Thursday, April 19, 2007

Pound Puppies to the Rescue!

So the title doesn't really have anything to do with anything, except it's been in my head the last few days.

I decided to try my hand at a new skill this past week. Sewing. 1) I'm not very good with it. 2) I should have paid more attention when the guy at the fabric store said this material is really tough to work with, almost as bad as silk and when i told him it was my first project, he said good luck. I should have listened. But I didn't.

This is the blanket I wanted to make for the girl I visit teach. She just had a baby boy in February and thought to meself, this will be a cinch! It's just 4 straight lines. So instead I decided to iron on some extra felt i had from my recent banner project and make it a snugli soft blanket for Thunder. He actually likes it.

I then tried a baby bib or two. They were all a bit tough to figure out, because the damn fabric kept sliding and even after I pinned it and cut it and thought it was all aligned, it'd somehow end up skewompus. the little bib and burpcloth set with the polka dots and oh-so-soft Minky are my favorite. They were the last and turned out the best.


shannon said... are so super talented! i can't believe the kind of stuff you are coming up with, it's truly darling!~

Chelsea and Ryan said...

Thanks! It's been a good way to keep myself occupied at nights when Ryan is at work and i'm learning something new. :)