Thursday, May 29, 2014

Vintage Picnic Baby Ensemble

 My sister had a baby shower for one of the gals she works with and she asked if I would put together a little ensemble for her to give. I said yes, of course! We went and picked out fabric together and I just love what we picked! It always makes sewing so much more enjoyable when you love the fabric you are working with. These particular fabrics are from Riley Blake and Moda.  I named this ensemble "Vintage Picnic" because that is what it reminds me of.







 I love how the bib turned out. The patterns and colors are so cute.




 I made three headbands, but only did a closeup of this one. I have showcased alot of headbands on here, but this one was just a little different so I thought I would give it a little limelight. I used colored elastic for the base as you can see here. I had a reject fabric rosette left over from the shoes, so I thought rather than toss it, I would use it in a headband.




 You can see the elastic a little better here. I tried it on all three of my little boys while I was making it for size. They looked so cute, but don't tell my husband.
 And of course, the shoes! They are always the favorite and how could they not be? Tiny little shoes are always adorable! I really liked how they turned out as well! I love the tiffany blue polka dot lining.









A onesie with a stamped sentiment completes the ensemble. I did realize after I had already uploaded all of the pictures that I didn't showcase the bracelet. That's okay...I didn't sew it anyway! LOL!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

"Little One" baby ensemble

 Hello! It's me again with another baby ensemble, but very simple this time. I have all of the information about the box and card here if you are interested. I am sharing this ensemble here because it is a bit different than what I normally do and I thought some of you might be interested.
 I wanted to share the onesie with you and tell you a bit about how I did it. I wanted the pink headband pictured below to be cohesive with the onesie, so I used the same diecut for each one. I found a scrap of purple fabric that I wanted to use. Then I pressed the wonder under to the WRONG side of the fabric. I then die-cut the fabric using my die and cuttlebug. Once that was done, I peeled the backing from the wonder under and then pressed it onto the onesie. I chose not to stitch around the flower due to it's sharp points. If you have the patience, I would recommend doing that. This will probably fray on the ends once it is washed, but I like that shabby look, so you would have to decide what you are after. I would recommend using a small blanket stitch or just a regular straight stitch if you have a steady hand and are a good seamstress.




 Here is one of my trademark headbands, but they are just so cute. I think if I had a baby girl I probably wouldn't have to share so much here. I just really miss having a little baby girl!






 Here is another cute little headband with a cluster of three rolled roses using some dies from My Favorite Things.
I made a simple bracelet but took it up a notch by adding it to a card using a boutique stamp that I just love!