Friday, April 23, 2010

Sewing!

I am not much of a cooker. You all have posted some Yummy sounding recipes lately. I tired to make a new recipe tonight - beef and potato casserole. But half way through I managed to slice the tips of TWO of my fingers off; only leaving me to call Preston to quickly get home, bandage my fingers, and finish the dinner I was graciously trying to make for Him. He knows very well - I am no Martha Stewart. In fact, its better if I just stay out of the kitchen all together. However, give me a room with a sewing machine and I can go to town.

I love sewing. I had sewn a lot before Kale was born, making a nursing wrap, all of Kale's cloth diapers, liners, wash cloths etc... While he was so little I hardly was able to get much done. For some funny reason, I thought I would get a ton of stuff made, and even my scrapbook done when I was on maternity leave. Little did I know, it was going to be all I could do to get some sleep, laundry, and house chores done. however, now that he has gotten a bit older I have managed to find more time to sew, as I have learned to juggle him and everything else.
Recently I have been making a sun dress; I hope to wear down at the Baby beach blast over memorial weekend. It's been my first time ever using a pattern. I'm not quite done with it; but with my grandma, and a few more hours, it should be finished soon. Aside of making the dress I have been ripping out some baby bibs, and wet bags. (This way in my sewing I can feel like I've accomplished something).
I needed a new wet-bag for our cloth diapers - something that was big and could hold two days worth of diapers before I did the laundry. I made this one, and it has been awesome!
Also, Kale has needed some more bibs. I thought we had a lot, actually more then enough. However, I was wrong. Between eating solid foods, and all the daily drooling - I can't keep any of our 20+ bibs clean. So I made some. These turned out great; and they were practically effortless. I did snaps on some and velcro on others. I picked out some printed material for one side, and the other is a plain chenille. (which is so soft!) The best part of these bibs was that I had SO MUCH fun making them. So anyway that's what I have been up too lately.

7 comments:

  1. these are awesome! way to go!

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  2. you need to give me a lesson! did you just trace the bibs or what? and what about the nursing wrap? that is one thing i am still wanting...looks easy enough?

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  3. haha. no lesson needed. They were all so easy, you can do it! I just cut and pinned 12 more bibs today. I made a pattern for the bib on a piece of "folder" that I cut up. Basically, I traced a bib then then folded it in half to make sure each side was the same. I have a template for a small and Large bib. I will cut squares out of material - do a bunch at once. For instance my small bib take a 9x11.5 square. Take your square, trace the pattern on it, cut, pin to backing and sew on. You can top stitch or for a nicer look - serge the edges.
    The nursing wrap I just made up. I got some material, D-rings, and edging - folded it, did some pinning, made a pocket etc... and it just came out great.

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  4. I think it's time to open an Etsy shop, LeeAnn! You are amazingly resourceful for all things baby and sewing! I can't wait to see the dress!

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  5. haha thanks Anna. Funny you say that - my grandmother and I were looking at doing that last night. Together we can whip stuff out pretty fast, and since she is no longer working - she is looking for something to do. (She owns the serge machine) and I have all the other stuff. I actually am looking at starting a shop pretty soon. I want to make sure I have some stuff made and in stock first. But when we get it up and running I will post the link. :)

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  6. I had a friend send me this link for diaper fabric and patters...

    http://verybaby.com/

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  7. good job hannah!! those r cool love you:)

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