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Project 2: A b-day present for a buddy


First things first, my Anthropologie knock-off was pinged on one of my favorite sites to get inspiration from!


Ok. I’m not sure if I should post this, or pictures of it, until I give away the birthday present but who’s to say the friend in question is going to look here before I give it to her? She doesn’t follow me, and this doesn’t post to my facebook so hmm… Also, her birthday was a month ago yesterday (yes, I’m a bad friend) so I figure she should at least see it if I’m not going to see her for a month or so…


Okie day. So a long, long time ago (Christmas 2010? lol) I made this quilt and I can’t believe I never posted a picture! I was so proud.

So since this was my very first quilt, I wanted to do several different things and so I did the little yarn knots in all the corners (the name of this has left my brain, perhaps permanently) and, you can’t really see it in this picture, but I quilted green bubbles all around in the black area. Also, and I’m pretty stoked about this, notice how the majority of my corners match!

For those of you unfamiliar with 1980’s video games, this is the bubble dragon Bub, of Bubble Bobble. Only the best game EVER. It’s a platformer arcade sort of game (similar to Pac-man) only you run around shooting bubbles at your enemies and then jumping on them to pop ’em, “killing” the bad guys. Unfortunately, if you trap an enemy in a bubble and don’t have a chance to pop it, they turn red and get super angry and super fast and kill the crap out of you- unless you’re pro…like me… or probably my friend Murph… not to brag ;PĀ  So, awesome game which has sucked hours of my life away from me (thank God for teleportation umbrellas). Anyway, I made this quilt and Murph really liked it when she saw it for the first time so insert light bulb.

It took me a week and a half to make that quilt. I get bored easily. So I figured, “no quilts that takes too long, but a pillow…” in my head pillows were smaller, less fabric, and as 1+1=2, I figured, easier.


I swear that pillow took longer than the freakin’ blanket to finish up (I measured it to end up with 1/2″ squares and I’ll never do that again) and some of my corners are WAY off :(. It still looks pretty awesome if you’re not an amazing quilter and frankly, I’m not. Also, for the second thing I’ve ever quilted, I’m still pretty proud of it. šŸ˜›

Happy birthday Murph!



My grandma asked me a while back if I could pick her up some size 10 crochet thread so that she could make her ladies aid group some doilies as a gift.

Since then, I have seen doilies EVERYWHERE! I never knew there were so many things to do with them. I was under the impression that you just put them under lamps or picture frames or what-not. However, there are several fashionable things to do with them.Ā  Pillow covers seem to be the most common use but I have recently seen them sewn onto dresses, wallets, clutches, necklaces, bracelets and much more.

Anyway, I decided to make a couple myself since I would be traveling and needed something to do in the car anyway. It was really not bad, I did skip a couple stitches in my first one by accident and I will never do the spider web pattern EVER again, but it really wasn’t that bad šŸ™‚ I’ll have to post pictures later (my camera’s dead) so you will have to wait!


Here are my doilies that I forgot to post pictures of šŸ˜›

This one has very nice points at each green clump (also I messed up somewhere in the very beginning so that two points are too close together. It still looks nice though, and what do you do with doilies when you have nothing to put on top of them and no end tables to put them on?

You make them into dream catchers.