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some new goods on Etsy

It’s been a busy couple of weeks-  a little summertime fun but mostly sewing and participating in a few local outdoor markets. I decided to make a few crib-sized patchwork quilts, manageable in size and fun to put together. As you can see, it’s all about random, kitschy color combos this summer- but organized within a theme- such as ‘pink’ in this baby quilt. They’re all in my Etsy shop.
patchwork crib quilt

‘Boy’ fabrics and colors here…
patchwork boy baby quilt

Then back to pink, but with a red binding. I do so love pink and red together.
patchwork baby quilt

I’ve been making patchwork picnic blankets too. This one (below) is made with 10 inch squares and no theme what-so-ever, just scraps. The top (as you can see) is pieced but the back is a single piece of fabric sewn to the front in pillowcase style (right sides together, stitch around all edges leaving a 15 inch or so opening to pull the whole thing right side out again). Turn the whole thing right side out, iron flat and top stitch the edges. No batting, no quilting. The size of this one is 54 inches by 86 inches- a little longer than a standard picnic table size. Great as a picnic blanket, or throw too.
patchwork picnic blanket

And the ever-so-handy 2 in 1, reversible, half aprons for cooking, entertaining, gardening, working or anything else you might need to look cute for. All the goods shown here are listed on Etsy.
reversible aprons

Let’s hear it for the children

‘Our greatest natural resource is the minds of our children.’ -Walt Disney

What a weekend, full of events for all- soccer games, 5K fun run for my darling neighbor battling cancer, Youthlinc fundraiser, mission homecoming, prom… The temperature soared into to 80’s, giving everyone a glimpse of summer and some degree of sunburn skin. The Youthlinc Benefit was at the Kimball Arts Center in Park City in the gallery amidst the Wasatch Back Student Art Show, of which I was extremely impressed.20120423-092020.jpg

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Recycled material dress designs, make an impression, perhaps at your next prom?

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20120423-092241.jpgToothbrush (it took me a minute and a few steps back) and duct tape skis.

20120423-092252.jpgCupcake papers (what’s the real term?) covered light fixture, looks like something from Ikea.

The creativity of children is endless, they just need the opportunity to expand and practice. Kudos to the folks who put this show together!