Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
I've been sewing a lot this last month (thanks to a challenge in my online quilt group!) but have been slacking at the blogging.
Posted by TaraJ at 8:38 AM
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Finally, I finished the last of the 3 planned baby quilts from the orphaned mystery blocks!
Obviously, they're all similar, but I managed to separate the blocks into 1 boy, and the 2 girl baby quilts. 3 quilts down from ONE old project- YAY!
Posted by TaraJ at 7:47 PM
Monday, March 29, 2010
of the blog to 'Tara Slacks Off...' SORRY!
This is something I finished yesterday! The blocks are still leftover from the same project as the last baby quilt (2 posts down). The pink chair is a TJ Maxx find and was too adorable to pass up- and since I have a girl now, I'm justified... except for the fact that she doesn't sit up on her own yet, but we'll get there (right?) :D
And Target is my new favorite fabric source! A $7.99 flat sheet will back TWO baby quilts-- so much cheaper than a trip to the quilt shop, and it's a good weight for it. Hubby sometimes loves my odd purchases.
Posted by TaraJ at 8:32 AM
Friday, March 5, 2010
BUT- I think I actually like this one! The other (post below) was a little bit too tight although you can't tell in the pictures, and I had to take it out of the pocket to get to the touch screen. This one is working out much better, but I had originally done the pocket again, realized that THAT was what I wasn't liking, and un-sewed a bit and put in the corner things on the bottom as well.... WHEW- 2 days gone figuring out how I wanted this thing, but it's done and usable now! And, I can acess all buttons, screens, and even the charging port without removing it from the cover, yay!
Posted by TaraJ at 6:10 AM
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Posted by TaraJ at 5:50 AM
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
and it will be be-a-utiful!!! I'm waiting for the pattern to arrive and need to purchase background.
- Fun Fact- this stack includes pieces from all of Amy Butler's lines (quilting weight anyway), way back to 'Charm'!
Posted by TaraJ at 4:59 PM
This quilt will be going to a soon-to-be-born baby boy, who I hope gets lots of love and enjoyment from it!
Posted by TaraJ at 10:53 AM
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
Posted by TaraJ at 11:24 AM
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
PS- Brother Matt is doing well, though upset that he still hasn't got to see his sister (hospital is full so she's stuck in special care even though she no longer needs to be there). We've been taking turns keeping him amused, and the hospital has an awesome area for kids with basketball, games, ping pong, etc. I took a break yesterday while Daddy was at the hospital and we went to the Science Center (he IS missing school- I figured something educational/fun was in order LOL)
Posted by TaraJ at 1:21 PM
Saturday, February 6, 2010
There are so many NEW projects that I want to start... books, blogs- I'm getting ideas from all over, but feel like I have no time to do any of them.
And the UFOs... some days I feel like just purging that whole bin in my closet. The piles of blocks, half cut fabrics, and even mostly finished quilt tops that I just lost interest in. Hopefully I can motivate myself to sift through those and get some of them finished up, if for no other reason that getting them out of that closet.
Posted by TaraJ at 9:27 AM
Thursday, January 28, 2010
I made this adorable tutu today too! It's a little big for Addy right now (she is only 2 months old... LOL), but I have a feeling it will be perfect right around her first Halloween! Thanks to the fabric clearance at our local WalMart, the tulle was only 58cents a yard. I think this took around 2 yards, cut into 4 inch strips, then cut down into about 15 inch lengths. I had seen this tutorial in various forms around the web for a few years, and finally have a little girl to make one for... ahh, patience...
Posted by TaraJ at 2:40 PM
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
So, I didn't take any pictures, but I swear I finally did some quilting!
I loaded backing, batting and top on the frame, and got two whole rows done! Granted, it's a smaller wallhanging, but those 30 minutes were FUN!
I need to start carving out time to get back to my poor neglected sewing room...
Posted by TaraJ at 5:17 PM
Friday, January 15, 2010
Posted by TaraJ at 4:27 PM
Saturday, January 2, 2010
Now, whether or not those resolutions stick is totally another subject!
So, here goes the wishful thinking!
1. Get organized! We've moved 6 times in our 10 year marraige and have accumulated a crap ton of things. We try to clear out before every move, but it never works as intended. There are boxes of books (I think?) in my closet that literally haven't been unpacked since 4 houses ago. I think it's high time to start goign through this stuff and get rid of the things we don't use or want anymore.
2. SEW MORE! Well, maybe not a ton more time wise- hello new baby! But I would like to finish up some older projects and be a lot better at finishing the new projects that I start.
Ok... I don't want to overdo it at this point :P
So, from me to you- Happy New Year!!!
Posted by TaraJ at 3:07 PM