Thursday, December 13, 2007

Christmas Sewing Mania

I've been busy with Christmas sewing. Lately it's been crayon rolls, diaper covers and diapers. Today, I made a mini diaper bag to go with the dolls Mikayla is getting for Christmas. Overall, the pattern was easy, but I made a goof. The pockets are tall enough, in my opinion. Well, at least I know for next time, right? Anyway.. on to the details. The bag is made from two layers of plain cotton quilting fabric. Two Tinkerbell prints. It has pockets on both the inside and outside. If I wouldn't have added the snap, the bag would be totally reversible. I wanted Mikayla to have the closure ability though, and I just couldn't figure out the reversible snap thing!

Go to the Diaper Bag tutorial to figure out how to make one for yourself!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Potty Training and a New Diaper

So.. Bryson decided to throw a fit at changing time today. Arching his back and crying. I finally figured out that he was saying "Wet, Wet" through the sobs. He wanted to go on the potty. So we ran to the potty. He peed and was very excited. He helped empty the little potty and was so proud of himself. We went back to the little potty to re-assemble and he decided to play around. I left him with the potty and went about picking up toys. I look back and the boy had missed the potty and pooped on the floor RIGHT NEXT to the potty. Finally got that cleaned up. I don't think he liked the poop IN the potty. He kept saying "EWWWW, EWWWW".

So despite our slow attempts at potty training, I'm still sewing diapers. Here's my latest. A fitted from the FattyCakes pattern. It's a flannel outer. Has two hidden layers of hemp jersey and an inner of suedecloth. The flip out soaker is suedecloth topped, has a hidden layer of microfiber and two layers of hemp jersey. I get to try it out on Bryson tomorrow!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Been busy crafting

I've been very busy crafting for Christmas. Here are some of my projects.

A newborn set for my nephew

Soft soled shoes, hat, bib and burp cloth. All made with a Micheal Miller cowboy print fabric.

Some aprons for Mikayla and my neice.

Pull-on Fleece diaper covers for Bryson.

I've also sewn up a bunch of crayon rolls, but haven't uploaded the pictures yet.

And here are links so you can be crafty too!
Soft Soled Shoes, Bib, Crayon Roll, Pull on Fleece Diaper Covers,
Dishtowel Apron