Getting My Craft On

With Vivi at camp and the babies napping in the mornings, I've recently become reacquainted with my sewing machine.  I tend to do most of my crafting in the cooler months when night seems longer than day but lately I've gotten my hands on some fun fabric and a few neat ideas.  Plus, as I mentioned in the beginning of the year, I'm trying my hand at making as many gifts as possible.  Trying is the operative word here folks.

In the past month, I've made a chef's hat, a sundress for Vivi, a fabric party hat, my own (pathetic) version of a fabric trapper keeper (remember those?) and more than a few embellished headbands.  Of course, it did not occur to me to photograph any of these items but I'm turning over a new leaf.  Here are photos of some plain tank tops that I gussied up for Vivi's friend Charlotte's birthday party last week:

Lucky for me they only involved minimal swearing and were a total hit with Charlotte.

Currently, I am in the midst of a tutu and a baby quilt.  The tutu is simple and should be done in the next few days but the baby quilt is going to take a while.  (I only know how to quilt by hand.)  If I'm still able to type by the time I finish it, I will post some pictures.

Anyone else getting your craft on these days?


  1. I wish I had time to do more! I made a commitment when Noah was a baby to have the kids make (read: I make) their gifts for family members instead of buy them.
    Need to get on it!
    Someone from playgroup hosts a craft night every Tuesday. Email/fb/call/etc if you want more info!

  2. I JUST started cutting fabric into five inch squares. There is a baby somewhere, after all.
    the sewing machine will probably stay inactive til the first snow, thats how much our relationship has soured... :)


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