Vintage Inspired Quilt

vintage quiltI’ve never been particularly good at the whole vintage thing. 

There are lots of vintage things and themes I love but I’ve never felt that I really have the style or know how to pull off vintage properly. It’s a bit of an art to make vintage actually look cool, rather than have it look like you just have a bunch of old, dated stuff hanging around.

My style is pretty contemporary. I’m not on trend and I’m not vintage cool. As much as I often wish I could be in either camp.

I do what works for me right now, what appeals to me in the moment.

But one thing that I had been wanting to do, that was outside of my usual zone, was to create a quilt that had a more vintage feel.

I wanted to make a quilt that was a little more timeless, had a more vintage, old world, grandma’s attic kind of feel.

It felt important to create a quilt that more closely reflected the original feel and style of olden day quilting.

When I recently visited a Quilt Fair I came across the fabrics designed by Lynette Anderson and I knew I’d found the start of my project.

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2015 Craft Project List

2015I’m almost loathe to do this again, after I failed pretty miserably on completing last years list, but I’m going to try again anyway.

In 2014 I published my first Craft Project List for the year.

I made a mistake with that list.

I was OVERLY ambitious, considering I have a small child and 3 businesses to run, but I still had hope that I would find the time I needed to do all the things I wanted.

And then reality hit.

Life got busy.

Everything else needed doing and the housework and gardening don’t do themselves!

And it turns out that children need a LOT of attention! ; )

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The Best Christmas Stocking Ever!

quilted christmas stockingThis Christmas is Lil Miss P’s first Christmas.

And I am SOOOOO excited!

I’ve already bought all her presents, and planned her Christmas outfit.

Christmas is all about the kids for me, no matter how young.

And I want Lil Miss P to grow up with lots of special Christmas memories.

I want her to grow up knowing all our little traditions we’ve started, and to have certain things about Christmas that mean something special to her.

Out of any other celebration through out the year, Christmas is the one most ripe with tradition and opportunity to create lots of home made goodies.

Families through the centuries have made their own ornaments and home decorations. For anyone even slightly crafty, Christmas is when we really start thinking about what unique, homemade item we’ll add to the decoration box this year.

My Christmas craft planning started months ago. I wrote a list of all the Christmas crafts I have in mind to get completed before the big day comes.

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