Saturday, June 25, 2011

I love making stuff for people.

It's true.  I love making something for someone that I know they'll love. I never give a gift that I wouldn't love for me or my kids. And let me tell you. June is the month of a gazillion birthdays in my family and circle of close friends.  My beautiful friend, and amazing mama of 3, Rachael, had a baby AND a birthday within 2 days, and she requested that I make her a diaper bag. She did NOT have to twist my arm! I love makin' those. Wanna see? Wanna? K.

I especially love that green button on the blue side of the bag. So cute! I think, when I sew something, I always lean towards mismatching everything. I love the whimsy of it. Don't make fun of me for saying 'whimsy'. I like that word.
Then, my little niece had a birthday today, and I thought I'd make her a blanket for her baby doll! I knew that her aunt was buying her a new baby doll, and of course, she was going to need a blankie! I kinda copied this tutorial but instead of just making a plain pillowcase, I added a bunch of cute appliques. Check it!

cute little lace detail at the top! Couldn't resist.

That squirrel is alot smaller than those flowers. Ha. Must be some HUGE flowers!

I had a helper while I was pinning:
"I really wanna touch that pincushion."
I did actually finish 3 projects today: 2 skirts for Bella, and a maxi dress for me! Will take photos of the maxi dress tomorrow. Now that it's done, I'm so motivated to keep sewing for myself! Never thought I'd want to do that, but I am loving it. So fun to make my own wardrobe. Next on the list: another maxi dress made with a PATTERN. (That's not a swear word to me anymore. ha!)


Jen B said...

The bag looks great and the doll quilt is so cute, I'm sure everyone will love their gifts! Btw, to me it's just a baby squirrel. ;-)

Carlaflower said...

I recognize the pattern of that birdy! love that fabric.

Deb said...

I love your diaper bag so much. I love all the bags you make actually. They are stunning. I would definitely carry that bag everywhere!!!

Lora said...

wow! you're so creative, my friend. love it all. God is truly blessing the works of your hands. :)

Caren said...

I have been offline for quite a while, and have over 200 blog posts to catch up on. I just wanted to let you know that you are one of my favorites - so talented and real, sharing a great bit of yourself, your creative endeavors, your humbling moments....anyway, just wanted to say thanks for blogging - I appreciate you!

jenn said...

@Caren, wow thank you!! Such sweet words. And i'm very blessed to have you as a reader and one of my most consistent commenters/encouragers. Bless you today, sweet lady!