Monday, November 9, 2009

A few more baby items...

So I make it to 100 and then don't show up for a WEEK!!! Sorry, I have been very lazy this week! In between sinus FACEaches and fighting tension problems with my embroidery machine and lower looper problems with my serger I have just been wiped out!! But even though there is a Hurricane a'coming, the skies are looking bluer!! I think I FINALLY fixed my seger and I am going to bite the $100 bullet and bring my embroidery machine in and hope that it is just some minute piece of thread stuck somewhere causing my tension to be OFF!! So now that THAT is decided....on with what I have been doing!! Well, what I did before my machines went down...
First up, my first crib skirt!
It was much easier than I thought it would be and BIG thank you to Amy Butler's little stitches for little ones. I followed the pattern and instructions and it was super simple! This was for my new bloggie friend Elaine. We met at JoAnn's and she picked out this fabulous black and white print. And I had enough left over to make a little pillow and an 8" x 10" piece that I monogrammed for her to put in a frame for her little one's room. Too sweet!

I also finally finished this order and got it to my friend!
The bloomers with the band are courtesy of a super talented girl which I found through Made by Rae. I loved the look of the banded legs and wanted to try it. Her tutorial is for a newborn size and I needed a 9-12 mo size, so I used my favorite bloomer pattern and added the bands. It came out a little bigger than what I wanted, so I tried again using a 6 mo bloomer size. Still a little big, but definitely better than the first attempt.

So that is it for now! I will be finishing up the banner for my 100th post winner Nicole now that my serger is back up and running and hope my embroidery machine will do well enough until I bring it in Tuesday! I have a TON of things on my LIST of to do, so I will be checking in from time to time. But there is SO MUCH going on in the sewing world with the holidays coming up!! Sew Mama Sew is hosting another fabulous Giveaway Day, but I think I will sit this one out. I so enjoyed meeting everyone who visited, but didn't get hardly any time to visit any myself. SO I will be GREEDY and try my luck at winning....and you should too! :) Also, the sweet girls at Wee Folk Art will be compiling an AWESOME list of bloggers who have Etsy stores so I encourage you to check them out and get the word out to BUY HANDMADE this holiday season!! It will make you feel so good to know that you are supporting families and there are just so many TALENTED people out there! Just click on the cute little button on the left and it will take you to the list!! And while you are there, grab your own button to put on your blog!!

The weekend was filled with fun, we went to Movies in the Parc and watched The Wizard of Oz under the stars. And today, I finally took down the summer gels that were stuck on my back windows and let the kids go wild....

Until later...

6 comments:

emadethis said...

I LOVE hand turkeys! They have to be my favorite elem. school art project ever. I will try to blow the hurricane somewhere off in the Gulf where it won't hurt anyone. :)

Beatrix from Kindershop said...

There are my favorite bloomers again!!!!!! Congratulations on fixing at least some of your machine issues.
Stay safe.

Allie said...

You busy, busy girl....lazy? I don't think so! I'm sorry you've been having sinus problems. Glad you got your serger going, I love what you've made!

Kimberly said...

I clicked over here through Melanie's blog. Love the crib skirt and pillow. (That fabric for crib bedding - love that!)

Chelle said...

Girl, you never slow down! I love the crib skirt set--so adorable!

I do have a fb! I'll look you up!

And i hope you start feeling better soon...it's the worst not feeling great!

Stephanie and Carlos said...

How yummy is the black material... I made a NB from the Made By Rae Tutorial for Bubble, my niece and a friend!!

xo Steph