Woohoo!!! Finally finished sewing the binding on the back side. That took forever. But I am so so so so very happy to sleep under a homemade (by me) quilt!!
I way over estimated the size and didn't actually measure accurately, so this thing is seriously verging on being a king size! I did a hack job quilting it. Some of the lines have some super duper bad puckers. I knew I just wanted this done and on the bed. I have all my AMH voile cut and half sashed for a queen size quilt that I'm planning on free motion quilting. I will definitely be taking my time on that one and quilting it with grace rather than speed.
I was planning on making some pillowcases to go with the quilt, but now that I can just hide the pillows, I'm not sure what I'll do with it.......
And I did get some of the City Weekend knit fabric. I'm not sure what to do with it, and it is way softer than anything else I have, so I'm scared to cut it. The white fabric came in my Heather Ross Studio Sale box, and is equally as precious and hard to cut into. I am currently trying to swap for some more. It is a sickness.
Also, I totally chopped all my hair off! It was pretty crazy. I do it every 3 years and donate it to Locks of Love. I donated 12" and I'm pretty sure she chopped another 3" off. Eeeek! I feel so much lighter!
Also, this past Sunday, there was a Harvest Festival for the Santa Barbara Birth Center. It was so fun! It was the first fundraiser in the official location. They signed the lease just a month ago. I hosted a "quilting room." Really I just painted kids hands and stamped them onto some PFD. They stamped their names next to it. It should turn out really cute when I sew them all together. I think I'll mix in fabrics based on the colors of the rooms(to be determined).
I made a pillow for my mom out of my kids hand prints and have to make another one for my MIL for next week. I will try to take pics of the process because it was insanely easy to make, and it would be a cute pillow for the holidays - especially if you are going along with Erin at House on Hill Road and making a pillow.
At the festival, I sold a quite a few things. It was so exciting to have my things well received, and to make some money. I donated 10% of my sales, and I met some insanely cool people. All in all, a great day!
Well, I was supposed to be an editor living in New York and wearing black everyday and never get married or have kids.....but that didn't happen, so instead, I became a stay at home mom with two radical kids and an awesome husband(6 out of 7 days). I think I could be described as "crazy but in a good way."