Friday, February 12, 2010

Valentine Snow Storm

I should be sewing....

we're playing in the snow!

Sending out Valentine love from Georgia!!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The pics I promised...

Here are the pictures I promised yesterday of the minky/cotton blanket I made. I know it doesn't LOOK hard to make, but trust was an adventure!

I LOVE the polka dots!

I chose the soft pink minky to go on the other side, but I was sooo torn on whether the light blue or even white minky would be better. I like the pink, but I really think the others could work too.

My sweetie just had to get her picture with it...I do think it will end up being hers b/c now she's kind of attached to it.

I will do another one....I just have to decide what it will look like! :o)

Monday, February 8, 2010

Sewing "minky" and how it almost killed me...

Well, not literally almost killed me, but yes I felt my frustration rising to that point while sewing it. Somehow I picked up minky material and a cotton and thought, "what a piece of cake to sew up a sweet little blanket. Right?? WRONG! I think I pulled out the seams and tried again 3 or 4 times. So, after I finally figured it out (sorta), and at least got the four sides sewn (kinda) straight, THEN I sought help. I know....I'm backwards like that!

I found this fabulous blog of a lady who happens to also be an Etsian..... you can view her blog HERE. Thankfully she had a wonderful tutorial and I learned the secret of sewing minky fabric.....PINS....and LOTS of them! So, I am ready now to try again and see what happens the second time around. I'll take pics of "the first" tomorrow. I'm not sure if I'll sell it in my Etsy shop as "this is my first...I know it's not perfect" or just let my sweet baby girl enjoy it. We'll see!!