Monday, 22 July 2013

Bridal Shower Invitations

I'm hosting a bridal shower for my sister this August and a few weeks ago, I sent out the invitations. I'm really looking forward to it because I love hosting parties at my house. Here is what the invitations looked like and more about where I got them from.

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

A Bit Of Baking

This past Monday, I had my nieces, Madison and Avery, over for the morning. We baked some oatmeal muffins with chocolate chips and raspberries. It gave me something to put under my new glass cake cover which just happened to fit perfectly over my favourite cake stand. I love how it looks sitting on the kitchen counter.

Saturday, 13 July 2013

A Gift For Baby Liam

Our friends recently celebrated the arrival of their first baby, Liam. Here are some pictures of the gifts that I made for him. There are three blankets, a couple of burp cloths, and a couple of pacifier clips. The first blanket is double-sided flannel. I cut the letters out of some extra red flannel that I had and used a zig-zag stich to sew it to one of the side of the blanket.

I absolutely love this rainbow chevron fabric.


Thursday, 11 July 2013

A New Look For An Old Bench

I bought this small bench from the antiques store a while ago and finally got around to painting and recovering it. It has found a home in my living room for now. I fell in love with this fabric a few months ago. My initial idea was to use if for curtains in the living room, but it looked too yellow-y when the sunlight came through it (I'm glad I just bought a meter to test it out first). I ended up making a couple of pillow cases and recovering this bench instead.

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Introducing The Vegetable Garden

My parents have planted a vegetable garden in their backyard this year. They're growing radishes, cucumbers, snow peas, spaghetti squash, pole beans, yellow beans, tomatoes and carrots.

 It's growing like crazy but I will start off by showing you some pictures of the early stages. The next couple of pictures give you a clear idea of where everything is planted.

Thursday, 4 July 2013

A Few More Baby Blankets

I recently found some 25% off coupons for flannel fabric which has inspired me to make a few baby blankets. These pictures are not the greatest, but it gives you an idea of what I've been working on lately. I found this really cute reptile fabric that I thought would make a good boy blanket.