Thursday, November 19, 2009

Latest Projects

Here are my latest projects, dolly diapers and rag light strand.

I got the idea and pattern for the dolly diapers from Make It & Love It. We will be giving them to our little girl around the time new baby comes. She really, really loves to 'match' Mommy and Daddy. I love these, and it makes us wish that disposable diapers could be so cute. If you want to make them yourself, go HERE.
This next one I FINALLY finished - I don't even want to tell you how long it took me to make 3 of these. Right after we were first married, it was Christmas time and we went to a friend's house. She had a beautiful garland near their large window, and so during the clearance sales after the holidays, I bought some fabric. I started making some right away, but I never thought it would take this long to finish them. The problem is, my hands got tired from all that tying, and it takes a long time to fill up a 12' light strand.

Anyway, what I did was cut strips of Christmas fabric (1"x7"). And then I started at the female end of the light strand and tied each one in a double knot. I can't tell you how much fabric you need for one, but I did pay a little more attention today when I was finishing up; I used 13 inches of 44" fabric, and that went for the room between 5 lights. So if you decide to make one, use that as a rough guide so you buy enough fabric.

If you've made one of these yourselves, please leave a comment and let us know how much fabric you used.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Boppy Cover

I didn't make this up - I used a Simplicity pattern - but I am VERY pleased with how it turned out. Since we are expecting a new baby, I figured it's about time that I put a cover on the Boppy.

Super Saturday

Super Saturday was this past weekend, and here are my two projects:
The countdown was a little stressful, simply because they had so many super cute papers to choose from, and I could only pick 12. I am really, really excited with how it turned out. If you have looked at previous posts, you know that I am not super-skilled at Modge Podge, but this, I must say, is Mary Poppins - practically perfect in every way!
And I have James to thank for the great suggestion for making the Family blocks orange (our favorite color) - you can't really tell from the picture, but the blocks are burnt orange and the vinyl is a creamy tan.
Thanks to Sarah, Lacey, and Tessa for great ideas and helping us with all of the projects!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Sewing with Yoyos

Here is the doll blanket I made for my daughter's birthday. I got the idea from a friend of a friend. It turned out great, especially considering I have never quilted a blanket before.