Tuesday, October 5, 2010

To Do Tuesday

I've got a lot of crafting to do these days. I thought making a To Do Tuesday blog every week would keep me accountable. In no particular order:

I want one more aqua/red quilt. Okay, probably two more, given how much fabric I have! I've been in love with this pinwheel block for quite some time and I finally found a tutorial for it (I'm a bit rusty on my geometry and didn't want to have to figure it out myself). So now I just have to prep the fabric and it's ready to sew.Our ward has what they call a service auction every year. The sisters bring either tangibles (cookies, crafts) or service coupons (free babysitting mostly) and they are auctioned off. Not with money, but with points. It's kind of complicated but pretty fun. Sometimes entire tables go in together to get something big (dinner at the bishop's house, a chocolate party).
Well, I'd thought about offering a birthday cake to the winning bidder. But that get's complicated because I don't do kids cakes, the super duper decorated ones. I just do good tasting cakes is all. So Ididn't want any confusion or disappointment. Instead, I'm making an apron. Out of this fabric. It's the Emmeline apron from Sew Liberated and I've made several and loved them all.
Laurel's new doll will need a new little blanket for her bed. I got the minky fat quarters on sale a while back. This should whip up pretty easy.
For Christmas, Kit, are soon to be latest addition, will have quite a wardrobe. The doll clothes on the AG website are a mite too spendy for me. I got Laurel a few specialized outfits (raincoat and boots, cowgirl outfit including hat) but for the regular clothes, I'm sewing them. I found these patterns here, and I just love them. So I've got these all cut out and ready to sew.

My awesome friend found these here and I'm making entire families of them for my kids for Christmas. I know Laurel will play with hers, and the boys will as well. They are just too cute, especially the ones with the ric rac. I might make some for our nursery as well. We have three in our ward and the one with the youngest kids has very few toys. These could be fun for them.
William is very much into sharks these days. He has the Webkinz shark and it goes everywhere with us. I thought it was time to make him some new pillowcases, so I got a couple yards of this fabric. The fun thing about my Will is that I know he'll be very excited to get them for Christmas. He's not the sort of kid (yet) to go "Pillowcases? How lame." I love that about him.
I made the girl versions of these, found on the same site as the dinosaurs, for Laurel last year for Christmas. Ever since, William has been asking me for a boy doll. I'm happy to oblige. I'll make a blondy-blue for James and a brown haired, hazel eyed for Will. I think it's sweet that they've asked for them. They just want to play with their sister and have their own doll to attend tea parties, etc. William sleeps with a Bob the Builder doll he won at the fair a few years back. I think if one of these dolls is wearing Thomas jammies or John Deere clothes, he'll be in heaven!
And what gets me through all this crafting? The Trader Joe's candy aisle.
Dark Chocolate Covered Caramels:

S'mashing S'mores
Lovely little boxes that keep me happy.

Happy crafting!

p.s. One more quilt is germinating in my brain. I'm really excited about how this will turn out. More on it later. I want to complete a few blocks before I decide to really go for it. Should be fun!


Jen said...

I seriously have no idea how you can do so much sewing with your little ones! I just have one little guy to bother me and I can't seem to get anything done! I'm not even trying to sew deserve the title domestic goddess.

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