Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Wedding Quilts

I got married last May and when planning for the wedding I had a stroke of genius...make a quilt that people will sign instead of having a silly guest book.  My inspiration came from some of the siggy quilts that I had seen on the internet and I will forever treasure our wedding quilt and the smile it brings a smile to my face every time I see it.

I made a sign and embroidered a pen cup asking people to please sign our quilt.  My feelings are that if you are going to go handmade then go all out.  The embroidered pen cup may have been over-kill but I love it!!

It turns out that other people loved the idea as much as I did and I ended up making 2 more quilts for other people's weddings...

 Classic red and black wedding

 Embroidered names

 Quilt Back

Our wedding wishes for the happy couple.

And a very fun (and huge) blue and orange wedding...

As you can see mine is the only one without finished pictures.  That's because, sadly, the top is still in a box just waiting for some quilting.  Why is that I always put off the projects that are for myself?!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

More burp clothes...

These are fun to make because they are like tiny quilt that is finished in about 10 minutes.  Who wouldn't love a quilt that can be done in only 10 minutes?!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Birthday Coupon

What do you get a 6 year for her birthday when she seems to have everything already?  I was stumped by this question when it occurred to about a birthday coupon so she can pick it herself. 

I made this adorable little coupon book for my 6 year old niece.  I used a tutorial from Tatertots and Jello and modified it to be birthday book.  Instead of having multiple coupons like the tutorial, I made little pages to tell our niece how special she is to us.

Some photos...
And some little notes...
And, of course, the coupon...

The whole thing was made out of playing cards.

I wasn't sure how she liked it when she first opened it...

...but she opened the game as soon as we left the store and once we were home she sat in the car playing for another 5-10 minutes in the driveway before coming inside.  Later that day she told us that it was her new favorite game so the coupon book was definitely a big success.

Happy 6th Birthday Ms. Ashley!!