Thursday, October 9, 2014

Josie's "Zander's Hoodie"

Earlier this summer I was able to test a pattern for my good friend Kymy over at EYMM. I've had this super cute sweatshirt fleece in my stash for a while now but didn't have any plans or specific ideas for it. So when Kymy did a tester call for a girl's version of Zander's Hoodie I knew exactly what I was going to use. 

I haven't really done a lot of sewing lately so this was a good refresher for me. I had a bugger of a time lining up the zipper and the stripes on the pockets, so it's not perfect but I still love how it turned out. Josie loves it too. Although if you look through the pictures she got tired of being a model. It was a warm day, much too warm to be wearing a hoodie. 

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

My Baby Sewing is DONE!

I finally got around to starting and finishing my sewing projects for this baby, who is still hiding in my belly.

I made the cradle bedding for the cradle my mother-in-law gave me. This included the mattress, sheets and bumper. There are two white sheets I didn't take a picture of that I made from a crib sheet that didn't fit my crib mattress. The mattress cover is made from white tablecloth vinyl and the pad is foam I got at Joann's and cut to fit. I got the pre-cut bumper pad foam for the bumpers and had to cut them down to fit in the cradle. For the bumper outer I made a big tube and stuffed the pads in and then sewed creases at the corners so it would be one continuous piece. I used bias tape for the ties and I LOVE how it turned out.

The cradle all ready for baby

Even though this is our second boy I wanted to make some new baby paraphernalia for him. One thing I didn't have with Peter, but I did with Josie was the car seat cover blanket. I think whoever thought them up is a genius. I couldn't very well carry a boy around in Josie's pretty pink cover so I went on the search for some boyish fabric. I recently found a group on facebook where you can destash fabric you don't want anymore and I found this Alexander Henry fabric that I just loved. I even went back and bought more after it came just so I could make more fun baby stuff with it. I did the car seat cover, a boppy cover and a nursing cover. I really like how they all turned out. I finally finished the car seat blanket and the nursing cover last night. The boppy cover has been done for a while. The nursing cover is actually a bit longer than anticipated because while laying it out to cut I discovered that I could get three full horizontal rows of the geometric pattern on the cover, otherwise I would have cut one in half. It's just a single layer of fabric, I debated on lining it but decided that here in AZ this baby doesn't need any extra heat on him while nursing.

One side of the reversible car seat cover

The other side of the car seat cover

The boppy cover

The nursing cover

Now all I need is this baby to come so he can reap the benefits of all my hard work.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Kjerstin's Baby Bundle

My sister-in-law Kjerstin requested that I make her some baby things for her soon to be little girl. She bought the fabric and sent it to me and I finally got my sewing motivation and made her a boppy cover, a nursing cover, and a car seat canopy blanket. I think they turned out really nice, though my favorite was the nursing cover.

One side of the reversible car seat blanket

The other side of the reversible cover

The boppy cover

The nursing cover

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Peter's Dresser

I found this four drawer dresser on craigslist for $30 and couldn't pass it up. It's older but it was almost exactly what I was looking for. I only wish it were a little shorter so Peter could better access the top drawer, but he's growing and getting taller so that won't be an issue for too much longer.

I scoured the internet for free clipart that I could use to make visual labels for the drawers of the dresser and then when I finally found ones that I liked I had my friend Amanda vectorize them and cut them out of vinyl for me. They turned out really nice. I've had the labels for months and finally got around to putting them up on the dresser and Peter LOVES them!

Monday, July 25, 2011

I am a Child of God

My friend Amanda gave me the vinyl saying for Josie's babyshower WAY back in September and I made the sign sometime in January or February and I finally hung the sign a few days ago. I'm such a slacker! You can't really tell in this picture (because it was taken with my phone) but the vinyl is a fun magenta color, just like the frames and clock and various other things I bought to decorate Josie's room with. So far this and the clock are the only things that I've hung up. But soon I will finish. I also had Amanda cut one in blue for Peter's room and the sign is chilling in my office/craft room. 

For both Peter's and Josie's signs I found the already cut MDF boards in the $0.51 bin at the Home Depot. All I needed to do was sand, clean then paint them. I painted 2 or 3 coats of the white paint on each side of the board because MDF soaks the paint right up. I used a low nap roller and satin latex paint. Then I used my laser level as a guide to get the letters on straight and just stuck it on. There are two sawtooth hangers on the back to hang it up. SO easy! SO happy to finally have at least one of them hung up.