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I know it’s been a long time since I’ve posted, but I’ve been busy growing a baby 🙂  In addition, I’ve also had a lot of fun doing some baby crafting.

I wanted to make a crib quilt for the little one, and decided to test out my quilting skills on a mini-quilt. I was inspired by this mini-quilt by Orange Flower.

Since we’re not going to know the sex of the baby until its born, I went with nice primary colors for the alphabet embroidery. I love this look – it’s simple and graphic, but definitely baby-appropriate.

I absolutely love the vintage fabric that I used for the binding. The fabric’s little flowers and birds are so cute and the colors matched my embroidery really well.

As for the actual quilting, I only did a few rows of outline stitch. I didn’t worry about quilting it very densely because this is only going to  be a wall hanging. I think this little quilt was really a good exercise in using my walking foot and binding for the first time.  I love the results!

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Originally uploaded by super ninon

This face has so much personality. The mouth, those cheeks!

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Tom and I are still on vacation but I wanted to post about my travel craft kit for the trip. I’m actually quite proud of it, because it’s very different than what I usually bring on vacations. Ever since I started knitting over 6 years ago, I never travel without a project. I’ve lost the capacity to sit still without doing something with my hands, so I need to pack a craft activity for the flight or car ride.

What excites me about this travel craft kit is that it’s not knitting. That’s really unusual for me. (Excuse the glare in this photo, it was taken at night)
Travel kit

What’s inside?

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Cute Baby Gift Idea

I have another friend who is due to have a baby in the next four or five weeks, and I just came across this beautiful embroidered alphabet on Orange Flower Patterns via Whip Up. Isn’t it cute? I have some nice muslin to use as the background, and a cute floral to use as the binding.

I’ve never used freezer paper to print on fabric, but it seems like such a great idea! In the past I’ve struggled to transfer embroidery patterns. I use the iron transfer pen, but sometimes it doesn’t leave a complete image. Hopefully this will end all my transfer troubles, and I can embroider to my heart’s content.

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