Friday, March 20, 2009

Stomps of Love

This is my mom's Christmas present...and, is 3 months late but I am pretty sure she will still like it.

I saw this bathmat tutorial featured in the Sew Mama Sew Handmade: Holidays Blog in 2007. Since the moment I saw it I KNEW I would make it for my mom. The tutorial comes from the Montessori by Hand blog. Meg did a great job with this one. Unlike the tutorial suggests I actually used new fabrics to create a new color scheme for my parent's Master Bath at their house in Ocean Shores. I wanted to make it special and personal so for the feet the outlines are of all the grandkids feet (with their names embroidered in them so she will know whose is who). Since this was not our year to actually see Summer and the kids I had her outline the kids and send them up to me. This project held a lot of firsts for first quilt piecing, hand embroidery, and topstitching to quilt the outline of the feet (don't look close at those...can definitely tell I am a I am SO happy with how this turned out and cannot wait to finally give it to my mom next weekend!

some close-ups of C's feet and the "clean feet" embroidery that you can barely see

close-up of my nephew's feet

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

How a 2yr old does it...

Figured I would share what Joel has been up to a 2yo does it...

...plays with the dogs (this would be Jack)

...fights the bad guys

...thinks he is eating an english muffin (really just wants the jam)

...dumps a glass of chocolate milk on Nana's computer (must be hereditary...couple weeks later I dumped a cup of tea on mine)

...takes eating lessons from the dogs

...and last but certainly not a 2yo sings "Scooby Dooby Doo", atleast as much as I can get video taped of it