I love the ideas you ladies posted and BerryMama, I am drooling! SO precious!
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Jessmn, I love those swaddlers, I'll have to see about making one or two.
Wow, Berry, those are great. What pattern did you use for bibs? Did you use a waterproofing on the backs?
I'm still mulling over what I'm going to make in my quazy crazy mobile sewing area (machine, sewing basket, thread bag and bag of fabrics!). I have been buying fleece since it is on sale (2.99/yd at JoAnn's) to make bibs, blankets, and burb cloths. And I also just got some terry for the backings and wipes.
I used this free pattern http://chickpeastudio.typepad.com/chickpea_sewing_studio/files/bib_pattern_final.pdf
I lengthened the bib by about an inch (where the two pieces tape together), because I found the original pattern a little short.
They are a layer of cotton for front, a flannel middle layer, and hemp or bamboo fleece on the back. I have sewn about 6 of them now, though I still need to get out the hammer and add snaps.
PBM, What a neat quilt!
I haven't actually made anything for my own baby yet! I have such an enormous amount of fabric scraps so I decided to make some baby blankets for friends who are having babies. I will probably make one for my own too. These are the first I've ever made so they certainly have their flaws but I really enjoyed making something special to give my friends. It was a great chance to think of them and pray for them and their baby. I am really happy with how the birdy quilt came out especially. I tried thread sketching for the first time and I really like it!
Becky, those quilts are awesome! What special gifts! I agree that when you make things for others, you have the opportunity to focus some prayers for them, I think that is a very special part of the gift. I've gotten on a kick of knitting baby hats for pg friends lately and I love it.
I am working on a knitted blanket for baby, it is going to take a while, especially because I keep putting it on hold to knit hats for others and I am getting started on my first soakers this weekend, but I need those, where a blanket can wait... Will have to post some pics when I am home.
Becky, I love the bird quilt! what a great use for little pieces of fabric.
Here's the first handmade item for our little one! Knitting it was a nice meditative process and a lot of fun. It's my first stuffed animal but won't be my last. He's a nice mottled aqua color - kind of a "girly" shade of blue.
Kimble, that owl is adorable! I love it!
I started on some more projects this weekend. I made a zippered pouch for the diaper bag. I am planning to make at least two more. It's such a great way to use scraps and use some of the zippers I was given (zippers scare me so it's good practice too). I used this tutorial: http://tonicoward.blogspot.com/2010/05/zippered-pouch-tutorial.html
I am almost done with the quilt for my own baby which is very exciting! The girls kept asking whose baby it was for. I also got some flannel to make burp clothes since it was on sale so I am hoping to knock those out this week too.
I'm subbing this thread, I have minimal time to craft, thus no time to really build skill. However I am hoping the old addage "fake it until you make it" works here! All of your work is amazing. I am in love with textiles... but my natural ability is limited and most of what I know is self taught skills. I will do a few hats and working on a patch work crochet blanket. Sigh.... I dream of crafting.....
Late pregnancy insomnia goes well with knitting. I finished the chevron blanket and it's all washed up and ready to go. I even had enough leftover green yarn to make a little froggy hat for our mystery babe! (DH's first toy was a frog, so that theme hits a soft spot in his heart). I also made one other hat with leftover yarn from the owl.