Thursday, August 22, 2013

A little gift for a brand new baby niece we can't wait to meet!!!  Lainey and I were so sad we couldn't make it to the official baby shower, but hopefully we'll make the trip to see them all soon!

Some of the first sewing projects I ever made were appliqued changing table covers, with little scenes on them, like a bear holding balloons, an island with palm trees, etc...  and I wanted to get back to sewing "pictures" again. 

So, a house quilt, for baby Kayla...

Hopefully she'll have fun finding the animals and playing with the ribbon loop!  The backing is soft minky polkadots, in a purple/lavendar print. 

Then I made her a little dress and some monkey pants.  Because evey baby girl needs some monkey pants, right?!  And they should be reversible too... just in case!

This is a "Little Geranium" dress - designed by "Made by Rae."  I saw so many cute versions I had to try one.  It is cute, especially the little patch pockets.

Love these pants with the heart on the bum! 

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

A gift for a friend

I made this gift for a dear friend a while back - she loves scarfs, and always wants them to be big and long and wrap around a couple of times.  I wanted to make some unique ones that were oversized and cozy... 

First I just used a navy flannel with a periwinkle satin backing and turquoise pom pom trim, to make a fun one... 

And then I tried to make some log cabin blocks using some floral prints in blues, greens and pinks.  Turns out I love simple log cabins where the prints on all 4 sides are the same, to make "frames."  The innermost square in each case is from the lovely Anna Marie Horner Little Folks voile panels, and I can't remember the name of the florals, and my selvedges are long gone. 

The back on this one is navy flannel too.  So the funny thing is, my friend thought that they were table runners!!!  And I guess she was right - they look great on her table!!!