I went rogue again in tonight's sewing class. I pulled out my Cotton Ginnys Animal Blankets pattern and my giraffe minky instead of the quilting checker board we were supposed to be making. As of right now, the poor giraffe has no head. I plan to narrow and elongate the pattern for the hippo's head,… Continue reading The Beginnings of a Crafty Giraffe
I finally finished up the next round of baby blankets. I made another pink elephant, a white polar bear, and a white cat. The pink elephant is for a local friend who's having a girl in September, right around my birthday. The white polar bear is for a friend from college who is having a… Continue reading Elephants and Bears and Cats, Oh My!
Exhibit A: Animal blankets in their natural habitat. Over the past few months, these blankets have added a nice pop of color in the homes of my friends and family. The pink bear and hippo blankets have provided an outside-of-the-belly baby presence for my friend who's going to have twins any day now. She and… Continue reading A Brightly Colored Zoo
All four baby blankets are complete and ready for their new homes. I made one of each of the patterns in pink - a hippo, an elephant, and a bear - and another elephant in blue. They'll each be given away in the coming weeks. I hope they live a well-loved life in their future… Continue reading Hippos and Elephants and Bears, Oh My!
The baby blankets are almost done. Instead of going out and buying an embroidery hoop, as I discussed last time, I decided to look around the house for materials that I could use as a makeshift hoop. I was a bit stumped until my husband had the idea to use a mason jar lid. It… Continue reading Heffalumps and Woozles
Last night I managed to make a lot of headway towards checking the last goal of my March goals off of my list: make (four!) more baby blankets. I precut the minky over the weekend so that I'd have a fighting chance at getting the blankets finished during my sewing class at Eddie's Quilting Bee.… Continue reading Four Nearly Finished Baby Blankets
In this month's sewing class, we're supposed to make a fabric-covered binder with clear pockets inside the front and back covers. I'm opting instead to repeat a past class in order to complete one of my goals for the month: make more baby blankets for gifts. In preparation for the class, I cut out minky… Continue reading Sewing Class: More Baby Blankets
QOver the past year of sewing, most of the things I've sewn have gone to others. For myself I've made several bags (I've posted about a Burberry bag here, but most are still to be posted), a sun hat (also still to be posted), and the birthday jacket I'm currently working on. This week I… Continue reading Sewing for Others
For Christmas I promised my brother and his wife a golden bear blanket for their future baby. I made it in my sewing class at Eddie's Quilting Bee last Wednesday, but I had trouble embroidering the eyes and nose and wasn't able to finish the blanket in class. This weekend I purchased some actual embroidery… Continue reading A Golden Bear