Turtle pillow put to use

Grayson liked his turtle pillow. He doesn't really like tummy time when he is flat on the floor but he liked it on his turtle pillow.


Rag Turtle Pillow

I made a rag turtle pillow this weekend. I took a bunch of pictures of the process and am thinking about making it into a tutorial but for now I thought I'd just post the picture of the finished product. He turned out OK. I don't like how his head is attached but I'm pretty happy with the rest of him.


Bend the Rules Purse

I made this purse using a pattern from Bend the Rules Sewing by Amy Karol. It was a pretty easy project to complete (evidenced by the fact that I could complete it). It turned out pretty good. There are a couple things I will learn for next time such as using a stiffer interfacing. The book said to use flannel but since I didn't have any on hand I went ahead and used some cotton batting. It worked out OK but I think I'd rather have something a little stiffer. I love this Amy Butler fabric; I'm a little obsessed with her fabric at the moment. In fact I originally bought this fabric last year to make myself a diaper bag using her pattern from Little Stitches for Little Ones. At the time I think it was a little too advanced for me. I might try it again though. Now that I know I have little boy I can tailor my fabric choice a little better too.
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First Post

OK, So I've been reading so many other blogs lately I decided I needed one of my own. What it will be exactly I haven't decided yet. I'm thinking it will be part craft blog, part blog about my new little guy. We'll see. Maybe this will be a good outlet to get down all those thoughts I always say I will write down in a journal and then stop after two entries...or maybe this will go the same way as all those journals I have with only two pages and be a 2 post blog forever. Anyway, I had to post this picture of my silly little monkey. It was taken at Grandma's house on a raft (not in the water though) and I edited it in Picasa, my new favorite thing since I don't have photo shop. If you want a good free photo editing tool you can find it here: http://picasa.google.com/ I love the soft focus feature (as evidenced by this pic).