Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Grey and Yellow Bunting

grey and yellow baby bunting
A really good friend of mine is having a baby soon too and I wanted to make something special for her. So naturally I stalked her Pinterest board to see what colors she was going with and what kind of things she might like. Smile with tongue out thank you Pinterest!

I hope this is something she’ll like, cuz I love how it turned out and am dying to make another for my baby’s nursery.

It was simple. First I just made a template from some cardstock. I probably could have done it a little more exact, but I wasn’t being picky.
Then I traced it onto the fabric I picked out.
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After cutting out the triangles with my rotary cutter – much faster- I pinned two pieces with right sides together and sewed down both sides. I found that it was easiest to sew down and off the point instead of trying to turn and go back down the other side. Maybe that’s just me though. My sewing machine and I were fighting at the time. Not really on speaking terms, well I did a lot of speaking, just not nice things :)
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Once I sewed all the triangles together, I flipped them right side out and ironed them flat. I got some 1” single fold bias tape and ironed that in half. Stick the triangles in the bias tape and pin, pin, pin.
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I finally negotiated a truce with my sewing machine and got her working nicely to sew the triangles to the bias tape.
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Monday, September 2, 2013

Last Minute Summer Trip

You may have noticed I’ve been a little MIA from the blog lately. Well between being pregnant and this hot summer we’ve had, I have lost motivation to craft and blog. This last week the boys and I took a last minute trip to Utah to get out of the heat and have fun. The boys wore cowboy hats to be just like Papa.


We played in the sprinkler

Had a picnic lunch outside.
We also watched the hummingbirds that swarmed the feeder Nana had. We helped build some cabinets, the boys loved that. We went for a couple quad rides and played with the wagons and trucks in the backyard. Just a lot of time outside which the boys haven’t gotten this summer with it being so hot.

It was nice for me to get away from the house for a few days and focus on time with the boys before the baby comes. I didn’t have the computer nearby or have to worry about getting the laundry done, etc so we got to spend lots of time together playing. The boys also got to spend a couple hours with some cousins and had  a blast bouncing on an old mattress Papa was getting rid of.

I’m cracking down this week and getting as much done as I can to prepare for baby – which may or may not include a couple projects I’ll post about. Other than that I do have a line up of several awesome guest posts and some other odds and ends I’ve been compiling and saving up for a while. I’m hoping that before long I’ll have a wonderful new baby to share with you as well! Open-mouthed smile

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