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Non-traditional baby ensemble

There has been so many baby girls being born lately, but I am not complaining in the least because that means I get to make fun baby gifts! It is one of my favorite things to do!  I had a lot of fun creating this non-traditional baby girl ensemble for Emma's dance teacher's grand-daughter.  They threw a baby shower for the mommy-to-be at the studio on Saturday, but I couldn't go. I hope she likes it.  I made a few more things, but because of time constraints, I didn't get them photographed. I made a super cute changing pad with a pocket for diaper and wipes. I also made a little minky lovey for the baby to snuggle up to.
 Of course no baby ensemble by me would be complete without a bib.  The fabrics that I chose for the entire ensemble were Little Black Dress by BasicGrey for Moda.  I thought it was funny that I ended up picking a fabric line that was originally a paper line. I tried to find the paper so that I could use it on the card, but it wasn't to be. I tho…

Gifts for a *Sweet Baby*

I have been busy making fun things for a baby shower I went to a couple of weeks ago.  It all started with the paper that I found to make a little "baby's first year" album.  From there, I got a little carried away making two bibs, decorated a onesie, and three head bands.  I also purchased a darling rose blanket that you can see in the background of the photo with the gift ensemble.  I have instructed my family that if I get pregnant with a girl, they are to go directly and purchase the same blanket! LOL!
 For those of you who have visited this blog before have probably seen my bibs that I make.  I couldn't resist adding a few fabric rosettes to the neckline.  My poor baby Rhys was my model as I decided where I liked them best. He would make a sweet girl I have to admit! My husband told me to stop trying all of the headbands on him, too!
 You can see the detail a little bit better in this photo.  Emma has requested that I make her a dress using this same fabric and …

Cash and Carry coin purse

My friend celebrated her birthday last month and I wanted to make her one of these cute coin purses for her gift. I had gotten her a gift card to one of our favorite fabric stores, so I thought it would be fun to package it up in a handmade sewn creation. I also added some gum, lip gloss and hand sanitizer!
The pattern is called "Cash and Carry" from Atkinson Designs. I purchased it last year, but I am sure you can still find it. The pattern itself has the instructions for four different coin purses, which is nice. I decided to go for the largest of the four purses so that I could fit more "gift" inside. I thought that this size would be useful for my friend as well.
What I really like about this pattern is that you quilt as you go and while you are working on the outside, you are working on the inside as well. It is perfect for a gal like me who doesn't have a ton of time. I try and work on things like this while the babies are napping, but they inevi…