Tuesday, June 21, 2011


I am having a hard time liking Blogger the last couple of weeks. I haven't been able to comment on some Blogger blogs for a while now and the site won't keep me signed in. I'm very frustrated!

Is anyone else having Blogger issues?

Thursday, June 16, 2011

a lovely prize!

Remember Randi's Fresh Squeezed birthday I posted about a couple of weeks ago? Well, I won one of her giveaways! This is the first I've ever won, so it was pretty exciting. I received my goodies in the mail a few days ago:


It's a fat quarter bundle from the Mini Mike's Collection of Michael Miller... I really love these tiny prints! I was trying to pick a favorite, but I really can't because they're all so sweet.

Thanks, Randi... this is an awesome giveaway prize!

Monday, June 6, 2011

what are the odds i'll use all this stuff?

Besides the car seat cover and the burp cloths, I've made a couple other things to use when the baby comes.

I really don't know if all these baby things will be necessary, but they are so stinkin' adorable that I can't help myself! Plus, I know that I won't have a whole lot of time or inclination to be crafty after Baby's born, so I should do it now while I can, especially since school's out.

At any rate, I used Noodlehead's tutorial to make a diaper pouch. I'm not sure if I'll use it in the diaper bag or keep it in the car as a spare stash.

Here's the front,


and the back.


I also used Diary of a Quilter's tutorial to make a nursing cover.


Speaking of Baby, I had an ultrasound on May 20th, and here's my little girl!


And her tiny foot! (which she has been learning to use very effectively!)


Tomorrow is 31 weeks... only 9 weeks to go before we meet her!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

snippet of a dream

I tend to have vivid dreams. Very often, things I'm preoccupied about or anxious about manifest themselves in my dreams. Topics range from projects I'm working on to school to personal relationships.

In one of my dreams on Wednesday night, I was feeling the baby move a ton, and watching my stomach move along with her. All of a sudden I see a tiny handprint pushing outward on my stomach, and it came out so far I was able to interlock my own fingers with hers. It was pretty cool.

But then it got freaky. Baby kept pushing her hand further and further out until it POPPED out of my stomach! I shoved it back in as fast as I could and pressed my hand over where the hole should be, expecting blood and guts and other disgusting stuff to pour out of me, but when I didn't feel any pain and moved my hand, there was nothing there. My pregnant belly was the same as before.

Weird random dream or a peek into the inner workings of my subconscious? Discuss. :)

(And because I don't like pictureless posts, here's a shot of the Hexagon Throw in the nursery. Love it!)


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

more baby projects

It's been another productive sewing week! Yesterday, I used Diary of a Quilter's tutorial to embellish six burp cloths for the baby...


I know they'll just get all gross and icky, but for now they're so cute!


Today I used Cluck Cluck Sew's tute to make a car seat cover. Don't want any weird people touching my daughter!



I've also finished a couple of things for the nursery, and I'll post pictures of Baby's room soon!