February 24, 2008

I Loooooove Patchwork...

Well, sorry I haven't posted anything in a long time. I am still getting used to this whole blogging thing and every time I go to post something new, I can't think of anything interesting to write about. Or at least anything interesting to you! I do have some new things to tell you and show you today though.

My aunt asked me several weeks ago to make her a fanny pack with one of my purse designs. Sounds hard, doesn't it? I was very intimidated to say the least. She was kind enough to send me one of her old ones for reference since I couldn't find a single basic fanny pack pattern anywhere. After many sessions of measuring her old fanny pack and trying to decide on a design I finally had my pattern to work from. Whew! That was hard enough, but then I had to actually SEW it together. Yesterday afternoon it came together a lot smoother than I had expected and the finished product was way better than I had expected too! I was soooo happy. I can't believe how good it looks! (Not bragging, of course.) : ) I really can't wait to see what my aunt thinks of it!

My OhSewFresh Baby Etsy shop is going really well! I've sold the one item I put up for sale in there! Yay! I guess you could say that I would be doing better if I had something else for sale in there. I know, I know. It's been empty for a week, but not for long. I am working on several adorable little baby quilts to put in there. They take a lot longer than you'd think.

Here is the one I sold last week. ( The one above.)

And here is the one going up this week! Probably on Wednesday. It is made from a new fabric line called "Swell" by Urban Chicks. It's supposed to look like vintage 1940s and 1950s fabric. I love it! Besides the fact that it is so summery and full of sunshine, I love how well all the prints go together and complement each other. I wish I had a baby again to wrap up in this quilt! (No, I am not pregnant.) I will hate to see this one go. Just in case you were wondering, there are 384 pieces to this quilt! And, yes, it did take a long time to put together. That's my wonderful husband holding up the quilt top for me! I love you hunny!

Anyway, hope you all had a great weekend! Now I am going to go nurse this cold I got yesterday. Back in a few days...


  1. have you thought about writing up the pattern to sell? It looks brilliant

  2. I like how the baby blue works with all the bright reds.