Thursday, February 19, 2015

Mini Photo Dump; A Little Sewing

First, a little Target snoop shopping...I love their jackets and think they're reasonably well made but can't do the $35 price tag. Especially since Target puts their clothing on sale so quickly. I'm sure it'll be marked down 30% soon and maybe even 50%...


Perfect piece for spring!


Ignoring my dirty entry way (hey, it's still winter!)...My daughter's distressed jeans went into fully ripped at the knees. If you look closely at her right leg you'll see a vertical seam where I repaired them before! I think she's going to have to hang these up soon :) But in the meantime; she got a cool polka-dot patch job.



I was being a total hooligan and had a couple of completed items that needed hemming. My mom's cardigan is one of them. M6996 in an animal print jersey from Fabric Mart. 

We're pretty close in size and I've gifted her 2 of my M6844 cardis so this one should fit just fine. I have some "unselfish sewing" in the works for her to round out my February sewing.


What do you do when your husband asks you to make a blanket for a pending new baby in his extended family...and then tells you the baby is due "this week"?

Fleece! lol!

I took a yard of fleece and the JoAnn "minky" (it's called cuddle dot or something or another). I cut it down to 34" x 52" (FYI Husband: babies grow and still need blankies when they are no longer tiny) and put wrong sides together and bound it with the polka-dot fabric (I am getting major mileage from this cut of cotton!) 


The burp cloths are from the Cloud9 free pattern & tutorial (here). I love this little pattern. You can get 2 'faces' from a fat quarter which makes it really easy! I buy solid white flannel to back mine. I saw a great tip about backing it with terrycloth but that was WAY too thick. 

This cute little set is heading west! On it's way to California :)

25 comments:

  1. It is certainly baby time around my area too. Both my SIL's are pregnant as well as my own sister. lol. The blanket looks so cuddly and soft. I love minky.
    I think you make better jackets than that target one ;-) and my kiddos are ripping holes in their clothes too!! I had to resort to iron on patches on 2 of them.

    We need some warm weather!!!

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    1. So many babies!!!

      Just a peek of warmth. I will take 20 degrees right now as WARM!

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  2. I saw that jacket at target and its on my inspiration list of things to sew. I love making baby blankets and your blanket and burpers are stinking cute... love the print.

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    1. :) Thanks! I have gone back twice now looking for the jacket. Will check in again today!

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  3. Quit showing us that Target blazer! You're making me want it too!! LOL! Love the little blanket!

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  4. Your Target stores sound way better than ours....it's a lovely jacket.

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  5. As your fellow sewing/personal style blogger who loves store bought garments as much as sewn ones, yay for the Target photo. LOL! I am not alone! :D It looks wonderful on you, but of course I am all, "you can sew one, you know." Heehee.

    The baby blanket is precious as is the cardigan. I feel like all I ever do is make things for people, but the feeling after it is done is awesome, you know, you are showing them how much you care about them when doing it and *usually* they realize that. (Exception being eight-year old boys in full leg casts, but that's a discussion for another time.)

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    1. Thank you!

      Oh your poor boy! :) Yes, there are few people I will sew for. Only some appreciate it!

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  6. Love that jacket.. SO cute..
    Baby blanket is so sweet. Know the parents will love it. You were very smart on this last minute idea of hubby's.ha

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    1. Thank you! Yes. I had to think quickly! :)

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  7. I can attest to how long a baby blanket needs to last...my 18 year old took hers to college. She's heartbroken that it is falling apart. Best gift ever.

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  8. Target is my store... I go in for one thing and come out with triple times that. Love the baby set.

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  9. You are my sew idol! Thank you for keeping me wanting to sew!

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  10. I always like the polka dots, and the peekaboo dots at the knees are just swell!

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  11. That is a really cute jacket and I bet you could make one like that for a lot less! Looks really good on you and made me ready for spring too!

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  12. I don't want to get you excited but Targets has a sale going on lol! my daugters B'day was yesteday & she treated herself to a blazer & a few blouses so check your Target again , your jacket may be on sale! the babay blanket is the cutest thing! love the colors!

    Helen

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