Friday, October 23, 2009

Can't Stay Away From Black & White

I'm always tempted by the black and white fabrics. And they look really cool on the car seat, too.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The One Left Behind

In my marathon of making car seat blankets for the boutique, there was one that didn't get made. I'm kind of glad, because a friend of mine bought it the other day and it will be perfect for her sister-in-law. The sister-in-law is having her 4th girl in a few weeks. We're thinking she might be done with pink. :)

(First time using my sewing room/office to take the picture. I'm kind of happy about the result. Maybe I won't have to go all the way upstairs and outside for the photo shoots anymore.)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Boutique Success

Saturday October 10th we had our first boutique. The morning was very cold, so the crowds were thin. I wish I could say it warmed up, but the wind was so bitter!

The good news is we sold some fun blankets from our inventory. The better news for you is that we have a bunch of car seat blankets left over to put up in The Butterfly Net Shop. We're putting one new car seat blanket up every day so keep checking to see the new surprises! New Amy Butler, Michael Miller, and Moda - all great car seat blankets!

Here are some pictures to pique your interest:

Friday, October 9, 2009

Last Ones... For Real This Time

This is it! These are the last ones I'm making before tomorrow. I should have been done earlier, but as I was leaving the fabric store with my no-good-ivory-thread (unbeknown to me at the time), I saw the new Amy Butler fabric near the door. Who? What? What?! Of course I bought some. Later on that. Here are the boy car seat blankets:

This is as close as I've been to making the same cover twice. The difference is this one is reversible and I made the chocolate on blue the "wrap around" this time. Hmmm. Looks the same.

Vintage style cowboys & cowgirls at a rodeo. Why do I always have a cowboy one?

And now, the one that stopped me in my tracks when I was so close to being done. I love these colors, but I never would have put them together. Amy Butler is a genius! If my sister, Allyn, was having a baby girl, this would be her's. And I would insist that she do all her baby stuff in this color. I'm in charge like that.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Fun Stuff for the Boutique

We've been sewing like crazy the last few days getting ready for the Tuscany Neighborhood Boutique on Saturday, October 10th (THIS SATURDAY - BAH!). We won't be putting these in the shop until after the boutique, if they don't sell. We also have great "babysitter" bags to go with some of these car seat blankets. And trick-or-treat bags! Like I said, we've been sewing like crazy. Hope to see you there!

And finally, a boy blanket (I'm doing two more boy ones right now... after I type this):

Thursday, October 1, 2009

New Fabric Crush

I'm not totally over Riley Blake (there's one on deck right now), but I'm really liking Patricia Bravo's Girly Girl line. The colors are fun, the patterns are interesting. The names she's given them, however, are kind of lame. Seriously... "Dangling Ovals"? I don't think so.
I'd like to make an argument for orange. It's not the new pink or anything, but it's a happy color. Give it a chance, coach!