Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Great Posts

I've had all these plans for great posts, but summer break is finally here (at least for a couple of weeks) and we're trying to actually do some of the things we've been talking about doing. Like staying up late, watching movies, eating slushies, crafting, quilting, cooking, sewing class and acting like girly girls with some paint parties! We hit Chick-f-la 2 times last week (they actually suggested we come back for dinner:0 ). No cooking for a day! We've also given free bowling a whirl.

The chickadees have felt like it was their birthdays! So excited about the fun events. I mean where can you live, dress like a cute cow and get food for doing it? The bowling alley employees even took pictures... Just to cute.



So here's what I've been up to besides planning the new school year, carting Urban Girl to work , the others to the pool and myself to exercise. Drum Roll Please......bump, bump, bump,bummmmmm......!

Ta Da! My 1st Quilt.


I'm calling it the Courting Quilt because it's the perfect size for a couple to take in a concert on or have a little picnic!



I got the idea over at Little Birdie Secrets and anyone can make one! I used all the old jeans I could get my hands on and one of Superman's new bandannas. I sewed on pockets to hold cell phone and keys. The backing is made from a vinyl table cloth. It is attached by Velcro so that it can be taken off for cleaning or if it needs to be replaced.



With the extra table cloth I zipped up a bag for the car. It holds the quilt nicely and anything else you might need to carry for a picnic.

So I'm planning on offering it on Etsy unless someone claims it before I list it. I have plans to make a couple more.


So that's what I've been doing... How about you?


School Girl is making her own quilt as we speak! Let me know if you need more details on how to make one of these. Like I said anyone can do it and Little Birdie Secrets has a great tutorial. I put my own twist on it and so can you!


Get your Quilt on Ladies!


julie

3 comments:

Kimberly @ RaisingOlives said...

I love, love, love this idea. The quilt is so cute and that you made it out of used jeans! We have a lot of those around here.

Hmmm, I wonder if I could tackle that project with everything else that we have going on. You have inspired me. Thanks.

tonsofsons said...

This is super cute! Thanks for the idea!

Jill
http://tonsofsons.wordpress.com/

LovingLegacy said...

oh my goodness, how cute is that? you amaze me...