Monday, January 12, 2009

Some More Things to Share..

I wanted to share some pictures with you of the other item that I made for my daughter for Christmas. My mom passed away this past October after a VERY long battle with Alzheimer's Disease...over 10 years. My dad wasn't sure what to do with all of her nightgowns, so I took them. I decided I wanted to make a quilt for my little girl...Mimi's quilt. Now having just taken up sewing a few months ago, I went basic. I just cut out squares from the nightgowns and sewed those together. And instead of quilting it, I knotted it. My mother-in-law helped me with the binding which seemed a bid foreboding to me. She is an avid sewer and quilter and to whom I owe my new hobby of sewing to. I think the quilt turned out very nice. I even got a bit creative and cut out some of the pockets from her nightgowns to use on the quilt. Peanut, my daughter's nickname, can stick her little stuffed animals or other treasures in there.

I also wanted to show you something that my mother-in-law made for her younger grandchildren that have baby dolls. She found a website with patterns for American Girl doll quilts and made them. Isn't it adorable? I love it so much as does Peanut who likes to wrap her babies in it.

And just for is a picture of the snowman that my daughter and I made together today before naptime. She had fun learning about big, medium, and small. Her favorite part was adding the fun shape stickers to Mr. Snowman's body. He is proudly displayed on our fridge now.


Joy ☺ said...

Awesome job on the quilt miss crafty! Looks great! You have inspired me to make something for Dawson like a popcicle. Which I might be able to handle. Everyone in my mom's family can quilt. But she must have deemed I was a lost cause. You've seen my crocheted tapeworm, so I know it's true.
You never cease to amaze me! I'm always inspired!

Tressa & Mark said...


Didn't find an email link, so I'm posting here. Hope you don't mind.

Just taking a moment to stop by and thank you for stopping by Crafty Crow to sign up for the Usborne Books drawing.

You are welcome to stop by monthly at and sign up for my monthly $50 Usborne drawing.

How did you find out about Usborne Books?

Do you have Usborne in your family library?

Would you like to get Usborne Books for FREE by hosting an online eShow? (Okay, trick question, but you can answer anyway ;-)

May I add you to my online newsletter list? You’d get updates on new titles, literacy info and the like.

I look forward to your reply.

Happy Reading,
Tressa Book Nut Nelson

P.S. love the quilt. I have a hard time throwing away my fabric scraps. So, I've got HUGE bags of scraps (an archeological dig of my sewing procjects, really). You've inspired me to make them into quilts. Think I'll start by making dolly quilts for my girls.