Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Loooooong time, no write!!

I have thought of about a million blog posts since I last posted almost 10 months ago! I have them all written down on a mental list in my head, I will start adding them from this day forth!

Quick update.....We welcomed our beautiful baby boy December 19th, 2013. He was 3 days late, our delivery did not go quite as expected but he was (and still very much is) healthy and I did great and DF was amazing! We are over the moon in love with our son Tristan, who is now 8 months old. He is hilarious, full of energy and the most dynamic little boy we have ever met. He is absolutely everything to us, I didn't think I could be so unbelievably so wrapped up in another being, this little man is my entire world.

My maternity leave is up in less than 3 months and I have made the decision to open a day home and stay home with my son. I am a pediatric nurse with a passion for children, I didn't start my mat leave with this position in mind, but being home with my boy and sharing the passion and knowledge I have to give with other little ones just seems to make sense. I can feel it in my heart. I am excited and so relieved to have come to a decision. Plus, Tristan LOVES kids!! We have lots of kids over at our house when our friends come to visit and it's been awesome for him, (and them!).

I have also made the decision to continue to blog from this day forward, about my family, my sewing and my new upcoming adventure. I can't wait! Happy September everyone :)!

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Sewing for my baby boy!

I am officially 36 weeks.....4 more weeks to go till baby time, I am on maternity leave and sewing up a storm.....I LOVE IT! In the past 4 days, I finished his mini quilt - made from scraps, will probably be a little blanket for the floor or a changing blanket. I finished 2 more fitted crib sheets - I now have 3 in total, I will be getting approx 10 more from my mom. I made 3 change pad covers and 15 bum cloths from scraps from all of the above - going to compare to disposable and see what we think! I am so excited!

The little quilt :)

I used painters tape to do the cross quilting, I saw it on a tutorial a while back, this was the first time I tried it and I'm soooo impressed!! Something I will definitely do again! 

Change pad covers...

And fitted sheets....

And the bum cloths :) I really think I am going to like using them over the disposable....

I also 'recovered' two wicker baskets to coordinate with his bedding, I will post those in another post, once his nursery is officially finished! I assured DF (we are now engaged as of Sept. 27th!) that I had a vision and I am soooooooo happy it is coming together so well!!

Until then!

Sunday, 27 October 2013

A New Quilt for a Beautiful Baby Girl!!

One of the doctor's that I work for was 3 months ahead of me in her pregnancy......It was actually kind of cool, she had just told us she was pregnant at 12 weeks, and within days I found out I was pregnant! It was a joke around the clinic to not drink the water! Haha!

Anyways, all throughout her pregnancy we all said she was having a girl, but apparently little one wasn't very cooperative at her ultrasounds and we never did know what she was having until she had her! And a sweet little peanut she is! She is tiny and adorable! I don't think mine will ever be that small but I had so much fun making her a very pink baby quilt!

Who doesn't love minky!!!
I am quite impressed with how it turned out!
My office had a small baby shower/lunch for me, at which she brought her baby to. I was able to give her her gift and get some baby snuggles in while I was at it! Her little tiny bum rested perfectly on my belly, which must have woke my baby up because immediately he started kicking her! It was too cute! A little surreal to think that I will be holding my own baby in less than 8 weeks......however, like I said, I don't think he will ever be that small, I don't think she is 8lbs even and he will most likely be born more than that! But he is healthy and I have a post to follow this one on our latest ultrasound :D

Soon I will have my little guy here! I. Can't. Wait,
Talk to you soon!

Friday, 11 October 2013

Another awesome giveaway from Maureen Cracknell!

Hi there!! It is a cloudy chilli Friday morning here in Calgary but it was made a little bit sunnier with this wonderfully cute fabric bundle giveaway from Maureen Cracknell!
 Fabric Giveaway Friday!
  Her fabric choices are always so gorgeous! To enter this give away, please go to her blog at:

You can get up to 4 entries, by commenting on her post, following her, following intrepid thread (who is sponsoring the giveaway) and sharing!

Happy Friday!!!!


Monday, 9 September 2013

It's really happening!

After a gorgeous sunny (and hot!!) day spent with my best friend and her children at our local amusement park, I came home to my DB and our first actual piece of baby furniture, ready to be put together. It was supposed to be a crib but Sears messed up the order and sent us the coordinating change table instead....I wasn't too upset as we were planning on getting that as well, I just wasn't sure if it was going to be that exact one, however once I saw it, I liked it and decided not to sent it back. We will just be getting our crib at a later date :).

So as I said, it was a very hot day today so DB decides he was going to build it in the only room in our house with ac, out bedroom. Seeing as how our laundry room is conveniently located right outside our bedroom door, I decided I would keep cool and keep him company while doing laundry.....more specifically - baby laundry!!! Oh my, the smell of Ivory baby laundry soap, it's pure heaven and I cannot wait to cuddle my little boy in his cute, baby powder smelling, teeny tiny clothing! It was surreal, I mean SURREAL folding my baby boys laundry while watching my future husband put together his change table. Something I have only dreamed of doing.

Tee Hee!!

 It's really happening. I want to cherish this time I have him safe within me, I want to savor the time DB and I have alone together, but this is going to be the longest 4 months the ever!!! I can't wait to meet my little man. It truly is happening. And I couldn't be happier. <3

 And the start of his room.....

The change table DB put together :)

And some of his little boy clothes :))

And his little bassinet that I will have right close to me for the first days, weeks, months?? (We haven't decided full on that one)

And BLANKETS!! More blankets!
The basket that's over flowing with flannel, those are yards of cut flannel that I have yet to finish for receiving blankets, then the middle one is full of store bought blankets and the last one, well I have to as my friend who gave it to has little snaps all over it?? I'm a little confused....
But either way, it is really truly happening and I cannot wait! Is it really this surreal for everyone??
Love struck,

Baby T's First Quilt!

So, I was just waaaating for my 19 week ultrasound so that we could finally find out what we were that I could start sewing the crib bedding and curtains and blankets and such. As you saw in one of my previous posts, we are having a boy! So that night, DB and I browsed through google images of baby boy quilts until we found the color scheme we wanted to go with, rather than a specific theme. This is what we came up with for our color choices:

Blue, brown and green.....

And some flannel for fitted sheets....(I will post pics and the awesome YouTube tute. I used for them on a later post)
So I took a few pictures of that first one above with all the quilting cottons, to see how the colors went together, etc., and in the end, I decided to just stick with the one panel and the brown dotted flannel for the background and batting. Once I had my 'quilt sandwich' together, I tried to free motion quilt the images on the panel and boy oh boy that was a disaster! SO! I decided to hand quilt my very first quilt, and I thought how fitting, my first hand quilted project would be for my first born son. Something I will definitely keep in our chest once he is outgrow in :). This is the end result after only a few weeks...

I have to say, I'm pretty impressed! It was a joy making this for my son and I can't wait to see him all wrapped up in it! 
 (Go You Tube!!)

The striped print that was originally attached to the panel, I will be using that one for the crib dust ruffle, and the blue, green and brown solids will be for the curtains. And then I have some wooden wall decals and other various nursery items in the giraffe/lion/monkey theme that I will be decorating his room with :D! I can't wait!!

 I would LOVE to hear what your first hand quilted project was and how it went for you! Please feel free to post comments!


Tuesday, 27 August 2013

My New Etsy Shop is Open for Business!!

Good Morning Everyone!

I just updated my Etsy shop last night and thought I would post a link to it! I am so so so excited about it! It is a combined project my mom and I have started together, selling quilts her and I have made, as well as fabric pre-cuts. We are both really looking forward to this new adventure in our lives and excited to see where this will take us. This is only the beginning but it is a start to my dream of one day owning my own quilt shop.......I can't wait. Let the adventure begin!

Please head on over via this link -> Amy's Etsy Shop and give it a quick look! We don't have much just yet but it will continue to expand and I will keep my blog updated as new products are added :D! 

Thank-you so much for stopping by!

Oh, and P.S. I have been quilting my little fingers away on my son's first crib quilt.....I am excited to post the finished pics! I will also attach a cool crib sheet tutorial I used to make him a couple coordinating crib sheets...stay tuned! :)