Bikes & Boys

I was at the Hob Lob yesterday, making my usual yarn rounds
And happened upon some great super soft fleece bicycle fabric
Along with a matching chevron
(Husband is a bicycle enthusiast)
So I decided that littlest dude needed a new baby blanket.
Then eldest dude insisted upon needing pajama pants.
This is what came of it!
Next time I will be using a pants pattern, however!
(And perhaps next time I won’t have to stand with a sleeping baby
in the Ergo-baby-carrier whilst using the sewing machine!)

bicyclefleece2

birdhat

And since my sewing machine was already out,
I upcycled a weird halloween raven shirt I had thrifted for a different project I never did
And made that into a fun little beanie.

birdhat2 birdhat3 birdhat4

So needless to say,
My house has fallen apart in the meantime!
But this was fun, so it all evens out.

-peace and love-

Tiny Felt Toys

I don’t really do a lot of hand-sewing, besides sewing tags on my hats.
BUT
I had some felt, and a friend with an adorable 3 year old birthday girl having a Curious George themed party so
I decided to try my hand at sewing her some tiny little figures to go along with the theme.
Unfortunately, I was not finished with them in time for the party,
But assuming that she hasn’t outgrown her fancy for that delightful monkey in the last 2 days,
We will be bringing them over to her today.
It was much more time-consuming than I anticipated,
But so fun!
I can’t wait to do some more little felties.

curiousgeorge1

curiousgeorge2

 

-peace and love-

Down, Down, Baby!

Husband decided he wanted a down pullover jacket for camping.
He went and bought some nylon fabric.
We appointed an old down comforter of ours to participate.
Then…
We attempted to make it.

Drawing lines for sewing the baffles
Drawing lines for sewing the baffles

 

 

Michelin sleeve!
Michelin sleeve!

 

 

Two sleeves, waiting for a body...
Two sleeves, waiting for a body…

 

 

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Stuffing those darn tootin’ baffles

 

 

Warning: THIS PROJECT IS MESSY!
Warning: THIS PROJECT IS MESSY!

 

 

 

 

Pinned and ready to assemble!
Pinned and ready to assemble!

 

 

Sewing... sewing...
Sewing… sewing…

 

 

Getting bored....
Getting bored….

 

 

Still sewing...
Still sewing…

 

 

And done!
And done!

 

 

Side view
Side view

 

 

Back!
Back!

 

 

Warmest collar ever? I think so!
Warmest collar ever? I think so!

 

 

El fin.
El fin.

 

 

So that is what we did, and that was that.
What do you think?

 

-peace and love-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Handmade Baby Changing System!

I had a few baby showers to attend last month
And so I decided to make something super useful for the lovely mamas-to-be!

They fit nicely in a diaper bag or even most regular sized purses.
What luck!

changingpad3

changingpad1

 

changingpad2

 

This next one was for my friend with a Peter Rabbit theme.
I couldn’t resist using my felt scraps to match it right in with her nursery!

peterrabbit

peterrabbit2 (Sorry about your face, Peter…)

 

-peace and love-