Sunday, October 18, 2009

Some sewing projects lined up!

So lately, I've been in a mood to do some crafting, which is rare. Don't get me wrong- I love making things, but if I'm not in the mood to do it, it feels very tedious and I hate the way the project turns out. Last week, I made a greeting card for my cousin Matt and his wife Julie, who found out they're expecting their first child in May. I was definitely happy with the way the card turned out, and I sat there cutting out the paper and stuff while hubby and I were watching Ong Bak.

Anyway, I've had the urge to sew and make some baby stuff in the last week. Hubby took me to get some flannel to make burp cloths and receiving blankets, and we picked out these 2 cute prints to start out with:

I found some University of North Carolina fleece on sale on the Jo-Ann Fabrics website (they didn't have any in the store when we went there, but they had like 5 bolts of the same Brigham Young and University of Michigan fleece there. Go figure. I mean, I understand U of M is a pretty popular team even in Upstate NY, but I've NEVER met a BYU fan in my life). I was gonna make a baby blanket out of the UNC fleece, but for some stupid reason I only ordered a yard (36x60") and would prefer to have at least 1.75 yds to make a bigger blanket (I wanted something a little bigger than 3-feet-square. So I think I'll incorporate this into a travel changing pad instead.

And finally, I found some AWESOME cotton knits on eBay that I'm going to make into rompers, hats, and booties. I know, they aren't very babyish prints (especially the red one), but they're definitely our style. Luckily, I was smart enough to get 2 yds of each of these:


Sumer said...

I sooo want your patterns! I will have to find some patters so I can make baby stuff too (pending a positive beta)

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