Today is my day off from work & I've been spending quality time working on a custom baby quilt. It's actually the second quilt top I've made for the order...the first top I decided was a little too funky...for this one I'm doing something simpler but cuuuuute.
I don't get the chance often to use "kid" fabrics so I've been picking the best ones and fussy cutting the cutest bits for this quilt. I'd be lying if I said this wasn't one of the best challenges ever. I'm not making this baby quilt super modern & more parent friendly than kid friendly, although I *love* those kind of quilts, I want this to be the kind of baby quilt where he can look at it and love the patterns, colors and little i-spy bits!
I had to take a photo of my seam ripper...John & I did a trade at the beginning of the summer & he sent me some kawaii stickers in my package...if you know me, you know I love kawaii stickers. EVERYTHING I own has something kawaii on it, my sewing machine, kindle, iphone, Porkchop (just kidding..kinda)...everything. When I saw this egg sticker I about died. I LOVE eggs. So an egg seam ripper it is!
We carry some very cute Japanese scissor fobs at work...I got the strawberry and I stuck him to my rotary cutter with some Riley Blake velvet ric rac....I'm going to get a few more for tucking into two swaps I'm doing...and probably one for Yahaira's next package. They are $5 of pure personality. There are oranges, kiwis and strawberries...hilarious!!!! On that note, did you guys know there is a kiwi orchard at the end of my street? It's pretty neat!
Random note, I promised myself I'd start cutting back on starbucks...so far no such luck. However I've hooked up my debit card so anytime I make a purchase that doesn't require me using my pin (drive thru...haha), 50 cents is automatically moved from my checking into my savings. I'm the worst at putting money into my savings account so having it automatically transferred when I make a daily purchase is great..not to mention I earn Cabela's points every time as well (I'm looking at you Filson bag!)!!!
I hope your having a great Tuesday!