Do you ever get distracted from the task on hand? For some reason, I am having a hard time staying on task this week. I don't know if it's because my AMH quilt isn't living up to my expectations, or if it's because my daughter has been really needy this week.....all I know is that I keep finding myself doing everything except what I should be doing. The only good thing about getting distracted is the small items that come from it.
First up is a mini dresden plate (ok, I admit it...I am a little dresden addicted) on yet another doll quilt.
Originally this was supposed to be a thank you gift, but my sweet baby girl found it and claimed it as her own (to solidify this claim of property, she spilled juice all over it..therefore forcing me to wash it and coaxing me into letting her keep it). So I will have to make another.
Next: An owl pillow for my Izzy's reading chair.
I made this pillow in a desperate attempt to prevent myself from buying the owl pillow at Pottery Barn Kids....but it didn't quite do the job. I just don't love/like it. Izzy seems to like it (which is the only reason it hasn't been tossed into the donation pile) but I am just not convinced.
Lastly: these adorable little baskets for Izzy's stray crayons and little misc. toys.
I liked the first one so much that I had to make a second one! I used this tutorial over at Pink Penguin to make these little baskets and really enjoyed the process. Outside of giving me a great reason to use some of my Kokka ballerina fabrics, these baskets also gave me an excuse to cut into my Kona Essex cotton/linen blend. Which is slowly becoming my new favorite, staple, must have in stock, fabric. I currently own it in two colors: natural and putty (which is what i used) but have some more selections on the way from Sew Mama Sew. I am totally planning on making myself some of these baskets, only super sized...but won't even allow myself to get started on them until my quilt top is finished!!