Sunday, March 28, 2010

Onesies Under Glass

 Earlier this week, one of my customers surprised me with their baby shower story.  She said that her  co-worker, who received a dad+mom=me onesie as part of the gift, loved it so much that they framed it!  Imagine, my work under glass!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Baskets of Fun

One of my good friends commissioned me to make an Easter Basket for her three month old son.  She found a pattern on Moda's Bake Shop  for a Fabric Easter Basket by V and Co, and I just finished the prototype!

I'm glad I made my own first, because the finished basket was a lot smaller than I (and my friend) originally thought it would be.  The Easter Bunny's got many years ahead to fill it full of Easter goodies, so I'll be enlarging the finished basket.  My only other complaint, is that I followed her directions, but they make no mention of a fingers were quite sore from all the hand sewing.  I've got to find my thimble before I start the next basket!

In case you were wondering, this easter basket doubles as a great hat!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Why 2 is Better than 1

Because it makes Mom's smile twice as big!
You learn something new everyday:  "Mormor" is Grandmother in Danish.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

100 Posts!

This is my 100th post!  A few months ago this seemed to far away!  Back then, I planned for a fun blog banner design competition, but number 100 snuck up on me and I didn't get a chance to set it up.  Maybe for the 250th post?!?  I'm off to Wisconsin to visit my Grandmother this weekend.  Ironically, I finished up the evening embroidering an "i heart grandma" onesie. 

Now to go fit my weekend essentials into a carry-on and 1-quart plastic bag!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Onesie Flying off the Virtual Shelves

Saturday, instead of working on my mounding pile of projects, I helped my mother-in-law shop for a new sewing machine!  I just loved having an excuse to check out the latest features and newest machines.  We saw some beauties, but it seems that the features and price of the Brother Innov-is 1500D really caught her eye.   She hasn't bought it yet, but I hope I get to come over when she unpacks it!  Probably the only thing better than the smell of new fabric, is the smell of a new sewing machine.

Aside from the pleasure of helping my mother-in-law shop, I also cranked out a couple more custom onesies and this cute burp cloth that I'm hoping to get in my store soon:

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Bunnies and Burpies

I've been busy again tonight embroidering up a storm!  Check out my new listing!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Spring is in the Mail

 Today, I got a most wonderful package of brightly colored fabrics in the mail.   With 61 degree weather outside and warm and sunny fabrics inside, it must be spring!

The top Honey Bun of Moda's Hunky Dory will be made into a fabric Easter Basket.  The middle is a beautiful specrtum of Kona cotton solids...their use TBD.  On the bottom, a yard of Alexander Henry's Willow Grove is filled with my favorite things: houses, birds, flowers, fruit and bright stripes. A must have since I live so close to Willow Grove!

Monday, March 8, 2010

2 More Onesies...


I had a long weekend, which I finished off by making two more onesies.  I played handbells at a workshop all day Saturday, and when I woke up on Sunday, my shoulders were throbbing from all those bell circles.  (I felt like such a nerd sustaining injury from handbells...)  After a couple of Motrin, I spent the morning cleaning, the afternoon entertaining and the evening, well, making onesies.   I didn't get a chance to work on what I wanted to this weekend: the two baby quilts I've started (both the babies have been born,) nor any other items from my list of miscellaneous crafts I've been eager to work on.  ...oh, and I have a 7 part test I'm supposed to be studying for...and taking... 

I'm trying to simplify my life and make the most of my time, which may mean less blogging.  I'm hoping to update this blog with anything I make or do with shorter description, but no promises.  Wish me luck!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Sofa Queen

About a month ago, I ordered this adorable Couch Potato Eye Pillow Kit from Scarlet Fig on Etsy. (And some awesome fabric with donkeys wearing wellies, but we'll worry about that another day.)  The perfect packaging claims, "Make in twenty minutes."  HA!  I made it five!  It was so fun and easy!

The simple kit comes with a panel of her beautifully designed couch fabric, a bag of aromatic lavender, and instructions for making this lazy day eye pillow in enough time to still have plenty of time left over to enjoy it.  All I added was a little bit of thread and some rice found in my kitchen cupboard, and I was enjoying my refreshing nap in a field of flowers.


I remember choosing from three different couch colors, but when I went to her shop to check them out, she seems to be "taking a break from her store."  I sure hope she's working on some new fabric designs!   Or maybe she's on here own couch...pillow on eyes...

Monday, March 1, 2010

Lions and Tigers and Onesies, Oh My!

Last night I was very busy, and today, I was very tired.  So now that I'm coming off of the juice (aka, coffee) it's time for bed!   I'll be updating my shop pictures soon...but not tonight.