Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A's Quilt on his BIRTH Day

My sister-in-law decided to decorate her son's nursery in sports, so I decided to make him a quilt to go in there. I ended up picking mostly baseball fabrics and I love how it turned out. I did a large patch (9 1/2") disappearing nine patch. It ended up being 48" x 48" after washing. I even added a little tag on the back using my embroidery machine. I love this touch.

After I cut off the sides to square it up after quilting, I had enough to make a little pillow. I sewed them together, cut them in half, sewed them together, etc. It turned out really cute. I had absolutely no scraps left with this quilt!

I think he likes it!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Bleach Shirt

Using this method, I made #1 a birthday shirt that has his name and 2 on it.
1. I cut out the letters and number I wanted out of freezer paper and ironed it on the shirt.
2. I put a box inside the shirt so the bleach wouldn't soak through.
3. I put pure bleach in a spray bottle and made sure it was on spray instead of stream.
4. I sprayed the shirt with bleach and waited about 10 minutes for the reaction.
5. I peeled off the letters to see the creation!
6. I used a hair dryer to dry the shirt a little more and then washed the shirt to make sure all the bleach was off of it.
It was super cheap and a really easy, cool way to make a personalized shirt.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Happy Sewing Month!

We are talking about sewing this week on Today's Housewife. Be sure to stop by and check it out! Click over to see pictures of my most recent projects below:

* Name Blessing Cross Stitch from Joyful Expressions--You can find the ones I have for both of my boys. Cross stitching is fun, but it takes a long time! Check out the website--she can make a chart for any name and any verse that you want for a great price!

* Nursing cover for my sister-in-law who is due at the start of next month.

* Quilt for my soon-to-arrive nephew. Here is a preview.

* Reuseable Coffee Cup Sleeve--These are super easy and a great way to use up scraps! Plus, it's a nice homemade gift for Christmas or birthday! I have added rick rack and embroidered letters to a few of mine too!

* Car pillow--Mine looks slightly different because I did puffy tires, but Dietrich loves it. I was just excited that he knew it was a "truck" when he saw it!

* Embroidered items for new babies using my new embroidery machine!
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