Thursday, May 31, 2012

Commute by birch organic fabric

Some friends of ours recently had a baby and I absolutely love making a gift to celebrate new little ones!  Our friends had a baby boy and I did not want to go with a traditional baby blue and I definitely wanted something modern.  

Picking out the perfect fabrics to match up with the recipient's style is sometimes a challenge, but my husband helped me pick these out and I think they turned out really well.  We decided to make them some burp cloths and chose fabrics from birch organic's Commute collection.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Alexander Henry 2D Zoo

We were thinking of taking our son to the zoo this past weekend but it was waaay too hot.  The closest I got to the zoo was starting these burp cloths.  I just finished and listed them today!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Patchwork Burp Cloth!

I typically make burp cloths with just one fabric on the front, but today I felt like doing something a little different so I made a patchwork burp cloth featuring four different fabrics.  The fabrics are all from Monaluna's Monaco collection.  This burp cloth is part of a set of three that I just listed in my Etsy shop.  I like this concept and will definitely have to play around with some different patchwork designs to see what I like.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Gettin Squiggy with It

This morning I actually managed to get a little sewing done with my 15 month old son in my lap!  He was fascinated by the sewing machine and it went pretty well.  Only one time did I have to tell him not to touch the machine.  Here's what we made!  It's a set of 4 burp cloths in a fabric called "Figure 8 Summer Grey" from the Free to Grow collection by Nancy Sims for Mod Green Pod.  It's 100% organic cotton.  I backed the burp cloths with 100% cotton terry cloth for great absorbancy.  I just love how the vibrant colors bounce off the grey background.

Monday, May 21, 2012

They're baaack!

I've been super excited about sewing this week and today I finally made my way back to one of my favorite fabrics as of late, Monaluna's Bah Bah Black Sheep from the Taali collection.  I sold the last burp cloth set that I made from this fabric back in February, so it's fun to have it back in the shop again.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

New Organic Burp Cloths

We are finally experiencing a break in projects on the house, so after giving the sewing cave a good cleaning, I got down to some sewing on Friday.  My newest burp cloth set is made from all organic fabrics.  The front fabric is Cloud 9's Astors in Sky and the backing is organic fleece.  I love how the dragonflies pop off of the blue flowers in the background.  I'm looking forward to re-stocking my shop this week, so keep an eye out for new items!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

54 Cent Make-over

We have been busy.  The counter top issue has been resolved.  They replaced the broken piece with a new one.  We've been working outside on the landscaping quite a lot, and I have re-organized and cleaned out our pantry.  It's not 100% completed yet, so I'll wait until I finish to share pictures.  I did also manage a nice $0.54 make-over that I am willing to share now!

My mom got me some potted plants last year, and they came in your standard plastic containers painted a faux terra cotta orange.
I had been wanting to do something with them for a while, so when I found a paint sample in the mis-tint section for only $0.50 I knew that it would be the perfect color for sprucing these up.
I cleaned the pots, painted them, and I am very happy with the results!
Here's the side by side after one coat:
I am very pleased with them, now I just have to find the perfect plants to put in them.