Friday, February 21, 2014

Baby Gift Items in Flannel


I had fun sewing baby items for a friends shower last week. I used super soft flannel fabrics for bibs and burp cloths.  Joanns had their Snuggle flannels on sale so, I pick up a few.

I also had a couple of solids in my stash and a pretty vintage pink rose flannel that I found at an estate sale last summer.

For the shower gift I used the mint green cherry blossom paired with a pink minky dot for one set...

And the vintage pink rose and solid pink for the other set.

I used the same pattern for the bib as the last one I made. Its from Heather Bailey's blog.
For the pink rose burp cloth I just free-handed a pattern.
Then, along with several items from her registry, I packed them all into a handmade fabric bin.

I constructed this one slightly different than the others I've made here and here.
It is a bit smaller and the handles are attached to the sides rather than the top edge.

I think bins are always useful...for toys, diapers, blankets, dvds, books, etc.  So, hopefully she can find a place for it.  :)
Babies are so fun to sew for! And I'm always looking for new ideas.  What type of projects do you like to make for baby?

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

A Little Break From the Cold

Hubby and I headed south to visit family in Florida.  Sunny and temps in the 80's was a welcome change from the snow, cold, and ice we were experiencing here in Ohio.

Most of our time was spent inland working on my In-law's house, but we did squeeze in one day at the beach.  We stayed in Casey Key which is about an hour north of Ft.Myers.
These colorful bungalows looked as though they had just been built or remodeled and we were able to stay in one of the beachfront rooms on the back side that faced the ocean.

It was awesome to wake up to a view of the beach!

Back to reality...although thankfully this week Ohio is seeing a few days of 50 degree weather.  :)
I also got to sew some fun items for another baby shower, and will share them in a few days.