Archive for June 6th, 2011
While searching the blog world online I found myself a cute (and pretty easy) tutorial on how to make my own nursing cover. It is something I’ve decided would come in handy when out and about, or hanging out at my parents or a friends house.
After searching most of the house I found my sewing machine hibernating in the bottom of the linen closet. After I got it out I had to get a damp cloth and wipe ‘er down (she’d been sleeping for a looong time). Yes, my sewing machine is female, after all, look how pretty she is
One morning, after Sarah and I dropped Stephen off at work, we went and picked up my mom and headed to JoAnn’s for some crafty inspiration. I was looking for 3 different fabrics, one for me, one for my sister in law, Helena, and another for my friend Rebekah that lives in Colorado. We looked at SO many choices! I tell you what, if you want to be inspired to be crafty just go to JoAnns, I could drop some serious $$ in that store! Thankfully I came prepared with a list and a coupon!
About 2 hours later, and with 40% off, I left the store with these two fabrics:
this one totally made me think of my sis-in-law:
and I really liked this fabric and thought Rebekah would too:
(it isn’t as green as my phone picture is making it look)
It only took me about 45 minutes to make them, or at least the 2nd and 3rd one (I made mine first so it could have all the oops). It was so incredibly easy and I just love how simple it is to use. Both of the fabrics are so fun, soft, and breathable. Here are the end results.
A quick side-note: I forgot to take a picture of Helena’s before I gave it to her at the baby shower, so I had my brother Matt take some pictures and send them to me… this is what he sent me:
and the “in action” shots:
and because I just can’t resist myself:
he’s a pretty funny guy!
This is the one for my friend Rebekah that just welcomed her daughter Adelaide into the world last week.
gotta love the cheesy smile in a do-it-yourself photo op!.
It was very encouraging for another sewing project to go so well. Looks like it’s time to setup a sewing station so I can keep that sucker out
Next up on the list: a cafe curtain for the kitchen window! Looks like it’s time for another JoAnns visit !!