Monday, October 25, 2010

undercover mother, one of my recent posts was re: the burp cloths for the newest addition in my family, my sister's daughter, so now she's realized that she'll be feeding baby K on the go and would like to have some cover from prying eyes without shelling out big bucks, and naturally, she called upon me, her fairy god-sewing sister for some help. I had previously never heard of this, but after googling it, the enigma was solved. I perused many blogs and tutorials and happily chose this @ Freshly Picked to follow. Add some pretty fabric from Hobby Lobby's private label, Brother and Sister Design Studio and the notions, (boning is a noun!) and I was ready to go. Freshly Picked's tut was in a word, AWESOME and as a beginner/intermediate/somewhat lazy sewer, I'm happy to report that it's turned out a lot like hers did. :) Unfort, it went so, sew quickly, I didn't even take time to snap work-in-progress photos, but I'll post the final product soon. Then I just have to hope that it meets my sister's approval too!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Simple Treasures

I first learned about this craft from my crafting buddy and lifestyle maven in-training, Selina, on her inspiring blog. Selina has boundless energy and creativity for everything she does, and her crafting is no exception. She let me go through her fabric stash to choose the perfect decorative accent to make these burp cloths truly one of a kind. We chose this pretty print, since I knew that I had to feature pink prominently.

Then she had the perfect soft brown polka dotted mini corderoy and pink flannel left from a project she'd made for another lucky little girl. Then she challenged me to get crazy and 'get cute' with the fabrics. So I did, unintentionally, which is the best kind of crafting. I knew right away that I wanted to do a colorblock one

and after I finished that one, I had applique on my mind. I've never really tried machine applique so it it was unchartered territory, and on the 2nd try, I'm mostly happy with the results....but there is still room for improvement, as you may see on the closeup...but (upon further reflection, looking at it 24 hours later) I love it and I hope my sister will love using them for her bundle of joy. And I was excited to 'make it my own' as well by adding a little fabric loop on the corner so they can hook the cloth on to a (teething?) ring or something so it'll be less likely to be lost.


Happy October, dear blog reader!

I love Oct, the weather is cooling off, and all the creativity that comes along with Halloween!!! But first, I have to show you how crafters do glee-fiti or glee graffiti....this is my fav pizza by the slice restaurant...mmm mmm good. Please pardon the glare, it was a beautiful sunny day! Thanks to Sharmee for being the best hand model and always being game for fun!