Thursday, February 24, 2005

I Sewed Baby Gifts! :o)

Yay! This is the second time I've sewn for a baby. I hope I actually get off my duff and mail it. Still working on the card, though... I did write him a name poem for it. I've been experimenting with various embossing powders and stamping glitter, hoping to get inspired for the actual making for the card.

Anyway, here's the gown and hat:

For the gown, I used a lap shoulder T patt and just lengthened it (like that other, floopy-necked one I did) and this time I just made a casing for the elastic, rather than trying to serge in on. I used FOE (Fold-Over Elastic) -- as an Amity Mama suggested I do -- for the neck and it worked GREAT! I love how it came out! The hat is from a sew-along on the Amity's sewing board.

After the hat and gown, I made him a tag blanket with little ribbon loops sewn all around. This is NOT a Taggie(insert trademark symbol here)! I hear they get really POd and sue you if you call them that.

I'll show both sides. Blue is fleece w/embroidered trucks. Crazy turtle fabric is flannel. :)

In other news, I made my sister a GINORMOUS bag. Too big, in fact. Here you see The Prawn STANDING INSIDE it:

And here's a close-up of some of the fabric and stitching. I LOVE the fabric!! It's called "How to Get a Husband." :o)

I'm not sure what the heck she would do with such a bag. Someday I really must start measuring and planning these things...

I also posted some jewelry on eBay and have bids on 2 pieces. YAY!!! The pixie anklet is one of my faves:

Seems like I'm making up for lost time on pics. First famine and now feast!

Speaking of feast, today we made yuanxiao for the Lantern Festival. (The recipe in the link is the one we used, even from the same book.) Yummy! Next time I'll try stuffing them with red bean paste. They are SUPER easy to make! We had class and sparring tonight and we had our traditional Thursday night pizza, and then I whipped these up while everyone was finishing their pizza.

I got some lovely books from Isabella - can't wait to check them out. And I FINALLY got "Eat Drink and be Chinaberry" from Chinaberry. I've been lusting after it for years. Yum, YUM! The kids LOVED the Mocha Snowball cookies.

So, you are treated to a feast of pics and links today. Hope you like them!! Happy Lantern Festival!!

While I'm at it I'll show the twirly skirt I made The Prawn and the Poodle Hoodie for Sluggie:

PS - Sheila, do you want the bag?? LMK... :o)

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