Saturday, January 31, 2009

baby's Room

Monday, January 26, 2009


Well I managed to sit down this weekend and make some progress on sewing projects I have on the go.

Mainly just cutting out of pattern pieces BUT I did manage to sew up a prototype of the shorts pattern that I had sitting around. They are cute but they wont fit my boy for a little while. I might try and make a smaller version - looking at the pattern it shouldn't be all that difficult. I need to use a different fabric for the main part of the shorts though - I used a poplin but it is a little bit light on and I really cant see them lasting a rough and tumble boy very well.

I also made some little nappy covers/ pilchers - because really - who likes to go out with their underwear showing! They turned out really well and once he is here and I can try them on him I will most likely make some more. I may try and alter them so they I can add some snaps to make nappy changes easier - or i could just not worry about it!

My least favourite job of the weekend was fixing the massive rip in the dog's bed - oh it was disgustin gto have to put that awful thing near my lovely sewing machine. Now I am desperate to scrub the sewing room/office to get the doggyness out.

I will take some pics tomorrow once I have finished the shorts off with some elastic in the waist band. I wasn't very happy with the pockets - mainly because I found the really difficult to sew on.

The baby's room is also finished (apart from one wall hanging) so I will attempt to take some pics tomorrow of that as well.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A bit slack

I know that I have been a bit slack but I just haven't really been up for crafting or sewing at all in the past few weeks. A little bit because it has been too hot and a little bit because I haven't had much time to spare.

But today I went to the fabric shop and stocked up on sewing supplies so I can have a few little projects going on in the background over the next few weeks.

here is what I have planned:

  • Make some cot sheets from some old cotton sheets we found in Grandma's closet
  • Make a few more snuggle bed covers to rotate through
  • A few pairs of cute shorts from a pattern I have
  • An apron that I have been hoarding th material for.
  • some little cotton nappy cover - like pilchers I guess. My concept for these needs a little bit of work.
  • Mend the massive tear in the dog's bed.

I think that is all for now.

Monday, January 5, 2009

I constantly surprise myself...

I bought a Tetra snuggle bed for my new bub to sleep in and feel secure when he first comes home with me. I was in a bit of a dilemma because I didn't want to have a bassinet - I wanted him to get used to the cot straight away, but I also wanted him to feel cosy and snug. That is where the snuggle bed comes in.

When I bought it, the one I got was white and had a removeable cover on it like a pillow slip (like the one in the pic above but white). I kept thinking that white was not the best choice, but I would figure something out.

Well tonight I made myself a new heavier duty cover for my snuggle bed - in coordinating fabric to my nursery and I am so happy with how it turned out. I do surprise myself with my sewing abilities because they are limiited - but I am starting to think that I can probably make anything I set my mind to.

I will post a pic another day because it is very late at night and I do have to work tomorrow. But I was just so excited that I could make something like that from scratch.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Vintage paper, books etc

I have found myself in posession of a large amount of vintage books (think little golden books), sewing and knitting periodicals, and maps. Only problem is... I'm not really sure what to do with them.

I know that there is potentially some small market value to scrappers and the like but I don't really know how to go about selling them.

Any one who knows or can help - all advice will be greatly appreciated!@!