Monday, June 6, 2011

Baby Blankets for Baron Von Baby

I know, it's been FOREVER since I posted last. In fact, it has been a while since I was last on the sewing machine. It's a long story of a poor fractured rib that you don't want to hear about.......anyhoo, let's get into the now! The Canucks are up 2-0 against the Bruins in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, I've been sewing again and looking for many a new project to work on, I'm a co-creator of another super-fun blog MANCOUVER (click on it to see) and it looks as though Summer may FINALLY be here! (fingers remain crossed)
Things are looking pretty good!
Sew, I thought I would get down to business an post some super cute baby burp cloths I made for my GF Shimmer and her bundle of joy, Baron Von Baby. (Just a cute little name we came up with for her Gigantor baby) I did make these a while ago, but thought I would share them anyways. They are super easy to make, super cute as a finished product, and from what I hear wash up great! I found the pattern here on Sew She Sew's blog and just LOVED the result, sew thanks Jamie for the post!

Now for the long awaited burp cloths and a few of their friends:

Sew, that's it for now. Off I go to try and make my first dress! Using a great pattern I found on the Burda website and some super cute leopard print jersey material. Should be fun!

See ya soon!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Go SK8 or Go Home!

That's right. I said it.
Back in the day, I fancied myself a bit of a Betty (a skate Betty......not to be confused with:

Betty Rubble

or Betty Cooper

who, BTW are both totally awesome. I sew preferred Betty over Veronica, but I digress.......

Back to being a Betty.......I managed to hold on to the memories, but the hubby still holds on to the style. I seem to think he will be a skater deep down for life, and that's all good with me ;)
With the skate style comes the beloved Skull Skates hoodie from the legendary skater store here in Vancouver PD's Hot Shop.
Sew, I thought I would give something a go with my new sewing skills........

I took the beaten and battered pullover hoodie that the hubby probably had for over a decade, and turned it into a mini-hoodie for the boy Henry! Don't worry, we bought husband a new one before I started ripping the old one apart.......for those of you who are not familiar with the Skull Skates hoodie, here is an example:

And here is the final product revamped for the boy:

What do ya think?

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

It's a New Year......

.....Sew, that means I need me a new duvet cover! I know, I know it's still winter, (I know this because it snowed somethin' fierce here on the best coast last night! Well...... fierce for Vancouver) but I am looking ahead to sunnier days and the Springtime! Now that the scary basement is looking more sewing room-y, it's time to work out the Spring sewing projects! I have a few things in mind, but they will need a few more classes first at the wonderful Spool of Thread. Until then, I will trudge along making more things that I already know how to make, and try and teach myself some new things!
One of those the things I want to make as mentioned is a new duvet cover......and here friends is the FANTASTIC material I picked up on eBay from a great seller's store Undercover Quilts:

Isn't the fabric sew pretty? VERY Springtime! Can't wait to get cracking, and as usual I will be sure to show off the final product. Until next time!.....