Playing with fabric again…

Summer has never been a very “sewing” season for me. I don’t know what it is? The call of the outdoors, the need for my body to not remain seated longer than necessary or maybe it’s simply my difficulty at following straight lines when all my mind, body and soul wants to do is wind and meander! I even took up English Paper Piecing last year in hopes that the portable nature of it would inspire me to sew even when I was enjoying the out-of-doors, but nope… My sewing machine just sat staring at me all summer long, begging to be played with.

I did manage to put together a few projects though (thank you birthdays and blog swap!) and feel like I didn’t completely abandon my craft :

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But now we enter the season of more time spent inside : Nesting, warming, cooking, baking and finally sewing! Every year, my daughter’s birthday calls me back to my sewing machine. How I LOVE making her birthday bunting. Due to our trip North to go to the Zoo this year, I wasn’t able to finish it in time for her actual birthday. But it will be finished for her birthday party tomorrow and will then be hung above her bed in the new bedroom we have made for them. The fabrics were more precisely chosen this year, wanting to merge with the “concept” we have for their room. But also, I will admit, this birthday felt less like a “scrap fabric” birthday. My baby girl is 4 years old. She doesn’t dress randomly anymore, she loves to find things that match. She loves to accessorize, choosing her hair pins and ribbons very carefully. She sees patterns in drawings now, colors rainbows in order. No… this was not a scrap fabric kind of year. So I pulled out my fat quarters and actually picked 3 out. I did not randomly choose left over binding strips, I made a new one. It felt good to be mindful of my choices, to really put some thought into it. I label myself an eclectic quilter. I love this mismatched, scrappy, all-over-the-place-but-somehow-cohesive style of mine. But sometimes, simple is better. So you get a sneak peek, but no more for now…

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Wishing you a week-end filled with creativity…

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About Yanic A.

Hello to all of you and thank you for stopping by! My name is Yanic. I'm a wife to a wonderful husband, a mother of 2 beautifully complex and unique children and a lover of all things inspiring. Having started a personal journey of self discovery when I found out I was pregnant with my daughter 4 years ago, I've since embraced a daily life of simpler pleasures and gratitude. As we get to know each other, you will know me as a quilter, a gardener, a Tao cultivator, a vegetarian foodie, a true believer in a healthy family life as being the secret to my happiness and hopefully as time goes on, a friend... I will try to share with you my days as they unfold, speaking of my happy successes without censoring my challenges, trying to make this blog a true portrait of the ever-changing path that I have chosen for myself. I'm hoping to find in these pages others to share with and learn from, bringing to light the absolute connection in all things and people, showing this world as being a true community.
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21 Responses to Playing with fabric again…

  1. Love the fabrics! Have fun tomorrow.

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  2. mountaingmom says:

    I love your sewing projects. I purchased the fabric to make two dresses for one of our grands, but Green Tomato Chutney and the last of the tomatoes got in the way of starting. Thanks for the recipe tip. Tomorrow is to be rainy, so maybe the dresses will at least be started.

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  3. Your work is very neat and tidy. Very nice!

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  4. bitsofthepast says:

    Beautiful! I am so glad that you are finding the time to do your craft again! You are truly talented!

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  5. kittywilkin says:

    I also sew much less during summer, but I’m excited to get back to it 🙂 I’m excited to see the full bunting, and what a great annual gift idea!!

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    • Yanic A. says:

      Pictures coming soon. 🙂 I started the tradition last year. Part of me wants to make some for the first few years I’ve missed. LOL! Can’t wait to see some of your projects as well!

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  6. alexa says:

    I LOVE the fabrics you’ve chosen! So vibrant and practically oriental! Can’t wait to see the finished bunting!

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    • Yanic A. says:

      I’ll post pictures tonight. 🙂 She adored it. It’s already hanging over her bed. 🙂

      The fabric is Free Spirit “Secret Garden” collection. Beautiful feminine fabrics.

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  8. You are super talented, those are beautiful.

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  9. appleshoe says:

    Those quilted pillows are lovely. I read your post with the birthday bunting banner before this. It is lovely, but your description of how you thoughtfully picked out each fabric for a more soulful reason is just plain beautiful. Well done Mama. Take care.

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    • Yanic A. says:

      Thank you… She is becoming such a little person. So full of her own spark and light. It would be arrogant of me to think I know it all. She teaches me so much about who she is everyday. 🙂

      Thank you for stopping by and your kind words. xo

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  10. sally says:

    One of the advantages of catching up late is now I don’t have to wait to see it! Having said that, I’m about to add you to my blogger reading list, you’re on my bloglovin list at the moment but I’m really finding it doesn’t work for me, I’ve got too far behind these last couple of weeks so the important ones are getting moved to blogger, for some reason I keep up much better that way.

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