Bib, Washcloth and Burb-cloth

Hello All,

Well I hope you are ready for a long weekend, I’m looking forward to it.  I’m sorry for posting so late, my goal is to post a least once a week and oh course “Life” has knock me off my schedule.

Since I’m expecting my 2nd granddaughter (Savannah) in about 30 days, I want to make her something special from her grandma.    I must say I LOVE using PDF patterns; they are great for a beginner like me.

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This is what I have so far but once its complete then I will upload it on my creation page.  The Front (pretty side) has “I love Daddy and Mommy” and the back of them are solid pink.

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Now while cutting out my fabric, I did make one mistake with cutting out the back of the Bib.

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So below is my puppy model to help me with the neck area of my bibs, I know his neck would be is a lot bigger than a newborns neck would be, but on a personal note, her father was born 9lb 14 oz, and I had already went and bought a lot of new-born clothing which he could NOT fit and the one outfit he did fit was very “tight looking” lol .

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As you can see it clearing too tight around his neck, so I know it may not be a good fit for Ms.  Savannah and there would be no room for my adjustable snaps.    I tried  to make some adjustment instead of cutting out another one.

Here what it looked like.

 

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Moving on to the front/pretty side of my three little special gifts.   I did cut my “pretty”  side of my bib and it looks great.

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So here is what the front and the back of the bib looks like, after I decided to just go ahead and make another back (pink) bib.

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As I begin to make the final parts which is sewing everything together, I start to think of adding a little something special and this is what I came up with

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Once I sew it all up and the final picture can be found on my Creation Page.

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Thank you for taking time to read my blog.

 

 

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Half-Marathon; Or, How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love My Body

The Z-Axis

I’ve never told anyone these things. My parents, my sister, my friends – no one. So heads up. You’re the first to know.

For the last few years, I have grown, slowly but steadily, to despise the way my body looks.

When I was a kid, I was always told how skinny I was. I didn’t break fifty pounds until I was eight years old. In high school I was always the smallest – height and weight – of my friends. I grew up knowing, somehow, intuitively, that ‘being skinny’ was something good, that it was something I should maintain. In high school, that belief was confirmed and reinforced by magazines, friends who were constantly ‘dieting’, and my school’s insistence on athletic rigor and social ostracism of students who didn’t fit the body ideal. But I was always warned that, as a woman, ‘my time would come’, I would have kids…

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Shopping at Jo-Ann’s

Hello All,

Wow my first visit to Jo-Ann’s was overwhelming and exciting, because I saw so many pretty fabric and wanted them all.

My visit was for some addition items to finish my basic sewing kit, minus a few helpful notions.

I also caught one of the sales on Fat quarters for $1 and pick up a couple of fabrics to practice on.

Since I’m a beginner,  I would love some feedback on any supplies that are helpful and tips.

Thanks for reading my blog.

 

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Welcome

I’m always super excited about learning new skills and trades. My new adventure is SEWING; my machine as arrived and now that my children are grown and I have “my time” this is going to be fun. As I learn the ins and outs of sewing, I’ll be sharing my good, bad and great creations.

Here is a picture of my vintage Sears Kenmore Model 1040.
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For a great review on this machine and please visit: http://stitchnerd.wordpress.com/2011/06/16/sears-kenmore-158-10401-model-1040-sewing-machine-a-review/