26 June 2008

my sewing machine has been busy

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.

14 comments:

Nancy said...

All your nesting projects are wonderful. My daughter loves the nursing cover I made her. A question? How did you make the binky (passie, soother) holder? She could use some of those....

LindsayB said...

you have got to be kidding me! you are amazing. you should sell stuff. how cute and fun is all this? i can only dream of this kind of creativity. had so much fun last night, we'll have to do it more often!

aunt shan said...

You do your sewing machine proud. I need to borrow your apron pattern.

Just Rhonda said...

All soooo good! You've got sewing skills! (And you can still make a pair for baby steed... as yours turned out much better than mine. I need to try again.)
LOVE the apron too!

Tisha said...

Ok, so I'm pretty sure that you just didn't want to sew for me b/c you obviously have got a talent! SO cute! I love what you did with the scraps, seriously!! Love it!

Kristin Ross said...

How cute!!! Where did you get the pattern for your slings? I have been looking for one. And where did you get the clips for your binky holders (been looking for those too). You are so talented!

Jess Larsen said...

Geeze! It's not just your sewing machine that's busy! Those things are the cutest ever! Your so talented, as you must know. I love the baby shoes and want to try those too. They are so darling! That little Max or Fin is a lucky kid! So, we'll be in Raymond on Sat. see you then?

Jess Larsen said...

Awh! I'm signed in as Jess again. It's me.

Jess Larsen said...

PS. this should all be on she's crafty. Its so entirely crafty!

Darth Spencer said...

so your saying i'm supposed to wash bumper pads?

KellyLady said...

I love all your nesting projects! If you ever decide to make to sell let me know 'cause I'll put in an order!

Katie said...

You are so impressive. I love everything you've made. I seriously want to buy one of each. Way to go!

Kaylee said...

Whitney, are you selling any of the stuff you've made? Or r u planning on it after the baby? If so I want a couple things?! haha they are darling! you're awesome. let me know if u are and i'll tell u what i want! thx. good luck with the new one coming!

Jen & George Scott said...

Whit - you are amazing!!! You are so dang talented. Your quite the Martha Stewart mom!!!