Thursday, April 23, 2009

Fabric Covered Burp Cloths

Several of my friends have had babies lately. I wanted a special handmade gift to give to them. I remembered when I had Meara I found these diaper burp clothes that weren't the traditional plain white color they were in prints. I LOVED them! Of course, now they don't sell them anymore and people look at me sideways when I try to explain it to them. So, I decided I would make it my mission to find a tutorial online to make my own. Although, in all of my searches I couldn't find exactly what I was looking for. Most of the ones I came across were the ones that just had a strip down the middle. That was still too plain for what I wanted. I decided to cover the whole front. The first ones I made I am a little sad that I gave away because they weren't as nice as these. It was by accident that I decided to make them this way. I only had a few scrapes of fabric left and decided to sew them together. I liked the effect and that created a new excitement about making them. I am sending these to my sweet friend who was the first friend I made when I moved here thirteen years ago. I don't think she looks at this but if you do girlie it's on it's way to you across the pond! I'm not the best semstress. Someone near and dear gave me a sewing machine for my birthday when I turned 20. That was almost 15 years ago. I haven't sewed as much as I would like in all of those years but I try.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Birthday Gifts for My Best Girlie Girl

I always try to make handmade gifts for the special people in my life for special occasions. My best girly girl had a birthday saturday. We celebrated by going to Opry Mills to shop and eat. It was nice to get out without our children and have some girl time!

She LOVES handbags. This was my first time making one. I made it from a FREE pattern from Once you sign up for their newsletter they give you several free patterns. Next, I am making one for myself! ;-)

and more cards....