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Gender Neutral Diaper Cake May 23, 2013

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One of the teachers in my school is expecting her first baby.  To celebrate this special occasion I made her a diaper cake.  It had to be gender neutral as she does not know the sex of the baby.  Her nursery is decorated in beige and brown so I thought a sophisticated color palette would work very nicely.

Please forgive the background…..this is my classroom were we held her shower in school!

 

Diaper Cake

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Diaper Cake

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Sweet gift for a baby’s room. December 28, 2012

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I needed a gift for a new baby girl.  The problem was that it needed to be taken back to England easily.  Something that would fit in a carry-on.  I had this little sign.  I went to the Graphics Fairy, and even though i only have a black and white printer, I used colored pencils to lightly add some color.  I personally like it better this way as it looks older.

I painted the sign and antiqued it.  Then I modpodged the print into place.  Too add a bit of sparkle, I added some rhinestones.  I think it looks adorable!

 

New Baby….New Baby quilt! August 29, 2012

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First I want to apologize for the light in the picture……counting down the days till I can upgrade my camera!!!!!  One of my colleagues had a baby boy last month so a baby quilt was in order!!!!  We are both teachers and I needed to have it ready for our start to the new school year.  I love making baby quilts in very bright colors with interesting patterns to stimulate the baby.  I also like to use sophisticated colors as opposed to “typical” baby colors whether it be for a boy or a girl.

My quilts are machine pieced and hand quilted.  I love giving gifts that I have made because they are truly a labor of love!

 

Pinned and Ready for Hand Quilting

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All the layers of the quilt have been pinned and it is now ready for handquilting.  This is my favorite part of the process!!!! While I could very easily machine quilt my quilts, I find handquilting is almost like meditation for me!  Very relaxing and zen!

 

Finished Baby Quilt

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Here is the completed baby quilt, perfect for a little boy!  The bright colors will be very visually stimulating as will the pattern!