Archive for month: July, 2015

make it – pineapple mini quilt

03 Jul
July 3, 2015

i think sometimes i think i have more free time than i actually have. last count i think i was somewhere around 361 started projects. i kid! but seriously…

i joined this mini swap forever ago. and had finally nailed down what i wanted to do. actually, i knew exactly what i wanted to do, but couldn’t figure it out. think kaleidoscope, meets fractals, meets… ZZZZZZzzzzzzz. no sleep. so- i had also been eyeing lots of pineapple blocks, and thought since i couldn’t button up that kaleidoscope business, that this idea would work perfectly with the colors i wanted. then i went to art walk (at the start of june) down in pioneer square, and found the most amazing solids at dry goods in a bundle with some more cotton and steel… even better!

this is the mini i made. my partner said she liked orange, so that was a starting point. this pattern was with red pepper quilts, and i used a tutorial from a little bit biased for construction. it was by no means super easy, but… i don’t know. there was something methodical and relaxing watching it take shape. also, not super quick. but really gratifying when all done. i wish i had the commitment/TIME to make a whole quilt of this. an oatmeal shot cotton with some dreamy soft plaids….maybe someday.

happy weekend and have a safe fourth!

our {fave} kids books – i want my hat back

01 Jul
July 1, 2015

my kids are book junkies. like their mother. ok, and father (masters in english). soooooo. we have lots of books. it’s started to get so nuts, i’ve implemented the ‘try before you buy’ rule. we get our book fix at the library, and if it’s a hit, it gets added to the wish list on amazon. grandparents love to indulge, and what better way than NEW BOOKS. nothing comes to mind. (i lie. legos, stuffed animals, CANDY- you know who you are grandparents)

jon klassen was a find from target, i think. we started with ‘i want my hat back’, but ‘extra yarn’, ‘this is not my hat’, ‘cats night out’ and ‘sam and dave dig a hole’ were soon to follow. cute, short, and plenty to look at and love. i love the inky drawings and simple expression. the red page is classic (you know!) and cracks my 4 year old up every time.

good kids books (with lovely art). love em!

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