Monday, 24 September 2012

Oh ya...

Dug out this cowl today that I started TWO years ago. Common Chantelle, get it together!

I love it so much, I have to finish it so I can finally wear it.

Friday, 14 September 2012

Fall Quilt, A Quilt for Me

Sooo...we don't really have a comforter for our bed. We've got a collection of small blankets, a giant, ugly comforter from Darcy's bachelor days (can I throw it out already?!) and a super heavy and warm feather duvet for that's just perfect for Vancouver's sub-zero winter nights (not).

I've made a couple of quilts and it's been very hard to give them away. I think it's time that I make myself a special quilt. Something not too big, not too small and just warm enough.

I chose the Swoon Quilt by Camille Roskelley. It's so darn pretty! I went down to The Cloth Shop on Granville Island on Wednesday and blew a bunch of money on fabric. The ladies working in this shop are hilarious and awesome. It was a good experience.

Here's what I chose:

It's going to be very light and fresh! Lots of white and cream with little pops of green. I can't wait to get started. 

In other crafty news, knit night is back after a one year hiatus! I joined my gal pals Priscilla and Jen over at Amber's place last night. It's great to feel so inspired to pick up my knitting again after losing interest for so long. The gals are feeling it too. We're pumped! Photo's coming soon of my sweater-in-progress.

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Summer Summary

So I've been a terrible blogger this summer, but I have been busy crafting and gardening and organizing. Forgive the crappy photos, our cameras we're stolen when we had a break-in back in June!

Here's what I've been up to:

I cleaned out the clutter from our closet down stairs and created a place to hang our bikes

I made my niece an adorable top!

We got the garden up and running after taking a year off

 And I made a wedding quilt for two very special friends

Also, I just got a loom!! I've very excited about it. I just pulled my first project off the loom on Tuesday. It takes awhile to set up, but once you get weaving it's so fast and fun.

See you soon! I promise.