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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Sewing For A Baby and Much Much More!

Hi everyone and happy Sunday evening!  I just want to start out by saying my oldest turned 21 this past week and boy was that more difficult than I care to admit!  We took him out to dinner and he ordered a beer with dinner-yikes-is that my baby ordering a beer?  He normally chooses Rocky Road brownies from my Mr. Food cookbook but this year he was game to try "Knock You Naked Brownies" as his birthday treat. They were a big hit.  That Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond sure knows a thing or two about recipes! 

 Now onto some really fun sewing.  My nephew and his wife recently welcomed their third child to the family and this child is the first little baby girl in my sister's family.  Everyone is thrilled to say the least!  I spent this weekend sewing up a storm and I had so much fun.  I found this adorable and practical pattern on Craftiness is not Optional for a bapron which is a bib/apron.  The pattern was great, the instructions easy to follow.  I think they turned out pretty great. I backed the bug one with pink tie-die flannel.  I backed the pink puppy bapron with brown minky.

 I also made four burp cloths from a tutorial I found on Craftaholics Anonymous-super easy and quick to whip up.  I used soft flannel for both sides and prewashed all my fabrics.  Having had two boys myself, it was fun to use pink in my baby sewing. 

I ordered this decorative daisy stitch foot for my machine and I am anxious to try it out. 

I watched videos of it being used online before I ordered it.  It looks easy and I liked the effects it created.  I am such a gadget girl!  I will definitely share how it worked when I use it. 

I decided to branch out some more in my blogging interactions and I joined a fat quarter swap at Ninth Street Notions.  I talked briefly to my swap partner by way of a quick email and she is really nice.  This will be fun.  I love fat quarters so I am hoping to pick up more ways to use them from this experience.  I also signed up for the Friday Night Sew In from Handmade by Heidi.  It is this Friday night and I have several choices of projects I want to sew for that.  All this and it is Valentine's Day this week which is big doings at my Pre K classroom.  Also, next week I have my Winter break so I have a week off. I hope to spend some serious time in my craft room! 

I hope you all have a fun and creative week.  Take care.  Nancy


  1. Sounds like a busy family you've got there - and lovely burp cloths you made - such cute fabric!

    I'm very curious about your daisy stitch foot! I shall have to google it to see what it does! Have fun with it !

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  2. Happy birthday to your son!

    This is very cute and I love that it would cover more of their clothes than a normal bib.

  3. This is too cute! Happy Belated Birthday to your son! I would love for you stop by and link up at my linky party via:

    Mrs. Delightful

  4. Congrats on a little girl in the's nice to sew up cute little things in pink!

  5. Love the bapron! I needed one when I had babies. I'd love for you to link it up to my party. You earn a chance for free jewelry just for linking up:

  6. I love those types of bibs - they can't pull them off as easily!

  7. What a great baby gift! How fun to finally have a little girl to create for- I know I have to make things for my little nieces when I get that urge :) So glad to have found you blog, Nancy! I'm also excited for our fabric exchange and using fat quarters in a new way :) Sure hope to keep in touch!