Maybe Matilda: Five Favorites!

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Five Favorites!

Honestly, people, the creativity has to stop at some point. I just don't see how everyone can keep coming up with beautiful ideas day after day after friggin day and the creativity well has not run dry yet! Here are some of the projects I spotted around blogland this week that I'm crazy about:

 It's been quite some time since I last made a quilt (I just checked . . . my last quilt was made in July 2010?! That's waaaaay too far in the past, what have I been doing?), but I've really got the itch now after seeing this one! I love how simple this quilt is--no fussy patchwork, just two gorgeous fabrics with a sweet, dainty scalloped edge. I'm dying to try this out myself--it's beautiful!

If you're anything like me, you walk through craft stores, spot a fun trim like, oh I don't know, a beautiful rainbow of ric-rac, and think, I'm sure there's a project in there somewhere . . . and then go home empty-handed. Or, if you're really like me, the ric-rac comes home with you and sits in the closet for 3 years until you finally admit defeat and toss it out with a pitiful sigh. Clearly, Julie does not have this problem! I love this bright, cheerful, happy pillow . . . a great way to incorporate some gorgeous texture and color into a room!

I literally gasped when I saw this skirt--I love it, I want it, and it has so been added to my to-do list. Amanda of Simply Homemade (a mom of 5 who somehow finds the time to sew and sport a super-rad [you talked me into it, I now feel cool saying that] pixie cut; she's my kind of girl!) designed this dress for her little princess, and I'm definitely going to be sizing it up and sporting it myself pronto. I love that peek of ruffles--and we know we're all smitten with ruffles right now, so it's definitely a winner!

 How cute is little Emma out shopping? I saw this tutorial, got out a piece of scrap fleece, and had whipped up a shopping cart cover myself in probably 20 minutes. Easy peasy, and so useful, too!
Forrest in the yarn aisle at Joann's . . . this photo location felt only natural since it's where we spend the majority of our time (and, ahem, money). I'm sure the employees were glad that I refrained from stripping him down to his diaper before taking the picture, like I usually do at home. What can I say? I love chubby, naked babies!

 I love this necklace that Michelle dreamed up--the colors are fantastic, I love the texture of the felt, and the comfy-cozy-but-still-glitzy feel of it. And imagine my excitement when a few weeks ago I won this fabric flower necklace from her etsy shop in a giveaway! She makes such beautiful, unique jewelry, and I'm so psyched that I own one of her necklaces now!

There you have it, the five projects I'm loving the most this week! Ladies, grab yourself a trophy button if you feel so inclined:

What's at the top of your to-do list?


  1. Awww, thanks so much for sharing my tutorial with everyone! That made my night. :)

  2. Ummmm yes. Love that skirt, too! You must (MUST MUST MUST) tell us all about how you modify it for yourself!!! :)

  3. Thanks so much for the feature! I feel loved. :)

  4. I spy my little niece! Yes I do! :)

    Thanks for sharing!

  5. At the top of my list is too finish my projects from last I somehow found other things to do than my list. There's always this week.

  6. what a beautiful necklace you won! I love the quilt , something I can attempt since I'm not the sort that can work on the same craft for months, and the trimming pillow is so simple and lovely.


  7. I love this talent that you share~

  8. That trim pillow is so cute... and I love the shot in the yarn aisle. Very apropos (and too cute)!

    btw -thanks for your kind comments on my blog this week!

  9. You are adorable!! Thank you so much for featuring my skirt tute. Made my day!

  10. Love, love, love that cover you made had to go tell her too!

  11. The ric rac pillow is devine!!

  12. Dude, I totally want to make that ric rac pillow. I have this awesome rust and olive colored ric rac from the 70's just waiting in a bin for the right project...I think this is it.


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