Sunday, September 2, 2007

My 1st Skirt

I was browsing through Sew Contempo the other day and saw the cutest skirt pattern from Favorite Things and just *had* to try it out. Wow - that was one of the easiest things I've ever made. I think the longest step was pre-wash and cutting the panels. It took me less than 2 hrs from start to finish. I know I'll be making this one again very soon! Mike took the pictures so they're not super clear - but you can get an idea. I used Ice Blue Taffy by Anna Maria Horner.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Faux Sakura Bloom Ringsling

I *love* the look of Sakura Bloom Ringslings but I'm afraid Mike may have a small cow if I dropped $320.00 on a baby sling!! So I got together with another mama and we ordered some silk online and just made our own. I bought fabric to make the Green Tea and Whitewater RS (only the whitewater is still available on their site) So far, all I've finished in the Green Tea. I have plans to purchase silk to make Lotsus (which is also discontinued) But it's bubble gum pink, chocolate brown and ivory - beautiful for a little girl!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

1st Cake

I decided I'd make Aiden's 1st Birthday cake myself... Yah, next year, I'm paying The Cake Lady to do that!! Wow, My arms & hands were exhausted!!

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Pillow case purse

I saw the cutest tutorial for a Pillowcase Purse and since I didn't have a pillow case that would look good cut up as a purse, I ran to Hancocks and found some fabric on their sale rack that would be fun. I started by making a pillow case, then I cut it up to follow the directions. I like how it turned out and it's fun to carry in the summer - has a nice vintage look to it!

Friday, July 6, 2007

Pillow Case Dress

My grandmother used to make these for me when I was growing up, so I thought I've give them a try too. They were very easy and turned out cute. I did them for a friend at our church that has two little girls - I'm afraid Mike would be a bit upset if I made them for Aiden :) One dress was a size 6 months and the other was 18 months and they took less than 2 yards of fabric to make both!!

(dont' pay attention to the horrible picture - it was taken against our paint test wall

Pillow Case Dress Tutorial

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Mei Tai love

I found great DIY instructions for a Mei Tai baby carrier and have been sewing them like crazy lately. They're pretty simple especially since I discovered how to rip fabric!! Here's a few I've done so far....

I experimented with this one... I made contoured sides and it's padded - one of my favorites to use so far!

This was a baby gift for a friend... I used the Alexander Henry Maxfield fabric and love how it turned out. I gathered the shoulers and the bottom rail for this one to fit her premie baby better.

This was the 1st mei tai I ever made. It was incredibly easy - just wish I had taken the time wash the red fabric 1st - oops! I made it using the Alexander Henry fabric What's your number

Just a couple of action shots! It came in very handy while working on the new house!

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Stars & Stripes Mei Tai Carrier

I thought I'd made a slightly different MT than the one's I'd done previously... and this is what I came up with! It's very comfortable and not too girly - so even Mike will use it! I've made 10 of these because after the 1st one, 9 others wanted to buy them! That was a major undertaking and I have a whole new respect for WAHM that make these!!!

Friday, April 27, 2007

More Diaper Bags!

I made 2 more bags using the Nappy Bag by Amy Butler. This time I scaled them down about about 10% or so. The pink bag was a baby gift and I made the madras print for myself!

Thursday, March 1, 2007

The AB Nappy Bag

I love the Nappy Bag by Amy Butler It's an incredibly easy pattern and makes for a great diaper bag. I've been making several lately for baby gifts. Here's the 1st one I made. Took me a few hrs extra because I did A LOT of ripping, but I had fun and I love it. I used the print Maxfield by Alexander Henry

Inside view - it has 7 pockets

I was feeling extra ambitious and made a matching diapee & wipee case

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

All for Ella

Baby Ella is already a special lady and she's not even here yet! The family can't wait to meet her though. This weekend is her baby shower so I've been sewing hard just for her!

Close up shots of the handmade goodies....

Melissa opening the goodie basket from our family..... We wrapped a bumbo with the blanket I sewed and then filled it up with all kinda of baby stuff!