You May Have Noticed…

You may have noticed a few odd things happening around Nikki, In Stitches. 


One, my posts seem to be getting farther and farther apart, and I certainly am spending no less money at my craft store or quilt shop.


Two, I have been making some very silly mistakes, only a few of which I’ve actually admitted to.  For example, my Cardtrick mishap, where the cards and the trick are both clearly not visible.  Also (and this one I did not admit to) in gentlemans-fancy-block-4Block 4 of my sampler quilt (Gentleman’s Fancy) you may have noticed that the directions say Pink Tonal fabric whereas the block pictured contains Pink Solid fabric.  Yes, you are correct.  Something there is not right.  It could be that you are actually looking at the wrong side of the fabric.  Yes, I made an entire block and at the end thought, “Something here just doesn’t look right.”  Oh, that’s right, I used the wrong side of the fabric!!!


Baby!Well, I have been to the doctor, and have been diagnosed with…pregnancy brain. 


Baby #2 is on his or her way (we won’t find out if it’s a he or she until he or she gets here), and scheduled to arrive sometime around December 1st! 


So, to celebrate, I thought I’d show these adorable cards I made right after my husband bought me a Cuttlebug for Christmas…one of the best presents he’s ever gotten me. 


I used some embossing folders to add texture to a few of the solid papers, and I also used it to cut out the little tags for each of the letters, which I then stamped.  I also inked the edges so they stood out a little more.  These cards also highlight my new favorite technique of sewing on paper.  It’s killer on your sewing machine needles, but I love the way it looks. 

Baby Boy CardBaby Girl Card







Rubber Ducky Baby CardFor the “rubber ducky” card I used an old school metal embossing plate and embossing tool, then chalked the paper.  The bubbles are again cut using my Cuttlebug.  Some of them are paper and some are vellum.



Baby Card 2The letters on this vertical card were again stamped and inked on tags I cut using my Cuttlebug.  To give the card some dimension, I used a 3-D adhesive dot to adhere the letters to the center ribbon.





I will keep you posted on how things are going here.  I apologize if my posts come at a slower rate.  Trying to get crafting done while chasing my 18 month old is a lot harder these days.  Oh, and don’t expect to see any belly pics here…let’s just say I’m very happy that this is a blog and not a video diary!  I’ll be keeping my About Me pic up there for awhile!




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One Response to You May Have Noticed…

  1. bob linneman says:

    I’ll think pink, Congrats.

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