Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year's Eve!

I am looking forward to the new year, especially my new baby due to arrive on Valentine's Day!

So here is my last finished project for 2010 but definitely not the last baby project planned.
A blanket for baby Emily! I love how this turned out and the fact that it took my only 3 days to make. Needs to be washed and blocked still and the colors are much brighter than this pic shows.

Tried to get a close up of the crab stitch border

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Happy Holidays!

Sorry for the lack of updates, I was working hard on Christmas presents and didn't want to spoil any surprises! I decided to try the home made route for gifts this year and it seems to have been a hit.

I made these zippered pouches for all the moms, aunts and grandmas in the family using this tutorial. I had to learn how to sew on zippers but it was pretty easy once I figured out what I was doing. It was fun trying to match different fabric patterns while making sure to use favorite colors.
A couple of the insides

Yup, my sis-in-law's fave color is orange, the brighter the better!
Gift card cozys for a couple of the nieces

For the Papas and Grandpas I made these stamped key chains. They look much much better than the pic shows. The top washer has the recipients name and 2010, the bottom washer has "Love Paige & Noah".
Side note: You need a really hard surface to stamp these. The only surface hard enough here was the basement floor. NOT easy when you're 7 months pregnant!

Made this zippered pouch for the hubby's cousin. We both love Gir from Invader Zim so I made him my first embroidery project and sewed him on this pouch. I had to make my own pattern for this pouch since the pleats in the other pattern weren't gonna mix well with the embroidery. It's a very simple pattern but I'm proud cause I was able to figure it out myself even adding a zipper and pocket!
I wanted to keep it for myself so I must have done something right!
This is a baby quilt made for me by hubby's cousin. I love it and wish it was big enough for me! She used purple minky (my fave) and I love that she used black/rainbow fabrics instead of the usual baby pastels.
I also got some very cute hand made baby things from hubby's grandma that I still need to take pics of.

Baby girl is due to arrive on Valentine's Day so be prepared for much baby crafty things coming soon!