Friday, November 30, 2012

gotta get my sewing machine out...

Okay, so it's almost December.  Tomorrow's December.  Which means that I should have started thinking about Christmas gifts at least a few weeks ago.  But I didn't... not really.  It's time to start shopping.

Now.  I'm always a fan of a handmade gift or two.  Christmas is always a time for me to try some new crafty project.  Last year I made sock monkeys for my kids and nieces and nephews... this year Emerson will be the lucky recipient of some handmade gifts.

I've been stashing aways some scraps of vintage-y cute fabrics for a while now...


And I'm thinking that Eme would be just a little excited if I made some mini blankets for her dolls and some of these super cute doll sized diapers...  adorbs... eh?


And once my sewing machine is out... I'll probably feel inspired to make other things too.  Like these burlap and felt initial pillows...


And maybe some things for the new baby.  Purlbee has a ton of sewing tutorials... here are some of my fav's...

Super soft super cute hooded bath towels for babe... yes please.


These swaddling blankets with hand stitched edging totally had me at hello.


And these handmade bibs are so stinking cute.  I received a few bibs like these from a friend when Eme was a baby and they ended up being my favourites--- not only were they cuter than the plastic store bought ones... but the industrial strength snaps used to secure the bib to the baby's neck were impossible for them to rip off.  Genius.


Well... maybe it's time to start sewing... or take a nap... 

5 comments:

The Danek Family said...

Can't wait to see what you end up creating!

Jamie said...

Those snaps ARE genius (velcro bibs are a joke!)

And I LOVE the little dolly diapers. So, so cute :)

Erica said...

Should I get sewing again??? :)

I made some doll diapers for Helen before John was born. She stuffed some tinfoil balls in them while they were on her stuffed animals, and said "Oh, some turds" when she was 'changing' them. Pretty hilariously cute, if I do say so myself! All that to say, make some doll diapers already!

barbara@hodge:podge said...

Nothing is more enjoyable than sewing up a storm!

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