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quilt top–WIP, originally uploaded by SewLaTea.

A peek at what I’ve been working on…a new quilt for a new baby to be. He’ll be here in less than two weeks so I better get moving and finish up this baby. It’s actually a 60″x60″ star! I made one ginormous wonky star instead of several smaller ones.

Trying to figure out how to piece the quilt back now. Maybe thinking 5 small wonky star blocks across the quilt with white everywhere else….or I was also thinking baby blue flannel for a softer feel…better decide soon.

Also thinking about how I’m going to quilt it. I’m tossing around some different ideas.

I am loving the colors/patterns…it’s so soothing and crisp. I can’t wait to finish it and see it in all its quilted, wrinkly, yumminess 🙂

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Charlotte’s Pillowcase Dress, originally uploaded by SewLaTea.

I’ve been wanting to make this dress for months now…so while procrastinating the Birdie Sling, I decided it would feel real good to actually COMPLETE a project! I knew this one was waiting for me and wouldn’t take too long, so I decided to tackle it. I used this tutorial by Freshly Picked. It was a great tutorial…very easy to follow and I like how Susan uses elastic in the top. I think it gives it a sweet look 🙂 I had considered adding a little flower broach so I made a yo-yo flower using this tute by Heather Bailey. I used the leftover fabric from the dress to make the flower. It came out a little small, so I didn’t add it. But I still think I might make a couple to embellish…we’ll see! Anyway, its getting late and I have two sick kiddos wanting mom. Night night.

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Birdie Sling pleats, originally uploaded by SewLaTea.

This pic is a bit dark…about to start the pleatIng…but just hung up on where to stitch here…I’m guessing 1/4 ” from the top, across from folded edge to the pin(which is where the pleat marks line up)….
can anyone confirm this?

I’ve been so busy lately, hardly any time for myself let alone for sewing. Picked up some extra hours at the hospital for some extra cash (and really wishing I could spend it on fabric instead of a new roof!) Ah, well, such as life huh?

I HAVE been working on gathering and sorting all of my favorited tutorials. I have an endless list that just keeps growing. I’m inspired constantly by these amazingly fantasticly creative women (and men!) out there. As one blogger writes, I need to “stop staring and start sewing!” But I can’t help searching and exploring flickr and then getting lost in links from one blogger to the next. And then there is the fabric!!!! I could look at fabric all day and drool and wish I could just buy it ALL! Oh and Etsy….my god, no wonder I’m up till midnight every night!! My husband is constantly saying to me “WHAT do you DO on the laptop?” lol…ahm, window shopping for fabric and new patterns, getting inspired, learning…….

I’m sure you can relate…

Anyway. Got to get moving here. Make a plan for the day. Its a non school day, so I need to think of some fun things for the kids an I to do. Oh and then there’s April vacation next week…I think I’m going to come up with a list of activities and get all the stuff we need for fun projects ahead of time….maybe we can do that today. I digress.

Have a good day 🙂

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Look what I got in the mail, originally uploaded by SewLaTea.

I’m so excited! I’ve been wanting to order this kit from My Eclectic Mess on Etsy and I finally did. I can’t wait to start! A little nervous because I’ve never made a bag before, but I’m up for the challenge 🙂

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