Thursday, October 7, 2010

While We Wait: A New Hobby

For the last several years I've been trying out some very small sewing projects - mostly curtains and pillows.  Some projects were successful, others not so much, but my sewing skills are beginning to improve.

A few months ago my friend mentioned that she made baby blankets from time to time.  Once she showed me one of her masterpieces and explained how she did it, I was inspired and thought, I can do that too!  Since a couple of the families in our Life Group at church have recently had babies, I had the perfect opportunity to put my inspiration to work.

Here are the 2 baby blankets I've made:

This one was for baby Gracie. 
This side is flannel and the reverse is super soft (not sure what the fabric is called!)

I love ribbon, so adding the taggies makes my day!

This one was for baby Cy.  Also made of flannel and super soft fabric.

Baby Cy's mama is a firefighter (how cool is that?!),
so the dalmatians are a nod to his firefighter themed bedroom.

These projects have really gotten my creative juices flowing and have totally energized me!  I LOVE shopping for the fabric and ribbon, and then putting it all together for a new little baby. 

And yes, there are more sewing projects on the way.  We have a team building event coming up at work in a couple of weeks and we've all been given white aprons to decorate.  I've volunteered to decorate our team's aprons, which will involve LOTS of sewing.  I hope I haven't gotten in over my head, but I'm REALLY looking forward to it!  I'm planning on working on the aprons Saturday and will post pictures after the event.  After all, part of what we're being judged on are our aprons, and I wouldn't want the other teams to have any advantage!

Happy Thursday!


  1. Adorable! (The reverse pink fabric is called Minky fabric!)

  2. Those are so sweet, great work! My favorite blankets were those hand made by special people.