Thursday, 13 March 2008

New Resolution

OK, so I seem to have got really good at buying fabric, but not so good on doing any sewing! Or updating my blog. So here is my new resolution - to update my blog once a week, even if it's to say I've done nothing! Hopefully this way I will be encouraged to actually do something!
To be fair, I have made something recently - sheets for Kira for Kindy. Another mum showed me this fantastic idea for an all in one, so I decided to have a go, and here it is!

Basically the bottom sheet is doubled over. You then sew the top sheet to the bottom edge of the bottom sheet, making it wider than the bottom sheet. The top sheet can then be left off if it is hot, or pulled up over the child. There is elastic attached to the corners of the bottom sheet to hold it in place. They fit perfectly on the blue mats most kindy's use for rest time and can be made using one flat single bed sheet. The pillow case can be made into a bag. Here is a picture of Kira modelling it!

It took me all day to make, as Kira wasn't well and I only got to sew in 10 minute bursts, but I reckon you could knock one up in a couple of hours.

I've been meaning to get into some bag making, so I bought these patterns to try out.

Now all I have to do is get off my butt and do something! I also fell in love with these two prints.

Luke's teacher has also announced she is pregnant, due in August. There goes my idea for a quilt at the end of the year for her! Instead, I will make a baby quilt for her using this.

I was originally going to use teddy bears, but I couldn't find any. Of course, I've had to buy other fabric to go with this as nothing in my stash suited (really, I promise!). I found what I was looking for at The Fat Quarter shop and of course had to get some other stuff to fill the bag. Hopefully next week I 'll be able to blog some actual projects. Stay tuned and I'll try not to disappoint!


Helen said...

I'm tuned in Kylie! Looking foward to seeing what you sew! Love that red and white material, very nice.

AJ said...

Love your new material Kylie...that red and white is fab!!

Emma said...

I love those new prints, I'll be waiting to see what you do with them!