That's my inspiring quote of the year. I turn 35 this year and I've been thinking about how I haven't done much. Well, when I'm being a dork I think I haven't done much. Then I think about what I have done:
- completed my bachelor's degree (I was pregnant twice during this process, had two newborns along the way)
- Made five beautiful babies
- Attended one of the best culinary schools
- Got my husband into law school
On to my week. Didn't get a whole lot done.
See, there I go again. I did get a whole lot done, but not a lot on the sewing front. Not what I wanted to get done. But I'm super excited with what I did accomplish.
Made these two bags for my oldest daughter. She needed some bags, she tells me, for stuff. Roger that. I bought this pattern (buy the pattern - the tutorial one is awesome, but all the different sizes are so great - I've got plans to make dozens more!).
Can you tell she likes kitty cats?
On to the Dresden saga. I'm still loving my Dresdens. I love that I can sit down and do one if I only have a few minutes, or get five done if I have more time (which I never do). The box of wedges is always on my sewing table so that when I can, I steal away and make another one.
I tried out a just pinks and reds. Your thoughts? I'm kinda liking it. I've got another one ready to sew that is just greens and yellows and it's super cute too. Who knows, I might just make them into pillows.
This is my William. He is my oldest son (6). He is the only child I have who has eyes like mine.
Seriously, how do you say no to those eyes? I can't. And when he told me his blanket was falling apart, I had to do something. I had to set aside the girly Dresdens to make a manly quilt for my big boy.
There's a backstory here - see, William's blanket that is falling apart was a quilt we'd received when we got married. When he was little, he adopted it. It goes everywhere with him and has been much loved. But the binding is falling to pieces and there are several other issues. And it's kinda girly too.
Enter a quilt made to look like his favorite Star Wars character. R2D2. I am so unbelievably proud of this quilt. It is the very first non-baby quilt I've made with a specific person in mind. I love love love how it turned out.
He's standing on a chair for me and it's still too big for him to hold up. See that smile? So worth it. Just have to get some red minky to back it with, baste, quilt and bind and I've got one happy little man!
The background and borders is this awesome star print by Michael Miller. And the stars glow in the dark. So cool. Now he'll want me to turn off the light at night!
That's been my week. Linking up with crazy mom quilts and Confessions of a Fabric Addict.