Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A beautiful hat for a beautiful little girl...

Well I finally created a hat from Beautiful Booties! And I just love love love this Gingko Blossoms fabric from Saffron Craig! I have made this hat, and a few others in the same fabric to sell. I want to make Emily some bloomers, and maybe a cute top too. Everything can be made from this fabric!

Anyway, I am happy to say that Emily gladly wore her hat all through playgroup on Friday.

And lastly, here is a pic of Emily trying on the internal layer mid creation :)

Monday, September 21, 2009

Ready, Set... SEW!

Sorry about the cheesy title... I couldn't help it, I am just so excited! I went away for the weekend, and needless to say, I got some supplies! I told my husband that I wasn't getting much this weekend, as I only needed a few things. Well, I am not sure what happened! I did move house recently and my stash has disappeared, so I thought I would stock up on some basics: hence the fat quarters. I also got some bells, embroidery frames, buttons, velcro, ribbon, elastic, glue and a bunch of other stuff. So here's what I am thinking: I am thinking baby wraps, thinking nursing covers, thinking hats, thinking mobiles, thinking fabric blocks, thinking diaper/nappy covers, thinking thinking thinking!! Looks like I better stop thinking, and get creating :)

Before I sign out though, I wanted to show off my new labels! They are from customcouturelabelco and I LOVE them! They are going to make my products looks that much more professional, and it's a bit of advertising thrown in as well :)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Cheap fabric, oh how I love you!

I love to have bundles of cheap fabric laying around the house - it give me the freedom to experiment! I can try different projects, and if they work, great! And if they don't... then I learn from my mistakes at a low cost :)

Here are a couple of my recent experiments:

The bib is my own design, and this was a bunch of experiments in one! I wanted to try ribbing as the binding, and have to say, I am not loving it. I also want to make waterproof bibs, so I tried two things here: one was placing a 2mm thickness sheet of plastic between the fabrics, and the other was using iron on vinyl on top. I found that the sheet on plastic made the bib way to stiff, and I don't love the look of the vinyl on top. However I may use the vinyl between layers next time... I also tried the duck on front, and sure, why not! It works. Maybe in some funkier fabrics next time :) So will I continue to work on the bib?? Maybe. I have some ideas on how to make it better, but I think I will put this one away from now.

The hat design was from the book Sweet Booties, and.... it was a success! I know it doesn't look like much here, but I did a quick rough job just to get the feel for it. I really wanted to find a great hat design as it's just turned Spring here, and my daughter doesn't have much hair to protect her precious little head! I plan of getting some of the Gingko Blossoms fabric by Saffron Craig this weekend so that I can make Emily the cutest little hat ever! Stay tuned...

Monday, September 7, 2009

Daddy's Day!

Yesterday was Father's Day, and it was my husband's first. Emily and I wanted to make it extra special for him. Her first gift was her first ever finger painting! And what an experience that was! Let's just say it revealed a little about her personality :) We did hand and foot prints in the corners, and Emily was protesting very much! She was not a fan, however when she was allowed to freestyle it in the center, she had a ball! We are really happy with how it turned out, and Daddy loves it to! It now hangs proudly on our living room wall.

The second gift was a swimming lesson! Emily and I have been doing swimming lessons for about 5 months now, but my husband hasn't been able to come and watch as he is working. So we had a special Sunday lesson so that he could see how clever his little girl is!

And finally, the last gift was a hardcover picture book. I filled it with photos of Emily and my husband on special occasions, starting with the first day they met. Some others included the first bath he gave her, the day he drove her home from hospital, the first bottle he fed her, her first vacation and so many more. They now have a wonderful new book to read together xoxo

Thursday, September 3, 2009

New product!!! Nursing/Breastfeeding Covers

It's been a while since I last posted, but I have been busy working on a new design! These nursing/breastfeeding covers are great! ...even if I do say so myself :) At the moment, I have made more of a cooler weather cover, which doubles as a blanket. I have selected some amazing fabrics to work with which makes the process such a pleasure. My favorite is the Owls on Trees by Safron Craig. The covers have a pocket on the front to hold the important items such as breast pads or pacifiers, and it has a removable strap. This means that the cover can be used as a blanket when you are not feeding, and then mum has one less item to lug around! The cover also has flexible boning at the top which allows fresh air to reach the baby while feeding, and allows the mother the perfect, private view of her baby. My Taylored4Baby labels are due to arrive next week, and once I have them and add them to the covers, they will be appearing on etsy and madeit! Stay tuned...