Monday, July 11, 2011

ds hexagons

As soon as I saw the cover to {this magazine}, I knew I needed to make the cover quilt. When JoAnn fabrics released a line from Denyse Schmidt, it was a match made in heaven.
The top came together quickly, but I had a hard time sitting down to quilt it. I decided on a spiral pattern, and after I quilted the majority of it, I decided I hated the quilting design. Bummer. I pressed on and finished it in the spiral... mostly because I just couldn't stand the thought of spending hours with the seam ripper. In the end, I like it better than I thought I would. I embraced the wonky quilting and decided to love it for what it is.
 Turns out it's a perfect size for Mr as a playmat outside while the girls play.

Thursday, July 7, 2011


I was able to go visit my sister & her new baby a couple weeks ago, it was so nice to get away for a weekend! Mr. and Brenna are just three weeks apart and are just about the same size. This boy is my petite baby. I LOVE how their quilts turned out - we made them together last time I visited her.

Sweet little Brenna! This is one of the dresses I made during KCWC,  I am so glad it still fit when we got there!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Celebrate America Lunches

The girls have been loving our "fancy" (bento) lunches lately. I love them because I can sneak in foods that they don't generally love and usually they still gobble them up. This week we did a couple patriotic lunches- I love the themes!
{strawberries, blueberries, PB&honey star sandwich, liberty bell fruit leather, peppermint striped candy and -by request- bunny pretzels}

On Sunday we made white chocolate covered pretzels with colored sugar sprinkles for a treat. I am amazed they lasted long enough to make it into lunches the next day!

{red & blue fruit snacks, roast turkey on picks, white chocolate covered pretzels, string cheese bites & raisins}

Saturday, July 2, 2011

LBB "America" dresses

I took an unintentional break in June. My computer died, and I have had worked some extra shifts to cover for a coworker, but I am back now.
Yesterday as I was explaining what the 4th of July is all about, the girls asked for "America dresses" to go to the activities in. Hello, how could I say no? I hauled out a big mess of t-shirts from my stash and this is what we came up with. LBB patterns again, I can't stop with them.
Bug insisted Olivia match her again, so she got another dress to add to her ever-growing wardrobe. She is a spoiled baby!
Moo's dress has Popeye in the center of the star and she keeps calling it her "popper the sailor man" dress.
We went to all of the celebrations at Huntsman Springs in Driggs today, and although I do think it's kinda cheesy to dress up for holidays, I loved that they were patriotic.