Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Back to school

It's getting very near that time of year, again. 2 weeks from today, the boys will be heading back to school. One of my favorite things to do to prepare for back to school is to go out and shop for the junk. Although, i don't always enjoy the prices as much. To see the neat pencils, crayons, notebooks etc always makes me feel like a kid again.
This year though, i get to do something different in preparation of the upcoming school year. My best friends daughter wanted a Tinkerbell backpack. But, sometimes ya know those store backpacks are so cheesy when they are themed. My friend asked if I'd be interested in making her daughter a book bag for school. What? Are you kidding me? Would i be interested in making something so cute for a little girl? You bet, I would be interested! Here's a peak of what I've come up with this far. I'm still brainstorming for some more ideas to add to it.

The finished product will have cording around the flap and main body. A few pockets here there. It will still be a standard type of book bag, but much more cute than what can be purchased in the stores. I just hope this little girl is as pleased with it, as i am thus far. And yes, of course I cant make anything without adding at least some quilting here and there.

Stay tuned, ill be sure and show the pictures of the bag when it's finished.

In other "back to school" news. We're off to go camping for the weekend. Although, we do have a few more camping trips planned for later, this will be the last one before the kids return to school. We're going with the same friend and her family,who asked if I'd make her daughter the backpack. It's been a few weeks since we've used the camper last and I'm really looking forward to this coming weekend.

Monday, August 3, 2009

What Have I been Doing?

Well, Last week we took the boys camping for 5 days. While we werent all that far from home, it was a nice get-a-way from all the hussle and bussles of life. It was probaly the last big camping trip that we'll take before school starts up again in about 4 weeks.
Also, i've been trying to figure out what silly element I was missing on getting my pictures to align on this blog. I finally got that figured out. Thanks to blogspot forums. I had an answer to my question in less than 5 minutes. People are totally amazing when it comes to helping others out.
So what's new on the quilting end?
So far, I've made 10 of these Dresden Plate blocks. I still have at least 10 more to do yet. Possibly maybe even 20 more. I havent decided yet for sure, yet.

This quilt also came back from my LQS. I so love the subtle changes they made to it. First picture shows the quilt top before it left to go to the ICU. The 2nd shows it now that it's back. It's not quite all put back together again. The girls were working on it when I arrived to pick it up. They were more than willing to finish it up. However, it was just some simple sewing that needed finished up. I could handle that. Can you see any of the changes that they made

And last but not least, i'm still keeping up with Crazymomquilts quilt-a-long making 1 a day 9 patch blocks. Somedays, I do find myself making more than just 1 block.

And there ya have it, that is pretty much what i've been doing with my time this past week or so. Oh and not to mention, I tried so many times to figure out how to align my pictures with text in between, to not avail. Thank you blogger for having such a thing called forums where we can go and ask questions. Now, why didn't I peruse those about 3 weeks ago??