Thursday, May 27, 2010

Baby & Toddler Boy Bibs

A special friend of mine had a beautiful little baby boy recent so for her shower present I thought I would try my hand at some baby bibs.  I had been wanting to try making a bib for so long and I was happy with how they turned out.  I made them reversible so if one side gets dirty then you can just turn it around or if one side just matches his outfit better.  Because of course his bib HAS TO match his outfit.  *wink*

Another special little boy just turned one so for his birthday I made him some bigger toddler bibs.  Although, I forgot to take a picture of the second bib before I gave it to him, but here is one.  You can see the other bib and an AMAZING fabric scrapbook made by my dear friend here.

I found these cute snaps...kinda look like jean buttons.

And you can bet I am working on some girly bibs for my baby girl right now.  Pictures coming soon!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

My BIGGEST sewing project EVER!

Yes, I do have more doily projects to share with you, but I have been dying to share what I am calling my BIGGEST sewing project EVER!  This was a project I was determined to finish before my baby girl was born and I did (although, I still have a few things to add to it).  My little guy's 2nd birthday was a couple months ago and this was his birthday present from my husband and I.

I'm so excited that this project was featured on Ohdeedoh!  See it HERE!

I had seen so many cute felt card table forts on etsy and wanted to make one of my own.  My husband bumped it up a notch to make it extra large.  He built a rectangular structure that measures about 80"x 40" x 40" using pvc pipe.

My little guy is very into anything having to do with trains so I made two of the sides a train station and the other two a little more girly for when my baby girl is old enough to play in it too.  (Yes, I know, I still need to add the hands to his of the things still needing to be finished.

If you are thinking of making one of these for your own kiddos this is a little TIP for you!  USE CLEAR THREAD!  It saved me from having to match threads and change out my threads every time I wanted to sew a different color felt.  Changing my thread and threading new bobbins is probably my least favorite thing about sewing.

Can you tell my little guy loves it?

Friday, May 21, 2010

Doily Pillows

So my couch was in need of a little facelift.  As mentioned before I have a recent obsession with doily's so I thought maybe they would look good on a pillow.  Delicate and simple.

Do you see now where I got the scrap for my previous project?

And here is another one...I wasn't quite as happy with this one...kinda looks like snowflakes...not really what I was going for.

To make these for your own home see my previous post and use the same method as I did on my little gal's onesie (which by the way was featured on One Pretty Thing and U Create...see it here and here!)

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Doily Onesie

I know what you are thinking..."She cut a doily???"  Yes, but this was actually a scrap leftover from another project which I will show you later.  This simple onesie was a quick and easy project with a cute result.  I was very happy with how it turned out..its very delicate and girly.  

All you have to do to make this project for yourself is fuse your scrap of doily to a simple onesie and hand stitch or machine stitch to keep it in place.  Is that easy or what?

Check back soon for  some other doily projects...I have a recent obsession with doilies.  You will see!