3.21.2009

i just keep sewing and sewing and sewing...

Confession: I've been a sewing machine addict this week. So many fun projects to do, so many adorable fabrics, so little time before baby comes! But all of this crafting is definitely keeping me sane, thinking delightful+positive thoughts, and getting me even more excited to meet our little one! First up, I made a little fabric banner to decorate the nursery. {Oh, and now that I've given you a little taste, I promise to post more nursery pics next week when our rocker arrives!} I had so much fun with this one, I couldn't even resist making 3 more. :)
A dipes+wipes case to toss in what will inevitably become my very large mom purse. It is the perfect size for a travel-size plastic box of wipes and a few diapers. Isn't this fabric just darling? I want to buy a few more yards! Edit: This fabric is from my favorite local fabric boutique, Peapod Fabrics in SF. You can order it through the owner's web catalog here. {Look for it in the kids section!}And a new travel toiletry bag for moi; pattern from Weekend Sewing by Heather Ross. {This is the part where I learned how to sew in a basic zipper...Easier than I thought!} Started packing for the hospital this week and this is the perfect place to stuff all of my extra essentials!
And last but not least, my fav: A sweet little kimono top for baby! {Pattern also from Weekend Sewing.} This will be perfect for the first week when he still has his little umbilical cord! Look close--the fabric is full of Mother Goose characters. Then again, don't look too close: that bias tape was tricky. Willie-nillie seams or not, I will still cherish his first little shirt!

15 comments:

~Holly~ said...

How cute and talented are you!! You are going to make a wonderful mommy! :)

AndiMae said...

I am so impressed and inspired by all the projects you have been making lately! I love that fabric bunting- I can't wait to see the rest of the baby room!

Secondstreetdesigns said...

so cute! I am so impressed! you inspire me to get backon the sewing bandwagon. (i fell off after Christmas!)

Leslie said...

oh my all of it it so so cute, where did you get that fabric for the diapers and wipes case, I love it!

brand.new.housewife said...

That is the EXACT pattern I registered for - how cute! I've been searching frantically online to find a good deal...did you get it for your shower?

Carrie said...

Hi Jess, I'm glad you found me and left a little note besides. It was fun to read about your visit from Amy and Becca. I am quite fond of the Fillmore District and the Conservatory of Flowers, too.

Elijah's Mom said...

Those are so cute! How funny, I just made a fabric diapers and wipes case for my large mom purse last week!!! I had considered making one for you - good thing I was too lazy. :) I just ordered that book, Weekend Sewing, and another one, because the projects you are doing seem so fun - it's cool to see what other things are in that book - I can't wait for it to come in the mail!

Miss G said...

All of it looks fantastic! Kelly

Noah and Ryders Mommy said...

Oh you crafty girl you!!! They are all so so so adorable!!! I love them all, the banner was TOO CUTE! And I love the little dipes/wipe case fabric how darling!! You amaze me friend!
Getting so very excited for you!!
xoxo

Sara Christine said...

Your nursery looks straight out of Martha Stewart Living! Soooo cute. You have a great eye for design, and rockin' sewing skills! :)

{eleise} said...

I love all your sewing projects...I've been trying to find time to learn to sew myself! =) Hope everything is going well for you as you get ready for the baby!

Aminta said...

Oh my Gosh! You are a sewing fool!
I am amazed at your energy and drive. I do not have your energy and I am un-pregnant! AMAZING!
Your sewing is so cute. I love all that you have made. They are really darling. :)

Kate said...

Love the sewing projects! Peapod is the greatest fabric store, I try to go there once a week when I'm not busy with Grad school. Can't wait to see the rest of the baby room!

have a lovely said...

oh...i love love love his room!!! so very precious and your projects...you are one talented mommie! you inspire me to not be so scarred of the sewing machine in my closet1

pve design said...

Can I just tell you how much I adore all of your sewing. It makes me want to drag out my sewing machine, set up a little station and get busy making some pretty things~