Tuesday, December 10, 2013

holiday card

I;m starting to become addicted to Shutterfly and TinyPrints.  Just ordered our holiday cards...exciting!!

Stationery Card
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Saturday, November 30, 2013

i'm still here!

It has been an amazing journey the past seven months. Since last time I posted LOTS has happened. Here's a quick rewind...

February
- no more morning sickness
- felt our little one move
- learned we were expecting a girl! (never would have guessed)

March
- took my first trip out of the country - to ICELAND! (pics to come)

April
- prepped the baby's room...and slept. a LOT!

May
- lots more sleeping and a sweet baby shower

June
- contractions on my birthday
- the arrival of our little princess 


Amidst all the excitement, not much sewing has happened.  I did make a crib skirt for C's crib which was much easier than expected.  I just measured, cut and hemmed.  The fabric is Zig Zag in Mist from Carousel Designs.

Our house has also turned into quite a disaster since the hubs decided his paternity leave would be a great time to start some home renovations....

...they have been going on now for three months!  Dad nesting period, maybe?  Who knows.  Unfortunately, the house disaster has temporarily displaced my sewing machine from my work space and I am determined to get it back before fall starts.  I am itching to start a project!






Friday, January 11, 2013

bella's backpack

My younger niece, Bella, has decided to be just like her sister.  That includes wanting to go to school, and wear a backpack.  So I decided to make her a backpack of her own.


I used the tutorial from Made by Rae blog for a toddler backpack.
I loved the pattern, it was super easy. And Bella loved her backpack! Yay!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

i need a bigger floor.

Basting the Steelers quilt. I had to move all my furniture to do so!


Plugging away...

Thursday, December 20, 2012

holiday sewing mojo

I don't know if its the holidays, or if I am actually getting back my sewing mojo, but I have been on a roll lately. Yesterday, I finished an Innotab case for my niece using a tutorial from the pink stitches blog. Loved the tutorial, but I didn't realize until I had finished the project that the Innotab is about an inch bigger all around than the LeapPad. Oh, well - I improvised, and it works! Not perfect, but at least I know this if I ever have to make another one!


H loves Hello Kitty, so I had to use some of the left over Hello Kitty fabric I had from the quilt I made her.

I also finished stockings for my nieces and mom and dad. I used this tutorial, from the vanilla joy blog, only I left out the interfacing/batting and used fleece for the lining and cuff.


Sorry for the poor quality - I was too lazy to get out the real camera!

And, I have made some major headway on the Steelers quilt. Pictures to come. Luckily for me and the quilt, we are postponing Christmas celebration with my brother-in-law until we can see them in January...which means more time to finish!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

baby on board!

Pretty much zero quilting or sewing going on around the hinkenhook household lately. We do, however, have some pretty big news.

Yep. A baby!

That has put an even bigger pause in the crafting lately since I've been feeling like royal crap. So, in an effort to gain back some craftiness, the hubs and I made these little baby name decision chalkboards.


We're pretty split on picking baby names, so we decided to put up these boards, and as we get company, we will have them vote on their favorites. I'm not sure how seriously we'll take the end results, but it'll be fun anyway :)

Here's to new adventures! This is certainly going to be a big one!!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

geno for heisman...

Well, I may not be quilting. But I sure am getting my fill of football. The QB at my Alma Mater is a strong Heisman candidate, and if he wins, it would be the first time in SCHOOL HISTORY.

Image from CBS Sports

That would be epic.

Crossing fingers and toes...