Wednesday, September 19, 2007


I just got my Lunapad in the mail today! I opened the package to find it wrapped in tissue paper. It felt like I was receiving a present :) I opened the tissue paper to find my gorgeous Lunapad. I ordered this one: in the Crazy Cubes pattern. It is even more beautiful than I thought it would be and so soft. I can't wait to get home tonight so I can wash it and try it out.

Updated May 24, 2008.

I now own 14 Lunapad pantiliners, in addition to the first pad, and I love them all. I want to order more just so I can have even more designs to chose from. They're so soft and hold up to washing very well. The only thing to be careful of is not to put it in the washer with exposed velcro. It pulls on the serging. None of mine have been ruined by this, it just doesn't look as nice afterwards.

I haven't had any problems with staining whatsoever, which I'd been concerned about when I first got them.

They're barely thicker than a disposable pantiliner and are so very much more comfortable.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Tidy Sewing Space

I organized my bedroom/sewing room tonight. I took pictures to remember it by, it won't stay this tidy for long!

I rolled all of my fabric and organized them loosely by type and colour. Children's prints on the right, flowers in the middle, stripes to the left of that, and reds/pinks to the far left. I previously had my fabric folded but read that it can break down the fabric along the creases. I also couldn't see all of the fabrics as well and had to pick through my whole stash. I can now see all of my fabrics at once and can easily pick which one I want to use.

The mesh cubbyholes used to be on top of the "dresser" with some blankets and batting on top of all of that. It had only 1" between the top of the pile and my ceiling. It's more accessible and probably less dangerous now. In front of the dresser is my quilting hoop stand. The hoop is under the dresser where H can't step on it!

My tidy sewing/computer desk. To the left is the right side of our bed and bedside table. To the right you can see out the bedroom door to the living room and the mess out there. d'oh. The yellow thing under my laptop is a placemat. It protects my cutting mat from the rubber grips on the bottom of my cooling mat for my laptop which leave little black circles everywhere. Oh, and the La Senza bag holds small patterns.

Thursday, June 21, 2007


This is one of the set of four placemats I made for my friend Elaina, who got married on June 9. The red is the same colour and material as her bridesmaids' dresses.

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Mei Tai

It's 1:15 in the morning, but I finished it! I'm so proud of myself! So now, if Aaron cooperates, I can wear it to the wedding tomorrow!

Why do I need yet another baby carrier? And why was it worth staying up so late to finish it? Because Aaron is over 30 lbs. And I will likely be carrying him for several hours tomorrow, at the wedding. My ring sling is wonderful, but puts weight on only one shoulder and hip. My baby trekker is also wonderful, but has lots of velcro and clips that have to be done and undone whenever Aaron wants up or down (Which is a lot). The velcro also gets noisy, especially in a quite place like a church! And my shawl... well, that one's going to take a lot more practice before I go out in public with it.

My Mei Tai spreads his weight across both shoulders and my entire waist and is virtually silent, just the whisper of fabric moving against fabric.

I used a combination of patterns from the 2 following sites:

All laid out, flipped over so you can see both sides.

Flower side closeup

Stripes side closeup

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Out of thread...

I've been making wedding gifts and have run out of white thread so I can't work on them anymore until I get more. I have a pretty purple thread and I'm looking all over trying to find SOMETHING, anything to sew with it. No ideas are popping into my head yet. Anyways, I'll post pictures of the wedding gifts after the weddings (no peeking, you brides!).

Saturday, January 13, 2007

My first quilting adventure!

Ok, so it's not a quilt! It's a pillow for Richie.

He gave me a book on "log cabin quilting" for Christmas. I thought it was how to do quilts that look good in a log cabin. Turns out it's actually a style of quilting, and has nothing to do with what accomodations the quilt is in haha. It's very easy since it's just sewing strips of cloth in a clockwise pattern. I used leftover material from the pants I made Aaron to sew this pillow for Richie. It's 1' square and about 2" thick. I'll give it to him for his 18th birthday on February 19. So if anyone sees this blog before then, DON'T TELL HIM!

I thought it would be cool to give him the first thing I made using the book that he gave me.