Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Buttercup birthday bag

I just love these little bags!  This one was a birthday present for a four year old girl.  I debated about whether it would be an appropriate gift or not (and obviously decided what the heck!).  There were about 30 (!!!) little girls bearing gifts at her birthday party but I bet this is the only purse she got.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Duvet cover for the kid who wont use a blanket

My little one sleeps in the coldest room in the house and does not like to be covered up except in her "blankey" which is, being a baby blanket, tiny and not very warm.  I found a crib duvet at Jysk for sale for $8. but, as I told my husband, Jysk didn't have a duvet cover in the right size so I had to make one ;).   I'm not in love with the fabric but the price was right ($7 for 3 metres) and it is soft, cozy flannel.  Here I was thinking that K. would be excited to have a new duvet and I could ease my momma guilt and cover her up every night when I go to bed but she HATES the blanket - has a fit if I try to put it in her crib with her.  J. loves it though so when we let her she piles into bed in her fleece nightie, covered with her princess sheet, princess blanket, K.'s duvet and her duvet *sigh*.

Monday, January 11, 2010

I'm starting a new quilt!

I've ordered the material (Luna from Maywood Studios) and can't wait for it to get here.  This is my second quilt and I learned so much from making the first that I'm not going to make the same mistakes again, lol!  Despite my husband's misgivings about so much white, I'm going to make a pinwheel quilt like the one over at V and Co.  It is for my almost two year but how dirty can she get it??

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Jumper Dress (that doesn't jump)

I decided to make J. a jumper (in her favourite colour!) but when I told her what I was doing, I didn't even think about the fact that she wouldn't know what a jumper was!  When I got her to try it on, she ran to the mirror, bounced around and then looked at me with sad eyes.  She said "It doesn't jump".  I knew what she meant but I laughed and then when A. got home, I told him about it.  J. got extremely offended, and said, complete with the requisite "you're so dumb" roll of her eyes, "I didn't think it would jump, Mom, but it's supposed to twirl".  Despite the lack of twirl, she tried (unsuccessfully) to wear it to bed and was very excited to be able to wear it to school today.