Thursday, 29 September 2011

my new makes

Hello all in blog land, what lovely fantastic weather?! its more like June than September.

I've been a busy bunny this week, my baby is now 5 days overdue and I'm so so bored, so i got the sewing machine out and made some bits and bobs for him.
first up is a wet bag, its supposed to be for reusable nappies and they are really big in America but i will just use it for wet and dirty clothing.

its made from a purple polka dot cotton and is supposed to have a fabric called  PUL inside, but seeing as this was my first wet bag and i had no idea how well it would turn out i just brought a cheep £1.75 shower curtain from Asda and cut it up. it worked well and wasn't hard to put together at all so i will definitely be making some for family. the zip was a little tricky to begin with as i haven't installed a zip since i was in college (nearly 14 yrs ago!) but it was a bit like riding a bike and i didn't forget how it was supposed to be done.

isn't it funny how fearless you are when you are younger? when i was in college i would sew up zips, trousers, corsets etc without thinking about it but now i have to read at least 3 tutorials and watch one YouTube video per item before i even choose the fabric!

 next up is my new obsession, burp cloths, again i think they are more of an American thing as we just have muslin's. I've made up loads with loads of different backings to see which works best. I've been having trouble sewing with the terry toweling so any tips on how to do this will be warmly welcome. Ive just been stabilising it with iron on interfacing to stop it being so stretchy, the only problem with this is that the terry fabric isn't as soft afterwards.

 and lastly I've been making personalised bunting for one of my dads Friend's, it turned out really well and it made me think that maybe i would like to try for another girl after this one is born (as the one that is due is definitely a boy).....and then i realised that lovely bunting and pretty dresses are not enough of an excuse to have a child and that i was being very silly indeed.

i hope you are all well and that the next time i post i will have a new baby to show off.
thank you all for your well wishes and nice comments on my previous blog posts

x Becci x

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Fabric crazy

Ok so I think I am actually fabric mad.i sold a load of things on ebay so I could buy some irregular choice shoes but instead I ended up spending it on fabric, what the hell is wrong with me?

I ordered this lovely fabric from an ebay shop called sew lala yesterday and it arrived today how amazing is that?

Anyway on friday night I put the sewing machine away and promised my hubby that I wouldnt get it back out again untill the baby is born and settled, well the sewing machine came back out on monday morning and no the baby is not born, I am sewing mad. Infact he is 3 days overdue and im one fed up, hot and grumpy mommy/crafter.

I hope you are all well and full of inspiration, and I hope I can reach the sewing machine a bit better soon.
x Becci x

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Monday, 19 September 2011

Im still here..... just mega tired. Im still preggers, im due on saturday. I saw the midwife today and she said that the head is engaged so we are just waiting for my body to get with the programme. Unfortunatly I went 10 days over with both of my other kids so im not hopefull. Thing 2 started nursery this week and has taken to it well but im so unbelievably huge I cant reach the sewing machine....which is making me very grumpy, its sods law that I get 3 hours to myself of a morning and I cant use it to sew. I may go back to crochet, anyone got any free and easy baby patterns? Ive made a few personalised buntings recently mostly for gifts but ive enjoyed it. Ive also joined a crafty forum over on the baby centre, its great but a little quiet sometimes, can anyone reccomend any busy crafty forums? And last but not least.....ive been trying to post comments on all of your lovely blogs for weeks now and blogger just wont let me. Ill keep trying I promise. Right you cant post a blog post without some pics so here they are....some personalised bunting.

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Thursday, 8 September 2011

Ive been a busy bunny

Ive gone burp cloth mad! Now that the kids have gone back to school I have found that I have a bit more time for sewing, and although I cant really reach the sewing machine properly and it kills my back after a while I am loving it.
Ive made some double sided cotton ones with a nice absorbent middle and im really happy with them, ive also made some matching bandana bibs. Woop woop gooooo meeee.

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Monday, 5 September 2011

Sorry I havnt been around much....

.......the end of the school holidays is here, horray! So hopefully in the next few weeks ill be around a bit more. Thing 1 starts back tomorrow but thing 2 doesnt start back full time until the end of september so ive got alot of pratting about at induction mornings on and off for the next two weeks which I think is just silly, thing 2 wants to get straight back in to it. Meanwhile thing 3 is getting massive, here is a pic of me taken 2 weeks ago when I was 36 weeks.....see massive!

We went for a scan to check that my pesky placenta had moved up enough for me to have a normal birth and it has, whilst we where there the lovely sonographer took some measurements so that she could estimate the birth weight and we are having another whopper! The baby is approximatly 7ish lbs so by the time im 40 weeks it will be approx 9lbs or over. Im not surprised as thing 1 was 9lb 8oz and thing 2 was 9lb 1oz I was just hoping I may have a smaller one this time. Oh well. Anyway with this being my 3rd and it being another boy (no lovely homemade frilly dresses this time) I havnt had alot of inspiration for making anything. I made the cowboy taggie and that was it. Well at the weekend I was browsing pinterest (i think I was browsing for hours) and I came across some lovely burp cloths so I had a go at making my own.

What do you think? I love that little moustache logo I know its silly but boys things are so boring.

I also made 2 bandana bibs, I love these too they look like cowboys neckties. I made 2 sizes as I just winged it and made it up as I went along.

I know they are not perfect but thats the beauty of handmade and no other little boy in the world will have the same bib and burp cloth. Hubby laughed at them when I showed him, he thinks they are discusting. Unfortunatly hubby is very much pitched in the pale blue camp when it comes to baby things........boringgggggggg! :)

What have you guys been up to recently? I will check out your blogs soon and leave lots of lovely comments, I promise.

Take care
x Becci x

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