I actually need to take my machine in to get serviced, a little day at the sewing machine spa for my little friend. I think I will have Brad drop it off when I am out of town, that way I won't miss it too much. So much to sew you know!
So this is just a bit of what my friend and I have been up to lately...
Frog bean bags. Got the pattern here. Made from scraps just sitting around. And my big jar of buttons. I love buttons. Roman loves to throw the frogs and hear the splat the beans make. One day when Brad has finished the millions of things I already have asked him to do he will make a little board with holes in it. I can paint it like a pond with lily pads to toss the froggies through.
Baby blanket. Love the orange stripes. And the fish material is the softest cotton I have ever felt. Used a layer of flannel in the middle instead of quilt batting so it is nice and light.
Each fish has a name. Notice the goldfish in the lower corner. Baby slings. One is single and the other is double layer. So easy. It seriously took longer to cut out the material than it did to sew it. The black one is a little long, tried it out on a friend's kiddo. It was my practice one, I shortened the blue/yellow one a bit. Saved myself about $40 by making it myself, and I got to continue my love affair with Amy Butler fabric!
Nursing covers. One of the easiest projects ever. Can't believe how much they charge for them in the store! More Amy Butler fabric and less than an hour per cover.
Soother clips. I loose soothers as it is, need the clips or I would need to buy soothers in bulk. Got a little carried away - but I had the ribbon and the clips, so why not make a whole bunch. Easy peasy. Recovered the pillow on my rocking chair. Changing baby things from brown and red to brown and blue.
Made new covers for the bumper pads. Cut up the old pads and make 4 separate ones instead of one continuous one. Such a pain to wash the whole thing when only one little part gets puke on it. Does that say I am lazy or smart? Baby shoes for a few friends who are pregnant. Really not that complicated, found the pattern with step by step instructions and pictures here. My sis in law is making some too. Hopefully she will put up pictures on her blog when she is done. Guess I shouldn`t have showed them to her, I was going to make a pair for her when baby Steed comes! My new apron, from the Emmeline apron pattern. Looks way cuter on and in person I promise. The tree isn`t the best model and I am too impatient to wait for Brad to get home from work to take a picture of me in it. Maybe now I will stay a tiny bit cleaner in the kitchen!
Still have a few projects and a quilt I want to get done before the baby comes. And a few friends having babies that I want to make gifts for. Guess my craving for crafting is still going strong. But I have decided to file it under nesting instead of just plain crazy.
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