Puppy dog baby quilt

For my cousin’s little boy. First baby quilt finished before the shower (even if that means I stitched on binding while on the way to the shower)!

Boy quilt in progress

I used a fat quarter pack for the patches and yardage for the border and backing.

Baby boy quilt

Fabrics from Purl Soho and The City Quilter from a New York trip in January.

Baby boy quilt

Pattern from Quick and Easy Projects for the Weekend Quilter also used for this quilt. The puppies just make me smile, and I hope a little boy likes his quilt as I much as I enjoyed making it!

HW (Handmade Wedding): Gratitude wrap

Graditude wrap

I made this Gratitude wrap based on Amanda Soule’s instructions as a thank you gift for my dear friend Stephanie who helped organize a lot of our wedding for us. She is an excellent event coordinator and does this for the benefit of local nonprofits; we were so lucky to have her expertise to make our wedding day perfect. I was lucky to have my mom’s help in the final binding – she seems to finish the handstitching at lightening speeds!

Graditude wrap

The inside fabric is from this etsy shop and called Love in Paris – which I bought knowing I was going to make something for Stephanie (she lived in and met her husband in Paris). The outside and accents are all from my mom’s stash, and I think came from JoAnn’s. I hope Stephanie is able to use it – possibly in her future event planning? Thanks again, Steph, for all your help that day and always! xoxo

Handmade Wedding Love – Post 1 of ??

Hello there blog space I have been very absent from! After the whirlwind of wedding planning, a magical event, and a 2400 mile honeymoon road trip, I am back and ready to blog about the wedding of the year! I can say that right, since it was my wedding?

We went very nontraditional and skipped the paper invitations and did a website with information (and electronic RSVP) and sent emails to our small group of family and friends. I wanted to start with the video we made, which was an awesome feat, as well as the perfect marriage of things we both love – embroidery and stop motion animation. It still makes me smile to see it and hear the sweet tune (Matt played it on his ukulele).

Save the Date from Tracy and Matt on Vimeo.

We were lucky to have many generous artists and crafters in the family that contribute to the big day. I’ll be back soon with some stories of these amazing people and the things they made.

A dress for Katie

Itty Bitty Dress

My niece joined us a month ago, and I wanted to make something special for her. Can you believe this little dress is the first piece of clothing I think I have ever made? I was very happy with the pattern – super easy and well written! You might recognize the fabrics – it’s nice to have such pretty things in the stash! I have more fabric and more babes to make dresses for!

Itty Bitty Dress

Maybe we can convince Carrie to post a photo of the sweet babe modeling her new dress?

Paper hearts

Cousin quilt

Our cousin Emily is a talented paper crafter. Last year she got the fabric bug and starting collecting vintage reproduction fabrics, and her mom got her a new sewing machine when she was in town visiting a few weeks ago. I can’t wait to see her first quilt – she is a very talented, creative woman. Maybe we could get her to do a friends and family post?

Cousin quilt

As a thank you for a Christmas present, Em gave me this spectacular paper quilt handmade card and some wild Elvis print fabric. Each square and heart is individually cut out of decorative papers and glued down to the card. She named it “Cousin Quilt” and it’ll be framed and hanging somewhere special soon. Not sure what the plan is yet for that Elvis fabric… but whatever it is I will be sure to share some photos! Any ideas for what to make with an Elvis print?