First quick catch up on the old things;
Christmas I sewed 2 dotty rickrack dresses Mardell gave me the fabric and Katie's pattern. Mardell also surprised me with a bow tie for Jr, a tie for Sr and a matching skirt for me Saturday night just in time for Church. We were a very machy family!
I sewed 3 fancy Christmas jammies, The older kids jammies were more difficult projects with button up, collared, long sleeve shirts, with a pocket. I love the way they turned out!
As a Christmas gift to my girls I made super cute lollipop dollies or close pin dolls, that look similar to these. I really hope to get photo of mine some day. I also made a travel size chalk board and chalk bag (no photo) and Sr made Jr a handy man tool kit.
Now I am on to baby things
I have sewed 3 flannel blankets I will blog about today:
The first one the kids helped sew the edge, they sewed straight and zig-zag lines on the boarder. I couldn't get the fold on the corners just right so Mardell had the great idea of covering it up with an applique palm tree. The kids are very proud of there sewing and it makes a cozy blanket for our new baby boy.
Third was an experimental project. I had seen a rag quilt type process done on another quilt but could not find anything about it online, so I experimented. I used 2 different cuts of flannel, one fishy ocean seen on the front and second is blues for the back. Then I used a third cut of bubbly water looking fabric that would be the middle. I then sewed wavy lines to quilt together all 3 fabrics. next I cut between the wavy lines only one the back blue flannel exposing the bubbly water under the blue fabric. After I washed the blanket it has that rag quilt feel and ocean waves look (get it?)
That is not easy to explain hopefully the photos will tell it better. I kept thinking I should take photos as I go but, I did not want to stop sewing.
Here is me keeping it real Katie, was holding the broken clothes line, for the perfect place to hang a quit for a photo.
While I was in the back yard I notice the banana tree we planted over a year ago is growing some bananas! Hoary! Brian will be so excited when he comes home, both Brains'.
And here is why I can hardly ever blog. This is to my right, and this to to my left, and Susan is currently decorating my lower back with a washable grey marker, as Katie wipes it off with a rag. Anything to keep that girl busy for a few minutes.