Saturday, August 25, 2007


have you ever heard of a tag blanket? i hadn't, but my friend brooke asked me to make one for her baby, cora. basically it's a small blanket that has little loops of ribbon along the edge for the baby to play with. who knew babies liked playing with tags so much? i didn't, but then i don't have a baby!

anyway, brooke picked out some gorgeous fabric from superbuzzy, and i found some coordinating flannel to use for the back, and some cute ribbons that matched. then i just layered the front, back, and some batting, with the ribbon loops pinned between the two fabric layers, and sewed around the edge. it was a really easy project, but i think the end result was is really simple and lovely. in fact, i think i will make these as baby shower gifts from now on, because they're kind of unusual, and they're a good way to show off a fairly small amount of nice fabric.

see....cora likes it!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

vancouver is not so far away

this weekend my little brother, matthew, and his wife (so he's not that little anymore) picked up and moved from seattle to vancouver, bc. he will be starting graduate school there in a few weeks. this fact has bummed me out ever since i found out it was happening, oh, almost a year ago. vancouver is only a few hours from seattle, and i'm happy for him to be starting school, excited for them to start on this new adventure, but sad for myself. i'm really going to miss having my little bro just minutes away!

i made them a little present to take along with them, for their new home, to remind them of their old one. a log cabin pillow:

my favorite part is the little tag i put on it. my sister-in-law has a thing for squirrels, so how could i not use this cute trim i had lying around:

i'll miss you matty!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

kitchen destruction

our kitchen remodel so far:

this is after a month of being worked on, a month living in another apartment. i don't think we're coming home for a while yet, what do you think?