finally, i’m finished!!!

this is where my project started… in JULY!

and today i finally finished…

2 duvet covers i had (stupidly) offered to make for a friend. my friend kris saw these pillows and asked if i could make her girls matching bedding for their new room (i had made her youngest daughter’s baby bedding). i said yes, thinking how easy it would be because these pillows took almost no time. i did no measuring, just eyeballed everything, and whipped them up. but they’re just pillows! they all fit differently, some too tight, some too loose, others a bit crooked, but i’m ok with that. but when you make a quilt, things need to be much more precise. not that i really was a perfectionist with these at all.
so it really didn’t take that entire time to make these – i took a couple months off here and there. but lately i have been really motivated to finish these because i wasn’t allowing myself to start another sewing project until i was done. next in line is gracie’s quilt and then the baby’s bedding.
i still haven’t completely decided on the baby’s bedding – thinking about browns, olivey/limey green, burnt orange, and some sort of turquoisy blue. i haven’t found all the fabric i want yet. but for gracie’s quilt i have almost everything i need, and i’m so excited about it. we recently moved gracie into lily’s room, so now her old room will be the baby’s room/ guest room. i want gracie’s bedding to match lily’s (which i love!) but i can’t get all the same fabric. so they’ll be a bit different (gracie wants more pink anyway).
so while i was a sewing nut this morning (knowing i was about to finish), everything else around here was, uh, interesting. lily and gracie were drawing with washable (thank god) markers and lily decided drawing on her face was more fun than paper. with jade green she had lined her lips then drawn a jester-like smile. it actually was pretty cute. and gracie spent about an hour fixing my hair. i ended up with three ponytail holders and 8 clips. and we’re all still in our jammies – its after 2 o’clock!
quick quotes for the day:
1. “mom, do balloons have bones?” – grace
2. “when i’m a mom, i’m gonna get myself treats ever when i want.” – grace

have a good one!

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    yea! they look soo darling. sounds like a fun, productive, crazy day! did you explain to gracie that when you are a mom, if you eat too many treats, you’ll gain weight, because having kids causes your metabolism to slow down, or if you buy too many treats, daddy gets really upset?! just kidding :)actually, it is kind of nice being the mom and getting myself treats here and there!

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    Kristen Borland says:

    what a great day! it’s so fun to hear about life with girls. :) show some pics of lilly’s quilt and gracie’s fabric. i love sewing projects, and that quilt and those pillows are so cute!!

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    Brianna Heldt says:

    Loving the duvet cover! And how cute are Gracie and Lily?!

    (We Heldts have “pj days” more often than I’d like to admit!)

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    Lara Laity says:

    I love the Gracie quotes! Kids say the funniest things. =)

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    Jeannett Gibson says:

    I need your crafty brain to help me pick out the fabrics for my baby boy in belly bedding! I feel like the ones I chose are so boring compared to all the fun prints you have on that quilt! (But I keep finding it difficult to find something boyish with no flowers or pink!)

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    jeannett – i would love to help you pick out fabrics, if you really want. also, is anyone throwing a shower for you?

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    Jeannett Gibson says:

    I totally want to take you up on your offer to help! Since fabric stores around here are scarce, do you get it online? Call me, we should talk!

    Don’t know anything about a shower…it’s probably early to be talking about it? (I’m due July 15)

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