Yep - I wish I was at Quiltcon! I've never been but learned about half a year ago through the Modern Quilt Guild. At the time I was a few months pregnant and did a quick calculation in my head - okay baby will be 3 months old...
Decision making was "YES GOOO!!!" ... and then reality hit in - I will have a newborn, just back from my maternity leave...and not to mention 2 other kids who are probably dying to get some quality time with their mommy.
So decision made - I'm not going. But hopefully there will be enough fellow quilters there and enough photo sharing to make it feel like I'm there (hint hint) For those of you who are lucky enough to go (first off - LUCKY DUCK!), have a great trip! Hopefully I will see you there next year :)
Welcome to another week of Made by Me Linky party here at JAQS. Hope everyone had a lovely Valentine's day. I saw more wonderful projects last week - a quite a few more Valentine's Day projects to add to my To-Do list next year :). Here are a few favorites projects from last week...and link up this week at the end of the post :).
I have been dying to cut into this fabric and use it for something...ANYTHING. So when little baby Aya went through all her burp clothes (again), I took the opportunity to use some of the beauty:
It's from Alexander Henry's new collection and this print is called Urban Ditsy in Tea (it's available here). The flower is so unique and so gorgeous. I love florals that isn't overly 'girly' and this is fits the bill perfectly. I'll sew up some burp clothes and hopefully it'll last Aya through this super drooly stage :). Pictures and all that good stuff coming soon.
Welcome to another week of Made by Me Linky party here at JAQS. There were some awesome projects from last week - featured below - hopefully I could come up with a Featured button one of these days ;). Scroll to the bottom of the post to add your project this week :)
I hope everyone is having a great (and productive week)!
Aya is 3 months now and she is drooling BIG TIME. Early teething perhaps? Well whatever the reason, she is so little still that most bibs look ridiculous on her so like any sewing mom, I had break out my fabric stash and pick the some fabrics for a tiny little infant bib. The picking of the fabric was such a chore (NOT!). Love making stuff like this for her - SO CUTE!
After a few minutes of fabric picking, cutting and sewing, I have a little infant bib ready for her to use - continue reading for my quick little tutorial:
Here's a quick look of how I made this:
(1) Looks up a sewing pattern that you like the shape of. I forgot where I got this pattern from (found it among my printouts of 'stuff to try'). I modified the original a little to make it not as wide and a bit shorter so it'll fit her little body.
(2) Trace the pattern onto your fabrics - I used a light canvas Kokka fabric for the bib front and birdseye (super absorbent and soft) cotton for the back. I did double the birdseye backing for super absorbency.
(3) Pin together the layers, with the right sides facing each other and sewing around with about 1/4" seam allowance. Make sure to leave about 4 inches open so you could slip the bib right side up again when you're done sewing.
(4) After flipping the bib right side up again, sew along the entire edge to give it a nice finished look.
(5) Add velcro to each of the flaps and voila! Baby bib ready to be used :) - Oh yeah don't forget to PRE-WASH your fabrics before use!
I will be sharing this at theselovely linky parties :).
Remember this little post from last month. Good news, I finally got a chance to sew up the pillowcase the for the boys - YEP that's right...ONE pillowcase complete. I could've done several by now, but we ran into some disagreements on the pattern. I originally wanted more of this fabric showing, the boys however didn't want a busy pillowcase.
We compromised and did this:
I used the 'too busy' (according to my son who wanted a ALL blue pillowcase) print on the edge as an accent edge instead of using it for the main area. For the main area I went with an solid blue fabric. Overall I thought it was a fair compromise...though now I am behind on my sewing and still 3 pillowcase short, but at least I have 1 happy little more :).