Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Summer is almost over

School starts next week and we are ready. The girls are anxious to see their friends and I am happy to be getting back some sewing and blogging time! We have had a great summer and this week is nice and hot so we are enjoying our last few days by swimming in my parents pool when we aren't running to gymnastics and violin lessons.

As we are getting ready for back to school, I have finished a few projects I thought I would share.

This is my 7 year old's new pencil case for school. She picked out the fabrics and thread and even picked out the font for the embroidery. I used this tutorial by Crafty Gemini to make the box pouch.

I will definitely be making more of these!

I also made her a gymnastics bag for her grips. She was so excited to get these new gloves and was really happy when I told her I would make her a bag to put them in. Again, she picked the fabric and the thread colours. I used this tutorial. She loves it!

I am really proud of my girls. They have both taken quite a liking to sewing and quilting. We have been spending quite a bit of time at my mom's and they are working on a quilt together!

This was just the beginning of her string quilt.

When we were at my mom's the other day, I managed to quilt this little darling while my mom helped the girls with their quilt.

I am now working on the binding. There is nothing like doing some handstitching while watching tv in the evenings. It's definitely one of my favourite parts of quilting!

Just one more...I almost forgot about this little guy...

Sorry about the bad lighting, it was night time when I took the photo. I finished this top last week and my mom is quilting it as I write this. It is a quilt for our family doctor who is expecting her first baby in October. I will be binding this one soon too and then will share some better photos of the finish.

I am definitely looking forward to getting back to a routine and will definitely be blogging more often in the next few weeks. Looking forward to it... I miss sharing with you guys!



  1. Love the pencil box! That would be fabulous for so very many uses! Lovely quilts, the last one I saw somewhere else a little while ago, and though that would be a great baby quilt, you've done a great job!

  2. Such a nice pencil case. And the baby quilt is lovely. Great job! :-)

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