Monday, March 30, 2009

Not scrappy stuff….

but here are two things I did this week:

I saw these cute hats on but honestly, I’m cheap… so I decided to make one myself – only took an hour or so!

And then I finally finished my diaper bag!  I used the Alexander Henry Kleo and Esprit Stripe fabric!  I TOTALLY LOVE IT!!!  And I’m happy with how my bag turned out for not using a pattern – LOL – I’m so lazy!  Two large pockets in the front, ties on the side, and there are 3 large pockets and a cellphone pocket on the inside.  Inside is the tan with the stripe pockets.  I’d take a picture but its already filled with diapers and junk!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

New Baby!

YAY!!! I finally had the baby!

Madeline Grace Wills was born on March 20, 2009.  8lbs 11oz. You can see pics of her HERE

Monday, March 09, 2009

Some Sewing Projects

I’ve been scrapping… a bit.  But mostly I’ve been trying to get ready for the baby. Its hard to buy stuff when you don’t know what you’re having.  I have been looking for a diaper bag that didn’t look like a diaper bag…. KWIM?  Well, I found some on Etsy, but they were expensive… and fortunately I know how to sew!
So I went to Joann’s and got some remnants (for the girls and to practice) and picked out some cute fabric for the actual bag.   While browsing Etsy, I saw a crayon tote that I wanted to make for the girls. Its perfect to take to church – holds 5 coloring books and a bunch of crayons.  Oh, and the fabric was on sale for $1.63 – SCORE!
And then I decided to practice making a bag… I found some fabric at the thrift store for $3 total – and I still have tons left!  I found this tutorial online and used it to make this bag:
I thought it was cute, but I wanted a bit bigger for my diaper bag, and I wanted to get cute and fancy.  However, I didn’t factor in ‘bigger’ and ‘fancier’ into my fabric allowance :(   The tutorial called for about 1/3 yard of fabric, so I got 1/2 yard of each… but it still wasn’t enough…  Unfortunately, I STILL need to make a diaper bag… but fortunately, I think this bag is way cute!!!  Its a chocolate brown with flowers and the lining is the stripes.  :D

P.S. Thank you GRANDMA for teaching me to sew… total, for all the fabric, thread, fusing and snaps I spent $27 (Joann’s was having a sale :wink:) And I got 3 BAGS!!!!  The ones I’ve seen on Etsy and in the store are about $50-70!!! EEK! Hmm…. maybe I should sell bags on Etsy – lol

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Not quite a LOAD

I was trying to do a LayOut A Day for February – but I didn’t quite make it – only 15 :(  I wasn’t even CLOSE – lol!
But here are the rest that I haven’t already shown you:
And all 15 together - yes, I counted per page!!
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