Thursday, January 28, 2010

Giraffe Book Tote

I decided to make Jake a library book bag. I whipped up a canvas tote and stenciled a giraffe on it using the freezer paper technique. Super easy and fun to pass the time when Jake sleeps.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Freezer Paper Stencil

Months ago my sister-in-law posted about freezer paper stencils. I've been wanting to try it and I finally did. This was a fun and easy project. There is a great tutorial here.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

In Preparation for Valentine's Day

While eating my cereal this morning I saw this cute card idea here. I had all the materials so I decided to make cards that Jake could color and send out to family. He was very excited to color.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Zipper Pouch

In my quest to learn to sew better and add more variety to my projects I attempted to make a zipper pouch. Zippers have always intimidated me. I found this tutorial here very helpful. I am happy to report I did it! Now I have a place to put wipes, diapers and a changing pad for our little guy coming.

Dan built me a sewing station in our family room so I don't have to use the kitchen table anymore. Yay!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Neglecto Swing

One baby item that we did not get when Jake was born was a swing or better know as the "neglecto" swing by my older brother Mike. We have since been given a nice swing however, the cover was pretty gross and lets be honest, ugly. So, I decided to try my hand at making a new cover. I was inspired by two tutorials. One on making a highchair cover here and one on sewing with biased tape here.

Boy Burp Cloths

A few years ago I made my sister some decorative edged handtowels from Amy Butler's sewing book. Later I saw my friend Danielle had used this same concept on cloth diapers for burp cloths... ingenious!