Thursday, November 3, 2011

It's In My Blood

Growing up, my brother and rarely had store bought clothes until we reached junior high. Looking back, its pretty cool that we had one of a kind pieces made by Grandma and Mom. But of course, at the time we (at least I did) thought we were pretty lame. Now, I'm so glad that I was raised around such crafty women. We spent many summers and Christmas breaks playing around on Grandma's sewing machines, making our own master pieces. I will never forget the time she helped me make my Barbie's a quilt to match the one she just made for me!

Last month I braved the pile of our stuff in the rec room and found my sewing machine (passed down from Grandma) and started marking some things off my to-do list.

After reading my manual (I really should have payed more attention when Grandma used to show me how to thread the needle), I was ready to try to make my own headband. I have been seeing a lot of cute headbands in the blog world, but really hated to pay so much for something I could make for about $1. I took a picture of me modeling the finished product, but 1.) my hair style has changed since then and 2.) Kristoffer said it looks a little creepy!

My second project was making Karter and Kaden's Halloween costumes. Kaden makes a pretty good baby model!

Karter loved watching his costume come together, and loved the fact that his vest had gold trim, just like Jake!

My third project was some burp clothes for some pregnant ladies at church. When I was first pregnant with Karter and people would give me burp clothes I thought they were pretty silly. Then I had him and milk was coming from everywhere (him and me...sorry TMI) and fleece receiving blankets were the best thing to catch the mess....other fabrics weren't absorbent enough to be efficient! So I knew what I wanted to make for our pregnant friends, fleece burp clothes. I made the pattern out of an old grocery bag and got busy.

One set is for a couple who doesn't know what they are having yet.

And another set for a couple who just had a beautiful baby girl!

I just made three, but let's face it...I probably could have made sets of 10 by how quickly babies go through these things!

Sorry to bore you with a post that didn't have too many pictures of my cuties, but I had to share some of my sewing's in my blood!!


Mama T said...

You certainly married into the right family! We LOVE our own projects (as I'm sure you've discovered). Wonderful creations, my ultra-creative daughter-in-law!

Lauren said...

Wow nice work!!! I need to learn how to sew better. Were the burp cloths pretty easy?

Anique said...

Amazing cookies and now sewing projects. Dana you are very talented!!! :)