I think I found my new project to be OCD about for a while. Making aprons! Today is my friend’s birthday and I wanted to make her something special. She cooks a lot, and has at least several people over for dinner pretty much every day, so I thought a cute apron would be fun for her to have. It was really fun to make and now I’m excited to make more. My mother-in-law’s birthday is coming up soon, so I think I’ll make one for her, and also one for my mom too since her birthday was a couple of weeks ago and I will be seeing her in a couple of weeks. Hopefully neither of them checks my blog in the next couple of weeks!
You know those yucky shopping cart handles and high chairs that they have in restaurants that babies like to teeth on? Well they’re probably the reason that I didn’t let Wyatt sit in the Walmart carts until he was 8 months old! I didn’t want to find out if he liked to chew on them or not. I found a great pattern online to make a simple shopping cart cover.
Seriously, I know this is bad. I start a blog, and then, not much of a surprise, don’t keep it up. But I noticed that in April I actually got a comment (thanks, Jewel!) from someone, so I thought maybe I’ll try to be better at it. Plus, my awesome sister-in-law Angie gave me a shout out on her blog, and I feel like I’ve failed her! And I’m also gunning for a spot on her favorite links list, and it’s not gonna happen if I don’t smarten up! I recently made a shopping cart cover, and I’ll post pics and the link with the instructions very soon. It was super easy and has been so great to have.
I went to Ikea today to look for fabric. When I asked the lady at the cutting table how long they’ve sold fabric by the yard for, she said forever! I can’t believe I’ve never seen it. It’s probably a really good thing (Martha Stewart, is that you?) actually, cause I would have had made a lot more trips to Ikea in the past few years if I had known. I don’t know how I missed the fabric before. I couldn’t decide exactly which fabric I wanted for my 36″x48″ wall hanging. I was choosing between three different prints, but the first (it was a really cute blue on blue damask) was sold out, and the second, which was the red and orange, ended up just being a remnant (luckily there was a yard and a half left, which would be just enough to do my wall hanging). So I thought I better get the two that I could while I was there and while they were in stock. The girl at Ikea told me that they sell out fast of the cute prints, so I didn’t want to take any chances of missing out on either print.
The trees on the one design are probably a little over a foot tall, so I think it would work great for a large wall hanging. And I just loved the colors on the red (it’s almost coral) and orange, so I’m not sure which I’ll do first, or where I’ll put either of them in my house, for that matter! Actually, now that I think about it, I think the red and orange print would be great for my sewing room.
The navy and green fabric is also from Ikea, and it’s great cause it’s already hemmed to an 18″ width on the sides. It was also on sale for only $1.99 a yard, so I knew I had to buy it for something. I think I’m gonna make a table runner with it. I’m usually anti-table runners cause even just the name makes me think of something unattractive, but I think it will be cute. Plus, all I have to do to “make” it is hem the two ends, so if I hate it after, no skin off my back. Let’s face it though, pretty much everything I make it awesome, so I’m sure it will be fancy schmancy. I hope you catch my sarcasm. Otherwise, this would be very awkward.
I’ll post pics of my finished projects which will hopefully be soon!
Can I just say that I love blogging? It’s so fun already.