Thursday, April 14, 2011

Life of an Item

I wrote a guest post over at the Lab Rats blog - please visit! It's all about how I make my animal silhouette pillows. The newest one, featured in the post, is a bear. However, the pillow pictured had some serious issues - the fabric creased really well. Where I didn't want it to. So this is how it looks now:

A work in progress.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

How Many of These Should I Have?

I planted a bunch of seeds last weekend, and today I transplanted some of them into their own little pots. I don't really know what I'm doing here, but I have baby plants so it seems to be going OK so far. The only problem is that this is just 1 of 4 types of tomatoes that I have... and all the little containers. I guess I need to buy more. When you're growing things from seeds, how many plants are you supposed to get? Can I save the seeds for next year? I think I need to figure these things out, because I don't have room for all these plants!

I love growing things. These already have a little tomato-y smell. I'm not even a big tomato fan but I <3 these little plants.

Who else out there is growing things this year?

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Baby Quilt - Finished and Gifted

Well, seems like I'm developing a monthly blogging habit. I don't want to post things just to post, though - my favorite bloggers are the ones that feel the most authentic. I'm not a "writer," in that writing is not a natural skill of mine and I don't feel a pull to create written work. I do, however, like gathering my thoughts, and that's what this blog is. It's a place to focus on what I've done or what I'm doing, but when I just don't have the time, it gets pushed off my to-do list pretty quickly.

I've been trying to record more things photographically speaking, though. I'm trying for a picture a day - or, to be more accurate, a picture per day. Meaning I may take 6 pictures on a Saturday and call them the week's pictures. I'm about three pictures short right now, so I'm not doing too bad.

In other news, I finished the baby quilt a while back, actually got pictures of it, and gifted it today! It was a project that I started without a specific recipient, and I ended up giving it to a young woman at my church who's pregnant with her first baby, a little boy. Here it is, complete:

I don't know the finished size - good for cuddling, I hope. It's cotton on the front, flannel on the back.
You can see how I pieced the back if you look closely, but the pattern is busy enough that it wasn't super obvious. I hope it gets lots of love and holds up well. Let the quilting adventures continue!