Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Being an aunt means lots of sewing...

...but I'm not complaining ;) My youngest niece is turning 1 this Friday (!) and I'm in the process of making her a colorful fabric book - as in, a picture book of colors, but with fabric. Each block is going to be sewn to another and I'm going to tie them all together to make the book. I plan to quilt them this weekend, too! More soon about this!

I was inspired by this post at Homegrown Happy (that baby is just the cutest). For a 1 year old, it seems like the perfect gift. Plus, the fabric has some different textures, so she can feel them, too. I'm excited to send it off to her :)

At the same time, I went to a wedding with Mike this weekend - our first wedding together, and as adults! It was for one of his sisters. I ran around helping everyone get ready, and we also found out at the reception that she's pregnant, too! I'll be Aunt Jess some more :) I'm already planning the baby quilt... oh, and I promised the happy couple a wedding quilt or couch quilt or whatever they want, so I'll be busy!

Here's a picture of us from the wedding :)


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9 comments:

  1. Awww you two look cute! and that baby book is a great idea, can't wait to see it finished...

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  2. It's great to have people to sew quilts for!

    Happy birthday to Little Miss.

    Congratulations to the happy couple.

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  3. Sounds as if you will be very busy for awhile making all those gifts.

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  4. That will be such a great gift. I love it already. Wow they had someone filming their wedding? You guys look great!

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  5. Love the blocks you are working on and love the pic of you too!!

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  6. Great photo of you and Mike. Very cool idea making a "color" book.

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  7. What a great idea making the book from fabric and a wonderful photo of the two of you!

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