Spring is [almost] in the air :). Time for some great outdoor fun! Are you slowing down on projects for a while? I probably will for a short time to get the vegetable garden ready for the growing season (pics to come!) and to plan some spring activities for the kids...not to mention TBall and swim season will start soon as well. How is your few months looking?
I'm very lucky to have great readers...and not to mention very busy ones! I can't believe the wonderful projects that you have all contributed for the last 2 years (has it been that long since we started this party??? Almost I think.) Well, I will not babble on any longer. Here's some faves from last week and of course the week's party is at the bottom of this post. Thank you and have a terrific week!
Just noticed that it's been a while since I actually finished a project to post. Good thing I have TWO to share today ;).
My first little minky blanket for Aya. She's 16 months now and it's the weather is getting warmer, so it's time for a different lighter and slightly larger blanket.
The top is a cotton print from Riley Blake (found here). I didn't want this blanket to be super girly so I went with a more gender neutral print and color. For the backing I used a 'dimple minky'. I didn't add any layers in the middle since I don't want her to be too warm in the upcoming months.
Next up, I decided to make a quick little half apron - the second one (first one posted here)...figure it's about time I had a backup.
A closeup of the print - LOVE IT! I finally have an excuse to use the Ballerina canvas I had in my stash :).
In case you missed it-here's a repeat of the half apron tutorial I posted a little while back:
Here's how I did it:
Easy Half Apron Tutorial
Cut your fabrics:
Top fabric: ~21" x 17"
Lining fabric: ~19" x 13"
Ties: 2 pieces 21" x 2.5"
Make the 2 ties: Fold and sew raw edges 1/4" and fold together to form two strips for the ties
Put together the apron top:
Fold 1/4" and sew down all raw edges of the lining and top fabric
With the top fabric right side down , place the liner right side up
on top of the top fabric. Make sure that the liner fabric is about 1
inch lower than the top fabric.
Fold down the two short edges of the top fabric over the liner and
sew down. Make sure that the top fabric is sewn so that the edge of the
liner fabric is completely covered
Fold down top edge of the top fabric about 1" over the liner
fabric. Insert a tie on each end of the folded top. Sew down the top
edge and the inserted ties.
Why hello again :) - has it already been a whole week already??? Wow. I am very thankful to have such great readers on this blog - and very creative ones. Very beautiful, yummy and creative projects last week. Lots of highlights below. And of course please add your wonderful creation this week at the end of this post.