Wednesday, November 16, 2011

A Doll Quilt for Ava

It's Ava's 6th birthday this Friday.  I knew I wanted to make something special for her.  I settled on a doll quilt.  I love dots and incorporated them into many of the aspects of this little quilt.  I started with the fabric.  The background fabric is little dots.  Most of the yo yos are made with different polka dot fabrics.  I sewed them to fabric in a grid pattern.  Then I sewed the grids with perle cotton.  I used a different color thread for each one.  I ended with a colorful striped binding.  I love the way it turned out.  I hope Ava likes it.  I think I need to get a new baby doll to go with it!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Our Family

This post isn't about anything crafty.  I just wanted to share some family pictures we had made at the local nature preservative.  It's not easy getting this many people together in one place.  And trying to get everyone to look at the camera at the same time is really tricky.  Just forget about getting everyone to smile.  Considering how windy the day was and that there were four little ones five or younger, I think they turned out pretty good.