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Leah Buckley
Arlington, VA
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These are so great! You're so lucky to have such great photographers to call on. I'm having trouble finding someone like that. We did family photos for the first time this year and the pictures were nice, but they weren't *special*. These are special.
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Every night, I lay Joey in his crib and lay his quilt over him. (See it here!) Normally I hardly think about it, but for some reason last night it made me a little emotional. He falls asleep every night... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2014 at delight in life
Thank you Katie! Quilting it was not easy, but you gotta do what you gotta do!
Toggle Commented Nov 19, 2014 on stacking the odds quilt at delight in life
I made this queen sized quilt for someone who gave me the size, some potential color combinations, and then said, "whatever you want!" Which is always both fun and a little nerve-wracking. I was having trouble deciding which of her... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2014 at delight in life
After I got the pain in the butt Halloween costume out of the way, I was able to move on to a new set of Oliver + S Sleepover PJs. I actually bought this fabric last December at the same... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2014 at delight in life
I'm super late on posting about this, but I participated again in Kid's Clothes Week. This go-round was scheduled right before Halloween, so there were lots and lots of Halloween costumes in the project pool. I was no different! My... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2014 at delight in life
You guys. I love this quilt. It was a custom order for someone who requested a throw quilt in fall colors, and as a I started thinking on a design I kept coming back to Elizabeth Hartman's sparkle punch quilt.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2014 at delight in life
lauren!!! omg. packing for 2 days with joey gives me anxiety, this post is practically making me hyperventilate. you are a superhero. :) good luck on tour and have fun!!! my aunt and uncle live in harrisonburg but the concert was sold out when they tried to get tickets! they're on the wait list, but I don't know if they'll be there. i told them to say hi to you if they make it.
Toggle Commented Oct 20, 2014 on Packing for Tour at Lauren Veronie : Loud Life
Eighteen months ago, Joey was very tiny! And couldn't walk or talk or tell me he loved me! It's hard to believe any of that was ever true because now he never stops doing all of those things. But that's... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2014 at delight in life
I have two quilts that I finished ages ago and gave away to the same family. Last week I borrowed them back so I could take some pictures! My friend's 5-year-old daughter Olivia is a fellow cat lover like me,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at delight in life
I just listed five new quilts in my Etsy shop! This has been a long time coming. I started working on these back in April, with the intention to have them up by, oh, mid-May? Ha! Life obviously got in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2014 at delight in life
It's September again, which means it's time for the DC Modern Quilt Guild's annual charity quilt drive, 100 Quilts for Kids. I had several yards of this blue print that someone gave me a while ago, and I decided this... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2014 at delight in life
So I mentioned a few posts ago that I was trying to sort through my fabric with the intent to sell some. My goal was to have it all ready to go by the end of August, which I most... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2014 at delight in life
He seems so big to me right now. He's tall and he talks all the time and learns something new every thirty seconds, and sometimes in my head I catch myself thinking about "my two-year-old" and I have to remind... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2014 at delight in life
This poor little blog is always the last to know everything. But yep, I'm pregnant! Joey will have a little sibling in January. We're so excited! I'm mostly feeling like myself again, and finally catching up on everything that slipped... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2014 at delight in life
Try growing some zinnias in your garden! I've found them easy to grow, they make great cut flowers, and pollinators love them.
Toggle Commented Jun 16, 2014 on june : currently. at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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Hey look, it's time for my annual spring garden post! Last year, despite my good intentions, my garden really got away from me. When my mom showed up in September, the weeds were taller than the plants, the pots of... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2014 at delight in life
YES. THE GRAVEL. What is up with that!!! The fascination just started for Joey last week. So funny to see he's not unique in that.
I really enjoyed this episode! It's easy to find people talking about what inspires them or other parts of the creative process, but the nity gritty business stuff is not usually discussed as openly (that I've seen, at least). It was really interesting to hear what Katharine had to say.
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ok also (i have a lot to say about this apparently?!) i saw in one of your older tova posts that you were looking for more indie pattern designers to check out. i don't know if you still are, but i recommend checking out Megan Nielsen and Grainline Studio—both rad designers who make really great wearable patterns.
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this is so cute! i've only ever sewed one tova as a practice...i've been wanting to go back and make one for real. i love the fabric you chose. i saw your comment about the seams on the inside and just a tip: you can zig-zag on the edges of the seam allowances to tidy them up and prevent fraying if you don't have a serger. it's not quite as neat as a serger, but it works well enough and looks much better than nothing. that's what i do! and old episodes of parks and rec is never not a good idea.
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After spending several days working on two detailed and time-consuming pieces, I wanted to do something quick and easy yesterday, so I made this cute little shirt. I used the Bimaa pattern again, same as for the hoodie I made... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2014 at delight in life
Whew! Finished Joey's trench coat and the pants for his Easter outfit. These two patterns (Secret Agent trench and Art Museum trousers) were pretty time-consuming. I kept switching off between them so it felt like I wasn't getting anywhere, but... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2014 at delight in life
Hey, day one of KCW is over and I've already managed to complete a garment! I'm so excited. I started with the great Bimaa hoodie pattern and some lime green sweatshirt material I got on clearance at Hancock Fabrics. I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at delight in life
Next week I'm participating in Kid's Clothes Week for the first time, and I'm really excited! It's a simple concept: a bunch of people sign up to spend an hour a day for seven days sewing clothing for your kid.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at delight in life