Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Hunter's Quilt=Completed UFO

I finally finished one of my UFOs!!!!.

I have been working on this quilt for a long time. (Well I worked on if for a while, then forgot about it and then started it again many months later) When Hunter was born I decided to make the nursery bedding. It was fun and something that I did again for Walter. I loved going to the fabric store and picking out the fabric for his crib. I made him bumpers, a crib sheet and the crib skirt. So when he moved to a big boy bed, I had a hard time letting go of the bedding. I didn't know that to do with it. I thought about keeping it, but for what purpose? At this time I was pregnant with Walter, but I had already decided that I wanted to make his bedding different and special for Walter. So I came up with the idea of reusing the material to make the bedding for his big boy bed.

The quilt at the bottom of the bed is one that Grandma Sharman had made for Hunter and as you can see matches perfectly with all the material. (Sharman had come with me to help me pick out all the material in the very beginning.) That is one of the reasons I wanted to make this quilt because I didn't just want to put the quilt that Sharman had made away. I wanted it out and displayed, but I wanted it to match the rest of the decor.

I kept the quilt simple and easy. The blue squares were once the crib sheet. The green squares were the crib skirt and the animal squares had been the bumpers.

Here is a picture of the back. I love the look of the tan with the animal print binding.

As you can see from the picture above, I still need to add a couple of things. (Well I would like to add a couple of things- I don't know if I really need to)

I found this pattern for a pleated bed skirt and thought about making it in a tan fabric like the back of the quilt. But is that too much? Sometimes I can get carried away with a theme. Should I make it or should I just buy one from the store and kept is easy and not so matchy matchy?

I would also like to make some throw pillows. I have been looking in magazines for ideas. Most of the beds have about three pillows on them, but is that too much for a kids bed? I can see Hunter and Walter just throwing them off each day and not really caring that they were made to make the room look good.

I think I going to make one pillow just a solid color either tan or green (same material from the quilt) and have the piping be the animal print.

Then I thought of making another pillow the same patchwork design as the quilt. I'm not sure if I should make the pillow the same size as a normal pillow or smaller.

So I need your help. I would ask Weston, but he says that this really isn't his department. So what do you guys think?

1. Should I make a bed skirt or just buy one?

2. How many throw pillows should I make 3,2,1?

and what sizes?

3. Do you like the idea of one solid and one patchwork, or should they both be solid, or something else?

Please tell me what you think.

Hunter is just happy to have his "special quilt-that mommy made me" done.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Delivering Some Love

I made this mailbag for a school activity that I am going to be doing with the boys later this month. Hunter saw it and started playing and pretty soon he came up with the idea of using it to pass out his valentines that we had made for all the kids in playgroup. It was a big hit, he loved giving, which is a big step, as he usually just loves getting.

Here he is being a little shy.

Hunter had so much fun handing out the valentines that we decided to also hand out valentines at Daddy's work as well.

Special Delivery:LOVE

You can find out how to make the mailbag at Create Studio

Monday, February 8, 2010

Valentine Decor

I LOVE VALENTINES- I think it has to do with the colors Red and Pink. So when I saw this wreath on The Idea Room, I knew that I had to make it. So what do you think?

Do you love it as much as I do? It's just so pretty

I loved it so much that I decided to make two. One in red and the other in pink. The only problem is I only have one front door. I thought about hanging it on the back door, but then I decided to mail it to my mom instead. Happy Valentine's Day Mommy.

I pretty much followed the directions on the website. The only thing I did different is I first folded the circle in half and then in thirds. I thought it looked more like a rose. I don't know if you can really see a difference but it made me smile.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

St George -Half Marathon

On January 23rd we went to St. George Utah so Weston and his dad Mac could participate in the half marathon. We drove up Friday after Weston came home from work and met up with Weston's parents in St. George. Both of them did awesome. Weston cut off ten minutes from his last half marathon. And Mac placed third in his age group. WAY TO GO GUYS!!!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Goals- February

In a effort to feel responsible for my goals, I'm going to report how they are going.
1. Exercise- It went really well until the last week. My friend/BYU roommate Caryn is a Beachbody coach and she recommend that I start Turbo Jam. I have to say that I really like it. It's pretty fun and the kids like to dance to the music while I exercise. There were even some weeks that I exercised more then three times a week. Then the last week, I only exercised twice. My allergies really made me tried the last half of the week, and it was also Weston's birthday. But still, I could give you a ton of excuses and the point is to try to be better. So I hope to report at the end of February that I did awesome.

2. UFO's - So I haven't finished any of them, but I have been working on them. I have been sewing, scrapbooking and knitting. I thought I would show you some of the pages I finished scrapbooking

I finished Walter baby pages. 5 layouts. I decided to count 10 layouts as one completed UFO so I'm half way there.

Just to show you how far behind I'm -here is a picture of Walter today:

3. Food Storage- I have really enjoyed getting the checklist every two weeks. And I'm proud to say that the food part of our 72 hour kits are ready- This week I'm working on getting the rest of the kits done, like the blankets and clothes and everything else.

Well thanks for listening or I guess reading.