A month or two ago, I got this western themed duck fabric for $6 a yard! SCORE. I bought 3 yards of it because I knew I wanted to make an Amy Butler Floor Pouf with it. I finally got around to doing this last Saturday Afternoon – it took maybe 2 1/2 hours total (including a trip to the local craft store to buy 10lbs of polyfil). I forgot how easy this pattern is – remember back to 2+ years ago when I made my first AB floor pouf. Go ahead, click on the link and imagine the wavy lines and harp music as you travel back in time…..
Okay welcome back to 2016. So I remembered one of my greatest complaints about this pattern was that you a) have to hand sew it shut and b) can’t really do anything once you get it dirty. Sadly the floor pouf from 2014 was thrown away in the great migration west in 2015. Well, to solve that issue – I decided to sew a zipper on the bottom of the pouf to prevent that from happening again. Now if I need to wash it, I can just remove the polyfil and wash the pouf easy peasy!
Since I’m officially losing my mind at the Farm House, I decided to take some time to talk about another hobby I have in the mix. Baby Quilt or as it shall be used in my home CAT QUILT! I signed up for a class at the end of May with Lois and I am just counting down the days.
I have never taken a class at Fancy Tiger – but they do have a … well, fancy, set up. Here is the class info.
I have been hoarding quilting fabric for years, so I figured starting off simple would give me the motivation and interest to dive into real fabric piecing and traditional quilting.
Here is the fabric I got for my little baby blanket! EEEE PUGS! Fabricworm is a super cute site with TONS of quilting fabric. This fabric is high quality and I can’t wait to get started.
My pug leopold loves to swim. And when I say he loves to swim it’s a gross understatement. This little guy has been swimming since he was about 6 months old and has always been obsessed with the pool. When we moved to back to Colorado, I found that there was an indoor dog pool literally across the street from our house so I decided to take him.
This must be what having a child and being proud of them is like, because I’m so proud of this little shit I could just cry.
With fall here and the holidays right around the corner, let me make your custom items/gifts! Pretty much anything you see knit/sewn/crochet I can make for you! My pricing is very affordable and I work hard to get you exactly what you dreamed!
I have done custom embroidery orders, scarf/cowl, baby bibs, kleenex coozies, crochet people/objects, dresses, skirts, blouses! Don’t forget about the pets either – I can make any costume idea or fun accessory for them too!
I saw a turkey crochet hat on Instagram yesterday so last night I decided to make my own version. I think I’ll go ahead and just start making all these outfits/hats for the tribe for all holidays. Plus I’m already thinking about Boris as a Swedish opera singer with the hat and braids……
It’s no surprise that I LOVE my bike. In fact, I’m pretty sure I’m in a relationship with my bike. I commute to work everyday on it, choose to ride long distances because it’s just so fun, and prefer to take a ride on my bike rather than use the car. From Memorial Day to Labor Day I managed to hit 1000 miles, despite one nasty crash (sprained the membrane between my ulna and radius), a car wreck, and three flats. Here are some funny/nice/awesome moments of my first summer cycling in Chicago.
Me and Yoshi right after reaching 1000 miles on 8/29/2014.
That time I wore this white Nike top and there was a surprise downpour on the way home….. AWKWARD.
Giant Bike Packs. Gotta be prepared I guess.
One Year exactly. 8.26.2013 vs 8.26.2014. HUZZAH.
On the ride air pumps. This was the first of 3 flats I encountered – all within the same week too!
Gorgeous view from my long University of Chicago Campus rides – total distance that day 35 miles.
Work is nice enough to have an indoor bike rack. Yoshi never has to brave the elements without me.
The aftermath of Yoshi vs. Car. Twisted handlebars… thank goodness no other damage was done.
Sorry for my butt… about a week after my first crash. It took two months for that bruise to totally disappear.
On the road with Yoshi and Leopold. If only that squirrelly little pug would sit in a basket… sigh.
wow. Well I guess with labor day this weekend, the summer is officially over. I, for one, had the best summer of my life. I learned so much about myself, conquered some really big personal mind-blocks, and did a bunch of cool shit. Plus I let go entirely of the control I felt I had on my life and in doing so was surprised to find what I’d hoped and dreamed for all along.
I’m a fan of lists so I guess I’ll just do a little list of the things I experienced this wonderful wonderful summer.
1. Rode 1000 + miles on my bike – yep from memorial day to labor day. I hit the 1k. SO RAD.
10. Embarked on a new adventure with lots of motorcycles, antiques, and laughs.
It was a damn good summer. Now that it's over I need to focus and get it in gear for a productive and great Fall. That means, tightening up the budget, dedicating myself to 3 days of boxing a week, focusing at work and hustling for a promotion hopefully, and giving GFK + the etsy store my undivided attention.