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!
I know you have seen this before, but I wanted to show you how these little squares got all sewn up together. Finished finally!
Sometimes these little things can just sit around waiting to be finished. It’s just a little sewing and quilting.
But once I laid out the fabrics and my girl saw the tiny quilt she decided it would be perfect for her doll. So I had to get it done right away!
She picked out the backing fabric with the cute cats. And I did the rest of the sewing. Now Jules Sparkles will rest nice and toasty, cozy at night. Thanks to her Aunt Mary.
I still have some a lot of unpacking to do from The Tattered House show this past Sunday. My sewing room is such a mess. So sorry, but I have no pictures of that!
What I will show you is this blanket.
When I first saw this fabric my heart skipped a beat! I even looked around to see if there was anyone else ready to grab it just as I was reaching out for it.
I just love all of these colors together. It is sweet without being overly sweet, if you know what I mean.
The flower print is vintage as is the nubby chenille on the back. And the blanket is sized perfectly to fit over baby in the carseat or stroller so momma doesn’t have to struggle with folding over a big blanket that is just too big. I know… I am so thoughtful :)
I think this frisbee dog is a girl. And if you ask my daughter, all of the dogs from her party were girls. Of course! Especially since they are each backed in pink gingham. Pink = Girl.
And to the giveaway. The winner is Shell!! Thanks for all of your sweet comments! I love hearing from you and I love that we share so many of the same interests.
Now I need to share with you the last little bit of what I have done with this fabric and the dog.
I couldn’t resist making a shirt for her. With just a little wunder under and brown thread.
It looks just as cute from the inside.
But, I think it is a bit too small for her. She still hasn’t worn it and I think it feels too tight to her. So, it will go soon to my shop! Size 5T if you’re interested.
featuring the frisbee dog shirt
I ran out of thread on Friday. And I couldn’t get to the fabric store until today.
Such a bummer.
Especially since I had this fantastic fabric all ready to go.
I bought it in Houston when I was visiting my sister. And all this time I didn’t know what I wanted to make with it. Then all of a sudden I just knew…
Burp cloths. I know simple right. This vintage fabric was already precut when I bought it. And they were just the right size.
I wish I had yards of it!
I finally finished those 3 purses that have been on my sewing table forever. I have not been able to focus and get them done for about three weeks and I am blaming my kids for it. Summer vacation is to blame for mommies everywhere not getting their work done!
But not today. Today I am going through my vintage fabric stash and my organic fabric stash and making it all come together in just a perfect fresh and yummy way. I am so lucky to have the day to sew.
Now, I must be off for my house is silent at the moment. No one but me and Scout, and my sewing machine! Before I go here is just one last peek just for you :)
My sister Mary has a great sewing room in her house in Virginia. And she was my teaching mama while I was visitng her. We made 3 different quilts together!
This is us, sewing late at night before I flew on home early the next day.
Here’s a peek at one of the bigger quilt’s we made together. This was so great for me to sew up as I have always thought of myself as a non-quilter.
It is made just using fabrics from a charm pack. This one is called Frolic, from Moda. And I’ll tell you, these little 5″ squares of fabric are so much cuter when used in a quilt.
It is all still at Mary’s house. Just waiting to be quilted. She is great at that! Then it will come to me and I will have a few buttons to sew onto the top. Then once that is all completed, you will get to see it again! Oooh, the anticipation :)