Category Archives: Pregnancy

Baby Girl Quilt Finished

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The second I found out I was pregnant, I couldn’t wait to start the quilt for my baby to be. But I knew I had to wait. I also had to sort through my stash to see if I wanted to use any of the fabric I currently had — and well to see what I actually had…

Then I found out we were having another girl. I knew I couldn’t use previously bought fabric, I had to get some new stuff! *Ekk so exciting*

I headed out to my local quilting shop, which I had never been to before, and picked out my new fabric for this beautiful quilt. It was a lot harder to pick out fabric for myself than for other people. I have made a few baby quilts in the past couple years — and only one was for my child. I ended up picking out the back fabric first. It is a beautiful Opulent Flowerful Dandle Panel from Art Gallery Fabrics. It is from the Lavish collection designed by Katarina Roccella. I then picked some Kona solids to go with it (pink and white, and navy for the binding)

I chose a simple herringbone pattern since this is one of the bigger quilts I have attempted to make. I made several half square  triangle lined them up and sewed them all together. Since I am due at Christmas time, I wanted to get this done as soon as I can knowing that the holidays are going to be busy!! I quilted on my Singer Quantum Stylist 9960, and finished it today! yay!

So without further ado, here are the pictures of the finished quilt measured at 56.5″ each side (It’s square)!

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I also love that I finished this during National Sewing Month!!! How perfect. Now a million other things to do to get ready for this baby!

peace.love.dove.

Cherie

p.s. I am entering this into a couple competitions this month. Check them out at http://www.amyscreativeside.com & http://www.thesewingloftblog.com

 

 

Triangle Quilt Completed!

Well, my nephew came earlier than planned, so I had to hustle up and finish his quilt. Luke Steven was born August 1st, weighing 6lbs 4oz.

I finished up the quilt and wanted to share a few things on my inspirations, pattern used, and fabric!

Here is the finished product.

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I used Hello Bear by Bonnie Christine for Art Gallery Fabrics. I purchased it from one of my favorite Etsy sellers, Fabric Shoppe, maybe because she is in Minnesota where I was born and raised, but mostly because she has awesome fabric!!!

I followed this pattern/QAL to make the quilt. I used the same ruler and everything. I highly recommend checking out the pattern and the blog!

Here are some more pictures of the quilt.

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I never know what to do with the back of the quilt, so I used the left over fabric and just lined it up. It’s crooked, but I did that on purpose. I didn’t want to be a perfectionist (because I am not one) and felt like it was a little more me. I wish I had some more time to actually spend my time quilting it. I had some great ideas, but I went simple .

Hopefully the mom and baby will get to come home soon and enjoy the quilt. Looks like I should probably run it down the the post office!!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Now the decision of what to start on next…

peace.love.dove.

Cherie

Stork Stack April 2014 3rd Trimester

I just heard last week that Stork Stack and Bluum merged! Which means this is the only Stork Stack box I will ever get, and my 6 month subscription will transfer to my Bluum box account, so it looks like I will be getting Bluum until this fall. But I wanted to share with you what I got from Stork Stack, even though it is no longer available.

So this is the Stork Stack box that I received. They emailed me the cards that would normally be in a box explaining each item. Hopefully I will be able to post them in this blog post. But the theme was “Busy Bee”

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MonkeyFinger Puppet Finger Puppet Kids Foot Wipes Swaddle Love Larabar

I enjoyed everything in the box. The Larabar is in my packed bag for the hospital. Which reminds me I need to get some more snacks. I also like the foot wipes. These will be super handy for after the beach! I need to get the adult ones!! My flip flops turn my feet black, so I could use a good cleaning every now and then. The finger puppet is adorable, and love the monkey! I haven’t read the book yet, but I love Aden & Anais products, so it can’t be bad. It isn’t a book I would just go out and purchase, so it makes it fun getting a gift.

So, you can’t purchase Stork Stack anymore. All the links will bring you to Bluum. So my accounts merged, and I had an issue for a little while saying I had 2 kids, and one was almost 4, but they got it all cleared up and looks like it extended my account since I JUST purchased a 6 month subscription to Stork Stack. I wish Bluum shipped as fast as Stork Stack! It was here before I knew it! Now, I signed up for Citrus Lane too, which I will get my first month in May. So, I can’t wait to see what those boxes are like as well (and how long it takes to get to me).  My MommiesFirst box should get here any day, and then my April Bluum should be here hopefully next week, or the week after…

*Referral codes are in some links* Most are save 50% off you first box! (Citrus Lane & Bluum)

Bluum Box March 2014 3rd Trimester (Month 8)

So I have subscribed to MommiesFirst since I was 3 months pregnant and I have LOVED it!! I will do a post sharing some of those boxes. I got really lazy and stopped taking pictures of the things I had received over the months and feel really guilty about it. But I will get those up. In the mean time I am going to share some of the current boxes I have got!

So, I joined Bluum Box. I got a great deal when it was on living social one day, and joined in. Being that the box takes FOREVER to get to Hawaii, I didn’t get it until the beginning of April… which is such a bummer. By the time I got my box, they were already making my next box, so I couldn’t age her up, and I don’t want to miss the newborn box, so I will just have to wait…

But without further ado, here is my 3rd Trimester Bluum Box for March 2014.

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So there it is! There were 5 products in the box. I loved most of them, and I will give you a quick description of each of them.

Baby legs

1. BabyLegs – Newborn Legwarmers – Rainbow – $10.00. These totally remind me of Punky Brewster. I loved her when I was a kid, so I think these will be super cute on her. Hopefully she can wear them a while, they would be nice to use once she starts crawling… cause its hot in Hawaii, I’m sure she will be living in onesies.

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2.Robelyn Labs – Elastin 3 – $69.99. This is stretch mark cream. I have had to use a ton of different creams during pregnancy. Genetics are to blame, but I knew I would get them. This one is nice. A little bit goes a long way, which is good, because the price of stretch mark creams are crazy expensive! Since its so late in my pregnancy I’ll have to wait till after this baby to see how it helps.

Medicine

3. Boiron – Oscillo – 3 Doses – $6.99. I’m not sure why I got this because all my samples were for children… and they have to be over the age of two. I have no kids yet, so I tried giving these to friends, but they didn’t want it either. Oh well. Its basically medicine for flu like symptoms. I’ll hold on to them, maybe someone will want them, or a house guest will need it at some point.

baby wash cloths

4. I Play – Organic Knitted Terry Washcloth Unisex 3Pk Assorted – $8.00. I am so glad I got these in the box. The only baby wash cloths we have came with the hooded towel, and aren’t perfectly small like these! I enjoy when i get things that I do not have to run out to the store to get. They are already with all the baby bath stuff ready to be used!

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5. Angel Dear – Ring Rattle – Fuchsia Robot – $6.00. So cute!! This is in my diaper bag ready to go too. It is super soft and has a little rattle sound to it. Can’t wait to see what my little girl thinks of it when she arrives!

 

This box totaled up to $100.98. I would say I got the value for what I paid for it! A 3 month subscription cost $69.99 normally, I believe I paid $27 for 3 months with the deal, so that worked out to $9 a box! If you are interested in getting a Bluum Box, you can get 50% off your first box by using my referral LINK HERE. Otherwise, you can just go to their website.  Hope this helped you out. I didn’t see many Bluum Pregnancy boxes out there, so I was curious on what was in them!