Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Busy little fingers.....

Is January really over....

Well I'm off to a busy start.  Lots of sewing happening... a new semester at school has construction going on in our home and life is continuing. 

Thank you to everyone who stopped by and left sweet comments for my bibs and burp cloths. Thank you for the features as well.  These were my most pinned item ever.

I'm still sewing, here is a sneak peak of what I've been working on this week.

 I never sew for I was super excited to finally do something boy related.

How cute are these prints

Again I used soft white terry cloth for the backs.  I will show off everything that I made for this gift set.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

under construction

Please don't mind the crazy you will see in the coming days.... I'm trying to revamp the blog.

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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Sewing for baby!

Hi everyone!!  Hope everyone is having a great day.

Well this post is not going to be very original.  Why you ask - how many times have you seen bibs and burp cloths on a blog post?  See what I mean.

These next couple of months are going to be busy with babies.  Nieces having babies, cousins having babies and friends having babies.  That's a lot of babies.  That also means a lot of sewing is going to be taking place.

What I can tell you is that this has to be one of the easiest things to make.  If you have a pattern that's even better.  I decided to draw some out on poster board.  Not the easiest thing to do.  It was a challenge trying to find something round and big enough for a neck hole.  I finally found a round candle top that was a perfect size.  I'm not going to go into detail about the pattern because there are so many out there for anyone to use.

For the burp cloth you can pretty much free-hand any shape you want - square, rectangle, oval, heart-shaped, eight-shaped  the list can go on.  Totally up to you.   This is a great project for a beginner.

Cut your fabric, put the right sides facing together, and pin.  Then sew around using a 1/4 inch seam allowance.  Don't forget to leave a 2-3 inch opening so you can turn it right side out.  If there are any curves or rounded edges make sure to snip, careful not to cut through the stitch.

I use a chopstick to push out all the edges.  Snipping the curves or rounded edges gives it a nice shape when you iron.  Press with the iron, then top-stitch all the way around. 

I love to sew hand-made items.  So doing the extra work like snipping and pressing makes the finished product look like I just bought it from the store.  I want people to be happy with what I make.  I want them to know it's hand-made, but not look like it's home-made.  I hope you understand what I mean, lol!

I used soft white terry cloth for the backs and sewed on Velcro for the bibs.

If you've been visiting my blog long enough you know my motto:  If you make it, then tag it!

These two sets went to my niece who had a baby on the 2nd of January.  I really hope she liked them.

I can't wait to have a baby myself, I know I'm going to be sewing up a storm when that finally happens.

Everyone have a fabulous week.
Linking up to the amazing parties on my party page and here:

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Packed away and out in a couple of months!

I've totally been a slacker these past couple of months.  Not just on the blog but in my home.  I usually am on top of things when it comes to the Holiday decor and I have always had the tradition of putting away all the Christmas stuff on New Years day....nope not this year.  See, I have been in a funk!  My crafty bug has not been very creative, well I shouldn't say "not" creative...I have just been to busy.  I actually went almost 2 weeks without stepping a foot into the craft room.  EEK!! LOL!!  I'm making a change though.  No resolutions here - just changes.  This past weekend I started up on some new projects and Monday night/morning I packed up alllllll the Christmas that was in my home.  Tuesday after work I took all of it upstairs to put away. Yay for me!

Here is my Christmas tree, I had already started removing stuff from the bottom.


I sure do have a lot of stuff that goes into the tree.

Well Christmas is officially put away....."see you in a couple of months".  Last Christmas post I promise.

I hope everyone has had a great week so far.

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