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ACK!  I have been waiting to spill the beans on this quilt for what feels like forever!  I originally made a version of this quilt for my friend Kate’s baby boy — I couldn’t sleep one night and thought, 

what if I made a quilt with the instructions for folding a paper airplane!?!? 

I made the quilt and shared a photo I had of it with the editors of Generation Q.  We started a conversation about getting the pattern in one of their 2014 issues….and long hours later of working out the pattern and ironing out the details….

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They totally didn’t tell me it would be on the cover!

I’m definitely a “make it work” person when I’m working on a single, custom quilt — especially when a quilt involves weird math and angles like this one!  It has super simple aspects, and it has a lot of sections that require a bit of focus and attention to detail.  So as I reworked the quilt with a pattern in mind, it was a whole new ballgame!  But finishing this pattern has definitely given me a kick in the rear to get my other patterns OUT of my moleskins and into y’all’s hands! 

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I had a little bit of fun with the back! I paper pieced a smaller version of the large and finished airplane — I love how the back turned out!  It really could be a simple quilt of its own.  

If you’re wondering if I’m already planning on trying to crank out some of those, you read my mind and guessed correctly. :)  I might do a flash sale via instagram, if I can get my act together…. you know, being due in 3 weeks and all …and having a to-do list that’s a mile long…sure!  Haha, we shall see! 

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Yes.  Completely embarrassing myself.  

That is a 36 week and pregnant woman jumping in the air because, well, freaking out.  

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Thank you ALL for your constant encouragement and support — and ridiculous amount of patience as let my perfectionism get in the way of just getting these patterns to you all!  I cannot WAIT to see finished versions of this quilt!  

Off to get my quilt idea for baby boy out of my head and hopefully into reality! 

Go check out this issue of Generation Q! – and find out where you can purchase it locally, so you can make this quilt too!

psst!  I’ll be using #CRairplaneQuilt for my posts with this quilt and other colorways!  Please tag me (@CoconutRobot), so I can see! And always feel free to email me with questions!

 

xo
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I posted this photo back in June as we were packing to leave for a weekend in Chicago!  It was a combination of visiting my sister, celebrating our anniversary, and seeing some dear college friends for a shower!

The number one question in the comments? How are you so tan!?

And I promised to share my secret and of course I had some elaborate post and I made it way more complicated than it needed to be….and well…when you’re 36 weeks pregnant:

aint nobody

Heck, I don’t care if you just drank 4 shots of espresso, there is more fun to be had than an elaborate post on self tanners.  C’mon Kacia. 

So here are the details:

St. Tropez Tanning Mouse.

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It’s the bomb dot com (do people still say that?) and I cannot stress that enough.  I’ve only done the whole spraytan thing a few times for weddings and things, and each time I’ve been super disappointed with the results…especially for what I paid!

The mouse is ridiculously forgiving because it is slightly tinted (so you can see where you’re applying) and also it doesn’t go on like a lotion.  Think of it as mousse-toner almost?  It dries almost instantly, but then if you notice a weird line, you can use the excess on your mitt to blend it back in.  

I bought it and let it sit for about 3 weeks because I was so nervous, and I’m kicking myself for not using it sooner.  

Okay, so why on earth am I sharing this information with you now?

Because I woke up to see that it’s basically 50% off at Sephora right now!  And to not tell you would be rude and mean.  Or something.  

The 4oz Mousse is regularly $32.50, but for $30.50, you can get both the 4oz mousse and the tanning lotion.  

SEE!?

I typically only use the lotion when I’m trying to prolong the tan or to give my legs or arms and shoulders a little deeper color — but the mousse itself lasts for about a week!

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I snatched a few photos that I know I used the St Tropez mousse!  The top right I used it that morning — so it still has the immediate bronzer as well.  In the bottom right photo, I used the lotion all over as well to get a little bit deeper of a tan color.  

Okay.  I’m off to order before the sales ends (tomorrow!) Oh! And this combo pack doesn’t include the mitt — but you’ll definitely want that!  I cannot believe how easy it makes applying the mousse!  I just wash with cold water and some handsoap before I let it dry!  oh!  St Tropez has some great videos with application advice that I highly recommend watching before you apply!  I even bring my full length mirror into our bathroom, so I can see my back as I apply, since that is definitely the toughest part — but not hard, I promise!


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I’m taking over the Better Life Bags Instagram feed this weekend!  This style is the new Linda bag with one of the new woven cotton Aztec prints!  I love it!

Happy Sunday, loves!  Carry on with your day — just had to share about this crazy sale and this gorgeous new bag — y’all know I’m a huge fan of Rebecca and what she is doing with Better Life Bags!

xo
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thirty-four of fifty-two || Harlow London (first day of school!)

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33/52 A portrait of Harlow London each week of 2014. How do we have a preschooler already?  How!? Harlow has been begging to go to school for a while now, and we really hadn’t planned on doing 3 year old preschool, but decided to apply last minute and see if a spot opened up.  We […]

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embellished canvas tote bags // fun, bright and easy to make!

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I was so excited to test the new Iron-On Transfer Material available from Brother for your ScanNCut Machine!  There are a variety of thicknesses and textures — from a thin film to a thick flock and glitter and hologram in between.   The film is my favorite — it’s actually what I used to make […]

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buy: Fruit Fly Traps

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Yup, buy.   I’m shocked I don’t have a recipe for fruit fly traps that I have found to truly work — I even posted an SOS to my facebook page begging for ideas a few months back!  Andy just shakes his head as I crazily swat a dishrag around the kitchen trying to kill those […]

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