Sunday, September 27, 2009

Grab 'N Go Diaper Clutch

I’ve started pattern testing for SewFun. The first pattern I tested is the ‘Grab ‘n Go Diaper Clutch’. The pattern and instructions are for the clutch and a changing pad. The changing pad folds up so you can tuck it in the clutch. Add a couple of diapers and a travel container of baby wipes and you're ready to go. I used some fabric and a button from my ever growing stash for this one. I’ll be giving this diaper clutch to a friend at work, as she is having a baby in December. I sure wish I had one when my kids were still in diapers. It would be so handy to just grab it on the way out the door and it looks pretty too. The pattern is available now at the Sew Fun website. Go check it out!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

A Doll Blanket for My Niece

A few weeks ago it was my niece's 2nd birthday. I always buy my niece and nephew a book and some clothes and one toy. She loves pink and horses. I had picked up a pair of pink rainboots at the local Hatley outlet for her. I'd also found some pj shorts that were pink with horses on them at the same store so I got her a size 2 and a size 3 so she has a pair for now and a pair for next summer. I also had an outfit for her for next summer. That took care of the clothes (all that for under $20 - I love bargains!). I looked at every store in the area for a cute stuffed horse but couldn't find one. I did find a My Little Pony baby. I was pretty sure she would like that so I got that for her. The only thing was her baby needed a blankie. I've had some charm sqaures for awhile and knew I wanted to make her a doll blanket. I just sewed the charms together and used some really soft pink minky that I had bought a year or so ago . I sewed them right sides together leaving an opening for turning. Once I'd turned it right sides out I top stitched around the edges. I decided to leave it and not quilt it since I was running out of time and the minky was quite hard to sew to the pieced top. Even while I was topstiching around the edges it was hard to keep it from slipping around.