Friday, August 24, 2012

I'm in love, I'm in love, and I don't care who knows it!

Elf. Anyone? Anyone? I love that movie. Do you know what else I love? When I can salvage "waste" and make it into something super cute. I was busily sewing perfect little half square triangles for a project I am working on and I realized, after sewing several, that I didn't like the print combination. Sigh. So, I set the offending print aside and vowed to do something with the already made pieces at a later date.

A few nights later, Aaron and I were talking about what we are going to get Charlotte for her birthday (what can I say, I'm a planner). As we were talking about it, another little project popped into my head and it was going to get those orphan pieces into a lovely gift for my favorite little girl. I was so excited, I got up and put it together right then.

Charlotte will be getting this doll blanket, along with a baby buggy for her birthday. Shhh! I am pretty sure she doesn't read the blog, so don't spill the beans!

I just love it. I love the binding and the birdie with the little embroidery details. I am so happy with how it turned out.


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

It's go time

Need a thoughtful gift for a pregnant friend, or anyone that may be spending a bit of time in a hospital? I may have an idea for you. I am calling these "Go Bags".

I have/had two lovely friends that are/were very pregnant and due at the end of August. Do not fret, I did not misplace one friend. Her bundle just decided to come a bit earlier than expected. Mom and baby are both great, she will just have to enjoy my little giftie another way :)

I used the tutorial that Jeni, over at In Color Order, graciously shared with the internet for these lined drawstring bags and I think they came out really nicely. Check out her site, there is quite a bit of inspiration there. I also made some matching wash cloths, because I just can't help myself sometimes.

Then I filled the bags with little toiletry goodies so they could just drop these in their hospital bags and not worry about forgetting the little odds and ends.

They came together really quickly and I love how they turned out. I may need to make some more of these!


Saturday, August 4, 2012

Sneak peek

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas....

Just a sneak peek of something I am working on.