And by that, I mean, I've been up since 4 a.m. for NO reason and am super happy about it! ;-)
I have a bridal shower to attend this weekend and I don't know the bride very well - she's marrying into a family we've known for a long time. I'd like to make something but I am struggling with what to make.
Baby showers have been very fun and pretty easy... I mean, it's baby stuff. It's all so stinkin' cute!
Here's the set of burp cloths I made for a relative recently.
She does not know what gender her baby is, so I went with a fun, neutral palette. And actually everything came from my stash, which is even more awesome!
I had found some Gerber cloth diapers on super sale somewhere a while ago. The polka dot fabric was from Joann with a coupon. The orange was a remnant at Joann. And actually - ready for this? The yellow was from a thrifted T shirt! (washed well, I assure you.)
I had a ball making these. I'm not a very precise, planned, or anywhere near perfect seamstress. I have a simple machine and I do simple designs.
I kind of just went with what popped into my head (and Lord knows what that could be these days) although I knew I wanted to do bunting. I mean, it's everywhere and it is SO cute!!
So I cut the little triangles (and for that matter, all the letters, and other appliques) out of fabric, and then used Fray Check on them all. Once they were dried, I pinned them into place and sewed away.
The bunting was super easy. I used white thread to sew down the triangles, which actually worked very nicely because it made the bunting look "real." Then once the triangles were done, I switched over to some brown thread and just loosely followed the tops of the triangles, to make the "line" they were hanging on. I am really pleased with how it turned out. I will definitely be doing this again!
Wouldn't it make cute kids bedding?? Hmm... (mentally filing that one away.)
I sketched out the letters with pencil and then cut them. You could obviously use a stencil if you have one.
The argyle was easy, too. I sewed down the diamonds, then used the machine and some red thread and eyeballed it to make the X's on top. It is not perfect, but I kind of like it... it looks a little shabby chic.
These honestly didn't take that much time, and were a hit with the mom-to-be. I got the nicest thank-you note. Thanks, cousin!! Wish they lived closer... they will be fantastic parents. :-)
Now... back to the curbside chair I am
I believe I have now spent 5 hours pulling staples out of that thing.
Oh, and I'm linking this up!