Thursday, August 26, 2010

Little Bit Modern...Little Bit Retro...

I know this Alexander Henry fabric has been around for awhile, and I've seen it used as aprons, skirts, dresses, kitchen towels, etc. etc. etc!  I still love it though, and I decided to use it for some baby items.  I love the modern look of the apples and pears, but I also LOVE ric rac and decided to add a little vintage feel with polka dots and ric rac.  Do you think it works as a cute set?  I'm pretty happy with it, and most definitely will be making my own little Isabella a set of her own!

I also love how soft and cuddly chenille fabric is for baby items.  I backed the bibs with it.  I don't like the mess it makes all over my sewing room, however!  I made another pink and brown bib for my baby and let her use it before giving it a good wash in the washing machine.  When I took it off of her, she looked like she had "Grandma Beads!"  Do only Southerners know what that is, or is that a universal thing?  Ha!  I also was pulling some of the fuzz out of her mouth, so I definitely suggest washing any bibs made with chenille before putting them on your baby!  No one likes eating fuzz...yuck!

I do love ric rac and use it whenever I can.  I decided to do three rows here because it looked a bit "Christmasy" when I only used the apple green on the red.  Adding the pink rows helped that out a bit.

This burp cloth is a little different than the ones I usually make with the band of fabric along the bottom.  I like doing it this way when I have some cute fabric I want to showcase.  This way is pretty easy.  Just sew a strip down the middle and you're done!  Now that I've upload these pictures, I notice that a few chenille fuzzies made their way onto this burp cloth...

I've got to get busy making something for boys...don't meant to be slighting the fellas!  I've got two boys and think boys are great!  I think my 5 year old, Aidan probably gets the most excited (out of all my children) when I make something for him.  Doesn't it warm your heart when your children appreciate what you do for them?  ...just makes you want to do more, doesn't it?

Monday, August 23, 2010

Crash Boom Bang!!!

After a looooooong six days, I finally have internet again!!!  We had a terrible thunderstorm, and my husband and I both sat straight up in bed after it sounded like someone shot a shotgun in our bedroom.  The whole room lit up, and Seth said that he felt like he had just had an x-ray...hee hee!  At least one of us had a good night's sleep!  Why is it that when I tiptoe through the room, she wakes up over a creak in the floor, but thunder loud enough to shake the house didn't disturb her one bit?! 

Before the lightning knocked us in to "Little House on the Prairie," I opened my Etsy store!  So, Sew Bananas Boutique is ready for business.  I don't have much listed yet (funny, four kids and no t.v. doesn't leave much playtime for mommy), but it is a start.  I have a car seat tent listed for a baby girl, and I listed the European Market Totes that some of you inquired about.  I am working on bibs right now (all different styles) and I will sew up some more car seat tents after that.  I also bought some fabric for making 18" doll ballerina costumes and clothes (perfect for upcoming Christmas presents!).  I'm trying to whip up a few hair bows as well (Hannah keeps claiming them all for herself...little heifer!).  Check out my store if you get a chance (Etsy button is the little monkey on the top left corner of my blog).  For those of you that sell on Etsy, I am always looking for helpful bits of feedback. 

I'm so glad to be back!!!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Little Prince???

OK...How bad is this?!  My sweet little princess is wearing her brother's bib that says, "Little Prince."  She has a mom that sews, so what is up?  I felt bad every time that I rummaged through the drawer and had to pick through all the boy bibs.  It was time...

I grabbed a good sized bib and traced around it to make a pattern.  I used some soft, absorbent chenille for the backing and away I went...

"Oh Mommy!  For Me?!"

"Wow!  It even has my initial on it!"

"OK...Let's test it out."

"Amazing!  Not a drop on me!"

"Thanks Mommy!"

I've got many more cut out and ready to go.  I think Isabella has forgiven me for insulting her with the "Prince" bib.  No more boy bibs for her!  We even have a new one for lunchtime!


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