Sunday, January 19, 2014

Baby C

So my best friend from college is pregnant. Finally! They have been waiting for this baby for what seems like forever! She found out that baby is a girl. We will call baby girl C for the purpose of this blog (I'm not usually paranoid about things like this, but one cannot take chances with honorary nieces, can one?)  So I am so excited about making things for C! You really have no idea.  But I guess you will when this probably has too many pictures  blog post is finished! C isn't supposed to arrive until early May, so I still have PLENTY of crafty time left. 
 My favorite present to date. A stuffed elephant! Adorable. The pattern is free from Birch Fabrics! You can find a copy of it here.

I have been making flowers (usually clips) for awhile now. I made several for a craft fair I did back in 2011ish. They didn't sell overly well, and I sold the rest of them at a local craft store or gave them away to friends with babies.  The ones I made had buttons in the middle. I tried a little something different with these and did beads. LOVE THEM. The Christmas-y one has red beads that are hand sewn around the edge of the lace. The pink one had clear glass beads I arranged in a flower formation. Y'all are going to think I'm crazy, but these are just 2 of 6 that baby C will be sporting. Yes, you read that right. I made 6. I had this compulsive need to keep making them. Lets hope she doesn't mind  things on her head.

 I also made several of these for the craft fair. I sold one and gave the rest away as gifts.  C's mommy has one I gave her one Christmas so I decided C must have one to match her room.  Here's hoping the colors work!

The last show and tell for today is this burp cloth.  I haven't used the embroidery function on my machine much, but decided that I would give it a go.  The first one didn't have stabilizer and ended up in the trash with all the pulling that the fabric did. The second turned out much better with a teeny bit of iron on stabilizer where the initial was going.  The back is minkey and it is oh so soft. There are several more in the works to make the mommy-to-be a nice set. She's going to kill me with all of the goodies I keep making. She already has a huge sack of vintage baby clothes I've been collecting for which ever of us got pregnant first! She said that my husband will be surprised whenever baby Meeks comes along and I get all of the things I've given baby C back! *Cough* he has no idea how much I've bought for this precious baby! I love giving gifts and have never been able to keep a surprise for long. Most everyone knows what they are getting from me for Christmas way before the packages are even wrapped. Good thing God loves a cheerful giver! Sorry this post has been over the top with baby things and quite lengthy. Hope you enjoyed taking a gander at the crafts of the day.  If you have any questions on anything, let me know!


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