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Monday, September 17, 2012

New Quilts by Jeni Baker
New Quilts, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
First and foremost, thanks for all your sweet words on my Washi dress and clutch! I was super tickled to be featured on the Hawthorne Threads blog the next day, aren't they sweet? They even have my fabric listed in their shop!! Makes it all seem so real!

This weekend was so crazy busy! I quilted, and quilted some more.  Both quilts for my new pattern have been quilted, bound, and washed.  Now for the weather to cooperate for proper photos! I felt like a new quilter all over again between crazy tension issues yesterday (culprit being a thicker than usual vintage sheet backing), and some color bleeding issues today.  It's always good to be reminded that everyone makes mistakes!

PS - Hoping to have the pattern ready for Wednesday. Thanks for your patience!

Sneak Peek by Jeni Baker
Sneak Peek, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
A little sneaky peek of this week's Travel Handmade post. A couple mini tutorials for altering my drawstring bag tutorial/pattern! I'm really excited to share!

Skirt in Progress by Jeni Baker
Skirt in Progress, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
Today I started a new skirt! I'm using Karyn's fabulous Enchanted Bow Skirt Tutorial!

Honey Cowl by Jeni Baker
Honey Cowl, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
I picked up my knitting this weekend.  I am bound and determined to wear my cowl this winter.  I'm knitting the Honey Cowl pattern using Madelinetosh yarn in French Gray!  You can find me on Ravelry here.

Business Cards by Jeni Baker
Business Cards, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
Look what came in the mail last week! New business cards! They're 2" square! I ordered mine from

Hello Kitty Tin Collection by Jeni Baker
Hello Kitty Tin Collection, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
I added two new tins to my Hello Kitty tin collection last week! Plus two came from Brie a few weeks back! I love tins in general, but HK tins have a special place in my heart!

George by Jeni Baker
George, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
George :)

Today I love the..
Smell of: Pumpkin candle
Sound of: Harry Potter 3 audio book (I can't get enough!)
Taste of: Donuts!
Sight of: George
Feel of: Cool evening air

Good Things about Today:
- Michael is home early!
- The apartment is still clean
- Happy skyping!
- Got a few things done


  1. What adorable tins.

    Great cards that make me think about them for Sewing Summit as well.

    Oh, a new twist on your bag?

    Your knitting makes me want to sit down and try it once again and knit versus knot.

    And sweet George...

  2. Ahhh!!! I am in LOVE with that pieced drawstring bag! Seriously. No, SERIOUSLY. I was loving the "It's a Hoot" one that I just whipped up, but now my happy party just ended and I'm going to have to imitate yours. You know what they say about imitation, right? ;)

  3. Looking forward to seeing both quilts - I will wish good weather for you.
    Also loving your new business cards.
    I also like how your nail polish on your toes seems to match in with the quilt you have on your lap.

  4. I love Hello Kitty! You have the cutest little collection of tins. That cowl is one of my favorites. I bought a couple of skeins of Madeline Tosh in an aqua color to make another =D
    Ohhh, I really need to make some pieced drawstring bags. My scrap drawers are overflowing!!!! I love the way yours looks!!

  5. Lately, I've been making drawstring bags like crazy, and of all days, I started making a "string" drawstring bag just this morning!! Every time I make a new bag, my 10-year old daughter "oohs & ahhs" and asks "Mommy, is that for me?" How can I resist? Thanks so much for the inspiration.

  6. you are amazing jeni!!! love those quilts. sorry your fabric bleeding is back, hope you find a solution soon! Can't wait to see the skirt! oh and I neeeeed to find one of those halloween hello kitty's!

  7. Lovely!!! I love and gawk at all of your projects, and am so excited to see your fabrics soon!!

    I saw a Hello Kitty stuffed things that was ginormous in Costco today and thought of you!

    p.s. I neeed knitting lessons, the color of your future cowl is divine!

  8. Can't wait to see tutes for the new bag variations. I love the bias stripes! I also have been getting the urge to knit. Hoping to improve my skills this fall/winter as I am still quite a novice knitter.

  9. It's fun to see your fabric listed, love the names you picked! :)

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  11. LOVE your drawstring bag! <3 I used your previous pattern the other day to make a bag for my tap shoes :)
    The colour you're using for your cowl is beautiful and what a great site! I've just started crocheting and thinking about picking up knitting, will have to make an account.

  12. I just ordered my business cards too. And am crossing my fingers for some fabric to be waiting for my in the states so I can make big stacks of quilts like your have here.

  13. Lots of great things coming! I found the honey cowl a long bore...but I do like wearing it, so good luck:) more fabulous sewing, always fun to watch what you have happening.

  14. Right now I am very into making bags, all sizes and shapes, am going to try yours real soon. I love the colors on your and how the fabric wraps around, very nice. Excited to see your quilts, no doubt they are gorgeous :)

  15. Wow ~ you've been busy! Great draw string bag and love the cards ~ they are perfect with an image of George!

  16. Hello George, your adorable. Your very busy Jeni, I was going to make your drawstring this week, hope you have it tweaked this week, I love it and need one badly because everywhere I go, I seem to lose something and I think this is my answer. I like the cards too..

  17. Ah, so many fun things! Congrats on the Hawthorne feature, and it's amazing they already have your fabric listed! Your cowl is going to be gorgeous!!

  18. I love the HK tins! Can't wait to see the drawstring made different, I picked out fabric for one for myself but love the look of the different fabrics!

  19. I feel like a 5 year old. I got so excited when I read you were on Ravelry and you knit. I love the cowl pattern. It's going to be so pretty. Right now I seem addicted to hexagons. I guess that will pass in time but I'm having so much fun making them. Pretty soon I'll have to decide what I'm going to make with them. I love your new business cards. They are impressive! Looking forward to the new tutorials on the bag. Love the bag!!!


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