Finished Object: Rainbow Blanket

My oldest little one is obsessed with rainbows, so I decided to make her a rainbow blanket for her toddler bed. Originally, I was going to make a simple pillowcase style blanket. After I got the most rainbowest fabric from Jo-Anne, I realized that the pattern would cause vertigo if not broken up some. so Then I just decided to do a simple window pane quilt. I am getting better at top stitching (still make a ton of mistakes).. but each quilt everything looks a little more polished.

She loved it and it warms my heart every time I tuck her in under it.

 

Finished Object: Reversible dress (whales and robots)

I sewed clothes for my youngest daughter and it did not suck! I have this issue where I can't seem to sew clothes very well. most other things.. sure... but clothes are super scary to me. It's totally a mental ("little voice of doubt in my head"). Anyway, I decided to try a class at Stitchlab (in Austin) http://www.stitchlab.biz/ and had the best time. The instructor was great and super patient. In the four hour class ("easy sewing for littles") I had a finished product that I was so damn proud of!

Here it is in all of it's whale and robots reversible goodness!

 

Finished Object: Nosferatu Mug rug... sort of

This started off as an idea for a mug rug, but during the implementation... it became a bit bigger. My sister still liked it but now it hangs on a wall :-)

the fabric is from spoonflower called "secret life of nosferatu" and i've used it for a tote bag design as well. it's pretty adorable. The embroidery design is “Death before Decaf” from urbanthreads.

I speed through the binding waayyy too quickly and made a ton of mistakes. I am happy with some of the fancy stitches I made though :-)