10.08.2008

Mushrooms Are Cute, But Six Is Hot

six is smoking hot

For Aidan, my little fire, who will be six before we know it. Where does the time go? Seems like yesterday I was wearing a baseball jersey with the number 82 on it, yet that was 26 years ago, in 1982, when I was six. Wow.

If you can't tell, I'm a little addicted to Wonder Under right now. Better not sit still too long at my house or I might just applique you.

I took a little break from my applique frenzy to make myself a new tote (because you can never have enough, right?).

apple tote

I love this apple fabric. My neighbor actually found it for me at a rummage sale over the summer. She said, "I found some fabric you would like. It's kind of ugly." Haha. She knows me well.

apple tote

I had just enough vintage orange polka dot fabric to line the bag.

molly made tags

I even put a mollymade tag on the pocket. My mother-in-law made these tags on her sewing machine. I'm thinking about making some new tags with a custom made rubber stamp, fabric ink and cotton twill ribbon. Avery would like me to put a tag on all the things I make. I think she's proud of me. The feeling is mutual.

What are you making today?

30 comments:

  1. my goodness...your crafting skills are endless! that tote...perfect.

    wonder under...hmm...i think it'll be helping me cover alot of stains this coming week ;)
    and yes, 6 is hot, but that sweet little mushroom is fabulous.

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  2. Love it!!! Wonder Under is amazing stuff. Speaking of which, I need to go get some....

    6 comes way too fast.

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  3. Dang. I was hoping I could nab a yard or so of that fabric. Me loveses it.

    And yes, six comes in the blink of an eye, and then so does every other year of a growing child. Sigh.

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  4. love the tote fabric!
    and your tags, i should try that myself.

    i am working on my ursa sweater today. really would like to wear it at least once this winter!

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  5. Love it, Love it!!
    That 6 is great and your mushroom is extra cute!
    If I ever find my crafting energy again I will have to try wonder under, I tried applique a bit last spring and it never worked well for me. Things came out pulled and wonky, not nice and smooth like yours.
    Maybe one day I will pester you for an explaination!

    So to answer your question, I'm making nothing today, except babies of course.

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  6. Wheeee! I love that tote. What is the neighbor
    saying?! That fabric is not ugly!! Says me. I love the tags.

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  7. cute tote!! love the fabric! what a score!

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  8. HA, HA!! I knew that one would come back to bite me! The writing was on the blog wall - if you know what I mean. I meant ugly in a cute and trendy kind of way... I'm digging deeper, aren't I? oh, well.

    So funny b/c I posted the bag you made Grace on my blog today. And your apple bag is very cute, btw. :)

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  9. I love the tote! It's not ugly material at all:) Our kids grow too quickly...birthday's always get to me.

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  10. I just love this blog. I will be back.

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  11. your craftiness is seemingly endless! wow!! love what you've been up to.xo

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  12. ooooooh the tote is to die for, love, love, love!!

    I am thinking of making more bibs! I love bibs!

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  13. haha. . . you would like it. It's ugly. . . that's why we're such good friends.

    I am making a mess in my front yard. I am going to attempt tiling my front walkway. In the planning stages right now. Yikes! I'm nervous.

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  14. Oh! I LOVE those apples! And dang, that shirt is hot.

    What am I making today? Well, considering that I have 34.97 lbs of apples sitting on my kitchen counter, I'm going to go out on a limb and say APPLESAUCE.

    I NEED to be making my next craftswap project. But first, I need to figure out WHAT that project will be.

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  15. Pattern for that tote please and I'll be making IT! :-)

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  16. i'm laughing at caroline's comment because i, too, need to be working on my craft swap project!

    i love the birthday shirt - i have two of those to make soon. one girl requested her age in roman numerals. and the other in tick marks. oy. 7 and 9 would be way easier to cut out!

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  17. Ah yes, the wonder under addiction. I've been there myself. Good thing that addiction is so darned useful!

    Today I should be making a slipcover. My fabric is cut and pinned all over the chair, but I DREAD sewing it.

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  18. oh, that apple fabric is wonderful. I love it. And I love your tags. I would love to put tags on things, but for some reason making them intimidates me.

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  19. i love ugly fabric. you luck girl.
    and wonder under is like crack ehh?

    some knitting for sure and finishing a quilt.

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  20. I like the 'ugly' fabric too! Looks great as a bag and the polka dots are a great combo.

    I am making banana bread, cookies, and pumpkin bread. Gearing up to go on vacation tommorrow in North Carolina. My table is loaded with books, board games, and scary movies. I think I can fit it all of it in the van but I am not so sure there will be room left for the kids. Ha!

    Six is good, my friend. I just love my sons sense of humor and six year old wit right now. I think your gonna like it. :)

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  21. i'm making a "silly hat" for my baby for her birthday. you sure are busy! love thae tags! what a great feeling to know your child IS proud of YOU!

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  22. Hello,

    Just came across your site through Flickr. So glad I did. You have a fantastic blog. Glad I found it.

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  23. hot damn this school thing is working in your favor. that bag is the perfect kinda ugly super cute and i am coveting it-
    today I'm making milk, for benen, and coffee, for me, and curling yarn - i've frogged my sweater 6 times. oi.

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  24. my sister and i are always talking about something being ugly-cute!! :^D)

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  25. I absolutely LOVE this bag!!! Well done! The fabric is gorgeous.

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  26. Love the tote! 6 wow! Happens so fast. My oldest is about to turn 4! I can hardly believe it!

    I have been making capes for my kids.

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  27. six is definitely hot! I love your addiction to applique. My sister and I have always made pillows for our children, family, friends, where the front side is some kind of applique scene. I think we learned it from my grandmother who would make these amazing applique quilt squares. I should photograph some for you!

    So keep it coming. I love seeing all your ideas!

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  28. It is just like the tote Claudia made for me! I love that pattern with the single handle, and your fabrics are ugly good!! The tag - I agree with Avery, everything you make should have your tag on it!

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  29. I love how your tote turned out! And the fabric is perfect for it--awesome, not ugly!

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