Next I decided to make some appliqued onesies with matching burp cloths. I loved doing these! They are so easy and so cute!! Char put up a tutorial for the burp cloths on her blog. The only thing I did differently was sew the fabric on both ends of the burp cloth, instead of just one. I had plenty of fabric, so I figured why not?! I made 5 onesies, and 6 burp cloths, since the white onesies came in a package of 5, and the cloth diapers came in a package of 6.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
My friend just had a baby girl and I eagerly jumped on the chance to make something as a gift. It was so fun and I really enjoyed it. The first thing I made was a diaper cake. Super easy! I used 74 Newborn-size diapers, 2 2/3 yards of ribbons, and 4 receiving blankets. For a winter baby, I think I would use either one fleece blanket or just stick with the receiving blankets...something to think about. If you want to make it, the bottom layer has 39 diapers rolled up in a 31" ribbon piece. Mikki you are going to love this...I stapled the ribbon, haha! Maybe next time since I know what I'm doing, I'll stitch the ribbon so it looks a little nicer, but oh well. Middle layer has 23 diapers in a 24" ribbon, and the top layer has 12 diapers around the blankets in a 22" ribbon, and then the leftover ribbon was used to tie the bow.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Those of you who know me, know that I'm not very original. I love to make things, but I never have an idea of my own. I am a pretty good copycat, though. Once again, I stole an idea from Char. If you haven't ever looked at her site Crap I've Made, click on the link and go check it out! She made this really cute apron, and I loved it! It's the Daily Spice Halter Apron by Heather Bailey. I decided I wanted one of my own, but I feel guilty always asking her for help, so I decided to attempt this one on my own.
I have made things on my own before...things like quilts, pillows, curtains, etc. Things that don't require a pattern. This would be my first endeavor at using a pattern. I bought the pattern and fabric at Material Girls (which is the cutest fabric store I have ever been in), and brought it all home to begin my solo adventure.I actually did it! The hardest part was tracing the pattern onto butcher paper, and then cutting everything out. (I traced it so I didn't have to cut the master pattern, and I used butcher paper because I'm ghetto and didn't have tissue paper). Once all of that was done, it went together pretty quickly. It actually would have been a lot faster, except I was second-guessing myself EVERY step of the way, so I would read and reread and reread the directions before I did anything. I'm actually really proud of myself for being able to follow a pattern and make something on my own. If I can do it, then anyone can!!
Since I managed to do it, we decided to do aprons for our monthly sewing group. People could do either this apron, or apron in an hour.We had a really good turnout and people did both aprons. However, these two are some of my favorite from the evening: