Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Mug Cozies

So ever since the Love Day Swap, I've been obsessed with this pattern. I can't get my fill of cable knit mug cozies.

I finished this one off for a friend and then started a purple one. Have I mentioned how much I am in love with Madeline Tosh yarn? It's a sickness.

And I have to watch the Tudors while I knit because... Well, look at Henry Cavill. Can you blame me?

The purple color way is called Flashdance and it has hints of hot pink. Pictures don't do it justice. The color and feel are beautiful!

And guess what... I finished my churn dash quilt top!! Wooo! Thanks to all of you who kept me on track and encouraged me to cut into some cherished prints I'd been hoarding! I love how it turned out and I will post pictures as soon as I finish the whole thing. Until then, I'm starting a pretty pink cowl with my new Madeline Tosh yarn! Have a Happy Easter!!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Works in Progress

I've been obsessed with churn dash blocks lately. Combine that with my love of text print and we have a new quilt in the works.

I love fussy cutting cute prints for the centers of my blocks but unfortunately, that results in very slow progress. It also doesn't help that I've made a handful of blocks that I ended up hating and have eliminated. I hope to finish this quilt by the end of the month. Hold me accountable!!

Earlier this month, I received a lovely surprise in the mail from Shari, the fabric designer behind Doohikey Designs. I met her via Instagram and she is the biggest sweetheart. She was kind enough to send me this entire collection!

I didn't waste any time getting started on a log cabin baby quilt. These prints are so adorable and the color palette is perfect for spring.

As you may recall, I made a knitted mug cozy for my Love Day swap partner last month. I used a beautiful cable knit pattern that I found on etsy awhile back. My partner loved it so much, that she requested another one in a pink/mint combo.

I'm almost done with it and then I plan to make a purple one for another friend! This pattern is so fun. What have you been working in this month? Leave links in my comment section of your WIP's. I'd love to visit you!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

iPad Mini Case

My sweet husband gave me an iPad mini for Christmas. I burst into tears when I read the engraving in the back. It's a quote from my favorite childhood book, Love You Forever.

I used to love it when my mom read this book to me before bed. After I had AJ, I immediately went on the hunt to buy him his own copy. Upon reading it again as a mother, I cried so much. I was an emotional mess! This is now AJ's favorite book too and he insists on me reading it to him every night. It meant so much to me to have my husband remember how much these words mean to me. Goes to show they really do pay attention to the little things!

I bought a hard case for it right after I got it so that it wouldn't get scratched, but I knew I eventually wanted to make a case for it. I played around with some blocks before deciding on a scrappy selvage look. I've been collecting selvages since I first learned of their "worth" a couple of years ago. It's always fun to sort through them and create little masterpieces with all my favorite collections.

I made the case to fit the hard case but then decided I didn't like the zig zags all that much. I went in search of a Gelaskin and found the perfect one for me! I adore this cute little girl standing on a pile of books. I knew she belonged on my iPad.

Hope you're having a great weekend! I'll be back soon with a little Easter giveaway! (There may or may not be a hint on my Instagram feed @greenletterday)