Friday, May 27, 2011

This week in the quilt mines...

My husband calls my sewing room the "quilt mines" (*crack!*) <-- sound of cracking whip. Ha! Anyway, Little Bear is finally starting to sleep through the night. Huzzah! The only downside is that he now wakes up at 6 am, so my late night crafting has really slowed down (I'm just too sleepy!). But I do have some projects moving along, slowly but surely.

Some handwork:

embroidery in progress
Embroidery complete! Now I need to work on getting all of my sashing sewn for my Whimsy quilt.

Some machine work:

pleating in progress
I've started on my next Amy Butler project for the Style Stitches Monthly Bag Challenge: the Perfectly Pleated Clutch. I've decided that pleating is definitely NOT my favorite thing to do. But boy, does it look cool!

And another bucket hat:

Sarah's hat, outer and reverse views
This one is for baby Sarah. Her mama made a super cute crocheted hat for Little Bear. I had to reciprocate. Once again, I used the ever-fabulous Betz White Reversible Bucket Hat pattern. I added a little ric-rac trim to the brim just for a little extra cuteness.

It is too small to fit my boys, so here it is on another bear:

hat on bear
Hopefully, I'll get to spend some more time in the quilt mines over the weekend. *crack!*


  1. You've been busy. Love the bucket hat!

  2. WOW!! I can't believe how much you get done with two little ones.

  3. That hat is SO cute with the ric rac. Hooray for Little Bear sleeping through the night. Now you should enjoy those years because it won't be too long until you will have to stay awake waiting for him to come home from some outing with friends. So the sleeplessness never ends!

  4. Three wonderful projects. The fabric for the pleated clutch is very pretty, lovely colour. Wishing you time in the quilt mines this weekend. :)

  5. That hat is so cute! the ric-rac is a perfect addition. Good luck with the sleep!

  6. those hats are adorable.
    The orange fabric for the pleats is very interesting. Can't wait to see this one done.

  7. I love it with the rick rac, so cute! Cheers to you for a full nights sleep :)

  8. Great work.

    For your future pleating projects you can use the Mr. Pleater board. It adds pleats to fabric fast and easy