Thursday, July 21, 2011

Sewing complete

I spent the first half of the day wrapping up all my sewing projects.  Last week I hemmed up this big piece of fabric for my  big girl.

She outgrew  those flannel receiving blankets her second week of life, so having this big blankets is exactly what she needs to be swaddled.  And if she's going to fall asleep on her own, she has to be swaddled.  I like the vine stitch that I used, and I have to say, I think it was the first project I've ever worked on where I didn't have to pull out the seam ripper and don't have any spots where I just shrug and say "Oh well.  People probably won't be looking that closely." 

This morning I ripped off the binding of this blanket and redid it.

The first time I didn't line it up right and the binding just looked horrible.  Much better now!  I wish it was a little thicker, more like this blanket, but I still love it.  I am so glad I thought to put her name on the back side!   You know me and my monogramming.  Speaking of, I finished the burp clothes.   When I was at Babies R Us a couple of weeks ago I picked up the boy and the girl colors of plain burp cloths. 

I think the "boy" pack turned out so cute and totally feminine!  That whitish looking one in the the "girl" pack is actually a very pale pink.  Both packs came with a white one, but I chose not to use them.  If I need more I can sew them up, but I didn't want to waste fabric on them if I don't need that many.

And I finished the onesie from yesterday, but I forgot to take a picture.  Maybe next time.  And with that, my sewing machine is shut down for a long time.  With me going back to work, I'm just not going to have time to do any sewing for a really long time.  I'm not putting anything back in my Etsy shop, and I've turned away the last two custom orders I've been messaged about.  I hate that my one creative outlet has to be back burnered, but spending time with my kids after work is going to come first.  I still haven't made the pillowcase dress with matching tee shirt for Luke like I wanted to, and I need to do it soon before he out grows the shirt, but I don't know when I will be able to.  The fabric is just taunting me!  Maybe one Saturday soon. 

I spent the entire afternoon tidying the house.  Not cleaning.  Just picking up.  It was that bad.  There was at least 30 yards of various fabrics strewn about, and I hadn't picked up dishes, cups, toys, or clothes in days. 


Tonight was the last night of VBS.  It was family night, with a hot dog supper and a clown show after that.  I'm not a huge fan of clowns and I don't think Luke has ever seen one.  He really enjoyed it!  I was shocked that he wanted to go up on stage as a volunteer!  Eventually though, he just couldn't sit any more and started running around.  We were in the auditorium of church, sitting on the last row in front of the big walk way that runs the length of the room.  Mom was sitting on the first pew in the section behind us.  Luke and his friends started just running up and down it.  Then the clown played this slow slow slow song, and Luke stopped running and started jamming out.  I mean the kid was movin'.  Fists to the chest, knees bent, grooving way fast than the song dictated.  It was hysterical.  THEN he said rather loudly "Come on Mom!  Dance wif me!"  Someone needs to tell that kid that Church of Christ people don't dance.  HA!


Tara Branch said...

I love all of the new things you've sewn!! Great work! I especially like all the fabric e's and her name monogrammed on several things. Does your machine have a monogramming feature? How do you do that?!

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