Thursday, February 26, 2009

A Novice Sewer's view on Baby Gifts....

Ahhhhh My sewing Machine....my most cherished Christmas Present of late......The catalyst for my creative juices....I had large dreams that included me becoming the next Martha Stewart...able to make beautiful things....like bedspreads out of ruck sacks......but alas....my dreams are bigger than my ability.....as I did get a C- in production in College.....and my final project was nothing more than a glorified oven mitt......



My First project with my new toy.....a nice cover for the padding we placed in Pooh's new Wagon....to help his tushy stay nice and soft.....A nice Gingham pattern.....and due to the fact that it was a rectangle....I really don't think I could have screwed it up....and luckily I didn't....(okay confidence boost).....



enough confidence that I decided to tackle (dum dum dum) the idea of making my friends baby gifts....(okay maybe way too much confidence here).....but I can do it....how hard could it be...



Well....actually not too difficult with the help of Karina Fraley over at Expert Village. Her tutorial was so easy to follow...I was able to create a couple super cute blankets....well don't I just put the Shiz in the Shizzle.....I decided...I'm going to make a couple cute burp cloths to match....If the fabulous crafters over at Etsy can do it....darn well....so can I.....













above is just the first of the series....I highly recommend going to the site and seeing the whole tutorial if you are interested in creating your own....

I really feel like I've channeled some inner seamstress that I didn't truly know I had....sure my Grandmother and mom are both excellent behind the wheel of a sewing machine...but as with the Golf Gene...I was afraid it had skipped me....

I so am hoping that the recipents are pleased with the gifts...So what if my seams aren't perfectly straight....or side might be a tad shorter than the other....you could never get such individuality from a store bought blanket....nor was it made with such love and affection....but I'm sure being that they are babies....they should be mightily pleased.....(it's the parents I worry about)....




So I'll let you all be the first judges....well besides Juice....who bless his heart says everything I do is great...even when I almost sewed my finger to the fabric....





And being that I have to name everything....from my boobs to my shoes....these are no exception.....My first two are named Lila and Ceanna....after the babies who they will belong too.....









I'm thinking my new little baby in waiting will probably enter this world having more blankets than he/she will know what to do with.....I will call it the Bean Sprout Collection....and he/she will be the Imelda Marcos of the baby world.....
Sorry Beanie.....but mommy's on a roll.....(Pooh lucked out.....or did he? Dum Dum Dum)

23 comments:

Jaden Paige said...

CA---UTTTTEE! Love them! That first fabric is AWESOME!

You did a much better job than I could have!

Michaela said...

Sew cute!! {get it... okay bad joke :)}
I love them and think you did a great job... thanks for the tip on the web site, maybe watching a few tutorials will make me want to dust off my machine :)

Bethany said...

I want to learn to sew!!!

MOMMY-MOMO said...

wow. adorable blankets! you should sell them!

Cindy said...

How I envy your talent. My sister can sew anything.
clicky-clicky :)

Mama Krit said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the fabric!!! I bought some of that actually to make mother's day dresses! :)
Gorgeous, they will be loved. Oh, and I brought by some clicky love! :)

Ritch in Love said...

Well look at you, you little seamstress you! I love that you are making these! I wish I could sew...I'm pretty much incapable. :)

resplendentlife said...

ADorable!!! The recipients (both babies and parents) will be delighted.

Cindy said...

and more clicky clicky!

Mamarazzi said...

OH my goodness TOTAL cuteness! this makes me want to get out my sewing machine. the blankets you made are DARLING!!

thanks so much for stopping by my blog. i want to invite you to follow my blog (if you aren't already following). every month i will do a drawing for fun prizes from my list of followers. you don't even need to stop by everyday (though i would so love that) just follow...cool right?!

have a fabulous weekend SITSta!

Kristin said...

I think they turned out gorgeous!! Seriously, you did a great job...wanna make one for my babe?! ;)

jeanstockdale said...

Wow. I am impressed.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit and leaving a SITS comment. I write to encourage MOMS in the awesome privilege of raising the next generation of little people. Please stop by again and sit a spell. Blessings.

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

You did a great job! Love those fabrics that you used, too! :) I know they'll love them!

Roxane said...

Hey SITSta! Thanks for checking out my blog. How CUTE is your stuff! I love it :) I started knitting this winter and its my new favorite hobby. I'm too much of a pansy to attempt using my mom's sewing machine lol!

Bethany said...

come see my giveaway!

NateAndJakesMom said...

I wish I had an inner seamstress... I would settle for a friend like you though. Those are beautiful!

thanks for the welcome to SITS

Laura said...

Those are so DAMN cute! Hunh gonna have to drag out the machine before the snow melts. Thanks for the inspiration. Laura (click love too)

Jeauxdi said...

OH my goodness! If I had a baby I would SOOOO have to have one! Pooh and Beanie are soem lucky lil ones to have a mommy like you! GREAT job...keep up the great sewing!

CONGRATS to your brother and SIL on the new baby! WOW live a the parade route...THAT can be tricky! But fun!

Have y'all been down for Mardi Gras? It's one of those things that you just have to do in your life time! Kinda like going to Disney! LOL

Have a great weekend and fun sewing! Kiss Pooh and run the Beanie belly for me! XOXO

Sassypants Wifey said...

Gorgeous!! You did a fantastic job. Not sure how I found ya, but you have a super cute blog! Love your ode to your husby, it was cute. Also your little bean is adorable!

Bee and Rose said...

FANTASTIC job! They are gorgeous!!!! When's the Etsy shop opening??? Just fabulous!

Cher said...

I wish I was crafty! Oh and I left you some clicky love!

HomeSpun Threads said...

Hey! I love these! Thanks for posting! Plus, I wanted to say thank you for your prayers for us. I actually want to say "I can't wait to see what is in store." Bless You!

Aunt Spicy said...

Are you serious? Those are your first blankets?! Get out of town, they are ADORABLE! I love, love them!