Sunday, April 25, 2010

First attempt at fabric cards

I made my first fabric cards this week and I'm pretty darn happy with the results! This was a collaborative project; Sophie chose all the fabrics and I sewed them to the blank cards. I was inspired by seeing some fabric cards on Dana's blog. Her tutorial is here. It's based on a project from the book Denyse Schmidt Quilts, which I was given for Christmas (thanks, Jan & Ken!), so I pulled out my copy for reference while putting together the cards.

The rainbow card went to my Grandma and the Earth Day card is waiting for a lucky recipient.

In other sewing news, I received this great fat quarter (1/4 yard of fabric) from Georgi in Whitehorse yesterday! We were partners in the Sew, Mama, Sew! FQ Swap that is part of their Quilt Month celebrations. As soon as I opened up the handmade envelope, Sophie said, "You should make some more fabric cards with that!" Good idea, Sophie!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

The Snail and the Whale

Our house is full of books, especially kids' books, and a great one that we were introduced to by the lovely Mia is "The Snail and the Whale" by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. It's a lovely story of an adventurous snail who hitches a lift on the tail of a humpback whale in order to see the world.

When I bought Sophie some whale pajamas from the consignment store, she requested that I add a snail on the tail of the whale. This week, I finally pulled out my needle and thread and granted her wish.

We were both pleased with the results!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Bike the Blossoms

If you're in Vancouver this weekend, hop on a bike and join the 3rd annual Bike the Blossoms ride! It's part of the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival and it runs from 10-4 on Saturday, April 17, 2010. Our family did the ride in 2009 and had a great time!


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