Saturday, November 29, 2008

A Trip Around the World

A year ago this week, I was leaving on a trip around the world to Germany, The Netherlands and China. When I came home, we found out I was pregnant. So it seems fitting that right before Ari was born, I finished a Trip Around the World quilt.
I'm still working on piecing the back of the quilt using the scraps from the quilt-top. Think we'll be sending this out for quilting and then it'll be off to our goddaughter Lucy!


Every nursery needs the baby's name on the wall. My theory is that it helps them learn to spell their name, and it definitely reminds people whose room it is (like we'd forget?).

These letters were easy to make. I used kraft letters, paper & stickers from Paper Source and used methyl-cellulose to adhere the paper to the letters. I applied some sewing techniques ensure the letters were covered cleanly. First, I traced the letters on the paper and cut an additional 1/4" around. Then, clipped in the corners to make sure the edges would fold nicely. Then, I wrapped the sides in 1" wide paper and randomly stuck stickers all around. They look great on his green wall and go so well with his bedding.

Ari Milo

It turns out that being a new mom means that you don't have a lot of time to blog. Here is my latest project

Ari Milo Lewis was born on August 13th, weighing in at 6 lbs 14 oz. He is the light of our lives!