I applied to be apart of the 7th annual Hyde park arts and crafts adventure, and I was accepted. This will be my first ever booth and I’m very excited. I have a small inventory of things that I have been trying to sell on etsy, but now that I have to fill a 5 x 10 space of stuff, I really need to get cracking on sewing things up. For a while I might just be posting pictures of things I’ve made that day. I won’t be updating my etsy shop, so if you see something you want, just send me an email and I can sell it to you instead of putting it in the ‘adventure’.
*what I started with before I was accepted.
I have 5 weeks to make enough stuff for this two day adventure. Between sewing lessons, being a wife and a mother and helping watch kids before a friend moves, I am only able to make one thing per day, usually.
If you have any suggestions of things to sell, I’m all ears. I’ve been mostly been working on boys and girls clothing type items, I need to start working on bags of sorts and other generic type things that are not size related.
I’m excited for this, but I’m also stressed about making enough product. Wish me luck and keep an eye out for updates of what I’m making.
*what I currently have so far.
We’ve been doing a lot of swimming lately, and I’m finally getting to making a swim robe for C1.
I found this great terry cloth fabric at Vouge Fabrics and it’s been waiting and waiting to be made into a robe for months. I have enough to maybe even make me a robe out of it.
The pattern i used did not include a hood, but I drew up a pattern for that and added it on. I love the little loops to hold on the belt as well. I also enjoy the trim around the front. I’m thinking maybe next time I’ll do a different color to make it pop just a bit.
I have this in the shop now, so if you would like to buy one in any size from 6 months to 4 years; go to etsy.com/thismommade. Once it’s ordered and I know what size, I’ll whip it up in a day or two and ship it on out. Now we need to go to the beach again to try it out.
This summer is so hot, it’s sometimes hard to keep sunscreen on. Lucky for me C1 enjoys wearing hats most of the time and will leave them on. I made him this bucket hat and it does great at protecting his face and his neck.
It’s a great hat and I love that it’s reversible so he can wear it every day; which he pretty much does.
I should make some more to put in the shop. I could also add a neck strap to help your little one keep it on their head. C1 is so good about keeping it on, that I didn’t need to add the neck strap.
A friend joined us at the park, and didn’t have a hat.
So I whipped up this little cut hat just for her. My brim stitches arn’t all that straight because I was in such a rush, but the hat turned out pretty cute.
I hope you’re enjoying the summer and staying hydrated with all this heat. Keep covered with a bucket hat. Coming soon to the shop, or made upon request. Just send me an email.
I made this dog pillow pet for C1 to use for when we travel. It’s nice for him/me to have a pillow. This is actually the first thing that I’ve made that C1 has shown great interest in. Other things he doesn’t seem to care for, but he hugs and loves this. It warms my heart.
I took a pattern for a stuffed animal/blanket and had to make it smaller. I used a $2 pillow from IKEA as the main body, and sized down the head to the appropriate size. Some button eyes (which have now been torn off and re-stitched on) and I think this makes for one cute pillow pet.
Oh, I love this soft fabric, it’s so nice to cuddle up with. Lucky for me, it doesn’t take much fabric to make one of these, so I’ve got plenty to make some more. I think I should do that and put some in my shop. If you would like one, let me know and I’ll get to sewing. My list to sew is so long that I just don’t know where to begin, but if I have a request or deadline, then I’ll put it at the top of the list.
I’ve mostly been posting about all the fun that we’ve been having this summer, which has been great. But I have been sewing this summer to. It’s just taken me a while to get pictures of the things I’ve made, so I’m just now getting around to showing them to you.
For these quilts I got the fabric from my MIL stash back in May. I also did most of the work back in May as well, but some of the quilting and binding didn’t happen until late June. This first quilt is an hour glass quilt.
With so much color in the fabric collection, I’m glad I chose to do a white. The hour glass is an easy pattern to do, but it’s a bit time consuming. I love how this turned out and how bright and fun it is.
For the back I decided to piece some fabrics together. The salmon color was higher priced than I usually pay, so I didn’t buy as much. I also made a little mat to put in the room with this quilt to use as matching decor. I like having a pieced back; something I don’t usually do.
This other quilt was super fun. It’s a basket weave quilt. As it sounds, the fabric strips are weaved together just like you would make a basket. There is a tutorial HERE on how to do this. I really enjoy these blues and greens. Once I wash the quilt, the edges will fray a bit, which is the point of this quilt. It’s also great because as you “piece” the quilt, you are also quilting it. It’s just tricky to get all your pieces tight while you’re quilting. But again, am pleased with how this turned out.
As of now, I’m too in love with these quilts to sell them, but maybe in time I’ll make other quilts I love and won’t mind selling these ones. However, if you are in love with one of them, and really want to buy it, give me a shout and we can possibly work something out.
I tell my Mom frequently that she needs to finish projects that she has started. And yet, I am starting new projects all the time without finishing others. I also read recently about Quilts for Kids on a few of the blogs I follow. I ordered my quilt kit and while I waited for it to arrive, I decided to finish up some of the quilts I had started, but not quite finished. These two quilts will be going in the shop.
This one is fun because of the fuzzy of the squares and the fun colors. A straight line quilting with a fun green stripe on the back.
This next one also has the fuzzy fabric, but is accompanied by pinwheels. A much smaller quilt, with some stippling throughout.
I’ve learned that I really enjoy making these smaller baby sized quilts, they go quite quick. The great feeling of a finished product is great, and I get to try out some techniques I’ve been wanting to try.
I started this quilt in Utah last summer. I thought I was going to add more around the border or do something fancy on the back, but I simply didn’t have the fabric I needed. It has taken me this long to realize that and to finally finish this quilt.
The quilting is a leaf type thing in the center of each square and then some loops in the flower corners. I still need lots of practice on my quilting, but I think I’m starting to get a little better.
This quilt will be going in the shop: thismommade.etsy.com