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Sunday, September 04, 2011

Alphabet Soup / Sweet Nothings

We've got new fabrics ordered and coming in for another baby bedding set!!

This set is for a co-worker's daughter-in-law. I did my Ultrasound studies with Val 7 years ago and she's been watching my work posted on facebook the last couple years and has loved it! (yay!)
So when it came time for her son and daughter-in-law to decide on the nursery, Val ordered a set from me, for her DIL. :)
I just received in the fabric this past week and have already started on the order, once I had finished the last order. Doesn't seem to be much of a break time around here.. but I'm not complaining either! I love sewing and love that others get excited about seeing their items come together as well.
We are using Zoe Pearn's Alphabet Soup line and Sweet Nothings line. Some great colors in both, that blend well together. We did notice that when the fabrics came in that one line had white backgrounds and the other line had cream/off-white backgrounds. I think I'll be adding some citrine solid fabric in the quilt to keep the fabrics from touching and causing too much trouble with that. As with any quilt, I'm sure it will look great when its all done. :)
Here are the fabrics for this set:

And the Fitted Crib Sheet is the first item done.. in the Diamonds in Citrine.. (note the citrine, as thats the color of the nursery walls and what we will be using to sash the quilt blocks in.)

Folded up and ready...

Now Im working on the Simple Box Pleat Crib Skirt and will post that soon! :)

More Client Photos! (yay!)

I love love love when my Etsy clients send me photos of the items that I made them. I like to see how they tie in with their nursery, and all the other accessories that they put thought into for making it the perfect place for their babies.
Here is a client that sent pics of the black and white reversible bumper that I made for her in the early summer. (btw, all my bumpers are reversible, lol).
I just love the black furniture and am really thinking of painting my white crib and dresser to black for the next baby I have! Just love it!
Now, the back of her crib is completely solid, but together, we decided to go ahead and put ties in the middle on the back pad, so that it could be used on another crib if/when she decides to part with it.

I just love the way it turned out. Love the Black and White and the touch of color added.
Thanks again!

Simple Box Pleat Crib Skirts for Twins

My very first baby bedding order was for a close friend of mine Jane, when she had twins.  And now every time I get an order for twins, it gives me chills to remember the evening when I first two little heartbeats, when I was scanning Jane by ultrasound. I had been sewing for several years, and had just recently started making baby accessories for myself and my newborn. I offered my sewing skills to her in making baby bedding for her girls. It was my first set, so there are definitely some errors that I see I would do differently now. But thats how we learn and get better with experience.
I recently got an order for two Simple Box Pleat crib skirts, which I'm guessing are for a girl and a boy. I could be wrong, but one is pink dots, the other is green. I would love to see the other items in the nursery and my client did say when she receives these crib skirts next week, she would take some pics and send them my way. :)
Here are the side panels cut and ready to be assembled...

And with them complete, here is the Green...

And the Pink...

Labels are attached, skirts are folded up and wrapped. And now ready to be shipped out...

Looking forward to seeing the nursery pictures and how these tie in with it. I'll be sure to add those as well.
Thanks Rachael!

Baby H.C. (Part two)

Remember this set from a couple weeks ago?
Bumper Pad, Crib Sheet, Crib Skirt for Etsy Client
Well, Ive finished the Crib Toy Bag and the Crib Quilt to go with the set.
Both turned out great. I made my own pattern for the toy bag. Its as wide as the crib, so that it can be tied onto the sides. And its fairly deep so you can fit larger stuffed animals and blankets and such in it, if you'd like.

On the quilt, since the baby was just born on the 17th, she wanted to see about putting the baby's name and birthdate embroidered on the quilt. I personally don't do embroidery at home, but was able to call up a local shop and had it done for a reasonable price. It turned out really great on there, I think I'll add it to my Etsy shop as well.

All pieced together...

Spray basted and sandwich with Warm-N-Natural in the middle...

All the quilting is complete, and ready for binding...

And once its all washed and dried... its at its best!

Thanks again Sarah!