Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Doll Quilt Swap! My turn!

I received my quilt from the Doll Quilt Swap and I could NOT be happier with it!  My partner, Robin of  rsislandcrafts,  picked up on my many comments about my newfound love for half square triangles (or if she didn't see them, she has magical intuition powers!) and my constant blathering about my love for Kate Spain's Central Park collection, and came up with this!!!

I mean come ON!  Could it be anymore perfect?  It's in  my living room, just above my computer desk so I can gaze at it all the time.  The colors go perfectly in my living room- I'm even thinking of painting those walls grey, and it will STILL go perfectly!

Thank you again, Robin, you've really made my first DQS experience wonderful!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

ModKid Kyoko Dress

Oops!  It appears I took another too-long blog break!  I have been sewing, but my ancient computer was dying a slow and painful death and uploading pictures was difficult.  My husband has given me his old laptop so I am back in business and now I can bring the computer down to the sewing area and use all those tutorials I've been bookmarking but that were too long to print out!

My most recent finish is this ModKid Kyoko dress.  The solid is a fabric I picked up at a charity sale, I don't think it's all cotton but I'm not sure exactly what it is- But it matches the Ta Dots perfectly, and it's a nice weight.  I went out on a limb with the orange Riley Blake accents, not sure how my daughter would feel about the combo, but she loves it!  I finished it last night but she was too cold this morning to wear it to school today, so no action pictures yet.  Hopefully someday soon Spring will arrive and STAY!  We had 80+ degrees on Sunday, and are expecting snow this weekend. I'm told this is my fault because I publicly stated that I was putting away the winter gear and refused to take it out again.  Sorry, Midwest!  My bad!

I've also finished up a few swaps during my blog absence, I'll post about those soon!