Thursday, August 22, 2013

Carseat canopy for Baby K

So this is Thursday. 
The week has flown by! (So today needs to be as productive as they come.)

I have had some nieces born this past July. Two. And they are precious as they come. 

I am showing the CARSEAT CANOPY/strap covers I made as a gift for Baby K.

It started out because I want to hand make the gifts for the babies born this year.
(as long as I have time, energy etc)

Also, the fact that it gives me an excuse to buy new fabric (ha)
and make a project that I have been wanting to try but needing an occasion. 
(Also known as a deadline. You know those people who work best under pressure?? My name is RIGHT there)

Without further nonsense, here are the photos I took before giving it to Baby K.

 This shows the canopy when the bow shows while shut and then opened.

Since I was going on vacation, I just finally made the coordinating Infant car seat strap covers that I put on Facebook yesterday.

Here is the photo.

I love it. 
Makes me hope for a girl since the choices of fabrics and *everything* 
are SOO much more fun and abundant than for boys.

Thanks for looking! 

Ps. I'd love if you left a comment if you made it this far!

Monday, August 19, 2013


Mondays. I love them because I don't sew on Sundays. 
But in order to not feel too guilty, I have to clean first. 
Today, started out early. 
My baby was up, which got me started on my "job list" quite earlier than I normally would. 

After a list, you don't want to read, that is done, all I now need to do
is to finish the 3 loads of laundry that need to be folded. Then I can sew.

This weekend, I listed a few new swaddle designs (limited quantities) in my ETSY shop

Here is a look.
 The new prints!
 New chevron prints
new starburst prints

Well, off to those clothes I mentioned. (ugh)

Become a follower of this blog, facebook, or ETSY to stay "up-to-date"!

Have a great MONDAY!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Back from vacation

We went on a trip to the beautiful Pacific Northwest for a month (July). Now I don't know anyone who wouldn't want to live there in the summers-in this house at least. Those cool mornings and evenings..THE GREEN. Now coming from Arizona, you appreciate green and flowers and country roads a LOT more when you are in them..I always come back wondering how I can make my house in the city(desert) a little more country-like. Inside is where that works-so slowly I am trying to convince my hubby to like the vintage and old. Rustic. It's working I think. ;)
(extra large because the beauty. This is in Downtown Snohomish, WA. Love those shops and this view! I was seriously questioning why I live in AZ. Rivers? Not where I live now. But I love it here most of the year, so it's not a big deal..although looking at this photo again...*dream*)

So, a week after we returned home, school began. This past Monday. My daughter loves First Grade. Especially, her desk. "It isn't like Kindergarten where you are at a table". Oh the joys! Let's hope it lasts. 

While in Washington, I visited a few fabric/quilt stores near the southern area of the state. My daughter picked out fabric from Craft Warehouse in Vancouver, WA.

This fabric is by Timeless Treasures Fabrics, LLC
what the label says: timeless treasures fabrics of SoHo, LLC...patt # geo-c9664

Photo from here: to purchase as well.
Another place to purchase is Hawthorne Threads.

Here is the dress I made from the fabric above that is HARD TO FIND. I am guessing not much of it was printed, since it was hard to google even! (orange solid is from Joann's). I put the bow on a pin to have it removable.

The headband I made while she was at school since I didn't get it done in time. (oops).
All I did was braid 3 strands(2 print, 1 orange solid) and then sew it onto a ponytail for stretch. 

She already wanted to wear the dress again now that it is clean because she has a headband to match. I said maybe next week. :)

Thanks to Whimsy Couture Patterns for another great pattern!
(that I purchased, just first time using it).
If interested, the pattern I used was Bodalicious Bow Peasant Dress and is available here.
(it's on sale! 25% off!!)

My quick review: This is my second pattern I've used of Whimsy Couture's and like the first, was VERY easy to follow! Great for beginners. They only thing is that you need to sew with elastic(I haven't besides casings) , although I chose to use shirring for the arms.

Thanks for looking! Have a great day!