Sunday, September 26, 2010

beautiful baby L

it is love.

So, over the past few projects that I have been working on, my irritation with scissors came to a head...I could NOT get that straight cut. This (and the fact that I needed some new fabric to start my Christmas present making) basically forced me to buy a rotary cutter. I'm in love with it. Every cut is so smooth and perfect. Now to buy a bigger self healing mat...mine is teensy. Shucks...looks like I'll have to make a trip to Dressew! 

Anyway, while on my rotary cutter excursion to Fabricana, I also bought some delicious new fabric (bright, bright, bright pink and yellow prints for a felt marker roll for my niece, for one) and some fun ribbon and webbing to make straps for purses. 

Here are my current projects:

1. A sewing organizer that hangs over the arm of the couch. 

2. A big hand sewn wool blanket. (So excited!)

3. A pile of grocery bag caddies for my family for Christmas. 

4. A felt pen roll for my niece. 

5. A bright and cheery play mat for my sweet baby L to hang out on. 

6. Hat/mitten/scarf set for baby L. I have some super soft pink fleece for the little one - I love remnant bins!

7. A big old stack of patterns that baby L is going to be too big for soon. Must get on those!

Now, I need your help!! I am in desperate need of selvages. If anyone has some kicking around that they don't need...I would love them. Perhaps we could work out some sort of arrangement? Anyway, I have a huge project in mind, and I cannot see myself ever having enough selvages to make it if you have some, let's talk! You can comment or email me at kennedycraft (at) aol (dot) com. Thanks!

I just reread my list of projects...and I should not be blogging, I should be sewing!



Friday, September 24, 2010

ahh, the scent of a crisp new blog...

Welcome to Kennedy Craft. I am a wife and mother who has been lucky enough to rediscover my love of creating beautiful and delicious things while I was on leave after having my daughter. I have been exploring this side of me over the past several months, and am hoping to share what I get up to from now on here on this blog. 

Let me start by introducing myself. I am Claire, and I am married to my dear husband Ryan. We have a wonderful daughter, baby L. She is 8 months old, and the happiest, sweetest little goose I've ever met. 

I love sewing, although I am definitely at the lower end of the talent scale right now! I am learning more every day, and loving every minute of it. I love to make things for my family, so many of the things that I have made so far have been home or baby related. I love to cook as well, and we tend to eat dinner around 9 pm on days that I get caught up experimenting! I plan to share some of those more positive experiences on here, as well. 

As much as I look forward to sharing my own stories on here, and contributing what I am learning to this great wealth of information that I've found, I can not get enough of reading other blogs and learning from you. So please, comment, say hello, and let me see your blog and learn from you. Isn't what this is all about, anyway?