Saturday, October 27, 2012

Bias Tape

So I just got a Clover Bias tape maker, only about 6 dollars on amazon and I love it.  I wanted to invest in a more expensive one, but this one is pretty great.  I got the one inch size, which is great for making bias tape for baby clothes.  All you need is your iron and ironing board and you are all set!  Here's what  it looks like:

I added the sweet little trim to the neckline with some vintage fabric to a linen blouse I made recently.  I had to sew it twice and make bias twice, because of my mistake, but it finally turned out.  I am already working on another one.  I just love that I don't just have to use store bought bias trim and I can make it with cute prints.  I just need to improve my ability to sew it straight, haha!

For Taj's birthday party I made a lot of bunting and so we decided to hang it up in his room for a while.  I like how it looks against the bright turquoise wall.

I just had to share:)  I also made him the little teepee awhile ago, wish he would use it more often, but he is always on the go.  And that sweet little quilt my momma made for him.

Have to add a sweet photo of pup Stella.  She's always on the look out, she is just waiting for the bear to return:) uh-oh
Well thanks for looking and reading~ Amanda

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Wonky Star

Wow, I have been working on a lot of different things lately.  Taj just turned 2 and we threw him a little  birthday party, which was a a lot of fun.  There was some badminton playing, some croquet, some beer drinking, some skinny dipping (for the two 2 year olds) and some vegan and non vegan snacks.  The weather is still gorgeous here it has been in the 90's, so we spend most of our days digging dirt and riding tricycles.  But soon the rain will come and we will spend many hours indoors.  Anyways on to the crafty stuff.  I am in love with this wonky star block. I just whipped up these blocks, I used this tutorial: Wonky Star.  I am making it into a baby quilt and using leftover Joel Dewberry Heirloom scraps I have leftover from a previous quilt.

 Oh my I love this block, so easy and you can make it so many different ways.  I have so many ideas!

 Here's a peek at another baby quilt I am working on, just have to bind it.  I used the stacked Coins tutorial from Moda and the fabric is Thomas Knuaer Flock and the brown orange is a yardsale find from my wonderful mother.

Here's a look at Taj's blanket I have been knitting for him.  I am taking my time with this one:)
Thanks for looking! Amanda