Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Oh, Hello Fabric I've Had For Six Months

That's right - everything is getting made in anticipation of our first boutique. Even the stuff I've had sitting around for six months. I should have made it earlier since it turned out so nice.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

First Boutique

We're going to be at the Tuscany Neighborhood Boutique on October 10th! Once we decided to do it, we both knew we would need to sew a lot for the next few weeks. Here are the two I finished yesterday.
Lime green is just a cool color and the black made it pretty dramatic. This one is reversible.

Here is a close up of the handle of the Zoo Animals and Gum Ball Dots car seat blanket I did yesterday. Also reversible.

If you live in the area (the boutique is in Herriman), come see us and all our stuff in person. :)

Friday, September 25, 2009

More Paisleys!

My cousin-in-law Kelly's sister is having her first baby - a boy! Kelly saw the Green Paisley Car Seat Blanket we did for someone else and asked me to do one like it for her sister. Of course it had to be a little different, and it's just as great! I love this line of fabric from Riley Blake (obviously, we've now done four car seat blankets with it).


My friend Shari was an online mommy mentor (is that even a term? It is now). She has ordered in the past and now wants another car seat blanket for a friend who is a huge Disney fan. I found this darling fabric and had to do some super-soft minky on the back for it. Baby coming didn't cooperate during the ultrasound, so gender-neutral is the key - did I succeed?

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Just Me?

I love the 1930s and 1940s prints that have made their way back into the fabric stores. They remind me of my Grandma's house - the kind of dolls she had there (my Mom's dolls) and the books. I walked around the fabric store with Michael Miller's vintage style "Roller Coaster" (one word?) for a good fifteen minutes before I bought some. Couldn't decide if I would be the only person who would like it. Am I? Anyway, I thought the end result was really sweet.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Fabric Crush on Riley Blake

Yes, I made another car seat blanket out of Riley Blake fabric. This time it's the slate blue with ivory and chocolate brown. And it's reversible! Now you know what happens when I find cute boy fabric - I buy it all. More photos in the shop. (By the way, did you know you can get a free, handmade trick-or-treat bag with every purchase $35 or more in our shop right now? Better take advantage before we get sick of making trick-or-treat bags. :))

Friday, September 18, 2009

One For A Girl, One For A Fan

It's been a long time since I've done a fan car seat blanket. Tanya ordered one from our etsy shop and by the time I found the fabric (online - no Washington Redskins fans here in Utah, apparently) she'd had her baby! Booo. I found some polyester fabric for the back that feels like a lightweight suede. Which is kind of cool.

The other one is a sweet girly car seat blanket made with Heather Bailey's Pop Garden in teal and pink. I used pink dot minky for the back. I could see the sun going down out my window as I finished this one up. I didn't even clip all the threads before rushing outside to take a picture of it. The sunset was so pink and the light on the blanket was beautiful in real life. It looked really really bright on my computer screen, though. Trust me, it's just normal pink, not spazzy pink.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Time For Something Sweet

It seems like I've made a lot of boy stuff lately. Maybe that's why this lovely fabric called my name when I was on one of my thrice weekly pilgrimages to a fabric store. I think the flowered side is so feminine. And until someone (SOMEONE PLEASE) starts making argyle fabric (CUTE argyle fabric), the lavender plaid on the reverse side will have to do it for me. This is for no one in particular. Maybe it's for you? Get a closer look at it in our shop.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Swim Bike...

We have some friends who are serious triathletes - they even have their own store! The wife half of this couple is amazing. She just had their fifth child a few weeks ago. It's a little late and a little bit literal (L, L, L), but I thought of them when I saw flannel with bicycles (ignore the scooters) and then matching flannel with waves. Hee! GET IT?! I couldn't find any fabric with shoes or runners. Sad. Still, they're lucky to have a friend like me. :)

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Shannon's Little Cowboy

We have a beautiful friend named Shannon who is very smart, funny and talented as well. Her one flaw is being a closet cowgirl. Since she's having a boy in a few weeks (and naming him after a character from Lonesome Dove - hee!), I thought using some cowboy handkerchief fabric would be appropriate. Also some delicious chocolate brown minky on the inside.