In case you guys didn’t know, I’m a planner. I say I’m gonna do something and I try my darnedest to get ‘er done. So, while I may spend
way too much a little bit of time on Pinterest I do actually attempt some of the things I pin. Lately, I have been obsessed with pinning tutorials on sewing things, mostly baby girl related sewing things. And then it happened. For my birthday I got this cutie patootie:
I was/am so excited! Then came the real problem: narrowing down the choices! Oh my word, it was an ordeal. Should I make a dress? The ruffled diaper covers sure are cute. Ooo, what about baby shoes?! Finally I had to put my foot down and remind myself that I needed to start simple. Really simple. Short bus kind of simple.
So I went with a blanket. Also, if you have the time check out the blog the post is originally from, it’s got great stuff for crafting, cooking, baking, etc. I limited myself to the crafting section, but the instructions are easy to follow.
A couple days after my birthday Hazel and I ventured over to the fabric store which was sensory overload people. I told Ken I am not allowed to go back unless I have a list of what exactly I am making and what I need. I might actually be safer ordering fabric online only. It’s a little harder for me to get overly excited when I’m not surrounded by ideas.
Instagram makes the fabric look blue. It’s not. The solid minky is really purple and the darkest of the whales is the same dark purple. Isn’t that fabric adorable? I love it. I had no idea what I was doing and then I saw the whales and I was hooked. I did move away from the tutorial in this part. She recommended doing a solid minky fabric and a pattern 100% cotton fabric. I got two minky fabrics and I will tell you right now they were kind of a bitch to sew together because the fuzzy side is so slippery. So, be smarter than me and follow the easy tutorial. Don’t make it harder than it needs to be (story of my life).
I pinned the fabric together when I got home, while the girls were napping, and then once they had gone to bed for the night:
And guys? I only had to rip out two seams because I went too fast and stitched wrong. That’s pretty good in my book. I got it mostly done in one night, but I was tired and it was hot and sitting with a huge pile of warm fabric on your lap is not an effective way to lower your body temp. Just saying. So I finished it the next morning during the girls’ first nap. Though, evidently, it was perfectly fine unfinished cause this is what I found the next morning.
But, of course, it was even better finished.
And you know everything looks cuter with a baby in it!
Now I’m like a junkie. I keep fantasizing about I’ll make next, but I’m going to have to wait until next month since I used up my crafting budget already for this month. Anyone else get bitten by the crafting bug?