Tuesday, February 22, 2011

6 Weeks!

If all goes as planned (I think I can hear God laughing at me...) exactly 6 weeks from this moment, I will be holding my newborn son, Max.  What that means is, I NEED TO GET TO WORK!!  I have so many more items left on my list to get completed.

This is the color palette I decided on for Max's bedroom: 

They are Bella Solids, and the colors are:  Chocolate, light blue, pistachio and Caribbean.  The light blue is mostly an accent color. 

Slowly but surely, I'm working on a few items for his room.  The first was the boppy cover, complete with a (not-so) scary zipper.  Next up, his crib quilt!  I'm not going for a traditional quilty quilt.  I don't have time for that, but I am going to try to do some fancy quilting on a very basic blanket.  We'll see how that turns out.  The first part I wanted to finish was the Monkey applique I'm going to put in the bottom corner.  I wanted it to be my own monkey, so I did some work in Photoshop, and came up with this image:

So, I got to work printing out the individual pieces to use them as patterns, cut it out of fabric, put some wonder-under on the back, and I have this!
(excuse the awful cell phone picture, please!)

I love when I can translate something directly from the computer to my projects! 

I'll post pictures of the blanket when it's completed...the goal is to at least get the fabric cut for it tonight!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Project #1 For Max!: New Boppy Cover!

I have a baby boy coming in April!  With the new addition to our family, I have a long checklist of things to accomplish before he gets here.  On the list is getting his room ready.  According to USPS.com, my box of fabric for his room should be delivered tomorrow! EEK! So excited to get started on his bumpers, crib sheets, crib quilt, and other little projects. 

Yesterday I was going through a box of Maddy's baby things, trying to see what I could use for Max...most things were a little too girly. I found my boppy, but the cover was no where to be found.  Too bad, too - hers was a really pretty green with brown, and embellished with an Elephant.  It would have been perfect!  Oh well, time to make a new boppy cover!  I had just gotten some light green damask minky fabric that was calling my name. 

I decided upon the other print I would use, and started searching the internet for a good boppy pattern.  The one I used came from here:  http://www.vanillajoy.com/how-to-boppy-cover.html

The cover came out a little big, and I don't like the wrinkles, so I kept adjusting until it was perfect for me.  Here's the finished product:

The green damask side even has a hidden zipper under that flap towards the top!  This is my second project with a zipper, and I have to say, they aren't as scary as I thought...I see more zippers in my future! 

The pattern even says you are allowed to sell items made using it, so maybe I'll make some for the Farmer's Market this season!  Trying to improve the line of products, and this just might be a good one!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Dress Featured on the Project Run & Play Blog!

***SQUEAL***  I've been following The Project Run & Play Blog for the last several weeks, and this week I decided to submit a dress I had made for Maddy into the Reader Submissions.  This is the dress I submitted:
I was so excited to wake up this morning and see that my submission included in their Readers Submissions Blog post!!!  Definitely made my day.

I also have this dress for sale in my etsy shop, and the pettiskirt can be purchased separately.  Click on the photo to see the listing.

The photograph is by the super-talented Terri Beloit.  You can visit her website here:  http://www.terribeloitphotography.com/  to see more of her fabulous work. 

I realize I need to update this blog more often that just when we are going a give away.  I promise to get better at it!  You may or may not know, but we are expecting a baby boy in April - so I will have plenty of boy items to work on posting about!

For now, have a wonderful Valentine's day on Monday!