Here is the other bib I made for my friend as well as a onesie dress. I made the dress using this tutorial . This is the second one I’ve made and they come together really fast- about an hour. Next, I want to make something for Allison for the fourth of July. We are going to GV for the parade and fireworks since Daddy is working. It should be an interesting car trip with just me and the two kids for the first time.
Boojiboo Flirty Apron GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!! These aprons are super cute.
Here is a bib that I made for a friend’s baby shower. (I am so not a photographer- it’s much cuter in person). I got the idea for the denim from a few different websites, mainly Thimbly Things . I really liked the idea of using machine embroidery stitches to embellish around the contrast strip. The pattern I used was from a Martha Stewart template but you can find one anywhere or just trace a bib you already have. It was really easy so I’m going to make at least one more and then either a changing pad or onesie dress. We’ll see how motivated I get.
Allison had her first ballet recital last weekend. It was so stinkin’ cute! She did really good and had a great time. She was in two dances; one tap, one ballet. It was fun to do her hair and make-up, then help her with her costumes. It brought back memories of my first dance experiences and how much I loved it and still do. I hope that dance will be her thing, too, but whatever she wants to do, I’ll support. The hubby already has dibs on putting her in softball (she has a good arm, especially with rocks!).
It’s so hard to come up with things to make for little boys. Girls are easy; cute dresses are so much fun to make. But I did make Ian a little collared shirt from this Butterick pattern. The plan is to make Ian a shirt and Allison a sundress out of the Beach Babies fabric that I love (but I can’t find the actual fabric that I got online). I’m not a super big fan of the way the shirt turned out- too wide even for my chunky boy. But, I will either try to pull it in or find a different pattern. And I’m not sure if I want a shirt-tail hem, which this pattern has, or a straight hem. Something else to think about.
I made these shorts for Allison to wear to bed. I figured why go out and buy something when I have half a fabric store worth of fabric and almost as many patterns (since I need a pattern for almost anything- not that creative). I used Simplicity 3584 but any simple shorts or pants pattern would work. I added some rick-rack to the bottoms and a little piece of ribbon at the back seam so she could tell front from back. I pair them with some simple white cami’s that I got on clearance a while back. Perfect for the 80+ degree nights we get in the summer.
Ok, so these two things don’t really have anything to do with each other; I don’t have a picture of the banana bread (recipe) but I do have a picture of my baby making googly eyes at me. I love this age, when they light up whenever you come into view or stop nursing just to flash a huge smile. Ian’s such a smiley baby. And the double chocolate banana bread was delicious. Just make sure the loaf pan is a bigger one. I originally had it in a smaller one, then decided to put it in a bigger one so it wouldn’t overflow.