Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The Fish are Done

I'm so excited that I'm DONE with all the fish for my son's first birthday party. I used a variation Ashley's fishy purse tutorial from Make it Love it to create the goodie bags. His birthday is at the END of May, so I'm way ahead of schedule! Go me! I love how I got to use a ton of my scraps for this project too. Now, I can fill them with some take home goodies, and that part of the planning will be done.

Birthday parties are just so exciting, but now I need a new sewing project...hmm?

Friday, April 12, 2013

Kids' Birthdays

One of the greatest things in life is to see excitement on a child's face on their birthday. I remember many of my birthdays from my childhood and always loved being involved in the planning and fun activities of the day. Now that I have my own child, I'm excited to celebrate his special day too! This past week we had 2 birthdays. The first was for a little boy turning 3 and the second for a little girl turning 1. Since I love creating - especially for other people and kids, I put together some homemade gifts. This first gift is a two sided superhero cape. One side is batman and the other side is "Super G" for the child's name.

As you can see from the picture, the recipient was super excited. I made a minky blanket with the little girl's initial on it. I hope she has many night or naps snuggled up with it.

The blanket measures 31"x42".

These projects have inspired me to make some things for my 'lil guy too...they are in the works now! I look forward to sharing them soon.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Easter Basket

I was quite proud of myself - I finished my son's Easter basket a whole 2 weeks BEFORE Easter! Granted he is only 10 months and didn't really notice, but I am happy. I used my Easter Basket tutorial, but I've changed how I've done the handle a little bit. I guess I should probably update the tutorial (maybe next year, ha!). I also added boning to the handle, so it is quite sturdy. Here is the cute basket:

I used some of the same materials in Clark's Easter basket that were also used in his quilt. I certainly do love Riley Blake fabrics!

In Clark's basket you can see a little crabby bib I made for him and a cross stitch ornament made by my mom.

I'm currently working on some gifts for family and a whole school of fish for Clark's birthday. I can't wait to be able to share these! Have a great day and please support World Autism Awareness Day.