Well, except for tearing out the Bs in the corner, as the boy this was originally for is now big and our cousin just found out she's having a boy! But in general quilted and bound. Used thread to match the top, so the back looks fun. Real non cellphone camera photos coming once I get them off the camera!
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
I love making the fabric books from panels. I recently made these four (holidays from Joann, Pooh from Etsy) for my little nephew. Drool? Washing machine! My kidlet still loves the Rudolph and Night Before Christmas ones I made her. And there is something new on the market: http://redbikestudio.blogspot.com/2013/08/hugabook-tm.html
Book with matching soft toy! Have to try that out soon.
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Step 1 (not pictured) - get some fabric (remnants work for a toddler skirt - width of fabric x the length you want the skirt); get some knit for the waistband (about six inches wide x the circumference of the baby's belly when not really stretched (this leaves room for a seam as well as some growing)).
Step 2: take up a few pleats in the skirt to make it as wide as the waistband fabric when the waistband is stretched out. Pin them and then tack across the top on your regular sewing machine.
Step 3: oddly, no clear picture of the pinning - likely because it was a bear to do - but it's the same method shown for the basic sausage pillowcase here - roll up the skirt, pinning the waistband around the skirt-sausage; to be safe, I recommend pinning the skirt down away from the edge of the waistband, as shown here. Then serge along the seam:
Monday, July 15, 2013
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Saturday, July 6, 2013
Today I: put snaps on the last homemade diaper (sorry, no photos -it's functional, not cute!), made my sister an adorable Jon-Jon and forgot to take photos before putting it in a box, and made two bonnets (and snapped photos on my phone while fending off a kid). Productive nap time!
Monday, June 17, 2013
In Indian clothes, she's right on the mark. Our lovely pediatrician, of Vietnamese heritage, understands genetic differences and didn't say a thing when the baby showed up at the 5th percentile for weight - when her "twin cousin" (eight hours younger, also "windy") was called underweight at over a pound heavier by a doctor unfamiliar with the concept of naturally-skinny Asian babies. And the beautifully-fitted off-the-rack clothes we get from India bear that out (in beautiful silks and soft cottons I can't buy here... and so poorly sewn!).
The clothes from Creations by Michié must also run skinny (and looking at how nicely they fit on her non-chubby granddaughter, that may well be the case). Because I made the Sailor Dress #106 in the 18 months size and it's a perfect fit:
|Sailor Dress upside-down|
|Sailor Dress backwards and flipped up|
|Sailor Dress in motion|
(And it's also a lovely pattern that I'll use several times - and already have used three times - but it's perhaps *too* well made - a fabulous lined bodice isn't necessary in Houston's heat! I'll just finish my seams and call it a day with only one layer of thin cotton!)
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Monday, May 6, 2013
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The baby turned into a badger and started chewing on her crib when she got teeth. It's a mini crib, and the rail in question is thick and round, so the plastic protector things wouldn't work. On a friend's suggestion, I simply took a length of fleece, about eight inches wide (from my mother's sewing room trash can, actually - left over from making a sleep sack for my upcoming Boston nephew), snipped it all along, and tied it around the rail. Cute!
(And yes, that is a sleeping baby in the photo - took a big risk snapping that picture!)
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
I made the hat as well, which I didn't see in other people's project photos. It's hilarious, pointy, and the baby doesn't try to take it off (she normally hates hats, but this one doesn't bother her).
Thursday, March 28, 2013
The stars were each echo quilted, and then I stitched in the ditch around all the squares.
I think my mother likes it - and she's put it on the baby whenever she's been napping over there.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Friday, February 15, 2013
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
It's remarkably easy! Trying out the quilting foot on my new-to-me Bernina. The unmarked spiral was only a bit hard to see, so drew feathers and a star; only glitch was that I didn't lower the feed dogs and so took larger stitches on one leg of the star.
I'd been avoiding it, hearing everyone talk about how hard it is, and especially as I am no good at embroidery, but it's really not hard at all!
Now just to baste the windy days quilt and get started!
Thursday, February 7, 2013
(Eh, giving up on rotating the photos, time to get this out of my drafts folder! Turn your head and it looks fine!)
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
This was originally my Ravellennic Games project, but I did the back first, the needles were too small, and I had to tear it out, so I lost steam. I finally finished it a week or two ago. It's remarkably hard to get good shots of a baby with a cell phone camera... and I have to find time to get the pictures off of the good camera if I want to show you those!
Ravelry link here.