Friday, July 29, 2011

More pictures of the Ice Cream Quilt

These pictures are so much better than the ones I took! Just look!

She just makes the quilt look better!

Just perfect! Don't you think?  Pumpkin seems to match her quilt!  All sweetness!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Ice Cream Quilt

I know, it's a strange name for a quilt.  Especially since there isn't any pictures of ice cream on the fabric! When I finished the quilt top, I took it next door to show my neighbor.  She told her husband to come look at it, and he named it the ice cream quilt.  Said the colors made him think of Neapolitan Ice Cream.  What do you think?

This is my first quilt I did on my own without a pattern.  Not too bad for a first try. Don't look too closely, there are a few mistakes.

The colors, I think, go well together.  It seemed to come together nicely.  So I guess it does make a person think of Neapolitan Ice Cream. 

Maybe I can write up some simple instructions on how I did this.  I just drew it up on notebook paper and went to work.  What do you think? Oh, and I would have rotated the picture if I could have figured out how to!!!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

My Etsy Shop!

Well I officially have an Etsy shop! I am so excited.  People have asked me several times if I had an Etsy shop to sell my things, and I finally gave in.  If you get a chance, hop on over to my shop and take a peek.  The shop name is MySewManyBabies.  I will be adding more things as I take pictures of them.  Right now my good friend Beth from Smith Studios is helping me with some photos.  I am not the best picture taking gal! Thank goodness I am blessed with talented friends. Take a look at her work.  I promise you won't be disappointed!

Zig Zag quilt finished!!!

I have had this quilt finished for a few weeks, but I couldn't post it until it was given to my friend at her baby shower.  You never know who might be reading your blog!!! And here it is....

I had a lot of fun making this quilt.  It was pretty simple.  It's using half square triangles and that's it.  The tutorial I used is from Lella Boutique.  You should go check out her blog.  She is very talented. You will love it!

This is it before it was quilted.  So simple but I love it.  I think I will make this one again. Sorry for the lack of pictures.  I thought I took more than the one of it finished. Opps! I will try to get some more on here of it.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Car seat canopy

Wow!  It's been almost two weeks since I posted.  You probably thought I had run away!  Nope.  Just had VBS last week.  It was amazing!!! I love teaching and having fun with all the kids, but I am so worn out by the end of it.  Whew!!! 

So I thought I would catch you up on a few things I have done.  Here is a car seat canopy I made for a dear friend of mine.

I just love the birdies!  I actually made a bib out of this same fabric for this same family.  Maybe I should buy some more of it.

There are a few tutorials out there for car seat canopy's.  There is this one, this one is pretty cute, here is one made from fleece, and also this one is made from some great fabric!!!  I noticed most of the tutorials are pretty close to the same.  Each one is just a little bit different.  So go through and pick out what you like best and make your own.

This picture shows the lining fabric. I am pleased with how it came out, but mostly my friend, Janna, is very pleased with it.  So that makes me the happiest!  I keep telling her that she is my free advertising.  Everytime I get the itch to try something new, I make it and give it to her.  She shows it off for me and gives me tips on what to change.  Awesome friend! Love her!  She is an incredible mom with the most precious children.  Wish they were all made like her.

Here is some Michael Miller fabric I found today.  I am going to use it to make another car seat canopy.

Isn't it sweet!!!

The dark red with the horses will be the lining fabric and the handles will be made from the bandana fabric.  Can't wait to see it done!  Know anyone with a baby boy who would want to buy it?  I really need to get an Etsy store!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Confident Birthing Workshop

Exciting news!  Connection Yoga and Push Doula Services are teaming up for the Confident Birthing Workshop at the Glowing Body yoga studio. It is the last weekend in July, Saturday July 30th and Sunday July 31st.  This workshop is based on the book Active Birth by Janet Balaskas.  She teaches how you can use yoga to prepare your body for labor and how movement can help your labor progress.  This is one of the best childbirth education books I have ever read.  I highly recommend it!

Yours truly is the Push Doula part of the workshop.  I get to teach the childbirth education part of the class and Lauren H is teaching the prenatal yoga part.

This is Lauren H.

She is teaching the prenatal yoga part of the workshop.  Pretty awesome teacher!  Don't worry, Lauren teaches more than prenatal yoga.  So if you need someone to whip you into shape, she is the one to call!

She looks all sweet in the above photo, but don't let her fool you.  Lauren will work your hiney off!  You can go to her website and check out what she is about.  I can tell you first hand her classes are a lot of fun.  Hard work!  But fun!

So if you know anyone in Knoxville that is expecting, tell them all about our workshop.  It will help them prepare for labor, mind and body! If you have any questions, please let me know.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Need help!

Anyone know what this language is or what it says?

I found this fat quarter a while back and thought it was pretty cool looking.  I really want to use it to make a baby bib.  Something a little different and quirky.  I am a little afraid to since I don't know what it says. If you know what language this is or what it says, could you let me know. I am afraid if I make it into a bib, it may say something like "Llamas are weird", or it may say "There is no such thing as the Easter bunny".  Too tragic to put on a baby bib! So if you have some information about this, let me know. No moma would be happy with a baby wearing a bib that says, "Kittens are evil".

My burp clothes must be tasty!

I knew my burp clothes were good for keeping your clothes clean when holding leaky babies.  I knew they were fun and cute  to look at.  I also knew they were handy for putting under a baby while they were sleeping to catch any spit up.  But did you know they were tasty?!?

Sweet Pea's moma had to keep several laying around because they kept being eaten!

The poor kid couldn't stuff them all in her mouth fast enough!  So this is now my baby endorsement.  Even if the mom's don't care for the burp clothes, they babies love them!!!

I just couldn't help this picture.  Isn't she adorable!!! Love the hair flip going on.  Silly moma tried to put a bow in her hair.  Guess she showed her, huh?!?  So there you go.  Burp clothes have been baby tested and have the Sweet Pea seal of approval.  Or was that a seal of slobber?

This is what the burp cloth looked like before Pea attacked it.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

I decided to use....

...the green fabric!

Yay! I know all of you are jumping up and down right now!  It's funny, the fabric looks really wrinkled in the photo, but not so much in person.  Hmmm, bad lighting? That's what I blame it on in the dressing room.  If I look too wrinkled, it must be the lighting!

I cut out about 24 circles in maybe 5 minutes with my GO! Baby.  I love that thing!

Don't tell anyone, but I got my GO! Baby from for about $85. Brand new.  I am all about the good deals. Or maybe I'm just cheap?

I've got to make some more circles out of this fabric (above). But I ran out of interfacing, so it will have to wait till I run to the store tomorrow.

I am really happy with the circles.  There is no way I could have cut them out. Not and them look like circles.  Maybe egg shape.... And that would have taken me all day.  It would not have been pretty!  So this weekend I will start the process of sewing the circles to the fabric.  I can't wait!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Need your opinion

Okay, I need some input.  I found this amazing, beautiful quilt I want to make:

It's from A Little Gray. This is one talented lady!

So I have the fabric for the dots and I can't decide what color to do the background in.  I don't think white will work because there is some white in the fabrics.  So your choices are:

light green (sorry, haven't ironed it yet)

or yellow

Or maybe a whole different color? This is just what I have on hand ready to sew with. So let me know what you think.  I can't wait to get started on this!