Sew Sunday

June 7, 2010

One of the things I really want to do for Mackenzie is sew her crib bedding, but I have been intimidated to get started. We’ve narrowed the fabric choice down to two options — one that Chris really likes, and one that I really like — so I plan to make a set from each.

The getting started part is where I’ve been dragging my feet. I haven’t purchased the fabric yet because I want to be absolutely sure, but also because I’m afraid to mess it up. I needed to get over that, so on Sunday while Chris was out at an all-day video shoot, I decided to pick out a couple of easy projects from Lotta Jansdotter’s book Simple Sewing for Baby to boost my confidence.

First, I made these adorable letters from felt I already had on hand. I added the ribbon on top in case we want to hang them on the wall, but they are intended to be toys for Mackenzie. They took a lot longer than I expected to complete, so I’m not sure yet if I’ll do a full set of the alphabet.

Then, I made this snuggler to swaddle Mackenzie in. I bought inexpensive fabric at Walmart, so I wasn’t too worried about ruining the whole project or the cost of starting over. It is one of the most complicated projects I’ve ever done, and I definitely made some mistakes here and there, but I think it came out beautifully anyway.

Now, Monday is here, and the week is already in full swing. Lately I’ve been taking the first morning of the week to catch up on paperwork, bills, budget, and the family calendar. Tomorrow is Chris’s 28th birthday, and we have another OB appointment on Thursday. How is your week shaping up?

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