It's beginning to look a lot like summer...
And honestly... I'm terrified. As a mom, I'm always a little bit intimidated at the task of filling up those long summer days ~ keeping the kiddos busy, entertained, and properly fed. It's a hard enough job when it's you're only job, but I'm facing an absurdly ambitious work schedule this June and July. I don't even think I'll be coming round here during those months, so please excuse me. Two months ("it's just two months!" I keep telling myself) and it will be so worth it in the end, you'll see. (Have I mentioned that I'm horrible at keeping secrets? Yah, I'm dying right about now.) Anyway, by August I'll be done and ready for a vacation ~ ready to sleep in late and hold onto my kids 'til they're screaming for me to let go... ready to spend the whole day doing nothing, being absolutely lazy. Hoo, I can't wait. Have you got any fun summer plans? Will you share 'em with me? I'd love to live vicariously through you ;)
Oh, Basil. How I love this bear, I do. I made him for Mia as my latest project over at eHow ~ and now you can get the full DIY with template and instructions by clicking on over to eHow Crafts. He's a simple softie with a personalized patch on the back that reads, "THIS BEAR BELONGS TO: ___." The patch is my favorite part, but I also love his simple modern shape. He'd make a great baby gift, don't you think?
Just for fun, I made this doll quilt, too. It was a fast easy make because I used the scraps from the quilt I made for RJR Fabrics ~ the one that traveled to Quilt Market in Pittsburgh. The collection is called: Everything But The Kitchen Sink X by Yuko Hasegawa and the pretty solids are from RJR as well.
If you like this fabric, you won't want to miss the giveaway that's coming up next ~ but only if you've got room for 42 more fat quarters on your fabric shelves ;)
See you soon! xo amy