Congrats we’re almost through the hustle and bustle of the holiday season! I thought i’d take this time to cram some beautiful things I’ve been meaning to share into this post on New Year’s Eve, Eve. Just before the new year!
I made this Cozy Cabins Mini quilt for my mom and stepdad for Christmas. You can find the free pattern HERE, and it comes in two sizes (lap and a mini). I made it using fabric from my latest collection, La Conner.
I drew inspiration for this pattern from our annual family trips to Mazama, Washington in Okanogan County. We stay in a cabin during Autumn for a couple nights and make wonderful memories each year. 🙂 We’ve been going since before kiddos and as our family grows bigger (most recently my brother got married!) the memories get better. 🙂 Below is a view from the cabin when we stayed a few months ago in November. We woke up to a winter wonderland.
Here’s Simon modeling the mini quilt top before I added borders. ;-p His double chin works as an excellent quilt clamp.
Here’s an up close of the quilting and La Conner fabric.
Next up on my list of beautiful things (the first two in this post being the mini quilt and my beautiful baby boy of course 😉 is this gorgeous plate rack that my husband made me for Christmas!!! That’s right, he MADE it!!!
It’s perfect for displaying my mismatched red china dish collection! I still need two more red plates to complete it.
My hubby is Mr. Perfect, and my mom said it first via those xmas socks! ;-p hehe
Speaking of Christmas, I hope you all had a wonderful holiday! This photo below was taken at Country Village in Bothell, WA. One of my fave places to go antiquing and home to my fave quilt shop, Keepsake Cottage Fabrics.
Christmas in Seattle was quite magical because we got about 4 inches of snow on Christmas morning! This NEVER happens!
On a different note, I had to share this adorable notions holder that I got in my December Sew Sampler Box. How cute is that? It displays my La Conner scissors quite nicely, don’t ya think? I have a thing for cute scissors.
Some other fun news…! My family and I stopped in at our local fabric shop in Seattle called Pacific Fabrics. And we found my fabric plus my book! I will be having a book signing at Pacific Fabrics at their new Bellevue location on January 28th. More details to come! I can tell you now that I’ll be handing out gifts for the first 50 or so people that arrive. 🙂
What else…of yeah, I turn 32 tomorrow on New Year’s Eve! 🙂
Since it’s my birthday week i’ve been taking advantage and doing lots of treasure hunting while my husband watches the kids. Here’s some photos of “Remember When Antique Mall” in historic downtown Snohomish. Love this place.
When I need a dose of inspiration for my fabric designing process, I hit the antique shops.
More eye candy…
Anyway, that’s it for now. My little kraken has awoken from his slumber, so I better get going! 😉
Happy new year! See you in 2018!