Thursday, May 27, 2010

Bib Crazy!!

I did it!! I finally made something for the baby! Way to go, me! :)

I got together with my friend, Jaime, to sew and we needed a quick project since it was a weeknight. We decided on bibs from Amy Karol's Bend-the-Rules Sewing book. After a few mishaps (that is what happens when I don't read the directions all the way before I start sewing....) we ended up with two bibs each. I think it took us about 90 minutes, which is pretty good since we were distracted by season 4 of Friends. Jaime and I both have the complete series... :)

Here are the two bibs I made, plus one that Jaime made (and gave to me! yay!).

The front is cotton and the backs are super soft flannel.

The pattern calls for a snap, which Jaime did a great job of setting on her bib. Unfortunately, I am not as good at it, so I got one decent snap set and then I took the other one out and sewed on velcro. It definitely doesn't look as cute, but it was way easier. Anyone know of an easier way to set snaps? I've tried the hammer setter and the clamp setter, and apparently I suck at both of those. See the difference?

Tonight I've been bib crazy!! I cut out material for 12 more and I'm sewing as soon as... well as soon as I can! This weekend I will be working the last two shifts of my part-time job (yes, in addition to my teaching job) and I am SO excited! Think of all the time I'll have to sew, crochet, clean my house, crochet, sew.... :)

Monday, May 24, 2010

what the what?

Man alive, what a super-busy time of year!! I've made so many projects for other people (gifts), not to mention all the things I have to do for my real job. Yeah, I have a real job - I know, its a bummer.
** but seriously, I love my job. Sometimes it just takes a lot time. sigh. **

I've made several projects for special people, and I wish I had time to make more. But what I really need to do is make myself stop doing things for other people (but its so FUN) and make things for myself and the baby. That will be fun too. I promise.

So here are the things I've made recently that are not on my make-for-baby list...

Classic Totes from Sew, Mama, Sew!
I made this first one at home and then the second one at one of my group sewing parties. They turned out great and I'm already using them at the grocery store. I have several more cut out that just need sewing. I figure this will be useful to me when I'm a mom too, so I shouldn't feel guilty....

Here is the birthday present bag (Margaret bag) that I teased you with in a previous post:

I made another Emmeline Apron for a friend's wedding shower. It turned out really cute and I think she really liked it!

I especially liked the swirl patterns! I hope these pics didn't turn out too crappy. I had to use a school camera since I forgot mine today... :P

I also made the Amy Butler swing bag for another friend who lent me a ton of maternity clothes. She loves orange and turtles, so I am really pleased with how it turned out. I think I will do a few things differently next time I make this bag, but it went really well for the first time using this pattern.

Look at those turtle peeking from the inside. So sweet!!

I think she likes it.... :)

Next on the list: baby/mommy stuff. Seriously this time.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Mother's Day

My sweet, sweet husband surprised me for my first Mother's Day. Since I don't actually *have* the baby yet, I didn't expect anything, but he had other ideas... :)

It is soooooooo comfy!! I am looking forward to doing some crocheting in this chair soon!