Holy crap! I almost forgot about the blog. Nah, not really. I've just moved the blog down on the to-do list because it was sucking up too much time. BUT I got some sewing finished that I want to share cuz it's so freakin' cute. As it turns out, the way to get me into the sewing room is to tell me the recipient's mom is three centimeters dilated.
Taggy blanket, pacifier holder, burp cloths, and bib finally finished!
Got that fairy centered nicely on the bib!
Something tells me IdaMae Catherine (named for a great grandma or something
like that) will NOT be finding her name on any personalized
merchandise; so I've embroidered it on a few pieces.
I used some of the fairy fabric for the back of the
Brian says he doubts the parents will recognize this quote from The Hobbit.
Who on earth hasn't read the book or seen the movie??? In any case, I think
the quote is more than appropriate for always-hungry new babies.
Blanket is about 35 inches square with a soft flannel lining,
And the newby's name embroidered on a corner.
My first pacifier holder was quick and easy with the snap
setter and some little clips I got online.
An update for those who sew: Sometimes we forget or maybe never realize how much our work is worth. In the spirit of helping sewers appreciate the value of their work, I looked on Etsy to see how much items using similar quality fabrics and embellishment would cost. 34" square embroidered taggy blanket: around $45, pacifier holder: $5, 2 terry backed embroidered burp clothes: $24, bib: $11. That about $85!
Have to share a photo of our neighborhood's summer guest siting on our fence post.
He was the talk of the town stalking bird feeders (not for seed either), resting on mailboxes, decks, and lawns, using low lying tree limbs as a dining table for his squirrel and chipmunk feasts. His habit of eating just outside the second floor windows led me to think he preferred company when dining. He has apparently moved on as juvenile hawks usually do. We are all sad and miss him--especially Brian who has noted an increase in the number of squirrels that tend to file their teeth on our siding.
I haven't seen the book or read the movie (hehe) - I have no idea what that quote references :D The fabrics are beautiful - I used that fairy print (with a cream background) to make a bag for a fairy loving friend a bit back! I hope IdaMae has arrived safe and sound - she and the new momma will enjoy her sweet welcome gift :)ReplyDelete
Oh I love your sewing project Baye and that fairy fabric is so pretty! Who makes it? Obviously I never had anything with my name on it when I was young, so I'm partial to name stuff for kids. Second breakfast! Thought that was the best idea when I read the Hobbit and wondered why it didn't catch on. LOL! Tell Brian we had a neighbor who fed hawks and eagles to keep them around. She put out scraps of meat on a platform. I don't think she had any squirrels.ReplyDelete
Awesome gift for a newborn. The fabric is so different to the usual used for baby gifts and I LOVE it!!! Great fussy cutting on the bib, too.ReplyDelete