This rather large bundle of fabric was my personal little way of celebrating the arrival of our baby girl. I really have no business buying more fabric, but I have been dreaming of dresses and allowed myself to shop away. From top to bottom: the two dots are Patty Young’s Andalucia, then Amy Butler’s Belle, the apples and the one just below them are Sandy Henderson’s Farmers Market, followed by three from Joel Dewberry’s Aviary line, another Dewberry but this one is from the line called Chestnut Hill, more Amy Butler, plus some of Heather Bailey’s Freshcut and a bit of Tula Pink’s Flutterby. I think the green check is Holly Holderman, but I really can’t remember. All purchased at Quilt Home, which has a great selection and excellent customer service. I probably won’t make any dresses smaller than a 2T because I’ll want her to wear them for longer than a month or so, but it will be fun to start developing a handmade wardrobe into which she can grow. Now, if she will just let me sleep through the night, I could get to work.
On a totally unrelated note, could I ask you a small favor? My sister, known in these parts as Island Auntie, has written a grant proposal that will allow her family of three to make their modest and amazingly sustainable two-bedroom home on the Big Island in Hawaii truly off-grid and more environmentally friendly. In a word, they are seeking more solar power so that they can become less dependent on a noisy, less eco-friendly generator. The deal with this grant is that the public chooses the recipient. So if you have a moment, please click over to her proposal, scroll down half-way to the VOTE button, and give it a click. You’d be helping out an amazing little family a ton and I would be extremely grateful. Here is the link. Thank you!