Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Shared Nursery Plans

In case you haven't heard, our second little lovebug is a BOY! I'm going to be seriously out-manned here at home, but I am very excited to train up two loving momma's boys! Haha! My aunt was so sweet to quickly tell me I have retained my status as Queen of the House. Love that thought! Cody is of course elated (although he was softening to the idea of having a daugher!) and he is especially looking forward to more football, dirtbikes, and just plain dirt.

We are planning to remodel our bedroom (add insulation, replace window, revamp closet organization, new ceiling fan, etc.) and give it to the boys. Its about two feet wider and with cribs, toys, and everything else these little bodies require it will help tremendously!! Luke's room now is all re-done, so we'll end up with a remodeled room ourselves! Woo hoo! Now that I am 24 weeks, the anxiousness is setting in to start demo and get going in there. We all still love the colors and furniture in Luke's current room, so I'll just be adding to it for the boys room, or as I am calling it The Jr. Man Cave! 

Things that are catching my eye...

Baby Boy Blanket Nursery Decor Photography Prop by theredpistachio
                  (Found here)Take a look at this Black & White 'Boy Cave' Plaque by Collins on #zulily today!

Dirt Bike Pillow  Applique Accent Cushion  Dirt by kmariemarsh 

I also have a few things I never got to for Luke's room that I want to make sure to do this time around. Primarily, framing Cody's All-Star football jersey and doing some large prints of Cody and both Grandpa's on dirtbike adventures. And with that I'll end with "Braaaaaap" ;)

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Hippie Flag Quilt

Recently, I completed my largest quilt to date, 84" x 96" (ahem, 7' x 8')!! Although I don't plan to make something quite so huge again, it was a fun one to complete. I had to move my entire dining set to the other side of the room to layer, bind and tie! Not only was it the largest but also challenging because the pattern mixing was a little crazy. Fun, but crazy. Since I was making it for a very creative friend herself, I had the chance to really push and stretch myself in fabric choice. Fabrics were a mix of thrifted sheets, pillow cases and off the rack yardage. For the backing I used a navy king sized flat sheet. Trim work was done using remnants of the black fitted sheet I broke down for my first quilt. The feedback I've received is pretty overwhelming! I didn't expect so many to genuinely love it. I mean friends have offered to PAY ME for one. Definitely not ready for that, its so much more fun and relaxing to create for gifts than money! Maybe in like ten years when my seams are straighter we can maybe possibly talk about it... But thank you, thank you for your confidence in my creations!!

I told you it was crazy! Coming from the somebody who has an OCD-like habit of matching her socks and underwear to the rest of the days clothes--this was a little out of the comfort zone! My modern day hippie girl loved the quilt beyond my expectations which is the ultimate compliment. This flag concept is one I will certainly do again, its a great one to personalize. 

I started cutting a stack of hexagons from some of the leftover fabrics and playing around with layout. But I actually really need to get cracking on a quilt for Baby #2. Thank goodness thats bound to be a smaller project too. I'd really like to do some machine quilting vs hand tying so a baby quilt is a much more manageable size for that!