Saturday, January 29, 2011

"big girl" bed

Anja's last sleep in her crib.
 She just turned 2 a couple of days ago and pretty soon her little sister is going to need her crib. I started making this quilt for Anja's bed before the new baby arrived. I finally got around to finishing it last week. I've only made a few small quilts before and have never taken a quilting class, so I kept the quilt pretty basic. I just used ties to hold all the layers together. I was afraid that if I tried sewing through all the layers the fabric would bunch up and I'd ruin the quilt. I actually ended up liking the look of the ties more than I thought I would. I think it goes with the shabby chic look and it was really fast. I had quite a bit of the pink & green dot fabric left over from when I decorated Buzzby's nursery, so I just added to that with fabric I found at the quilting store "Earthly Goods" in Edmonton. I didn't want to change the colours of her nursery so it worked out well that I was able to use leftover fabric. (The headboard is from my bedroom set when I was a kid.)
Now to get her to loose that soother...

Friday, January 7, 2011

Consignment Christmas 2010

This year for Christmas my family decided to exchange 2nd hand gifts. I decided to give "upcycled" clothing to all the kids. I have a bag of old shirts my husband and I don't wear anymore. I used some shirts from that bag as well as a few I bought from Goodwill. Using patterns from Lil Blue Boo and Dana Made It, I sewed dresses for the girls and shirts for the boys. I also made headbands for the girls out of leftover scraps using a tutorial from Little Birdie Secrets. I think they turned out pretty cute!

One of my nephews loves SpongeBob, so I found a large men's t-shirt that had SpongeBob pictures all over it. (Really? A man would wear this???) I then cut out a few SpongeBobs and sewed them on a smaller shirt. (Much more appropriate on a 7-year-old!)