Monday, May 27, 2013

Just Stay Little


I've been a huge fan of Sarah Jane's fabrics ever since I first saw photos of her Children at Play line but it wasn't until recently that I added the just stay little print to my stash.  While I've always thought it was an adorable print, the words "just stay little" are so a part of my life right now as I watch my littlest going way too fast from baby to toddler.  And my older girls are now 8 and 10 - how did that happen???  I mean, seriously, my oldest only has one more year left before middle school!  Crazy!  


So, when I received an invitation to a baby shower for a friend who is due with her 3rd child soon (and who also has an 8 and 10 year old), I knew this print was somehow going to make it into the gift.  I just made this simple little wall hanging to highlight this adorable fabric - framing it (log cabin style) with some prints from my stash and a little essex linen.   And, um, now I think I need to make another for this wall in my baby's toddler's room - look, there is even the perfect space just waiting for it!


Linking to Sew Cute Tuesday, Fabric Tuesday, and Finish it up Friday.

32 comments:

  1. Ohhhh exactly!!! I feel just the same way. We were talking about that at work today - soon enough there will be no little people home to bake cookies for, take for bike rides etc etc. *sigh* Soooo going to enjoy him now, while he's mine!!!

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  2. This post choked me up a bit. Your daughter's handmade wall decorations are so beautiful. She is one lucky girl to have so many handmade goodies in her room!

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  3. this is so sweet! now I want to find some of this print too!

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  4. What a sweet little wall hanging! I'm sure your friend will love it, and another version would fit perfectly on the wall with your other lovely handmade pieces.

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  5. I know exactly what you mean! So adorable.

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  6. OMG!!!! How precious is that? They do grow quickly...my baby is now a Doctor, he was just a toddler a few minutes ago. Enjoy every fussy second!

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  7. It is so hard to see them grow up. My baby started school in September, and already it is nearly the end of the year. Beautiful fabric, and a lovely wall hanging. I think you should definitely do another one, and quickly!

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  8. These little wall hangings are so beautiful. And I know what you mean by 'just stay little' - I am always calling my youngest 'the baby' even though she's chatting to me now! I must make more little makes like this - I don't know why I always think I need to make a great big quilt when something like this is so special. And much quicker!

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  9. It is both wonderful to see the flourish and grow, and heartbreaking that the tiny baby grows so big and independent- I can really understand the just stay little sentiment. What a beautiful gift, just perfect for a new baby:o)

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  10. very sweet! I love the wall in your baby's room too.

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  11. So simple, elegant and sweet! Love those colors!

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  12. adorable. the title makes me want to cry. i feel like i keep wanting my toddler to stay a baby so i treat her like one!

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  13. This is so adorable! Perfect gift. You should definitely make another one.

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  14. It is so pretty and such a special gift for a new baby! Sarah Jane's illustrations are so sweet and I love the sentiment on this particular fabric. No kids here, but my baby brother (8 years my junior) graduated college last week and I have been feeling so wistful lately. Time moves way too fast!

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  15. The quilt and wall hangings are wonderful! I love the colors and patterns~ ♥♥♥

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  16. Aww, I love it. Please stay little, dear girl.

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  17. Very cute - love the mix of the linen with the print.

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  18. The wall hangings are wonderful! I'm inspired to try something new.

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  19. Perfection in a wall hanging. I loved looking at all the other wall hangings and hoop art in your daughter's room.

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  20. These goodies are so wonderful. Your bab...er toddler is so lucky! Your addition of essex linen really looks nice.

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  21. As I drove by the local elementary school on my way to work, I saw a little girl pulling her backpack behind her, and I burst into tears. My youngest of four is graduating from high school next week and leaves for college on June 30. WHERE DID THE YEARS GO??? Enjoy your little ones, every minute!!!

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  22. The essex linen really sets off the other fabircs well in this cute little quilt!

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  23. I'm finally getting caught up on your and I love this wall hanging (and also your daughter's wall is adorable). Doesn't it all go so fast? I just want to freeze them in time for a bit.

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  24. Aww, so cute! Yep, your daughter's room needs one too! :-)

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  25. Beth- what an adorable quilt! I love the linen paired with the pinks, and I think this is definitely a quilt that will grow with her. Your binding fabric is a perfect choice, too.

    by the way- i definitely sympathize. my wild thing turns 9 on Saturday, and it seems like just a short while ago that he was a 3 pound preemie in the NICU. Time certainly does fly by. I love these days, but I know I'll blink again and he'll be a teenager.

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  26. You should make a large quilt with the fabric combination using Children at Play. It will look gorgeous. Love the fabrics you used.

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