Wednesday, June 27, 2012

A Quilt for Kobe

In the weeks leading up to Kobe's arrival... I spent hours and hours sewing. Remember i wrote that huge list of baby things i wanted to make??
 Well, i can say, i finished the list!!
 I made all the little baby things i wanted to... and MORE!!!
.....with..... a little help of course!
I put my mum to work. We had soo much fun. She hadnt sewn anything for years.. But that didnt stop her. She was a machine! She had way more energy and staying power than i had. Im very grateful for her 'keep going' attitude and excitement. AND everytime i needed a rest... she would finish things off. If it wasnt for her... there is NO WAY  I would have all these nice pressies for my baby.
Thanks Mum... Your the greatest!
I had already made Kobe a quilt. The little Monsterz one. But... i dont think one is enough...Do you??
 Mum and I made blankets, baby pouches and baby bibs, baby slings, burp cloths, toys and taggy blankets, and with the leftover fabric, we decided we NEEDED another quilt! Another one to match all the new baby things..
I had fallen in love with the Robert Kaufman Solid Flannel...You can buy some HERE. I had a couple colours in my stash and had been dying to use it. Its just super soft and snuggly.
Quite a basic design... 6" squares alternated by a pieced square. For the back I pieced my left over pieces and Straight line quilted 1/4" off the seam line.. I think that type of quilting is one of my fav.. Doesnt require any thought, marking, and its really quick and easy.  
I just love it. Normally i usually make quilts using fabrics in the same range or theme from the designer. But this time, this quilt was bits and pieces from lots of designers and i really love it. It inspired me to go to my stash and start putting different fabrics together. I'm already making another quilt for Kobe for a play mat on the floor thats a bit of everything... a mix up of ranges and designs.
 Its been nice to use fabrics from my stash and it also forces you to be a little more creative.
So,..... being as though ive been off playing babies for a little while... Whats everyone making???
I feel so out of the loop in the sewing world. I havent stalked any of my favourite blogs... I havent browsed any the online shops. I have no idea what new ranges are coming out...
Whats new and great at the moment??
 Whats everyone sewing?? Any new trends? Any great sewing books out that i just HAVE to have??
 I dont get as much time on the computer now... so if you can fill me in and keep me up to date that would be great... 
 I would LOVE to know whats coming and what to look forward to..
So, I can at least dream about new projects while im up most of the night. ;)

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Look what I have been up to...??

I can't believe it has taken me this long to finally get on the computer to share my exciting news...
I have been lost... gazing, admiring, kissing, smelling, holding, feeding, touching, playing and cuddling my precious new baby boy.

Kobe Chase Johnson
Born 15th May.. 7 pounds 11...and he is absolutely perfect.
We are all just soooooooooooo happy!
 I have a feeling he's going to be a little spoilt!  


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