February 5, 2009

Finished the quilt top….

Posted in Uncategorized at 9:21 pm by mommy2brayden

Took me all of about 5 minutes to finish the four corners. Now I wait and see if new directions are posted!! Again I need this quilt for Sunday so I might have to search the Internet and see how to finish it.  Thanks to everyone for your nice comments on the quilt!!

Now I am onto a new project. In the last edition of the you can make this newsletter, I seen a pattern for a Stay Dry Bathing Apron and Towel. I figured it would be a perfect addition to my baby shower gift.  I’m having a bit of trouble with the patterns printing out the correct size but I think I might of got it close enough to work with it. I will let you all know how it turns out.

Here are pics of my finished quilt top.

February 3, 2009

Pictures of quilt at step 7.

Posted in Sewing projects at 12:00 am by mommy2brayden

These are the pictures I promised to go with post numero uno. Not the best pics but you get the idea.

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February 2, 2009

While I am waiting….

Posted in Uncategorized at 10:45 pm by mommy2brayden

I decided to post pictures of my first two sewing projects. The first was a diaper bag. I don’t think I ever 100% finished the inside but I still used it.

Diaper bag

Diaper bag

 The second thing I made was Brady’s second Halloween costume. I was so excited to make this. I knew right after his first Halloween in 2004 what he was going to be in 2005. I had it pictured in my mind. Picked out just  the perfect fabric. Cut it all out.  Then sewed it together completly wrong!!! I was so upset I cried!! My mom ( who taught me to sew a few weeks before) helped me fix it so it was good enough. No one ever knew!! Which is how most of my projects turn out. N0t 100% perfect but good enough for me!

 

Why start a sewing blog??

Posted in Sewing projects at 10:06 am by mommy2brayden

umm because I wanted to! LOL 

Disclaimer: This is my very first blog and blog post. Hopefully I am doing this right.

I love being crafty or the idea of being crafty. I have a very hard time sticking with some thing. I have hundreds of dollars in scrapbook stuff. I made about 5 very cute pages, even won a local contest with one, and then never pulled the stuff out again. Maybe some day. I learned to crochet. Made 2 very cute baby blankets for my son and then I was done. Never pick up a hook again. Couldn’t even tell you how to being a chain. I would love to make a cute winter hat with ear flaps. Maybe some day. Sewing is the one hobby that I have stuck with.  While I do have numerous unfinished projects, I tend to finish more then not. That is why my current project is great for me!! It’s broken into very small baby steps. So that way I keep feeling like I accomplished something and don’t want to give up when I get frustrated or bored.  My current project come from the YCMT blog.  ( Commercial break : I love this web site called You can make this. It has awesome patterns with very detailed instructions and pictures. Great for beginners and beyond!) The project started with a lonely bench and the writer of the YCMT blog looking for something to fill the benches loneliness. A month ago tomorrow she put the word out to join her in a sew along to make a Make-It-Up-As-You-Go Quilt. We are now on step 9 or in my case step 7  because I am lagging behind. I am thinking the top of the quilt is almost finished. Which is good because I want to give it away in  6 days as a baby shower gift.  ( Not rushing anyone, obviously myself included!!! I’ll make the rest up if I have to!!) Then I am making 2 more for 2 other baby gift. If you know me  and are having a baby soon please block the last few sentences from your mind!!  I had every intentions of adding a pic of my quilts current state but of course the camera battery is dead. Will be back later to update.

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