Friday, January 10, 2014

Oh Baby!

I haven't been on here since the end of December.  Thought it was high time I get back on here before baby girl makes her appearance!  I feel like that is when my New Year will really begin as well;) 

I have tons to show you so hope you have a moment to browse:):):):)


 An infinity scarf for my MIL this past Christmas.  It has been confirmed that she loves it as it is in her favorite color of blue as well. 


Once again, as I have mentioned before these are so easy and do very well as wonderful gifts!

I have been diligently making progress on some hand embroidered letters for Jade these last few weeks.  Lovin' how the Precencia thread shimmers all over.  I am incorporating hints of purple and periwinkle throughout each letter.



I have the "A" done and it's on Instagram,but I can't drag it over here.  Anyone know how to do that?  I have finished the "D" too,but no pics yet. 

My first piece of artwork for Jade's room....

I'm over the moon with this wall hanging!!!!  It will suit her well I think.

I added a solid red border and then a fun Japanese flower print.

It's bound in the same pink as the center.  In total, I believe this little girlie took me at least a month, maybe a a week or two more.

The little sign was a little work,but I am satisfied with it now.  Check out those yellow boots btw!  eeeek!

Can't forget to mention the flower bouquet either!!  Nothing like it!

Easy peasy triangle hanging sleeve for the back and a skewer to hold her up securely:):):):)

This little arm saver has been on my list for quite some time.  Here is the tutorial details.  I made one for me and another for a special someone.

I matched the fabric almost exactly to the car seat and I had the right amount of ric rack on hand to make this work wonderfully!!

It's a keeper that I know I will be thankful for soon;)

Onto the crib...where there was some sparkle to be added.  I purchase a shade of purple tulle at Michaels on 2 spools and then I didn't have nearly enough:(  A trip to JAF and I came home with another yd and 1/2 of tulle,but not enough.  Back to JAF for 2 more yds!  

I could actually go for some more tulle,BUT it will shimmer fine for the time being!

Bet you thought I may have bought the butterfly fitted sheet?  ;)

JAF supplied the fabric.  I sewed the fitted sheet with this tutorial.  The corners on one end came out a little bigger than I would have liked,but with another washing I think it will shrink a bit and fit like a glove.  OR so I hope.  I don't know if I will have enough time to make another one.  I may just buy one.  I know, shame on me,but this baby growing is tiring me out again;)  Dang it!

Like a lot of folks I need more room in my car!  Especially with another child coming soon!  We had a bin full of and overflowing with Ayden's car entertainment toys.  It had to go somewhere else.  This is my solution.  I found the best tutorial for my needs over at Jellybean Junkyard....cute name eh?  After many times fiddling with it because I couldn't get the buttonhole foot to cooperate or maybe the user;),  I went with a fabric handle.  ***Buzzzzzz*** wrong solution.  Too much pulling from all the stuff added to the pockets.  Yesterday morning I was determined to figure this buttonhole enemy out for once and all.  Turns out I didn't have the foot pressure set correctly or rather that is what I think happened.

There are two buttonholes now and I am happy with that!!

Sarah Jane Bicycles and jigsaw puzzle print from JAF perhaps  Kid friendly you know:)  One more side note, I used batting to line/stabilize the inner pockets instead of interfacing (I was out) and then did some FMQ over each pocket.  Another satisfying project and my Ayden asks " you made this for me?"  Yup.

On more item on my list to share with ya'll today.



1960s French Provincial Dresser Hutch


This is Jade's dresser that I have been scouring the internet for awhile for, to find that special piece that spoke to me!  Originally, I was inspired by this style of dresser hutch at Tasha Horsley's blog.  I wanted something very similar and in a color to match the violet we are going to paint her room in.

2 hours away in the small town of Wilmington,NC was sitting this pretty little thing!!!!!!

I love the lilac color so MUCH and there is a silver organza on it and silver leaf as well.

Gorgeous beyond words!!!!

All the curves are so beautiful and sweet!

In my stash I had this purple wavy print and it suits it well:):):):)  A little bit of velcro is all I used to position each drawer fabric liner in place.

Time to fill her up with sweet baby clothes!!!!

Hugs:)

Sara





























27 comments:

Snowcatcher said...

Wow! She's going to be the luckiest little girl in the neighborhood! Love the sparkles on the crib; what a GREAT idea!

Jessica said...

That dresser! <3 that crib! You are totally on a roll, momma!

Jessica Hadden said...

You have been busy! Beautiful finishes!

Jasmine said...

Your baby will be so stylish. I am loving your hand embroidery. I don't have the patience for it, and love to see someone else's work. :)

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

Oh my goodness, you were right, that dresser/hutch is so beautiful!!! I love the shade it's painted, just gorgeous! What a lucky find!!!

Her crib looks so sparkly--what a great idea to add the tulle. I've never seen that before and it's such a nice touch for a little girl's room!

You are really on a roll--kudos for sewing even one fitted sheet. You rock!

The Tasha Horsley embroidery you did is gorgeous. I just went over to her blog and she has a new line out...don't look at it, don't look at it...

Terri said...

Goodness, you have been busy, and so productive too! Fun to see all your crafts and preparations for the baby.

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

Your embroidery is lovely! Embroidery quilts are probably my favorite thing to make. I love using perle cotton. Good luck on your upcoming arrival. I am on the opposite end of childhood with my daughter and counting down for when she departs the nest.

Julie Mylander said...

The infinity scarf is gorgeous! Lots of beautiful finishes!

Fran said...

You have been incredibly busy! Now sit down and relax :-)

Gemini Jen NZ said...

You certainly have been busy and your preparations for the new baby seem well underway! I love the butterfly sheet and I adore that dresser!! All the best for the new arrival, cheers, Jenny

Impera Magna said...

Oh my... so many pretty things to see! However, you scored big time with that dresser... absolutely fabulous! Wowsers...

monkeyneedle said...

Wow!1 Your embroidery work is beautiful. I don't know how you find time to do it with a little boy running around. And I love the idea of the tule for a bed skirt around the crib -- how cute!

Suzanne said...

Lots of projects!! Love the embroidery and that dresser is gorgeous! All the best with your baby coming!

P. said...

Wow, Sara, you don't mess around! Your little girl's crib and dresser are awesome. Purple tulle as a crib skirt is genius. Love the stitchery. Great color in that infinity scarf too!

QuiltCandy said...

Wow you are super organised for the coming of this baby! Such beautiful work, you have very lucky children :-)

Dee said...

So many fun baby things going on here! What a blessed baby girl she it! Love the tulle on the crib and the hutch is a SCORE!

Abby said...

Wow- so many great finishes - I'm very impressed!!

KarensQuiltsCrowsCardinals said...

Sara your work is just beautiful! Especially LOVE the stitching - oh my I wish I knew how to do all of that! Your little girl will swoon over her room one day -- what a wonderful mommy you are : )

Jessica said...

Your stitching is beautiful!!!

Jo said...

Wow I love that arm saver idea! Brilliant! Thanks for visiting my blog!

Brenda said...

Love you projects! The little stitched girl is so sweet! I have another grandchild due to enter this world the first of march and I have a couple of projects I need to get working on myself. Blessings.

Lorna McMahon said...

Oh Baby! You've been super busy! Love the embroidery work... And the fitted sheet... And everything!

Bonny said...

Your stitching is so pretty! I love your picture you made for Jade. Such a pretty name!
Little girls are the best :) Congratulations

sally anoyrkatis said...

Really busy! And all gorgeous, I especially love the picture. And the dresser is gorgeous. Thanks for coming and having a look at my WIP and taking the time to comment. And hope you're giving yourself a bit of resting time as well as keeping so busy.

Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation said...

wow! You've accomplished a lot lately! That dresser is such an awesome find! I love how the crib is wearing a tutu! so cute!

Thanks for linking up with Needle and Thread Thursday!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Michal Woodruff said...

Busy busy. Your stitching is precious. I love that little girl. Everything is so pretty.

grapes and hearts said...

Whoopie! Lots of preperation going on there! Wishing you the best for the last few weeks of your pregnancy!