Wednesday, March 2, 2011

New Blog!

I've started a new blog...In an effort to kind of reinvent myself, I opened another etsy shop under a new name: 1200stitches. Boodybabies in now strictly a supply/destash shop and all my sewn items/creations are listed at 1200stitches. In that same vein, I have started a new blog as 1200stitches to chronicle my sewing adventures. Head over and check it out...

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Check out this fabric!!!

A while back I was working with a customer on a custom nursery bedding project and in the process of scouring the lands for fabric, the customer actually introduced me to a FANTASTIC designer! Emily Burger is talented artist creating adorable prints for children's rooms...she uses this talent to create incredibly cute organic fabric prints. You can check her out here Etsy site here and you view all her fabrics on flickr here
Right now she is offer up one fat quarter to each of 4 winners on her blog...check it out here.
I love her fabric and hope one day soon to be able to create a customer nursery utilizing her beautiful organic prints.

Thursday, July 22, 2010


So I tried my hand with knit fabric for the first time...for some reason it is a very intimidating fabric, but Patty Young came out with a line of designer knits for Michael Miller and I just couldn't resist. My friend's daughter had a birthday this month, so it was the perfect excuse to get my hands on some of this super cute fabric and jump in with both feet. I followed a tutorial for a yoga skirt that she authored on the Sew Mama Sew blog and then used an existing toddler t-shirt for a pattern (and cut it in a little for a fun shape) to make the shirt to match. I also tried a lettuce edge for the first time and LOVE it! My daughter has one of these in her future....

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Modern Vintage

So a while back I was browing blogs and came across a tutorial for doing cathedral windows. I'm not a quilter...I have done a few pieced items and quilted oven mitts, but that's it...but since this design is technically not quilting, I thought "Why not?". So I started thinking about it...and thinking about it...and building it in my head for a while. Then I got busy with this custom order and that custom order and so on and started sewing each night in my dreams! I couldn't wait to pair this very traditional design with bold modern prints. I had some Amy Butler scraps that I had been saving for a rainy day and they suited this project perfectly. Now I have to admit, I didn't use the traditional method for creating the cathedral windows (in that I did absolutly NO hand stitching), but it still took more time than I had anticipated and I think looks amazing. I was so inspired, that I started making a crib set using this same design...that's all I'll say for now, but I hope to have it finished by the end of the summer (although it may have to be backburnered until school starts). So without further ado....

Friday, July 9, 2010

My poor neglected blog....

poor thing...this all but forgotten blog needs a little attention, although, admittedly I'm not feeling very inspired at the moment. However, last week cooking dinner one night I was very inspired by the color on my grill...check out these photos.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Spring Is Here!

...and in my home once the snow is gone (or mostly gone) my hubby and kids can NOT be kept inside! Hubby loves to work in the yard and as a result we have the best backyard in the subdivision (I am by no means biased ;-). This spring's big project was replacing the outdoor garden canopy that was wind wrecked last summer in a storm. I found one that I really liked at Menard's and my husband the carpenter said "I want something that is going to stay put!" So we worked together to compromise on a design. It's very simple...very in keeping with our Prairie style house. Large posts and beams are stained dark, almost black, brown while understated decorative arches are left naked. A medium brown fabric cover coordinates nicely with the dark and naked wood and our existing outdoor furniture. He did the woodworking and I sewed the cover. So, eight 6x6, four 2x10s, 5 yards of out door fabric and about 80 grommets later we have a masterpiece! Tell me you don't agree....

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Another Giveaway!

Well...that new blog I found, "I'm Just A Guy Who Quilts", has revealed the last giveaway for his Monthlong Giveaway! It is two $25 gift certificates to Fat Quarter Last week it was Hawthorne Threads and this week is just as awesome! My only regret is that I didn't discover this until halfway through! Keep your fingers crossed for me this week and head on over to and Fat Quarter Shop's site and try for yourself!