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Too many projects at once

18 Aug

I need to focus and execute.  Ever have that problem?  I’m getting very close to my birthday which means I ought to be focusing on my resolution list of things to do before I’m 27.  Which I kind of am, but kind of not ….

I am sewing this duvet cover:

#13 – Jazz up the Master suite… on its way!

Also sewing this quilt (times 3) for my boy’s room:

#16 Grow grass in the backyard = not going to happen!  So I fixed up my boy’s room instead.  These quilts are a part of that, and a much-needed part I might add!

And I’m still knitting this.  Pattern here.

…Started a new knitted throw inspired by this one:

but wait – I haven’t finished this one and #4 on my list!!

  I started to re-finish my dining room table (which is on my list at #18) and I am really forced to finish that one quickly, seeing as it’s difficult to feed my family around our coffee table.  Really difficult.

So that’s basically what I’ve been up to.  School starts on Monday and now I’m busy with haircuts (mine too!  Hurray for #8 being checked off!), finishing up T-Ball, labeling school supplies and last-minute doctor appointments for shots.  Fun, but crazy.

Here’s my friend’s post that seems applicable.  It’s titled, “A Wind Storm?”  And like all of her posts, it is a must-read!





22 Mar

My post titles are great.  I’m quite distracted today by a particular dress I’m trying to get my hands on.  This morning I went on a wild goose hunt to make a similar skirt just in case I can’t get the awesome dress in time for Easter.  Oh, the joys of living in the boonies!

So now I’m writing a post to distract myself from my dress distraction.

Here are some of my favorite things I have on my “want to make” Pinterest board right now.  I love Pinterest, BTW.  And I want to make all of these things….

Just crazy cool.  My friend has already constructed crazy knitting needles to make something like this.  (Found here).

Fabric Worm quilt – here.

I want to make some of these for my boys room – and we already have some crates! (image via door sixteen)

Skirt tutorial found here.

And thanks to this lovely, I need to brush up my embroidery skills.  What would not look better with some embroidered flowers on it?!  I guess maybe a men’s shirt… or pants (!!!).  But that’s about it.  Found here.


I gotta run to pick up a child from Pre-school!  Thanks for helping me get my head out of the cute-dress-cloud!


memory quilt

19 Jan

i just whipped this up as i was sorting through mounds of baby boy clothing.  these were some of my favorites of jed’s clothes.  i just made them into squares and (very) quickly sewed them together.  


i’m making this sort of a work -in-progress quilt as i will probably add some of the clothes he is in now, or possibly make it one big quilt with all the boys clothes that were special to me in it… after all, micah wore many things that were jed’s, and now there is seth wearing my favorite micah clothes, making it all a bit too confusing.  anywho, i know it’s not beautiful, but that’s not really the point (although it should be noted that it is wildly soft!).  i’m hoping it will be a quilt that we can wander all over the small squares and remember when the days they were tiny.

i’ve been blogging for a year!

3 Feb

feb. 3rd marks clothed in scarlet’s 1 year anniversary. wowza, it’s flown by! it’s funny how the seasons of the year seem to change the seasons of our lives, and for me, that means what hobby i’m in the mood to pursue. summers are for new babies (or being massively pregnant with one), something about the fall makes me need to knit, and apparently the new year makes me want to quilt and bake bread. my first post here was on breadmaking and a WIP quilt for jed. here’s an anniversary post of the same kind. i finally finished jed’s quilt, which turned out almost exactly the way i had envisioned, except the size was a little smaller than i would have liked. it covers a crib mattress perfectly though.


…and i happened to whip up some bread the other day as well. it was fantastic! i think i may be getting the hang of it! woo-hoo.


quilt update

22 Mar

i have finally started hand-quilting the first of the two quilts for my boys. this is my first time hand-quilting, and i gotta admit, i was not a happy camper when i first started. seriously… i almost threw in the towel before i finished half of a squiggly line. none-the-less, i persevered and am glad i did. i have only finished three wavy lines now (amazing, i know), but feel like i am getting the hang of it rather quickly. not to mention that it was quite therapeutic to work on while watching an office re-run. :) cheers!


one of many WIP

3 Feb

i am making matching quilts for my boys, jed and micah. i wanted the blankets to evoke a rainy/stormy day feeling. the stripes kinda remind me of ocean waves which also seems fitting as i am going to hand quilt the top with horizontal wavy lines. this one has yet to be ironed (sorry), because it is not finished…almost though! i am going to back them with a sky blue cotton, which was actually a high-quality sheet that i used to make the curtains in their room. better pictures to come when it is no longer a work-in-progress! cheers!