Monday, March 17, 2008

Help Someday Help

I have had so many projects. It is fun but super time consuming. I loved making this scalloped blanket. I got the pattern from a cool book called Bend-the-Rules of Sewing by Amy Carol. Thanks to another blog (thanks April) I saw this super cute floral fabric that can be found at JoAnns. I didn't think you could find anything super cute at JoAnn's so I was very happy. Then I found the orange polka dot from Amy Butler at Material Girls. I know it isn't very baby girlish but I liked it. I just gave it to a darling baby named Ava.


I tried another diaper bag with a few adjustments. I think it still needs a few more tweaks and next I think I just want to try a different shape altogether. But, I loved the texture of this fabric. I gave a friend of mine a diaper bag 3 years ago and she has used to to shreds. I noticed how worn it was the other day so I took her this one. It needed to be updated. The scary thing is that you don't want to impose a diaper bag on someone. Everyone is so particular about what they want to carry around.



The biggest and most stressful project of all is putting on an 8 year old birthday party. Magic themed. The birthday boy insisted that I MAKE magic capes. Who does that? I guess I do. They turned out good after a few tears and some stress. We had 9 crazy boys over and filled 2 hours with magic potions, tricks, games and food. I think everyone was happy. I was worn out.

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10 comments:

Kristine said...

You are Amazing! I am so impressed. I LOVE the blanket. I LOVE the bag. I LOVE the party idea. Good Work.

Allman Roca said...

Annie, I am so impressed by all of your talents. Where do I get these friends that are so talented in every way that I am not? I guess I have a lot to learn.
I loved the capes. We have a whole new dress up box thanks to your kids parties this year! We love ya!
Burke said the party was "so cool!"

Juliann said...

Annie, are you kidding me? First all the girls' aprons and now all these magic capes! Incredible! I'm sure the kids loved the party and will continue to love the capes as a fun reminder of the event. Good job on the blanket and the bag! Wowsa!

Holly C M said...

Great job on all the sewing and partying! Love seeing the pictures and reading the posts. Makes me feel a little closer.
Did anyone read the article in the Church News about birthday parties? Thoughts?

Holliann said...

Annie - you are as cute as ever - I wish I aged that well, and kept as many of my talents as you did. Mine left when my brain left with my 4 babies:) I am very excited for your blog. I will have to finish visiting tonight after wrestle mania is over at our house !

Jane said...

Well done Annie. Those capes rock. I love the Magic theme idea. That blanket is awesome and I love what you've done to the diaper bag. You are a dream! Love you.

Holliann said...

So I have to tell you that I love the goodreads. We have been using library thing and it is so boring and uninspiring. But between you and goodreads I was inspired to type in a slew of great books. You're the best!

ChrisandKate said...

annie--
If you get this, can you email me? I have a few questions.
kecmiller@gmail.com

Love ya!
katie

Hilary and Dave said...

Annie, you are AMAZING.

April said...

your quilt is so cute and those are my two favorite fabric combos... I keep using up all my tangerine polka dot! LOVE the bag too!