Sewing

One for Mama, Two for Baby Girl

Heeey guys!  Today I’m sharing a versatile make for myself, and a sweet little set for the wee lass that we’re still waiting to meet.  Let’s start with my look!

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This is Deer & Doe’s Aubepine, or as I discovered via Google Translator means Hawthorn in English.  Also very important: IT HAS POCKETS! Continue reading “One for Mama, Two for Baby Girl”

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Quilting, Sewing, Soaping

Ribbon Box Crib Quilt

One of the things I knew for sure I wanted to make for Ms. Baby was a quilt.  I’m a quilting super beginner, but have a couple of awesome super quilter family members to ask advice of, which is great.

I looked and looked and couldn’t find a quilt pattern that really spoke to me…that is, until Nakisha told me she was going to make Cloud 9 Fabrics’s Ribbon Box Quilt.  I loved it and immediately made plans to copy her.  :P  I mean, imitation is the purest form of flattery, right?

Here it is…

Cloud 9 Ribbon Box Quilt

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Life

Oh my Darlin’ Cheeks

Your first birthday has now come and gone.

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I would be lying if I said the day you were born wasn’t one of my scariest and most painful.  Maybe admitting that makes me a bad mom, maybe it just makes me human.  I am thankful to be in a place now where I have found more peace with how you entered the world.

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I also had a spot o’ trouble coping with the delay of your birth, which was 15 days after you were due.  Irrational is a nice way of describing my behavior.  Your poor dad.  It was kind of no wonder you didn’t want to come out and meet your (possibly literally) crazy mama.

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But as I sit and contemplate your first year, thinking about how much you’ve grown and learned, and how very much you have yet to, I feel the prickle of tears.  It has gone so slowly, yet so quickly, this first year of your beautiful life.

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To say that I treasure you is the understatement of the century.

You are the best decision we have ever made.

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