Saturday, May 23, 2009

Fabric Checkbook Covers

Well...I'm at it again. Teacher's Appreciation Week came around for My youngest son Jonathan's school. I wanted to make something for all of the teachers (not just his). Well, when I called to see how many teachers were on staff I was shocked to find out it was 42! So, since I still wanted to make something I had to do it on a much smaller scale. Then...the checkbook covers were born. Here's a photo of a few of them. The teachers really appreciated my hand made gifts.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Diaper Cakes!!

I have a friend who's hosting a baby shower and a niece who's expecting. I saw a tutorial on youtube on how to make diaper cakes as baby shower gifts ( yes, I look at alot of craft tutorials - it's an addiction of mine). I believe the site was Both girls are expecting baby boys. Here is a photo of my first diaper cake. I think it is absolutely adorable!!! I can't wait for the next baby shower. Hope you like it enough to try one. They take about 60 diapers and trust me, there's no better gift for a new mom than diapers AND tney're really easy to make!

Monday, April 20, 2009

More Ideas...

After I made some burp pads for Zadi Jae', my little cousin, I decided she should have some matching bibs to go along with them. I used the same fabic (Tutti Frutti - my new favorite) to do a "Groovy Alphabet" applique. I purchased the Groovy Alphabet applique from GGDesigns. I love purchasing from them because they are really reasonably priced and because their prices are in a different currency it always feels like your getting it on sale. I haven't sewn the bib yet (that's why the edges are raw) but I'll be sending these off to Zadi pretty soon.

Monday, April 13, 2009

How I spent my Easter

This Easter Sunday the family and I spent a day relaxing and getting ready for the upcoming week. My idea of relaxing was looking up new things to embroider. I bought a pack of Gerber cloth diapers and went to work. I found a tutorial on how to transform the diapers into really cute burp cloths. I cant remember where I got the tutorial but I'll post it when I do. Check out my progress.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

And We're Off...

Well, this is my first attempt at blogging. From what I hear it's pretty addictive and once I get started, I'll catch on really easily. Here's hoping... Anyway, my blog is all about my experiences with my new embroidery machine ( a 10 year anniversary gift from my husband). I've been trying my hand at chenille baby bibs. Lots of babies in the family and I thought they would make cute gifts. Here's a photo of one.