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Friday, June 24, 2011

More Bibs

A friend in Abu Dhabi had her baby shower this afternoon. I was super excited for the opportunity to sew a few more bibs.

I decided to use these coordinating prints for bibs that would be appropriate for a boy or girl (the sex is still unknown.) Do you remember the apples from this project?

I also made up a little fabric-sewn-on-paper card.

She was a very happy mom-to-be today!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Goodie Bags

I definitely overwhelmed myself this year with all the projects I took on during the last few weeks of school. One of the bigger projects was my end of the year gift. I decided to make each of my students a little drawstring bag and fill it with goodies from the year.

Luckily, I found a very simple tutorial to use. Making 23 bags took a while, but I did it!

For a little bit of decoration I stitched the girls' first initial on their bag.

Unfortunately, I didn't get any photos, but I know the girls were happy to receive them!

Here's the gift I made my students last year.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Bibs and a Bag

When Julia designed my mom's birthday card this year, she requested "anything baby" in return. I was happy to oblige her.

Because I wanted to make something practical yet simple, I decided on bibs.

There are several patterns out there, but I selected the Best Bib pattern. The bibs were easy enough to sew up and the perfect way to use small amounts of the cute print fabrics I've been saving. I would have liked to try a more prominent quilting design, but I couldn't find batting anywhere. The flannel I used instead didn't do much to plump the bibs up enough. Oh well.

I wanted to throw in a little something extra for Julia's birthday so I sewed up a hobo sack. I had been wanting to try this project for a long time. I've since found a similar pattern with less steps to follow that I like a lot better.

Hope you like them, Julia!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Breakfast in Bed

Sometimes you just have to enjoy a special breakfast.

I made cinnamon rolls at midnight and Mike whipped up a delicious fruit salad in the morning.

It definitely beat running off to the grocery store on an empty stomach, which is the usual Friday morning routine.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

What's for Dinner?

I hosted Hump Day Dinner last night.

Here's what we ate:

Beverage: Mint Iced Tea with Agave Nectar

Starter: Homemade hummus with vegetables

Snack: Pappadum

Main: Red Lentil Dal with brown rice

Dessert: Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

It was a tasty dinner! Only a few more Hump Days left until summer break...