Sunday, July 20, 2008

Duckie Blanket

My Mom found this rubber duck flannel fabric, which has to be about the cutest fabric ever! We have been looking at how to make receiving blankets so this afternoon I wanted to just give it a try.

The blankets are very simple and usually used for swaddling and most anything else you can think of. I started folding under the edges and sewing them, pretty simple.

I did that to all four side and there you go I now have an ultra cute blanket, much easier and better looking than I anticipated. The finished size was about 43" x 37"

Moda Fabric Squares

A few months ago I got some Moda baby print fabric squares on Ebay with the intent of making some blankets. There were basically a group of "boy" and "girl" prints. I decided to get going on the blankets today since I actually had some energy. I started with the boy fabrics which were mostly blue, yellow and green. The first step was to lay the squares out and play with how I wanted them.

Once that was done I sewed the squares into rows.

After ironing the seams the rows are sewn together (these pictures are the girl prints pink, purple and green)

Here is the finished girl top:

Here is the finished boy top:

I still need to go to the fabric store and find some back fabric and put them together, they are fairly small but very cute!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Baby Journal

I started a baby journal for those who want to keep track of the happenings. Its here if you want to check it out, there is also a guest book if you want to leave a message!

Monday, July 14, 2008

4th of July Bracelets

My Mom purchased some 4th of July bead so I could make bracelets for her, my cousin and her two kids.

Here are the supplies and the beads getting ready.

And the finished product...

Sublime Stitching

Around the blog there has been this buzz about a new set of stitching patterns based on a librarian theme. Of course I ordered a set! Check them out.

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Bun in the oven

For those who have not heard the news yet...

(click the picture to see it bigger) meet the new one, expected to arrive around December 29th.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Books for June

Evil Genius by Catherine Jinks
Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie
Devilish by Maureen Johnson

Books for May...a little late

Before I Die by Jenny Downham
Naomi & Ely's No Kiss List by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
Pop Princess by Rachel Cohn
Peter and the Secret of Rundoon
Escape from the Carival- A Neverland Book
Peter and the Shadow Thieves
by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson