Stolen Moments » my quilting, sewing, and crafting blog

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    Hi! I'm Traci. As a wedding and portrait photographer, I have a photography blog that shares the work I do for clients. This blog is for my other creative side. The side that goes weak at the knees over fabric, adores anything crafty, and gets cranky without some sewing machine time!

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tablecloths and my favorite mugs

My productivity has slowed to a dreary trickle this week, because I’ve been going to bed at 8pm.  I realized that in my week of doing this I lost 28 hours of sewing/productive time!  On the other hand, I gained over an entire day of sleep in just a single week, so no wonder I have been able to dodge the cold that has taken down the rest of my family!

Last week was ‘kitchen’ week.  I’ve had this Nicey Jane fabric for over 6 months, and making some tablecloths to match my revamped chairs has long been on my list.  I was holding off until I got a serger…and then I was holding off until I felt inspired to work with spring colors…and then I was holding off until I felt like doing something really mindless…and finally I did it just to check them off my list.

I’m not in love with them, but they are done and the fabric is being useful!

I was going to make a patchwork version, but didn’t end up with enough scraps, and decided it was too much work for a tablecloth, anyway.  I’ve been using the scraps on towels and potholders that I will share later!

Since this is kind of boring, I’ll also share my three current favorite mugs (I have a weird thing about mugs).  For Easter we had hot chocolate with peeps and I took a few pictures:

This is my jadeite mug that I got at an antique mall last month.

I got this rad one off Etsy a year or two ago (and gave my sister one that reverses–it says team edward on the front and team jacob on the back in case she’s feeling a little undecided.  Sadly there is no Team Emmett mug.  [the book emmett, not the movie emmett.])

This one had to come home with me from Barnes and Noble it’s both retro AND has a rooster.

(PS–I like that in my head posting about mugs makes this LESS boring.) :P

Mary - Rugless mugs? The horror!!! My fave mug is Lucy van pelt in her psychiatrist booth. Perfect for the times I feel like the only sane person around (which conveniently enough is when I’m needing some caffeine.

Susanne - I love your Team Edward mug : D

Miya - I also have a “thing” with mugs. My favorite one is one that my mother brought me from Cafe Du Monde in New Orleans. It’s oversized and fits into my hands perfectly.

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