Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Sewing projects

My hubby and I have been cloth diapering our youngest son since he was just a month old so it's about time I made some cloth wipes to go with it. It seems silly to buy wipes if we were already washing dirty diapers anyway! So I have a ton of baby print flannel that hubby's grandma had given to me, I cut it up into I think 8 inch squares and started sewing them together. I didn't really take my time and after a while I stopped facing the backs to each other. I mean how pretty do these need to be? They are for wiping poo and messy faces and hands, not in that order... If I plan on making these for my Etsy shop then I will of course take more care and make them nicer but for me they are just fine.
I have also been working on a table runner, not sure if I'm going to keep that or put it in the shop, I'll have to wait until it's done. I am using the Luna Note Jelly Roll from Moda and it is really pretty, pinks, beige, black and greys... Not really the color scheme in my house but it just called my name. And I had a 40% off coupon for Fabric Depot . Normally about $37. I don't know why I just have a hard time paying that much on one thing. Yes all the fabrics from that line are in it but half of the time I don't like every single one so they don't get used anyway. I saw this really cool tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co on how to make a log cabin block using a Honey Bun which is just like a Jelly Roll but it measures 1 1/2". So my thought is finding a few fabrics that I really do like from a certain line and cutting the strips 1 1/2 inches and then I'll know I like all the fabrics.
I finally decided on my Etsy shop's banner and avatar etc design and had it in my hot little hands on Saturday night! I really like it and can't wait to have my labels and business cards printed and ready for my shop! Well, I just wanted to update y'all real quick, I'm going to get back to my machine and get my table runner together. It's a rare moment that I have energy after the kids are in bed asleep!