Saturday, January 16, 2010

I was a busy little bee today. Emersyn just wanted to color all day and didn't want anything to do with me, so I decided "heck with cleaning my house--I wanna sew." So that is what I did. I had 2 projects that I wanted to get working on and I dove right in. First, was another tutorial from Cluck Cluck Sew. It was a great, easy 1 hour project. I made a changing pad/diaper holder. Click here for her amazing tutorial. She gave quick, easy to follow instructions. For some reason I chose not to follow ALL of the instructions and ended up with a few kinks in my finished project. My first problem...I did not have any minkee or chenille for the chaning pad, so I decided to use a towel. I had a beautiful yellow towel that had been stained (during a previous crafting experiment), but that was basically brand new. So I decided to use that for the interior---minus the stained part of course. It worked ok in the beginning, but then by the end it was just too thick for my machine. I broke a couple needles and had to make a few changes. I also did not cut my fabric to the right deminsions AND decided to make my pocket a little bigger--- because I always think that bigger is better--NOT SO. I ended up with a changing pad that is too big to just throw in my purse. BUT it will come in handy because I decided that it will work perfect for in the back of my car. It will hold 5 or so diapers and a wipe container, so that way I don't have diapers all over the back of my Pilot---GOOD THINKING HUH???
Plus it kept me busy and I think it is stinking cute. I think I need to make about 10 more of these for everyone I know and for ALL of my different diaper bags--LOVE IT!!
My second project by the way was to applique a few of my birdie blocks. I finished 4, which means I have 5 done in total. That is more than half way, so the finished blocks will be making an appearance soon:)

1 comment:

marciekoch said...

I'm glad you praticed applique today - I need your help on Monday...BIG TIME. Cute stuff. I love Cluck Cluck Sew!