Friday, February 24, 2012

Super busy

I've made a bunch of capes the last little bit and have been super busy crafting on those. This week I finished three of these puppies:
 Finished one of these:

(Mind you, I finished all of those capes within one 24 hour period. I didn't want to, but each time I sat down to do them one of my kids got sick and we had two E.R. trips while I was supposed to be making these. I finally sat down last weekend and decided enough was enough, I was finishing these if it killed me.)

To take a break from the capes I started in on this:
It is seriously the easiest baby quilt ever and I've been using this same pattern since I was 16. My first one took me two months to complete; with this one the top was assembled during one Grey's Anatomy episode (guilty pleasure) and a few churchy talks on Mormon Radio (I had to repent for the guilty pleasure somehow). But this is the 11th baby quilt I've made with this pattern, so I didn't expect it to take too long. It is going up on my quilt frame tonight and I'll tie it while catching up on some Grey's and talks. A wash and dry later and it will be headed off to my niece. :)

Another break from my current cape norm was this:
 SOAP!!! I made soap!

I used yogurt cups as molds and I definitely like the oval ones better; the little Union Jack/Tie Fighter design is kinda cool. I scented it with rosemary essential oil and it made my basement smell very yummy for a couple of days. And in a couple of months I'll actually be able to use it. :)

And for the first time I am going to link up to Crazy Mom Quilts for her Finish It Up Friday link party. Yea! Hi! everybody!!

Have a great weekend!


  1. Two ER trips?!? I do hope everyone is okay. Those capes are fantastic! I can't believe you made them so quickly!

    1. One was for RSV, the other for a knocked-loose and incredibly bloody tooth. Everyone's fine now, it was just a rough week!

  2. The capes look great! I love home made soaps! What "recipe" did you use to make it.

  3. Love those capes - must know how you came up with it. My Primary class would love them!

    I've never tried soap, but yours are so cute!

  4. Whoa! Capes, quilts, and soap? Oh my! You're making it happen lady. All of this is so cute. I'm very impressed!

    P.S. Would you please consider disabling your word verification?

  5. Awesome! You got a lot done, especially considering the ER trips. Wow! Love the cute baby quilt!