My little grandson was born at 26 weeks and weighed just 1 lb 14 oz. I sewed a mini flannel quilt and knitted a preemie hat for him. Today, he weighs just about 6 lbs. He’s still in the NICU, but should be able to come home in about 3 weeks.
One day, when he’s six feet tall and full grown we can look back at these keepsakes and be amazed at how tiny he was.
I’m so proud of my strong little fighter!
Happy 6th birthday to my granddaughter!
So….of course I knew I was going to make her something, because that’s what I do…lol.
I just didn’t know what.
She loves Sea Turtles, and I found some cute fabric at JoAnn’s. I skimmed through my quilt and sewing books, but nothing seemed right. Next I searched online for patterns and ideas. Nothing caught my eye! I know, weird huh?
Finally, I saw the perfect idea on youtube! I followed two tutorials by Melanie Ham, and I really liked the way they turned out. I’ll leave the links below, in case you’re inspired to make your own.
Here’s how mine turned out.
Here they are all finished! She loves to draw and paint, and so I thought this would be a nice way to store the colored pencils and sketch book I sent with them.
Crayon Tote Bag Tutorial Video Easy Pencil Pouch Tutorial
My niece is going to have her first baby!
She’s going to have a boy and she has decided on navy and gray instead of the traditional pastel blues or greens.
So I found these flannel prints at Jo-Ann fabrics, and I ‘ll make baby a cozy blanket. I’m also going to knit the hat and boots pictured in Erika Knight’s Natural Nursery Knits book. I’m using Wool-ease yarn.
I’ll post more photos when I finish them.
So how about you? What are you currently working on? I would love know!
Happy crafting !!
I finished my sister’s birthday gift. I made an apron for her. She loves to cook and when I saw this fabric and apron pattern I thought she would like it.
It all went smooth with one exception…the bias tape. The pattern calls for 2 packs. Wrong!! I had to run out and get another pack to finish it. Whether it was a shortage in the pack or miscalculation in the pattern, I’m not sure.
Anyway…it’s done and lesson learned. Buy extra no matter what!
Also, my daughter-in-law loved her gifts. She sent a picture of her recipe book displayed on her kitchen counter. I’m so glad she liked it.
I sure hope this post inspired you to get creative whether you sew, knit, quilt or draw.
I enjoy reading your comments, so let me know what your working on today.
Today I took time out to sew up this sweet little apron made from an apron panel.
It’s a birthday gift to go along with this recipe book that I made for my daughter in law.
Well, I’ve finally got my fabric and yarn stash under control. Whew! I had accumulated so much over the years that I had several totes full. Yep. Not those pretty little clear totes either. Those big industrialized-looking gray totes! They were all stacked and lined up against my wall covered with a large tablecloth. (ugh!) I had to dig and hunt for my fabric or yarn whenever I wanted to do a project!
My yarn is now stored in smaller totes and neatly stacked in the area between my desk and the wall. (I’m holding a rolling tote filled with yarn to give to my sister on her next visit)
After I went through my fabric, I narrowed it down to keep three totes. I happily gave the rest to family and friends. I also gave a huge bag to donation. I sorted the remainder of my fabric and put it on mini-bolts, and finally into the book-case where I actually could see it. (yay!)
I rolled 1/2 yd or less fabrics into tight bundles and stored them in small clear plastic totes in my drawers. I also ended up with one medium tote size bag of scraps that I couldn’t part with.
Honestly, I thought it would be so hard to part with my fabrics, trims, and craft supplies. Instead, I felt a sense of relief in knowing my room is organized and that I’m able to work in an uncluttered space. I still have a few pieces of apparel fabric to organize as well as finding a spot for my batting, wonder-under, trims, ribbons etc.
I’ll be back with more updates.
What ideas or tips do you have for storing your craft or sewing items?
I’d love to hear them!
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You’ve just stumbled on to my first post. I’m struggling to create because the truth is… it’s been so sticky hot the last few days. I’ve taken a little break from crafting the past two days. But, I guess that gives me time to show you all what I’m working on. I hope to have this sweater done by Fall. Um, this Fall…lol.
I love the color and I found my yarn at http://www.joann.com/
It’s Paton’s Classic Wool yarn in Natural Mix.
Also, I’m organizing my fabric on to small bolts, so I can store them in a book case instead of totes. I’m cutting panels out of the large sized Priority boxes. I can get 12 panels from each box! Plus, I have wrapped up to 5 yards on a bolt with no problem. For fat quarters and less I cut the panels in half.
Let’s see, I think the last art piece I completed was in May 2016. It’s a portrait of my granddaughter in charcoal. I made it as a gift for my son and daughter-in-law.
My next portrait of will be of my youngest grandson. I’ll post when it’s complete.
I’d like to say thanks for stopping and viewing my site. See you next time!