Sunday, April 26, 2009

Splat Mat

Ok, so after church, the kids were sleeping (well most of them) and I was bored, so I threw this together real quick. Only two hours to make it! I got the idea from Little Bird Secrets. There's no tutorial, but I just sort of did my own thing. It's not prefect (I don't know how to do a running bias binding, so it's kind of wonky, but it works right?

Diaper Bag

Today I spent most of the day sewing a diaper bag (really, over 12 hours on this thing, good thing Steve was home to help look after the kids and feed me!). I got the pattern from Craft Apple. I think it turned out really well! Super cute!! I'll have to try it out tomorrow (today actually) at church to see how it works out. Here are some pics of the bag. Let me know what you think!

Front of the bag

Inside of bag. It has a pocket for wipes (on left side), pocket for two bottles/sippie cups (on right side) and a cell phone pocket in the middle.

Side of bag. It has a pocket for a bottle/sippie cup. The pocket has elastic on top to keep said cup/bottle from falling out.

I think I did a pretty good job. And Steve things so to. It's just so awesome to make something out of nothing! Until my next sewing project, a splat mat for a high chair or kids sitting at table. No clue when I'll get to it though. Wish me luck!!

Friday, April 3, 2009

More sewing

Today I spent most of the day sewing, just on thing. Yikes! But it tured out really good, I think! I created a diaper changing pad. It has a way cute outside cotton fabric, some batting in between cotton and flannel, then a vinyl layer for the actual changing part. I got my idea from here. Although, I had to great creative and do things my own way. Like the binding is all hand stitched (yeah, my fingers are feeling it, it hurts to type right now). But I think it looks really good! Tell me what you think!!

Here is the changing pad half open. Pretty cool huh?

All folded up! I love the turtles!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

New Hobby

For the longest time, Steve has been pushing for me to get a hobby. I tried digital scrapbooking (not a lot of free stuff out there). I tried to read lots of books, but I would get bored half way through a book and stop reading. I've tried video gaming. I'm still gaming (gotta love Animal Crossing) but the thing is, I have video game OCD. That's where I have to do EVERYTHING in order for me to be happy. But, when I start playing a game, I play it all the time and burn out. I don't know how many games we have that I've started and not finished, or Steve will finish for me.

So I got to thinking, what is a good hobby for me to do? Then, some friends came over that had a new baby. She had to nurse while here and pulled out this awesome nursing cover. I took a look at it and thought that it could be something my mother could make for me. Then, I looked on the web to find how to make it. I found this awesome step by step pattern (click here to see) and saw that it was pretty easy to make. From there, I got this weird, wacky idea that I could learn how to sew, be good enough to make burp cloths (something I don't have enough of, well not at least my favorite one that I got for a baby shower gift while pregnant with Jake) and a diaper changing pad. I've made two out of the three so far. Burp cloths, well, I can't figure out to make the round edge round. But, at least they are for me, for now. That's right for now.

This wacky, crazy idea of mine is to start my own business selling the above mentioned items. I'm going to try to get into the farmers market here in Logan, then once we move and get settled, into the Portland farmers market (it goes until December 24th).

I'll be on the web soon enough, but I have to make all the stuff I'm going to sell first. So, look forward to another blog announcing the grand opening of Sara's Sassy Mom & Baby!!

Here are some pictures of the things that I have made so far. And there just for me, I promise the burp cloths will have nice clean edges!

We saw cute Easter Bags at Target and thought it would be a good first sewing project for me. So, while my parents were in town, I had my mom walk me through on how to do this, and some sewing 101 tips! I think they're pretty cute. Jake and Zoe picked out what color of bunny and egg they wanted.

My first attempt at burp cloths. That's a stack of 4.

The last one I made turned out really well. That's the one on top! So, I'll have to practice a couple of more times. So glad Steve is so supportive of me. Even though some are not rounded, he still said they looked great!

And here is the nursing cover I made for this little one and me! I think it turned out really well! And it's super cute!!

On both ends there are these little pockets. It's for breast pads, pacifier (which we don't use) or to clean up baby. It's flannel and super soft!

So here goes my next big adventure! I've really enjoyed sewing and creating something for nothing. I just really hope I have the love and support from the rest of my friends and family! Stay tuned!!