Thursday, August 25, 2011

Bibs in Bulk

Seems like I have a dozen projects in the works but can't manage to finish anything! Well, I did finish 8 bibs for Warren - a couple of weeks ago, actually - but just now getting around to sharing. There are 2 of each print, but already 1 is MIA...My next project might just involve this adorable fabric I won from Sew, Mama, Sew! So many possibilities!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Burp Cloths for Baby Corinna

One of my friends just had her first baby, a little girl, so I whipped up a few of my easy-peasy burp cloths for her. As a new parent, I can attest to the fact that one can never have too many burp cloths. In fact, noting that there were 4 of them, Craig declared that this stash should last the new parents about an hour. While that may be true, I figure 4 more is better than none, yes?
Meanwhile, Warren does still go through burp cloths pretty fast, but not nearly as fast as bibs! Holy cow, can that boy drool! ...and spit up...and puke...and suck on them. So my next several projects are going to be bibs for Warren. I've made one so far, which is entirely flannel, but I think I need a more absorbent backing material. I am thinking terry cloth, but I haven't ruled out cutting up some of Craig's unused Sham-Wow cloths. If they can suck up a can of soda from a carpet, they MIGHT be tough enough for a baby bib. ;)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Quick Change Trousers

Now that I'm getting into the routine of motherhood, I've been feeling the itch to stitch. And it just so happens that baby clothes are a good way to get back into creating because they are small and SO much fun! I just finished these adorable pants, which Warren was kind enough to model this morning:

And they're reversible! I can't decide which side I like better...

Flyaway Baby Jacket

For my first sewing project for baby Warren, I made this flyaway jacket in a lightweight but cozy flannel. It was the perfect little easy project to get me back to my sewing machine, and I was really pleased to be able to put to good use this 1/2 yard of sweet polka dot fabric. Little Man seems to like it - and doesn't he look handsome?

Friday, February 25, 2011

Warren's Quilt

I FINALLY finished Warren's baby quilt! Since this is my first quilt, I'm fairly pleased with the end result, but I must say the parts I thought would be easy were the most frustrating. For example, I thought making the "quilt sandwich" would be simple: just lay out the layers of fabric and batting, then pin it all together. Not so. It took me several tries to get it mostly flat on both sides instead of puckering in every direction. However, the most tedious part was definitely attaching the binding. Sewing on the binding was easy enough, but making the corners look decent was maddening! (And notice I'm still not posting any close-ups of the corners.) Needless to say, I'm glad it's done - and even in time before my boy arrives.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Busy Mama

Though months have gone by without blogging, I have been busy getting ready for baby's arrival. And with less than 2 months until baby Warren's due date, things are finally coming together. Below are some projects I've been working on for him.
Flannel burp cloths - my favorite one is the puppy pattern on the right.
Patchwork quilt - This one is still a work in progress, but I was able to assemble all of the patchwork squares while home sick yesterday. This is my first quilting attempt, so hopefully the finished product is a success.
And, finally, the nursery. It's ALMOST complete, but it still needs artwork on the walls (which is being produced by my artist friend Rachel). Above is the crib with his cute little woodsy animal bedding. Below is the rest of the room, including the dresser/changing table and a comfy place for mom. The chair is a rocker and recliner as I'm anticipating this chair may replace my bed on more than one occasion.