Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Every Day I Love You

Every Day I Love You new

What a nice sentiment, don't you think?  I've seen this simple, heartfelt phrase popping up on wall art lately and I just love the straightforward statement it makes.  So when it came time to find something new to put on the wall over our bed in the "new and improved" master bedroom, I knew I had to use this somehow.

Enter the very large "oops" frame I purchased at Michael's for $8 on a whim, and I knew I had myself the beginnings of a project.  I decided to use the same fabric that inspired the colors in my bedroom, Martinique by 3 Sisters for Moda.  I printed letters the right size for my project using a font from Microsoft Word. I then traced those onto template plastic and cut the templates out to trace onto my fabric.  I used Heat n Bond to adhere the letters to my background fabric.  Once I had that done, I went to Lowes and had them cut the thinnest piece of plywood I could find to fit my frame and I used spray adhesive to first attach the batting the the plywood and then the fabric to the batting.  Voila, new art for my wall (yay!).  My only regret is the fabric I used for the lower case "e" in "Every."  That fabric doesn't show up against the background as well as the others.

Every Day I Love You 4 edited

Of course my crappy camera took awful pics again that I could not even edit into anything great, sorry!

 I love walking into my bedroom and seeing these words. It reminds me how blessed I am to have love in my life, both to receive and to give. I'm hoping that everyone who reads this also shares that blessing.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Baby Boy Onesies

Just popping in for a quick little post.  The master bedroom project is STILL not done.  Unfortunately I'm at the point where I'm in need of my father and my husband's assistance to finish some last minute details, and getting those two to do anything quickly is close to impossible.

In 9 days my husband's entire immediate family will be here for a visit.  I had intended to have a baby quilt finished for his pregnant sister by the time they arrived, but so far I've only completed one block!  I'm going to make this my priority this week and try to get it done and quilted and binded by the time they get here.  Keep in mind that I've never machine quilted a project before and you'll understand how scary that last sentence was to me.  Fellow quilters, please please keep your fingers crossed for me!

A family friend has a baby boy that I've had the pleasure to spend a little time with over the last few weeks.  He is about 6 months old and chubby and sweet and I want one just like him.  I had seen and idea on homemade by jill (click here to see) for a baby boy onesie with a neck tie and sweet little Tucker gave me the excuse to give it a try. 

I had a few other ideas too:

Those little letters were SO hard to make that I almost didn't do those last two. I'm not crazy about the polka dot fabric on the Honey Bunny onesie, but oh well ...

I have a few other ideas for some little girl versions and a few more for little boys so hopefully I'll get the chance to try those soon. If I do, you'll be the first to know!

Adios Amigos,