I’ve been busy sewing my little heart out! I’m really excited about how the quilt is turning out (15/42 blocks down!) but I also wanted a little change of pace so I decided that a shop update was in order.
Check it out here!
Do you live in Utah Valley? If you don’t, I’m really sorry about this one. If you do, listen up! About half a block south of Center Street in Orem there’s an old old house that is now called The Chocolate. They have delicious bakery eateries and you’re sure to find something that you love. My favorite is the milk chocolate with milk chocolate ganache cake, or the chocolate caramel cupcake. Run. Don’t walk!
*This post was not sponsored. I just love The Chocolate!
This pretty bunch arrived on my doorstep via Randi’s fabulous fabric shop yesterday (her shop is down right now due to lots of orders, but you are really going to want to go back and visit… her prices beat what I can find here in craft central, UT for these prints and she maintains a sale section!), and I am SO SO SO excited about it! The plan is for all of this to become the quilt down below in a twin size. I’ve got my special blanket I’ve been dragging around for nearly my whole life and Mr. Jenkins is getting a little tired of it. (It’s been worn down to the perfect weight and softness, you know what I mean?) I’m hoping that this pretty pretty fabric will help me better distance myself from the old model. No promises though. I may end up with 2 special blankets!
Click here to purchase your own copy of the pattern I will be using. Stay tuned!
About half of my wardrobe is from DownEast. They have good good sales at the end of the season and a lot of their clothes fit me quite nicely.
I love them.
Here’s hoping I win this sweet DownEast Giveaway over at 30days!
While we were attending the annual mission reunion for Mr. Jenkins, I spent a good deal of time in the nursery. First it was just Gril and I, but we were quickly joined by 2 other little ones. The 3 girls had a little tussle over who would play with this prized piece. Part doll, part pig.
What. The. Heck.
It was a huge hit. Who would have thought?!
Why, yes! We did have a lovely Easter Sunday! Yesterday I finally decided that Abby must have an Easter dress for actual Easter and not the week after, so I took myself to the fabric store in between sessions of General Conference to pick up the fabric. Things got busy (while the boys went to the Priesthood Session my mom and sister and I went to dinner and did a little shopping) so I didn’t end up starting her dress until about 9:30 PM on Saturday. It’s a million times easier to sew while The Gril is asleep, so I just got on a roll and didn’t quit until about 3:30 AM when I finished it. Then I had to help the Easter Bunny out! I rolled into bed around 4 AM but it was so worth it!
I got the fabric at 40% off at a local quilting shop (they do a 1 yard minimum on their sale fabrics, which works out perfectly for toddler size dresses which usually take just over a yard). Between the fabric and the zipper, this dress cost about $9.00 to make. Sweet! It was a fairly detailed pattern, so it took longer than I expected it to, but I love the way that it turned out! These are the first sleeves I have put on one of her little dresses without an elastic bottom, so they had to be gathered and cased inside of bias tape. Between that little detailing, the ribbon on the front of the bodice (the pattern didn’t call for the pleating type thing, but I thought it would be more fun), and the gathered pockets, I think the extra time makes for some cute extra touches.
This morning we had to wake The Gril up at 9:45 so that she could do her Easter thing before we got too far into Conference. She was a little mystified by the whole thing, but she did enjoy finding treats all around! She got a tiny chocolate bunny, some peeps, and a little baseball type cap for wearing outside when we are out in the sun, plus the egg loot! She kept picking up one egg at a time, eating what was in it, and throwing it on the ground to find a new one. She learned how to shake it to find out if it was empty pretty quick… that’s my girl =]. We did get her to throw a few eggs in to the basket at one point, but she was much happier just holding them one at a time.
Of course, we had to stop by Grandma and Grandpa’s house for a delicious Easter dinner (Thanks mom!!) and some egg dying. We went with a tie die kit this year, and our eggs turned out pretty? In the eye of the beholder, I suppose!
What a lovely day it was… Holidays are getting more and more fun as our sweet girl figures more and more things out. I am really looking forward to Halloween and Christmas!
You can enter to win one of my earring holders over at Freebies2Deals! Be sure to enter the other fabulous giveaways that she is also hosting too! Hurry over, because the giveaway ends on Sunday, April 4th at 9:00PM and she will be picking the winners on Sunday night! There are 2 to be won, so maybe it will be you!
Someday I’m just destined to win a giveaway. Especially one like this that involves fabric goodness. (Should I knock on wood?)
Check out the sweet giveaway here.