Valentine’s Day Themed Sensory Bin

Our daughter received the most gorgeous sensory table for her first birthday. It was handmade by her Godfather, and it has become one of the most-used fixtures in our home. The table holds its proper place as the centerpiece of our living room, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. In the last couple [...]

By |2018-02-09T18:52:18+00:00February 9th, 2018|Crafting, Toddler Activities|0 Comments

A Toddler Christmas Tree Activity with Endless Possibilities

The theme for this Christmas season certainly seems to be "magic." Magic doesn't always make itself, though. Sometimes it needs a little help. And a nice dose of humor. We've been working through a bunch of Christmas activities from the Celebrate Activity Plan by Jamie Reimer of Hands on We Grow. It's been so helpful [...]

By |2018-01-14T13:13:25+00:00December 20th, 2017|Parenting, Toddler Activities|0 Comments

Handmade: The Perfect Diaper Bag

Almost four years ago I made this Lola Bea diaper bag for my sister-in-law, who was expecting her second child--a girl. It turned out absolutely gorgeous, and I knew if we ever had a baby I'd want to make one for myself too. My sister-in-law's bag Shortly after we found out we were pregnant with [...]

By |2016-12-02T16:07:26+00:00December 2nd, 2016|Crafting|1 Comment

Handmade: My Going Home Outfit

Me in my going home outfit. Photo by David Winters, used with permission My parents kept many handmade treasures that were mine when I was a baby. My mom had made my going home outfit with leftover fabric and lace from her wedding dress. When we were pregnant with Patrick, I asked her [...]

By |2016-10-13T17:07:26+00:00August 16th, 2016|Crafting, Family, Stitch|0 Comments

My New Philosophy: “Baby Don’t Care”

In early January, I headed over to Quilter's Way to quilt Stitch's grey and yellow star quilt on the Gammill longarm. Towards the end of the day, when I only had one more row of quilting to complete, a couple came into the shop. The husband was quite interested in how the longarm worked and [...]

By |2016-10-13T17:07:26+00:00February 17th, 2016|Crafting, Family, Pregnancy After Loss, Quilting Heals, Stitch|0 Comments

Sewing for Stitch: Pinwheel Car Seat Canopy Update

This Pinwheel Car Seat Canopy/Stroller quilt was not on my original to-sew-for-Stitch list, but the way it's coming together I wonder if it is going to end up being one of my favorites. I guess that sometimes fabric really does speak to you and urge you to find a use. Those stars called to me from [...]

By |2016-10-13T17:07:30+00:00January 6th, 2016|Crafting, Quilting Heals|3 Comments

Sewing for Stitch: Pinwheel Carseat/Stroller Quilt

Photo Credit: The Cloth Parcel I'm getting the itch to nest, which I'm not sure my heart is quite ready for, but that's a topic for another blog post. The last several times I've been in Quilter's Way, I've been drawn to some absolutely lusciously soft flannel from the Cozy Cotton collection from Robert Kaufman [...]

By |2016-10-13T17:07:30+00:00December 16th, 2015|Crafting|0 Comments

“Dragon” Baby Quilt

I had two dear friends pregnant and due the same week in August. One quilt (Babe's Toy Box) was finished before the baby arrived, partially because my friend was moving away. I had grand goals to have this second dragon baby quilt done as well, but when I went to order the fabric and get it [...]

By |2016-10-13T17:07:30+00:00December 4th, 2015|Beauty and the Bug Quilts, Crafting, Quilting Heals|1 Comment

Countdown to Baby: Sewing for Stitch

Now that we've passed the 20-week mark, I've gotten the itch to start sewing for Stitch. I've been collecting little projects here and there, plus I still have some that I'd purchased to make for Patrick that I want to finish for Stitch. I cleaned up my sewing table on Monday, and got to work. I started [...]

By |2016-10-13T17:07:30+00:00November 11th, 2015|Crafting|0 Comments

“Babe’s Toy Box” Quilt

"Babe's Toy Box" quilt has been waiting patiently for the perfect recipient, and when I found out that my friend Andrea was having a baby girl, I knew I had to finish this quilt for her babe. Andrea and I have been friends since we worked together at a Montessori school. She became a near [...]

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