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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

1ST taggie blanket.

I am making all this baby stuff for the million or so pregnant people I know and I decided to try soemthing I have never done. I decided to make a taggie blanket.

For those of you that don't know Taggie blankets are little blankets with satin or textured tags around the outside edges. The idea is for the baby to use these both as self soothing and as tactile and visual stimulation.

Sounds awesome to me. So here is what I did.

First I picked 4 soft and cozy fabrics, 2 flannels in different patterns, and 2 minky type fabrics, one in flat and the other has like bubbles. I love how snuggley these fabrics are.

Then I ton a small TON of ribbon and cut them all into 3 in. sections. I sewed 4 squ
ares (aprox. 8in by 8in) and then pined the "tags" to it. I covered the whole border with one set of stitches.

Then I placed on the blue minky right side to right side and sewed it to the other side, making sure the tags were inside, I left a small opening between tags to turn. This gave me a 2nd seem over all the tags.

After that I turned it inside out and top stitched the entire thing all the way a
round! This gave me a 3rd seem over the tags.

I was very concerned about a baby pulling the tags out but afte
r finishing I pulled on the tags pretty hard and nothing moved, I let my 4 yr old play with it for a little while and still nothing so I am confidant we are good to go.

I love the way it turned out... now to make more.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Cupcakes and Cowboy crayon rolls

I am this cute little cupcake crayon roll up for my friend's daughter's 2nd birthday. I hope she loves it. I sure do.

This Cowboy style crayon roll I made for Kelton. He had been begging me to make things for him. So I whipped this up and he is so happy now. He uses it each day when we do "homework" and now I'm happy because the cats aren't rolling crayons around the house. Btw this is the fabric I won and posted about here.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Sewing for a little girls birthday

So Kelton was invited to his 1st birthday party from his school friends.
He was so excited and so was I. It meant I could make something for a girl!

here is what I came up with... Kelton is acting as my model... he told me..." mommy.... aren't these for a girl?" I told him I would give him chocolate if he would just let me take a few pictures.
It worked..... barely.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Opened up my serger

So I got a serger for christmas, and have been to intimidated to use it. But I finally did, and other then breaking one needle...part is still missing... :(.

I am in love. I wish I had gotten one sooner. I am in the middle of making a skirt for on of Kelton's friends, her birthday is Saturday. I hope she likes what I am making, I am going to make the kiddo model it. He'll hate me for it when he is older! Oh well.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

I was Linked !

I wan to give Nichelle at Vintage wanna bee for showing my button and Rosette wreath from the last link party!She posted it on her Talent Tuesday! Check it out here and link up your crafts!
-Lots o' smiles