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why i love it

I really like doing custom orders.  It’s fun for me to give people a chance to pick out and create something that they feel really comes from them, not the department store.  And this one was extra special for me because it was to be a gift for my niece Katie.

She and her husband Victor are having their first baby!  Yes it’s a boy.

My sister-in-law asked me to make a gift for them and I thought of this Dick and Jane fabric right off.  It reminds me of her and seems like something from her own childhood that she would want to pass on to our new baby nephew.

The blanket is soft flannel with vintage chenille and the tie fabric is perfect!  Doesn’t that plaid just rock it as a tie :D  I am also working on another special order that I will be done with tomorrow.  I’ll show you that one too if you like!

And with this sewing project done and posted it means that I have completed my Sew 5 Challenge!  Thanks Creative Maven for keeping me busy and on task!

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summer baby

I have been on a sewing hiatus this week.  It seems like every time I do a show, I spend a week or so picking up the huge mess I made in my sewing room.   And I do end up spending a lot of time on my computer.  I just can’t seem to step away from it!

So today my girlfriend and great neighbor, Kathryn stopped over.  The 5th grade teacher at the elementary school is having a baby.  And she came over to pick out a present.  Which is a lot of fun because Kathryn used to be textile designer.  She loves to look through my fabrics and she always picks out something that I haven’t used yet.  And then she uses it in fun combination’s or just unexpected ways.

Which is great that she uses what I already have.  I often buy fabric with no idea of what I will make with it.  And what she picked is this fresh, summery fabric.  I always thought I would make a special dress with a little white peter pan collar with it.  Now, it will be a classic baby onesie and minky blanket combo.  I will also be making up a set for my shop, if you’re interested :)  I’ll also show you a new photo when I’m done.

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