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Snowy To-Do's

As DC gets 5-10 inches of snow, I'm sitting on my couch figuring out my next few projects.

Two Baby Quilts

My mom has two co-workers who are expecting and each are having baby showers in March. These two quilts need to be gender neutral so I'm working on finding two fabric spreads that don't lean towards one gender or another. I'm also trying to figure out which designs to use.

For designs, I'm thinking through a couple that I have found through Pinterest as well as the Missouri Star Quilt Co. tutorials.  The option to do some more with half square triangles is always tempting, but no particular pattern has come into my head yet.

Secret Santa Lunch Box

I am part of an online Secret Santa Lunch Box exchange and I'm really excited about it! My partner said that she would really love to see something hand made, so of course I saw that as a challenge.  I looked at her profile and BINGO! a link to her Pinterest account!  And even better: she has a bunch of pins of different fabrics, lunch bag patterns, colors, piecing work, and a whole lot more to use as inspiration!!!  This couldn't be easier!!

I'm so excited to work on this project for her, I just need to get it done and shipped by February 7th! That gives me 2.5 weeks, I'm positive I can do it!  The hardest part is going to be picking the fabric since I've already chosen a pattern!

I'm going to be using Pink Penguin's Lunch Bag Tutorial which I first saw over at Happy Zombie's blog. I love this pattern because it has handles and a draw string top! Most of the patterns out there are based on the traditional brown bag and are folded over. Some of the cuter ones use a button to close but I like how you can physically close this one. I also love  the handles!


These are to help me get organized! I already made one basket to hold all my fabric scraps, and it turned out really cute! I used the Sometimes Crafter tutorial for scrap baskets which was super easy. I'm going to be making another one soon for my makeup.  There's also a nifty pattern for fabric trays that I'm going to use to hold all my bathroom odds and ends.  I already have the fabric picked out, now just to make them!

UFOs (UnFinished Objects)

These include the coffee sleeve, coffee sleeve tutorial, hot pads (post on those soon!) as well as the nerd glasses wall hanging.  All of these are waiting on something or another, but mostly they're waiting on me to stop making to-do lists and actually get to work!

So, do you think I'll have time for all this? I think I will! I'll keep you guys posted


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My Quilty Bucket List

Last week I was over at St. Louis Folk Victorian and she started talking about Quilty Bucket Lists.  The Tilted Quilt has dedicated the Month of march to "the quilts that we all have on our lifetime to-do list...that made you say 'Some day, I want to make that quilt'."  She's hosting a blog hop over the next few weeks and having some more experienced quilters talk about their own bucket list.

The whole idea of this is to build up some motivation to try and tackle at least one of your bucket list quilts this year.  And reading this first week of posts has already been an inspiration.  Hearing experienced quilters talk about how they can still, after all the time they've been behind their sewing machines, be intimidated by projects is refreshing to hear.

Quilting used to be on my life long bucket list. But like with any to-do list I seem to make, crossing something off just means I've added at least 10 more other things to my list!  So without further ado,…

Swap Complete!

Thursday night I completed my partner's bag! As you can tell from last post I was so excited I couldn't wait for a legitimate post to show it off!

It's gorgeous is it not? I am in love with how it turned out! (I am also getting better at this whole taking pictures with your phone thing.)

Putting this bag together was a lot of fun and I'm super glad I did a test round.  It made me more confident about what I was doing and I got to tweak a little here and there. The second attempt at the vinyl went way better than the first attempt.

This fabric is gorgeous and I hope my partner loves it as much as I do! I'm always afraid when I cut into fabric that I love, especially when I only have enough for the project at hand.  Luckily everything turned out perfectly and came together quite nicely.

I love when I get a chance to work with a line of fabric because everything goes together so nicely. It is fun to pull from your fabric stash and see what can come together in front o…

New Year! First Ever Swap!

New Year! Alright, a New Year means I try this blog thing again. Life is a lot less hectic now so hopefully that will lead to more blogging!

First Ever Swap! I am a part of my first ever Swap! It's the Instagram Studio Ghibli Swap hosted by Sew Scatterbrained and I am super excited! For years I've seen the bloggers I follow participate in swaps and all the lovely items they make and receive! Now I actually get to participate in one and I couldn't be more excited!

I received my partners information over the weekend and have been quietly stalking her and hunting for ideas. She's a swap veteran and has therefor provided me with tons of information to go on and a super stocked Pinterest to scour over.

To my partner, if you visit this blog: I'm sorry if my information was lacking! Please forgive this newbie, I hope to be able to provide you with more info over the coming days. But note I am super easy to please :)

I have two ideas that are bouncing back in forth in my …