Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Baby Stuff to Make

I think I am branching out. I am obsessed with making baby/ toddler sheets! I asked a friend (who is expecting) if she would like a set. She was very to happy to have them and asked me to make an entire baby room set that includes baby bumpers. That sounds exciting. I have already started. Chosen color: red! This is what I call a wonderful baby color. Newborns love the colors black, white, and RED.

Here are a few sources that I am using:
another bumper
most definitely baby sheets

Also I have been making several flannel baby blankets.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


work in progress

Today just me, the sewing machine, and this project!

Sewing is good therapy!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Surging (Serger) Thoughts

Being that I have only used a serger once (yes once and in high school no less) and I cannot figure out how to thread the thing or it needs to be fixed because it will not make a chain or sew properly, I have taken it in for servicing. It will come back threaded (thankfully, because that was a pain!) and should be in working order.

I am super excited about getting it back so that I can use it and make all sorts of things!!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

T-Shirt Layout

To get an idea of a layout for this quilt I started arranging the rough cut t-shirts.

This looks like a promising layout.

As I have been pressing the interfacing and trimming the shirts into a conforming 16 inch square, the layout will most likely change. Soon I will have this top finished. I already have the backing material, so now I need to get my butt in gear, finish the top, get some batting (or at least dedicate some stashed for this project), and start quilting. Hmm... sounds like a plan that will start this weekend and end sometime next week!

Just for some fun (and because I need to get it in gear), I am making a wonky quilt similar to this one and using the tutorial, only in greens, yellows, and blues for a nephew due in September.

Monday, July 4, 2011


This will be my second T-Shirt quilt. I love making these; being able to turn a shirt that may not be worn again into a quilt to hang, snuggle into, or sleep under.

There are so many memories wrapped in a T-Shirt and once the quilt is finished it can be wrapped around a person to remind them of these memories.

I also love the idea of up-cycling something.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Serge Ahead!

Stupid pun, I know :o)

I got a serger! Now I will make a whole bunch more stuff. Like baby sheets for all those having babies... oh and more bandana pants!

I could not resist. I have been wanting a serger (I hate pressing over and then pressing again then sewing it... serge ahead!) and scouring Craig's list for a good one at a decent price. When I looked today it was right there! I could hardly believe it. I was super excited, and the lady I got it from was so happy that a stupid excited nut like me got it. Yeah serger!

Now I just need to get some thread for it. Joann's here I come.

Friday, July 1, 2011

eek...student teaching!

I know that I told you that I am working on my degree to be a teacher. Today I received the location of my school and the teacher that I will be working with. I know the school and teacher well, because it is the school that I work at!

I will be teaching English, and I am fairly sure that I will be teaching twelfth grade.

I am very nervous and excited and crazy. Well, I have approximately forty five days to get in shape. "Get to work!"

Time to write my leave of absents letter... ugh!