Sunday, January 27, 2008


Wait, what's today's date? It is? Huh. Well I guess I blew that one. So my New Years posting mojo kind of petered on me. Don't worry, you won't get gypped out of my 2007 round up. Let's just tie up a couple of loose ends here.
First, a cart. It's from Ikea and I decoupaged pieces of wrapping paper from the Paper Source onto the drawer fronts, top and sides before assembling it.

I was planning on bringing this to work to keep my crap in and wheel from stage to stage but in the end I decided that the decoupage was a little too delicate for studio life. Instead it's staying home and holding different crap in my craft room.
As you can see, Stabone really digs it.

And here, ladies and gentlemen, is my very last craft of 2007.

It is a baby quilt for the little boy that a friend from high school will be having this year. She had a shower on December 30 so I chose a project that I could complete after my Christmas gifts were done but could be finished before the shower with mostly hand work since we would be in Minnesota for the entire time with limited access to a sewing machine.

The idea to hand quilt around large motifs in the fabric came from Last Minute Patchwork and Quilted Gifts. The quilt in the book is very girly with large flowers. I had a hard time finding a fabric that would be suitable for a boy but still cool and not too cutesy. I don't like cutesy. I bought all three fabrics(front, back and binding) from Sew Mama Sew. You can find them here.

So, sorry for the long lag in updating, we've been very busy with work. Season 3 of Moral Orel is going to be incredible. People, this is a great show. You probably don't watch it but you should. The first 15 episodes are available on DVD and I know you have Netflix so you have no excuse. You can also see clips and some full episodes at the Adult Swim website but it's really best watched in sequential order so get to work on that DVD now so you can be ready when season 3 airs! AND! I just check iTunes and all of the episodes are there but not in the right order. There's an episode guide here if you're actually interested.
And if you want to see some more stop-motion goodness, Harv produced some animation for a Soulja Boy video recently. I laid low for much of the production (I was making Christmas gifts) but I did make the costumes for the puppets. I'm pretty clueless about what's happening in the rap world (I assume that you're hip to it though, right?) but apparently Soulja Boy is quite popular with the kids these days. So check that out too. I may be wrong but I'm pretty sure you people don't have nearly enough stop-motion in your lives. It is by far the craftiest type of film making, in my opinion.


  1. Ok, first, your quilt is AWESOME. When I scrolled down and saw the photo my jaw dropped. Second, I thought you worked on Robot Chicken? I still need watch both shows... one of my co-workers doesn't really watch TV, but he LOVES Robot Chicken!

  2. Perfect baby quilt. I love the hand quilting. And thank you for the fresh crop of stop motion links; very much appreciated!

  3. I had my eye on that fabric! I agree that it is SOOO hard to find cool but not cutesy fabric for boys (having two boys of my own, I should know...). As soon as I saw that fabric I wished I needed it. Of course, does anyone actually ever NEED fabric? Well, I loved the way you quilted and the coordinating backing is fantastic. You rock, girl.

  4. The contrasting thread for your quilting on this project really makes it come to life -- I don't think about thread color nearly as much as I should! What type of batting did you use?

    Indeed, stop-motion rules, and IS the craftiest of all animation!

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  6. Anonymous10:07 AM

    Hi, I have had your blog and this beautiful quilt bookmarked until I could get to the place when I could make a rocket quilt for my son, who is obsessed with rockets these days. It seems that SMS is out of this fabric, I guess I waited too long. :) Do you happen to remember the name of the rocket fabric?
    I'm also enjoying following along with the Common Threads Quilting Bee.

    Thanks so much,