Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Not Your Grandma's Baby Shower

Hopefully your grandma would not be having a baby shower, but you know what I mean.

This past weekend I attended a wedding and was invited to 2 baby showers. I wish I had photos of all of these parties, because they were exquisite. The baby shower I attended was for a friend at one of my favorite places to eat. I enjoyed some very fattening food (involving stuffed pasta and cheese sauce) as well as good conversation with friends.

My friend's theme for the baby boy's room is Pirates. How cool is that?!

I appliqued this little skull and crossbones. If a skull and crossbones could be cute, I think this one is for sure.

an "X" marks the spot where the "booty" lies.

I had some of this "Thunderstruck" fabric left and made a little sensory/tag blanket with some ribbon and super soft green minkie

as well as some little baby leg warmers to coordinate with the onesie.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Kindergarten Circle Time Cape

I remember in grade school wanting to be the person at the front of the class. The kid that got to say the days of the week, or count how many days of school there have been, or predict the weather for the day. A.K.A. "teacher's pet". This cape would have made that job even more coveted!

With just 2 months left in the school year, I finally got around to making my son's Kinder class a cape similar to the Weather Wizard cape.
I made it reversible with ABC's so that it could be used for their Calendar/Circle Time too!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Scrap Buster...LOVEly Quilts

I have a dilemma...WAY too many scraps! We're talking baskets full! Many of my sewing projects are larger and don't require small scraps. I don't want to waste the bits of fabric I have left over, so I save them and my pile of scraps grows. It's getting a little out of control and unmanageable to say the least.

So, I'm looking into projects that use scraps. Quilting is a great way to use up these bits of fabric.

Moda Bake Shop has some fabulous quilt patterns for F-R-E-E. One that has been catching my eye is this adorable hearts quilt

Or this cool "Chocolate Stars" Quilt. Anything with "chocolate" in the title has my attention ;)

I'd love to see your ideas for scrap busters. Leave a comment with a link to share what you've found!