Palm Leaf Monogram Quilt

Palm Leaf Monogram Quilt

Palm Leaf Monogram Quilt | leave it to Joy

Have I told you I love quilting?
I love cutting the fabric and putting it all together.
But more than that, I love imagining the little one using it.
Today, I’m sharing a self designed quilt with a quilted applique monogram.

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Elephant Pinwheel Quilt

Elephant Pinwheel Quilt

I love quilts! I love cutting the fabric and piecing it all together. But more than that, I love seeing a little one using it. Today I’m sharing a mama elephant with her baby in a quilted applique I handmade for a little man.

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Vintage Glider Refresh

Vintage Glider Refresh

Vintage Glider Refresh | leave it to Joy

I bought this vintage glider second hand from a nice lady who had rocked all her babies, and grand-babies to sleep for naps in this chair. I got it for $40 Canadian. I probably could have bartered a little harsher for it, but I see them for sale often for over double that! The cushions were worn from all the baby rocking and needed some extra padding and a fresh fabric.

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Woodland Cuddle Quilt

Woodland Cuddle Quilt

Woodland Cuddle Quilt | leave it to JoyA new little nephew calls for a new quilt! In the spirit of keeping things simple I impulse bought this fabric. It was on sale, fit the theme I was told his nursery would be in, and finally the billy goats stole my heart!! Read more

Girlie Strip Quilt

Girlie Strip Quilt

Fresh babies get me back into quilting! I love it. This easy pattern really flows, and I’ve totally fallen in love with it. I loved the whole process, the fabric shopping, blending patterns and watching it all come together! Read more

Love You to the Moon Quilt

Love You to the Moon Quilt

Love you to the Moon Quilt | leave it to Joy

I made this quilt for a tiny little newborn, who just turned 1. Happy Birthday, Little Man! I’m finally going to share it with you. I used this Pinterest Post as my template and collected some star and moon themed fabrics to create this chunky design. The design wasn’t overly tedious, or complicated, which made it very enjoyable to sew and reignited my love of quilting.  Read more

DIY Over the Door Laundry Hamper for $3

DIY Over the Door Laundry Hamper for $3

DIY, Laundry, Hamper, Bag, Hook

Way back in the day one of my room mates had a hanging laundry basket. I wanted one for my littles room but I could not find one anywhere. One day I had an amazing idea, which in itself is amazing, I never have spontaneous ideas.  Read more

DIY Reusable Swiffer Duster

DIY Reusable Swiffer Duster

swifer1I did it! Another Pinterest Win! This time a Swiffer duster I can reuse and reuse! I wasn’t sure if the dust would actually cling to the flannel, but it does! I wasn’t sure if I could make the flannel scraps that I had left from my DIY Baby Bibs work, but I did!

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DIY Baby Booties 9 months: Free Pattern

DIY Baby Booties 9 months: Free Pattern

Baby Booties, Pattern, pink, lined, 9 months, sew, girl clothes, DIYThere are so many amazing Pinterest ideas about baby DIY’s and sewing. In fact I have a full Pinterest board of ideas, check them out here. I saw so many super cute little baby booties, but none that had an easily printable pattern. Read more

DIY Stuffed Animal: Garth the Giraffe

DIY Stuffed Animal: Garth the Giraffe

Giraffe, stuffed animal, DIY, sew

Say hello to Garth, the latest stuffed toy for baby. Garth is a giraffe, whose pattern I found on pinterest – without instruction. Click here for the pin.  Read more