Brodie’s Bib.

I decided to make a bib to go with Brodie’s blanket. I hope you can tell that it is a necktie appliqued onto the bib. I am thinking of making an easy tutorial for this project. Leave me a comment if you would like to see one. Who says babies shouldn’t be able to get dressed up just because they like to spit up? Thanks to my lovely model, Wyatt.

Told you.

I told you that my new STP being on its way would help me finish some projects. Brodie’s blanket is now ready for him. I did a simple decorative stitch to finish the edges. Now the temperature in Phoenix just needs to drop below 100 degrees and he might be able to use it before he turns 10.

Swedish Tracing Paper

I’m officially one step closer to becoming a pattern drafter/clothing designer/person with any ounce of creativity.  I just ordered some Swedish Tracing Paper.  I’m really excited.  It’s basically for tracing patterns, pattern alterations, and pattern design.  I was deciding between the STP and medical exam table paper (like the stuff on the tables at the doctor’s office that’s on a big roll), but I thought I’d try the STP first.  You can sew on it which is good for drafting patterns, and it’s a bit wider than you can get with the exam table paper.  And since I’ll have to wait for it to arrive, it’ll be good motivation to finish up some other projects that I’ve been putting off.  This is what it looks like (no big surprises, it looks like tracing paper):

Baby Sling Pattern

I made this simple baby sling after Wyatt was born and although he didn’t really like it (translation: hated it), I thought the pattern was good.  I just did mine single layered because I used a home-decor weight fabric and I didn’t want it to be too hot for him in Arizona, but you can also make them with a lining.  You can find the pattern here.  It’s the same site that I got the shopping cart cover pattern from.  The author calls it a “pouch” sling.

Applique tutorial.

You’ve gotta check out this tutorial on Sew, Mama, Sew!  She does a wonderful tutorial on machine appliqueing.  It is very thorough, and gives all the information a person needs to know.  I’m so glad I came across it tonight because I’ve been trying to think of a special gift to make for a friend that’s having a baby soon (she’ll be induced on Saturday if she doesn’t have it on her own by then… bring on the jumping jacks!).  So now I’ve decided I’m gonna do a baby quilt that’s personalized for baby Brodie.  I can’t wait, I love it when I finally make a decision on something.  Unfortunately now is when the real work starts…

Here’s the link to the tutorial.