i finally finished my curtains.
well maybe. i think i am going to trim the pink valances with some green ribbon (i’ve been undecided for about a year now). but i did get to the green ball fringe.
i’m afraid they still need a little somethin’ somethin’. but i think i will just wait until i move, before i start thinking too much about it. and i’m not sure i care to admit to thinking about it at all. a rather awkward, internal dilemma – best kept to oneself. that, and which fabric to upholster my headboard in. the things that keep me awake at night, goodness.
Published December 6, 2007
Tags: nursing cover, sewing
i made this nursing cover for a gal with twins, so it’s extra wide for the double duty.
i also put in the terry cloth pocket in the corner. i also made a pink nursing cover for a friend of my sister-in-law’s. don’t i lead an exciting life?
and today i’m going to hole up and clean house (i’ve been meaning to change out the doilies for quite some time).
i sewed some changing pads and burp cloths for baby shower presents. (for baby neve and baby evan.)
measure your fabric at 10″x18″ and sew the two bits together with a half inch seam allowance. that should get you the appropriate size. the only problem is that it is hard to find velour terry. normal terry seems a bit rough. those babies are going to have to tough it up.
i made a matching nursing cover for the blue set while i was at it. next i want to try my hand at some reversible bibs.
(by the way, this is another example of wrapping with trash. i never throw anything away. the flower is the label off a vera bradley purse [that i saved from last christmas] and the peach tag is the paint sample for a potential living room color. everyone should have a box of salvaged goodies to root in. “hooray, a laminated lady bug and the instructions for a vintage, collapsible suitcase!” you never know, it might be handy.)
Published November 15, 2007
Tags: baby sling, sewing
for the spankin’ new, miles rudyard nathan miller.
mackenzie said i could pick the fabric. i ended up bringing something home that looked like i hacked up an old pair of drapes. my husband says it’s ugly in a good way.
i’m still not sure i got the measurements right. i made it according to the directions and it was too big for me (and i’m kinda pregnant). so i took the scissors to it and made it too small (for anyone over the age of twelve). then i broke a couple needles, ran out of fabric, went to the store, messed up my sewing machine, and made another one.
and there you have it.
Published November 13, 2007
Tags: sewing, tote
a grocery bag.
my plan is to have a bunch of these babies stowed in my car to substitute for plastic bags when i grocery shop. which would be nice, because i don’t like being buried in plastic bags i’m keeping for some, yet unknown, reason. also, it would be neat to be able to carry my groceries over my shoulder. and when i try to unload my car in two trips, instead of four, i wouldn’t have all that skinny, stretched plastic severing my arms (albeit, for only a brief 7 meter sprint from the car to the house). but now that it’s cold, i guess i can leave the groceries in the car for hubby. brilliant.
p.s. thanks again to paula, for the free fabric.
Published November 2, 2007
making things , ottoscroms
Tags: bibs, sewing
i made this at my grandma’s yesterday. we had some trouble with the font i chose. it buckled terribly. too bad so sad. the amy butler material on the bottom is leftovers from sarah’s hooter hider. i really like it. and i lined the back with this corduroy i got at a yard sale last week. a gob of it for a quarter. i like it too (even though you can’t really see it).
and if you noticed, in the sidebar, i am ‘elizabeth bennet’. sweet. if you are curious, click the link and take the quiz yourself. it is pretty short, then comment back. i’m dying to know how you rate.
if you want to see more irresistible pictures of jehu, i just put them up here (i had a hard time deciding which ones to use this morning cuz they were all so cute).
Published October 31, 2007
Tags: nursing cover, sewing
i did something yesterday besides play on the computer. believe it.
well, just barely. anyways, emily picked a nice amy butler fabric for her nursing cover. it even seemed to have a “fallish” feel to it. and it is perfect for an “either or” (even though it is a boy. she can still have more than one you know, maybe six).
and here it is all ready to go. now i will have to find something else to do with my life.
this is gideon modeling his new scarf in his dead-rabbit hat.
and this where i told jehu i wouldn’t give him his nukkers back, unless he held gideon’s hand. can you sense his willing, cheerful, compliance? what a good son.
it was a fun project, and fast too. i used this tutorial and fabric from paula’s giveaway. if you go here, you can see all the other scarves mothers have made up using the same pattern.
and if you were wondering, they stay attached at the back with a little button. next time i will make them shorter and use thicker batting. but i think they work well enough, if you want to try it.
(see mom, i used some of that nice corduroy you sent me a while back. i also put buttons on that cool sweater you got gideon. keep finding me handy, dandy stuff.)
“see, this is the green button.”
for baby isaac.
i went down the whole brocade aisle looking for something suited to a little boy. this happened to be displayed on the bolt backwards. when i got home i discovered the ‘right’ side. oops. not exactly my first choice.
i have been seeing these blankets in baby boutiques lately and wanted to try and make one. it definitely would have been more fun to make one for a girl, so i will try it again. just to note, it would be cheaper and easier to go with a satin and a more typical fleece. the two i choose wouldn’t even sit still long enough for me to draw a line on them. then when i got out the scissors, they practically ran away. and satin baby binding is evil. you have to pin it every inch (it seems to have escapist tendencies as well). but i am a brave girl, with lots of time on my hands, so there.