08 May 2011


We will be having a Baby Wayne, as opposed to a baby Doris coming October.  Finding out the sex of a child is AWESOME, especially when it comes to making a list of all the cute things I am going to make him and how I am gonna decorate his room.  First thing I did?  Ordered the cutest fabric EVER!  Check it.   Except that I am going to use some green and I did not get the polka dots.  Polka dots are pretty feminine so I am going to find some more masculine patterns to go with it.  But the bikes?  YES.  I really wanted to find some cute robots and things, but I just loved this Michael Miller fabric.  The quilt I am going to make is this one from JayBird quilts.  It is called Unwind, which I bought months ago.  I thought it would be cute for any Doris or Styles!  Since I don't know where I will be bringing the little darling home to, that is as far as I have gotten.  I am considering making him a blessing outfit, but I also kind of want him to wear the outfit Rad and Roo have worn. I don't know.  I will figure it out when I get settled in AZ!  Happy Sewing!

01 May 2011

Knit Wit.

I finally delved into the world of jersey knit fabric.  My new Bernina sewing computer came complete with an overlock stitch, as opposed to my old machine that was certainly NOT a sewing computer or buying a serger (which is not totally out of the question).  So...I went for it!  I have made the boys sweatshirts so I am not a total rookie sewing with knit.  I am clearly not PRO either.  That being the case, I made a maternity dress that I found on this pretty awesome blog.  I had to take it in a TON (not b/c I am skinny...that is not what I am saying.  I am most definitely NOT skinny right now.  Heck, I had two reese's pb easter eggs today).  I love the fabric!  The color is fab, for sure!  Okay, here you go!

Please excuse my filthy house.  I have boxes stacked to my head, as we move to AZ soon.  I HAD to finish the hem of this dress before we leave.  I was going c.r.a.z.y. just thinking about it.  Anyhow, I debuted it at church today and I love how it turned out!  I am not entirely sure I will be sewing a lot with jersey knits but I do like a few things about it.  Namely:  1.  It is very forgiving, both in wear and sewing!  2.  No ragged or frayed edges.  
I finished another dress yesterday too and I will post that next week.  No more sewing till we get settled in in AZ!  By then I will know if we are having a baby Doris or a baby Wayne!  I will be able to put my new sewing computer to good use making things for the new little nugget!  Peace.