’t think that I’ve cleaned that much since I was nesting. 

And now, my in-laws have left 2 days ago and I’ve still neglected my blog.  I’ve visited all my blogs that I read and entered numerous giveaways.  Right now this may be my favorite…

057Photo by Deb Robertson

Deb at Works In Progress is giving away this quilt.  She made it with vintage pillowcases and isn’t it just yummy?  Visit and leave some comment love.  

And I want to share this picture from my last few days.




Saturday, June 12, 2010

Pardon Me

I’m working on redesigning the blog so please pardon my dust.



So I joined in on Rachel's Pinwheel Sampler Quilt Along back in February.  I finished my quilt last night…only 2 months or so behind everyone else.  So for your viewing pleasure…I present my new favorite blankie.




It was made using a Nest by Tula Pink layer cake, the backing was from the same collection as well.  And right now it’s in the washer getting that crinkly goodness we all expect in a handmade quilt.

Wow..2 blogs in one day…I’m on a roll. :)


AccuQuilt giveaway!!!


Amy’s Creative Side is giving away that!!! So go visit, leave comment love and try to win it, I know I am. :)


Friday, June 11, 2010

Big Girl Toddler Bed

Not so much….After an hour of transitioning my daughter’s crib to the toddler bed this is what we had….




A generally happy child.  And she stayed that way until naptime….Now there my child has been replaced by some evil hateful being.  The sad thing is I don’t know if it’s the “I-don’t want-a-nap” fit or “I hate this bed now” fit.  But for now  the cries have subsided and I think I won. 

I also wanted to showcase my work. :)  I made the pillow using the Cushion Couture tutorial and I have a couple more in the making.  The quilt you guys have already seen and of course everything is made using Hunky Dory.  I think I may be in love…I’ll definitely be heart broken when they discontinue it.

Yesterday, I had a moment of weakness.  You see, after 16 months, I’m still not happy with my new mommy body.  I have a tummy pouch and my hips are huge.  Oh the results of having a 10 lb 4 oz baby.  After 9 months of that weight on my hips, I’ve resigned to the fact that I will possibly always have a wide load below the waist.  But it still doesn’t make it any easier.



Thursday, June 10, 2010

A New Diet

When I was pregnant, I assumed 9 months on, 9 months off for my weight gain.  How wrong was I!  My daughter is now 16 months old and I haven’t lost it all.  So, I’m trying something new….something radical.   Remember being in college and only being able to afford Ramen Noodles and water?  Oh yeah…and then loosing weight and looking fabulous because you were broke?

Introducing the Broke College Student Diet…


I guess it’s worth a try.  It worked 5 years ago……


Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Big Girl Quilt

The half finished quilt top you saw yesterday….


Is now a completed quilt.


Let’s just say mommy is running on little sleep right now.  But to go with it….I’m going to make these!!!  I love the pillows that Julie and John designed.  And I think that they will make Sydney’s little toddler daybed perfect.


Monday, June 7, 2010

Viruses or Viri?

I’m not really sure what the plural of virus is.  But any who… Something a virus i think got into my email.  So if you have gotten an email from me with like a Canadian pharmacy link.  I am sorry.  I don’t know how it happened because I have never used an online pharmacy.

I am also sorry for neglecting you. :(  I didn’t mean to, I’ve just been taking advantage of the surplus of sunshine here in AK.  I mean I really need to stockpile the Vitamin D, 8 months of virtual winter really depletes my stock.

Potty training is still going strong.  And Sydney is loving the “big girl” diapers.   I really hope that she loves this. 



It’s a  disappearing nine patch  using a hunky dory layer cake.  I only have 4 of 7 rows here.  It’s part of her Big Girl Quilt for her toddler bed.  She’s still in her crib for now but we will be transitioning soon to the toddler bed.  Kids really do grow up fast don’t they?

I think she may even be interested in photography.  She loves my cameras.