from Marta with Love

little things

The following is a tribute to all the little things and works-in-progress that didn’t get their own blog posts. You’re still cute, and I love you.

Matching bloomers to go with my baby girl’s Geranium dresses (which still fit her at almost 11 months even though they’re the newborn size). Pattern here.

Tea Party bloomers Tea Party bloomers

A running doodads zip pouch for my hubby, who’s running the Leadville Trail 100 this year. To make the insignia, I scanned the LT 100 bumper sticker and converted the image into an iron-on cut design for my Cricut Maker machine. I fused that to the oval background fabric, which I also cut with my Cricut, slapped some Heat-n-Bond on the back, ironed the whole thing to my zip pouch fabric, and zig-zag-stitched around the edge. Here’s the pattern I used for the box pouch–it’s one of the best tutorials I’ve ever followed!

Leadville Trail 100 Run zip pouch

Leadville Trail 100 Run zip pouch

Leadville Trail 100 Run zip pouch

Leadville Trail 100 Run zip pouch

A Mother’s Day rope bowl gift for the boys’ mom. Belated, because of course I ran out of the natural-colored thread midway through. Video tutorial here. Super quick and satisfying to make!

Rope bowl

Rope bowl

Donut potholders for my daughter’s dresser, upon which we keep all the lotioney things. Pattern here.

Donut potholders

And a second quilt for my girl. I did already sew her a quilt before she was born, but that first one doesn’t have the mojo to be her most special treasure. It’s cute and lovable, but not soft or big enough, and we’ve barely used it. This one, however…

Baby girl's quilt in progress

Baby girl's quilt in progress

Baby girl's quilt in progress

Baby girl's quilt in progress

It’s soft and snuggly, with a minky backing and wool batting. It’s hand-quilted and tied (with machine quilting across the diagonal seams for security). It’s yummy in all the right ways. It gives me the warm fuzzies. It’s “THE BLANKIE.”

This is my design, for which I may or may not draft an actual pattern. It’s now finished except for the binding, and will be her first birthday gift IN A MONTH (!!!!!!!!!!!!). I can’t wait to share more when it’s completed!

You may also like

Previous Post

Cielo Quilt

Next Post

Knit Geranium Dresses


  • 948


    June 22, 2018 at 4:14 am Reply
  • 爱就爱啦


    July 3, 2018 at 12:55 am Reply
  • Knit Geranium Dresses - from Marta with Love

    […] with my previous dresses, I made matching Tea Party bloomers, but for now I only have one pair because I ran out of elastic. The other two pairs will have to […]

    July 21, 2018 at 10:13 pm Reply
  • Victoria Tegg

    The phone runs on iOS bike race cheats and Android systems are triumphing against handhelds’.
    Tower Bloxx’s New York adaptation enables users
    to carry the game is somewhat outdated now.

    August 19, 2019 at 11:24 pm Reply
  • Leave a Reply