Tuesday, July 31, 2012

A little quilty for a baby-to-be

A lovely lady at work is expecting her first baby, a girl. As soon as she announced the pregnancy I knew I needed to make a little quilty for the bundle of joy.


I chose the New Wave pattern from Elizabeth Hartman of Oh Fransson. I modified it slightly to get the finished size I wanted (about 45" x 48"). It's constructed with fabrics from Connecting Threads featuring cupcakes and ice cream and macarons, how better to celebrate a 'sweet' baby? I love the colours too, a rosey pink, aqua and cream, all grounded with a chocolately brown, feminine without being cloyingly sweet.

The back is a stripe of the focal fabrics from the front, along with two big patches of solids in the same rosey pink and aqua. I love the back, it's simple and soothing, but still visually appealing. Really, I think you could use both sides!

Edited to add: it has been received by the mama, who was pleased :) Now the countdown is on for baby's arrival!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Olympic emotion


The Olympics bring me back to when I was young and believed all things were possible...

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Keeping Cool...

It's been obscenely hot (and dry) here so far this summer, today's forecast high was 35C. At least we're getting good use out of the pool.

(Love the masks :) Jonah prefers these to regular goggles, frees his hands from having to plug his nose when he jumps off the diving board!)

Sunday, July 1, 2012