>> Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Check out the Fat Quarter Shop for your own set.
Well for those of you that read my blog but aren't a follower you know my overall appearance. For those that don't know me. I am mom of two boys ages 2 and 4 and I recently turned 30. While having kids I gained a lot of weight and over the course of those two boys I've lost 50% of that weight all on my own but still have some to go. So this past Monday after a weekend of my son asking me very innocently if I had a baby in my bell followed by a no and then an "are you fat mommy". I decided (after his stern lecture on not discussing peoples looks and how our size doesn't reflect on who we are) that for his healthy habits I need to make a change and quit trying to do it on my own. So I headed back to Weight Watchers this week.
For those of you that have done WW you know the first week you need to pick a goal and reward for obtaining that goal. So I can't say I finalized my goal but after a few days I finalized my reward. For every pound I lose I am going to allow myself to purchase 1 fat quarter. I can choose to save the pounds up and purchase my fat quarters all at once or even purchase them one at a time. It will just depend on my mood.
Don't worry I won't be blogging weekly about my weight loss. But I will make a progress report hear and there with a photo of my celebration. Wish me luck and help me think of some great projects for utilizing my reward.
My new project thanks to a little inspiration from Golden Gate Quilts.
So I was in a mood this weekend to clean out and rearrange all in a effort to void what I really should be doing. It started with our playroom and then moved into my sewing room. I got a crazy notion to trade the armiore in the sewing room for a low book shelve in the playroom in hopes of gaining better storage and viewing of the fabrics I have on hand. The results was a realization that I have way too much fabrics, not enough space and I clearly need to use some of it up or sell. So a few not great items are on ebay and well the rest went to storage except for a brown toile upholstery piece and green and brown upholstery piece that I bought several years ago. Together I turned these into a new tote for myself.
I am probably late in the game on this one but for those of you that love fabric and love finding easy solutions for designing quilts, finding the perfect color and designs check out this site: http://www.morecloth.com/
It allows you to select a color and easily view those fabric available on Etsy in that color. You then select the fabric you want and it takes you to Etsy sellers site. Very useful and I can definitely see some creative quilts coming out this one.
I managed to get a quickie in this week...... A new bubble dress made on a request from a friend. It finally gave me the opportunity to use a piece of my Heather Ross Far Far Away fabric collection. I think it turned out perfect.
It has been a few weeks and we have been vacationing, wedding and visiting family so there hasn't been a whole lot of time to sew. So here is a photo of my boys on fathers day. The three crab Jon-Jon on my youngest son was an outfit I made 3 years ago for my oldest and it has held up well. It makes me sad though that my boys are too big for those sorts of things. So I am looking for ideas for little boys if you have any.