Western Floor Pouf

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!

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is that a cactus or are you just happy to see me? 
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zipper with polyfil coming out
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he’s sticking his tongue out at me.
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pretty boy and floor pouf
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Quilt the day away

I have a fever and the only prescription is more quilting!

Okay corny jokes aside – I finally made the leap into quilting this month and it may or may not be why I haven’t been updating my blog. (Sorry I’m not sorry!)

I first made two no-piecing quilts and then I dove right in to something that was actually made with squares.  I am having a blast.  I can’t believe how much fun it was.

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it’s always nice to see the things you make being used
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table runner for lois! 

yay quilting!

Baby Quilt Fabric

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.

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In the past I have also joined a ‘fabric of the month’ club with Pink Castle Fabrics. I really love their ‘Kawaii’ or Japanese fabric.  They have a lot of different ‘fabric of the month clubs’ and they are really well priced.

Here is some past fabric I have received from Pink Castle:

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Anyways!  I can’t wait to get my craft room all set up and start sewing more than just curtains 😉

This is my current state of mind at the house:

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Scuba Lee

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. 

   
    
   

Life Around Here.

the hipsters are restless in Logan Square.

Life has been so busy lately. I’ve been studying for the GMAT, knitting the Heliopath KAL, running/working out, and taking care of my tribe.

First things first, the GMAT. I have to say I’m enjoying working through the workbooks for this exam. I have never studied for a standardized test before so all the strategies and methodologies are fascinating. However, the testing material is intense. Nothing is ‘complicated’, but the way the exam is designed is to make sure you know the basics in-and-out. So I’m re-memorizing my geometry proofs, my algebra rules, basic grammar skills, and reasoning strategies. I have faith I’ll get the score I’ve set as my goal, but these next 9 weeks will be full of practice problems, practice exams, and workbooks.

The Heliopath KAL is coming along – I’m about to start the arm shape-ing. Honestly, I’m pretty tired of the cables so I took a few days break from working on it. Tonight I’ll get one side done and hopefully start on the back-piece/make head way on that. I did however rearrange my entire house/address my clay cat-litter ‘situation’ I ended up switching to World’s Best (again) so fingers crossed my asthma/Boris’ allergies are improved.

DIY face mask I made to clean/rearrange my space. Asthma, suck it.

The gym has been great. I got an outdoor run in on Sunday since the weather was lovely. I also ‘splurged’ and bought new running shoes, which I desperately needed. These New Balances are great. I honestly feel like my momentum and speed are soaring in them!

My new New Balance Carnival 574s
Logan Square. 5K Sunday Run.

The Ugly Tribe. I spend so much time at home, these guys really make me so happy. Although during my first full length practice exam on Saturday, Vladimir would not leave me alone and would not stop fussing with stuff in the kitchen. I don’t think the GMAT people had a pesky sphynx in mind when they designed the exam. I may start going to the library to take those exams since I had to get up three separate times to sternly warn my eldest cat to GET THE EFF OUT OF THE SINK / QUIT KNOCKING OVER CLEAN BUT DRYING DISHES. Anyways here’s some photos of my weekend with them.

Boris waiting for some string cheese.
dont’ go run mom, just stay here and hold me.
you gonna share that mom?
pug – spooning.
lay with me you little sh%t.
I take nap here. zzzz.

ONWARDS.
xxx
GFK.