Monday, April 21, 2008

You can never have too many blankets

I saw this fishing flannel at Joann Fabrics and just had to have it for blanket for Noah.  I thought the iron on would be perfect since my dad can't wait for Noah to be his fishing buddy.  I later went back and bought some binding for it.  It's the first time I've put binding on a blanket and I'm glad I did, it looks so much better that way!  The fabric on the right was picked out by my husband.  He wants me to make him a blanket for the couch.  I was going to make it like Noah's blanket but then I decided to be adventurous and cut it all up into 6 1/2 inch squares to make it quilt-like.  I've been slowly getting all those squares stitched back together.  My machine is being very tempermental lately and doesn't seem to want me to make this blanket!  But I will get it done!  It'll be far from perfect but I know better to expect that and I'm sure hubby will love it anyways.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

I'm not obsessed I swear!

I had a 50% off coupon so how could I possibly resist?!?

I haven't gotten a chance to play yet. I plan on challenging the hubby tonight!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

My first apron

Thanks to Yarni Gras for the inspiration!! Since I don't have a lot of table space to work on I thought this apron with pockets would be perfect for holding scissors and glue and other random things. I didn't think I had any fabric to work with but then I found some in a bag of scraps that were given to me quite a while ago.

This is the first time I didn't have a pattern or a tutorial to follow so I'm sure I did something wrong but I think it turned out great! ...other than it being a bit too wide since I just guessed instead of measuring. Shhh don't tell!

I think I'll have to make a mini version.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

I'm on a roll!

I kept my sewing machine busy this weekend and finally made a couple things not for swaps. On Saturday I used this tutorial to make Paige a new dress. She was sleeping by the time I got it put together so while I was sewing I was praying it would fit. Amazingly (and thankfully!)it fits her just right! I wasn't too sure about the red ric rac at first. I wanted ruffles but the ric rac was the only thing I could find that was the right color. I think it turned out great! The shirt was my dad's. He gave some shirts he didn't want anymore to my husband but they were too big for him. I hoping this weekend will be warm enough for Paige to wear it to Nana and Papa's house.

I wonder if Dad will recognize his old shirt?

My model wasn't in a modeling mood.

I also bought more of that kitcheny fabric and on Sunday I whipped up some much needed new kitchen curtains!

And last night I made a bag using another tutorial on craftster but my camera battery is dead so I'll have to show that off next time. Possibly with another bag I'm thinking about making.