Thursday, September 24, 2015

Birthday Girl & Quilt Photobombs

 Today is a quite special day....
A year ago my sweet little Alaya came into the world. 
This was a first picture taken as a family of four. 
 Like many of this pictures I have to share today, it's not a glamorous photo (in fact, you can't hardly even see Alaya) but our lives changed from that moment on and it changed in the best possible way and all of these photos hold special memories.

Alaya is the sweetest and happiest baby I ever did see! As I was looking through all her baby pictures I realized there was something extra special in so many of the pictures and snapshots I have of her.
Her quilt.
Her quilt has been with her from the day she was born!
She used it the day she was born and still uses it up to this day.
It's truly a treasure and keepsake.
From when she was itty bitty, we made great use of her quilt for
her newborn photoshoot.
It seems I have pictures of her and her quilt through every month and stage of her life!
From when she was itty bitty..
To when she started to become more mobile and her personality started to really shine through. 
Her quilt is quite the photobomber! You can see glimpses of her quilt in all of these pictures where she was acting silly trying to eat her baby doll's pacifier, learning roll and crawl, and even when brother was being annoying bothering her.
Her quilt stayed loyal even when she started sliding off of it and somehow get stuck under the couch.
It went with us everywhere. Inside & outside.

Her quilts were definitely well loved like a good quilt should be.
 It came with us to parks on cool spring evenings. 
(It was the perfect buffer for those wide baby swings at the park.)
It even traveled with us to unwanted overnight visits to the Emergency Room we had to take last December.
It was the perfect piece to make the E.R. feel more like home.
And typical Alaya, she was still so happy and smiley even being so so sick.
My goodness she's just so sweet!!
And like a good mom, I have a million pictures of her sleeping.
And yep, you guessed it, her quilt was right by her side.
I could go on and on showing you pictures of little Alaya and even her quilt.
But I better stop so I can get ready to celebrate her birthday.
So let me end by saying Happy Birthday Alaya!!
 You are so loved.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Persimmons Delight

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook then you know
I've been busy working on items for an upcoming craft show. 
I recently finished up a quilt from a layer cake by Moda fabrics called Persimmon by BasicGray.
I fell absolutely in love with it! 
It's got the most perfect neutral colors but still just enough color.
I feel like it's the perfect quilt for fall, but also perfect for spring! And then summer too!
So it's a great quilt you can have out nearly all year long!
I don't feel pictures do it justice for how lovely the fabrics are!
It's a great quilt to have sprawled out on the couch for movie watching or thrown over a bench as a decoration. You can't beat something that is both useful and gorgeous!!
When I originally bought this fabric I knew my sister would love it because it matches her house! 
I didn't think she would love it enough to want to buy it!

When I told her I had a quilt I wanted to show her she came right over and claimed it the moment she saw it!
And I'm so glad she did because I was going to have a hard time parting this one because I love it so much. 
It's easier to say goodbye when I know it's going to get lots of love from people I love.
That, and the fact I have 3 more charm packs to make another quilt with this fabric makes it a little easier too. And yet, I feel like I could have an endless supply of these fabrics and still feel like it's not enough for how much I love it.