Mama Martin

quilting, gardening, sewing, motherhood….

Projects for Christmas December 27, 2011

Filed under: adoption,baby doll quilts,items for sale,Quilts — janelmartin @ 6:55 pm

The past month and a half has been filled with MANY projects.  Unfortunately, most of these projects were for clients and not for my family and friends.  The good part is that our adoption fund has more than $1,000 in it.  It’s a drop in a bucket compared to all that we will need, but it’s a wonderful start!

Here are most of the projects I made.  I also made a paw print/dog bone cape.  My favorite project was a crib size quilt that I made out of a little girl’s baby clothes.  I forgot to take any pictures of it, so hopefully the client will send me some.

A quilt for an American Girl doll bed.

a close up of the applique

a baby quilt

appliqued day of the week towels

matching dishclothes

A memory quilt I made from a dad's shirts. I made two of these quilts for her sisters. For the client and her mom I am going to make pillows.


Calvin’s Train Birthday Party

Filed under: kids — janelmartin @ 6:25 pm

Calvin’s party took place over a month ago, but I haven’t found the time until now to write about it.  He had a Thomas the Train party.  He loves Thomas and all his friends. We have books, movies and trains to testify to his love of this subject.  And now we have even more!  Wesley is also starting to be very interested in trains, so it works out well.

Wesley and Calvin dressed up in their engineer outfits. I made all the kids hats.

Calvin was so excited about his cake! I tried to make it look like the Island of Sodor. This fact was lost on almost everyone, since no one knew much about Thomas.

For weeks after his party he kept talking about the day his friends came over the day he had a party.  It’s good to know that he enjoyed the day!