Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Matching Accessories

I decided about a month ago my daughter needed fancy pacifier clips. I made two, and my son lost one and it is still lost, I'm beginning to doubt we'll find it even when we move. Here is the non lost one. I love it, unfortunately my daughter does not love pacifiers, she use to like them sometimes, but even that is a stretch these days.
I had left over pink coral from the pacifier clip and paired it up with left over 6 mm light pink pearls from the birthday present necklace, so I made this bracelet. I love it, wear it non stop since I made it.
Doesn't every mom and daughter need matching accessories?!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Baby Bracelets

I started making my daughter baby bracelets, and got a little carried away. I made a set (comprising of 1-3 bracelets) of bracelets to match each one of her dresses.
They are just so fun to make, since they are only 4.5 inches long, I can whip one out while watching The Office, or a set of three out during a movie.

to be continued...

Thursday, April 16, 2009

New Blankets

My daughter still likes to sleep like a burrito. Since its warming up I thought I'd make some light blankets. They are super easy, I bought two pieces of a yard and quarter, light calico cotton, and hemmed both of them, and then I had two large light weight baby blankets. You could probably make these blankets without any sewing if you knew how to use hem tape. Here is the finished product. Fancy I know.

Here she is modeling the blanket.
Here is the second blanket, being modeled.
They were patterned after this blanket that was created many a years ago.

This is a sewing project for a beginning sewer. Since all you have to do is take your iron and fold the edges of the material over twice so you don't see any raw edges, pin for convenience and sew. I always get compliments on these three blankets, because they are big, soft, light and versatile. Anyone who has shopped for babies know that the only lightweight blankets available in stores are barely bigger than 28 inches by 28 inches, incomparison to these which are about 45 inches by 45 inches, depending on the size of the hem. I spent $3 on each piece of material, and about 20 minutes.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Easter this time

This is the second to last holiday apron, come October I'll make a halloween and I'll be done. My son loved the pattern on this material. The flower is actually from my daughter's headband accessories, its on a clip and fully removable.
I am super happy with this apron, because it has a ruffle on the bottom. I'm in a big ruffle mood, I blame it on having a baby girl. I only learned how to make them last fall.
The pockets are purely decoration, but I could probably fit a hard boiled egg or two in them. They are suppose to minic the rabbit's ear pattern. I don't think I succeeded.

St Patty's Apron

I realize this post is a little late, but here is a continuation of my holiday aprons.
My kid thinks it funny to stand on my material/projects, he finds it equally funny to stand in front of pictures when he isn't suppose to be the subject. When he is suppose to be the subject he hides.
I liked anita's apron so much, I copied trim on this one.