15 February 2010

It's Rich-Craft!

Bad joke, I know. But being couped up indoors because of the snow has made me a little crazy! I mean, just look at it all:

So, I decided to do what any average working woman without work would do: I got crafty!

A while back, I picked up this book at Barnes & Noble: Simple Sewing for Baby by Lotta Jansdotter. I have been dying to try it out ever since! I mean, just look how cute the cover is.

There are twenty-four simple sewing projects detailed inside, each one cuter than the last! There were bib-kercheifs and cute little pants, simple bloomers and tag blankies, a super-cute diaper bag and bookend buddies. Will there be enough time to make it all? I wondered.

(Keep in mind that I do not have children, nor am I expecting. Apparently I am experiencing what is commonly known as "baby fever." My excuse is that my sister-in-law and a good friend are both pregnant and I need some baby shower gifts.)

I thought I'd try my hand at the stenciled clothing and the burp rags. Simple enough.

That was before I learned I'd have to make bias tape.

I had the fabric...I just thought it magically made itself into perfectly pressed little strips. (You mean it doesn't?!) After a little Google search, I figured out what I needed to do.

A few hours later...


became this!

Bias tape is a booger to make, but these will be the CUTEST BURP CLOTHS EVER! (That is, when they are not covered in spit up.)

I also tried out my stenciling technique, which resulted in the following:

Look at the cute little heart on the bum!

And the adorable alligator. So. Cute.

More of this 'Rich-Craft" to come!


karen said...

love the designs you did! very impressed with your sewing skills!

Tara said...

Cute, cute, cute!