Saturday, February 28, 2009

getting out of the doghouse


although my daughter didn't say anything, i know she was disappointed that i had not made anything for her soon-to-be-born son when we had her baby shower last weekend. my intentions had been good, but i just had not gotten anything made. so today i bought some wonderfully soft and cuddly polyester fleece in a lovely creamy shade. then i bought a dotted and a striped cotton fabric that coordinate. the shades of brown, cream, rust, blue, green and yellow looked so fresh against the cream polyester. i really had no idea what design i planned to make; it is fun to wing these things.



a few hours later, i've hand cut and stitched a dog and a doghouse onto one half of the fabric. now i'm in the process of knotting the two pieces of polyester together with embroidery floss.
it's turning out quite cute and i'm pleased with it so far.

i also bought a few new canvasses today. i'm brewing a few ideas for art for the new baby room. they'll be fun and i'll post photos soon.

i'm off to bed. we're having jenna's 4th birthday party tomorrow -- the day before her baby brother is born. busy family times and we're loving every minute of it!!!!

8 comments:

Artist Unplugged said...

Adorable! Looks really cute and I like those colors together. Oh you do have a busy couple of days coming up.....enjoy!

Jennifer DeDonato said...

Your dog and house is TOTALLY cute! I love them...yay!

lori vliegen said...

oh julie, this is SO cute...i love these fabrics! your daughter will love it, and she'll love you even more because you've made it for her! have fun at jenna's birthday party! :)

cindy : quaint said...

it's wonderful! good luck with celebrating both birthdays!

Susan said...

Wow ! Julie I think your grandson's wee dog quilt is tres sweet. What a great idea. Look forward to seeing your new work !
Hugs to Presley,

xo S, Winn & les Chats

steviewren said...

So cute! You'll be out of the doghouse for sure once she sees this. Happy Birthday Jena!

Can't wait to hear about the birth of your grandson tomorrow. Aren't we blessed?

Lavinia said...

Wow, this is really cute. Your heart's cup runneth over with blessings these days with the grandchildren....best wishes for the soon-to-be next grandchild....

Karine said...

Hi Julie! Your dog is super cute. So funny how your daughter was planning on having new son on a certain day, and was foiled. Well, I am sure she doesn't think it's funny. Is that how it's done now? You schedule the delivery of your baby on your Blackberry??? I am so behind the times...