Thursday February 5, 2009

Lately I’ve really been enjoying working on sewing projects.  Most of them have been centered around things for the baby, but I’ve also made some things for the boys and my nieces, nephews, and friends.

I’m relatively new to the world of sewing, so my skills often don’t match my ambition, but I’m looking forward becoming a better seamstress.  I get a lot of satisfaction out of making something really cute for less than I know I could buy it at the store or a specialty boutique.  I want stylish, fun things; I just don’t want to pay a lot of money for them!

Her baby quilt is finished, thanks to my my mom.

This is the diaper bag I just finished making last week.  It turned out to be more of an undertaking than I expected!

This is my all-in-one diaper changing bag (sorry I forgot to rotate the picture before I downloaded it)

I bought a plain dust ruffle from the clearance rack at Target and then added some yo-yo flowers, just to add a bit of extra color.

This is a crayon pocket. I made them as Christmas gifts for my sons, nieces and nephews, and friends.

This is what it looks like when it’s all folded up.  It comes in real handy at church.

I also made some funky little dollies for my nieces, and appliqued a few onesies for the babies (but I don’t have any pictures of those).  I would like to make some more burp rags and a nursing cover before the baby comes but I’m not sure it will happen.

If anyone is interested in any of these patterns or techniques, I would be more than happy to assist!

12 thoughts on “Thursday February 5, 2009

  1. Indigo__Dreams

    Your bedding set is beautiful!  I love all the little details like the flowers on the dust ruffle.  I can’t wait to meet the little girl who will one day sleep in it.  A really loves her crayon pocket and dolly!  And I can’t thank you enough for the wonderful quilt you made for E.  I’ve always been so amazed by your creative works.  Learning to sew is still on my list of things I’d like to do someday.

  2. Anonymous

    I’m inspired, as a relative newbie to diy projects, I’m taking baby steps. I love the crayon idea. I also came across this great quilt idea that uses old baby clothes and it offers instructions for beginners like me.

  3. TConway

    You are too humble April!  You are truly one of the most talented, creative people I know!  And an excellent seamstress.  I cannot count the number of times I have said the following to Jess: “Don’t spend money on that!  April could show you how to make it!”  Seriously – ask her!  Everything you have made for your little girl is simply darling.  Just think, when she is old enough, you can teach her all of the skills that you have learned!  Of course, you never know…Jude or Gideon might like to sew, too!


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