A new makeup bag and 5 quilts for the shop.

Cleaning and rearranging the studio. I tried moving one of the books helves yesterday and it broke!

-The Bloodless Revolution, by Tristram Stuart. I learned some really interesting things about Mary Shelly's, Frankenstein.
-Also anything I can get on kindergarten homeschool curriculum.

My "baby" dancing in the living room.

Rain, rain and more rain-although the grass in the backyard is finally starting to grow amazingly.

::Listening to::
My oldest son tell me the wonders of the world, and all about his dreams last night.


The troops

I'll give you one guess who the "boss" is? It's the one jubilantly skipping along above, after his brother and sister tried catching him for 10 minutes. Check out their expressions-lol!
The older kids have taken to calling him, "Baby Hulk". He a tough little guy, and definitely knows what he likes and wants...and what he doesn't! Which makes for either very fun, or very difficult days sometimes. He's a bit of a handful, but a true sweetheart and I wouldn't have him any other way!

Catch me if you can!


Sweater Ball

I've been working on the Fall/Winter line the past few weeks. The Sweater Ball will be included, made from repurposed, felted wool sweaters. They are both eco-friendly and fun! They come in an assortment of colors and some have great embroidered details.

They are great for children in a wide range of ages, although I recommend them for kids who no longer chew all their toys. What other toy can entertain a 1 year old and 6 year old at the same time?

I'm working on a batch to take to Craftin Outlaws [hopefully I am excepted again this year!]. It's one of my favorite shows of the year and I can't wait. The location has moved to the Lodge Bar this year and it's scheduled for October 17th, so mark your calendars!

The Dress

Little Miss {M} has been gently reminding me that she hasn't had a new dress in awhile.

She went so far to start drawing up a few dress idea's to show [inspire] me. When that didn't work I overheard her telling a story to her dolls. The story was about a beautiful little girl, who HATED pants! She told her Mommy & Dad, over and over she ONLY liked dresses and to stop buying pants, shirts, tank tops and shorts because she would not wear them. One day her parents finally understood and threw away every piece of clothing that wasn't a dress....and the little princess lived happily ever after.

I was so charmed by her little story, that I spend Friday night making her a new dress. I've had this one in the to-do pile for quite some time. I used some of my very favorite cotton prints and some linen!

When the last stitch was done, and all the thread cut I held up the dress and wished I could shrink like Alice in Wonderland. I am so in love with this dress that I'd love it to fit me!

The pattern was Modkid's Kyoko Dress. The pattern was super easy to follow! The only thing I would change would be to use french seams on the skirt panel. I didn't think of it until I already had 2 panels finished. Start to finish it only took me a few hours[although the bias tape was already made]

The bias tape was handmade :: Belt fabric is from Lizzy House :: The pears is a Japanese print from Robert Kauffman :: Solid teal is a lovely fresh linen ::

{M} woke up Saturday morning with a huge smile and spent lots of time twirling in her new dress. She asked me if I had even slept at all the previous night, because the dress looked like so much hard work. With a kiss, giant hug and a thank you, the dress was worth a million bucks!


Dancing Dolls Quilt Finished

Some of you might remember when I was working on this quilt a few weeks back. I had finished sewing all the pieces together[using Momo Wonderland fabric] to make the front when I realized it needed....something. I left it in the studio for about 2 weeks unfinished, as I didn't know what to do to finish it. I really liked what I had so far, but I knew it wasn't complete. After setting it aside, I started working on t-shirts, and came across the last few blocks of this great Alexander Henry print with girls from different cultures and/or time periods. PERFECT!

I added 3 blocks to the quilt with different stitches. So happy with the final result! I can't wait until this little creation finds a special girl. It also looks really great hung on the wall as a 3 dimensional art piece.

My dancing dolls quilt is currently available in the Kunklebaby shop.



We got a surprise visit from my niece, Poppy yesterday. She's so sweet and adorable. One of the best babies I've had the luxury to be around. She's content and happy as long as your speaking to her, or sitting nearby. She is extremely smart and interested in exploring all the world around her. I love her so much!

Our dog, Lucy, spent the day trying to lick her little hands and feet. The dog is seriously in love with babies! When {L} was little, she was obsessed with kissing him too.

I took advantage of the visit and asked her model a couple of new Kunklebaby bibs for me. Here's a few shots from the day.


Motherhood is...

Finding happiness in the smallest of things. Before having children I never would have guessed how amazing little baby toes are!

I can't believe how much the "baby" has grown and changed in the last year. I took the first photo when he was one day old, on his way home from the hospital. He fell asleep on Daddy's lap all curled up this past weekend. So big, but still so little.


Corners of Our Home

A few of our favorite things.
::The kids have their very own special artwork. The skeleton pieces above were purchased by {D} with his own money. He wanted the one on the right because he said it was a family portrait-lol ::The snow white music box belonged to my grandmother :: Books

::Artwork pulled from an old book. It had beautiful images and a torn cover. Inexpensive and repurposed. ::One of my childhood dolls, much loved by my children. :: The boys mantle. Hand painted dolls of our family with friends. Also {D}'s painting from mama :: A rare sight at our house. Things actually hung where they belong


I am loving...

This shop right now, Variation: Many Splendid Things.

I received some post cards from the shop for the last round of swag bags I put together. The images were bright, colorful and cheery! To the right was my favorite of the bunch.

The shop makes adorable little bead dolls and I can't help but smile as I look through the photo's in the shop.

So if your in the mood for a smile, check out Variation, on Etsy.


Kunklebaby Quilts Debut

This weekend launched the new line of quilts from Kunklebaby. Each is unique, if not completely one of a kind. A perfect gift for someone special to treasure. I love making these and see many being added to the shop in the near future.
I received so much great feedback about them over the weekend. Thanks to everyone that purchased one. I hope your loving your new blankets.
The quilts feature great designer fabrics paired with beautiful coordinating prints and colors. Each features fabric bound edges with handmade bias tape--yum.

Two of the quilts I had left on Sunday. Saturday was quilt buying day-even in the rain!



A special thanks to everyone that came out to see us this past weekend at the Westerville Music & Art Festival...especially the hard-core shoppers who braved the thunderstorm Saturday! You guys are crazy, but so awesome!
We had a great time and really enjoyed the sunshine today. We meet some cool people, new interesting artists, met up with old friends. and passed out tons of Etsy Swag bags.

Thank to my Dad who came into to town to help out too. He kept me company while shivering in the corner of the tent during the l-o-n-g days of storms Saturday.

I really liked the show and hope I can be apart of it next year!


This week...

This week was filled with projects and activities! We spent a lot of time together as a family, which was awesome.

This week, we:
-Build new displays for the show. A new brooch display and a rack for boob pads. Thanks to my sweet husband for this. When I say we, it means he made them while I told him what to do.

-finally got to rent the third disc of True Blood. Ooohhh Sooki & Bill. I am so hooked on that show right now! [They are always out at the rental store, so this was a "score"]

-Made a new kunklebaby banner/sign. It will make it's debut this weekend.

Spent a day at the park and took a stroll through the woods. The kids were even lucky enough to see a "real, live Fairy" fluttering about that afternoon.

Sewed & packaged 25 pairs of boob pads for this weekend. Come and get them nursing mama's.

Grandpa Ron came to visit. W had a fun, relaxing day. We don't get to spent much time together and it was wonderful watching them all read together. At the end of the day, they all piled on his Harley for a few pictures.


Beautiful day!

It's a beautiful day! Stop, smell the flowers and smile! Lots happening here this week.

We are getting ready for the show this weekend, rearranging furniture at the house[yes, again], I'm working on some new curtains for the boys room and enjoying the last few days with my husband off of work.

I'm looking forward to seeing my dad this weekend too. He is coming into town to help me with the show. It's been awhile since we visited and I miss him.

Yesterday was date day and it was so fun! We took the kids to the movies. {d} went with me and {M} with my husband. It was a fun afternoon seeing Monsters Vs. Aliens. Nice to spent some one on one time with the kids and take a break from working!



The kids needed, yet another wedding this past week! [Really though, can you ever have too many?]

Wedding plans were all scheduled with their Nani[grandmother]. Everyone knew what to wear and whom to marry. {L} was drafted as the "ringbear".
Nani arrived for the wedding with a wonderful surprise-cake and flowers!! The kids were SO excited. Pretty pink & white flowers and a cake to match.

Sadly my camera battery died, just as the ringbear was walking down the aisle. It was a fun time and we got to eat yummy cake at the end. I think {D} is starting to come around to this whole wedding thing. He told me he married the cat last week-haha. That wedding went sans cake.

Smiling with the wedding planner-aka Nani.


Organic Line

Don't forget to check out the Kunklebaby Organic Line. Features fun hand printed designs on all 100% organic cotton. Good for baby! Good for the Earth.

Browse the current selection: "here"


What I've been working on

It's been a busy week, here at the Kunklebaby studio! I have lots of yummy new quilts, pins and a huge selection of bibs ready to go for the Westerville Art & Music Festival next weekend. If your local, stop on by and say hello. I'll be at booth #W6.
The show runs from 11-7 Saturday and 11-5 Sunday.
New Pins

Quilt tops

Finished little girls quilt-dainty and sweet.

Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July everyone! Hope your having a wonderful day!