**I already posted this, but as I was looking back I realized that my post was boring and I forgot to tell you what kept me so busy this weekend!**
I am currently working on a custom order which includes two twin-size comforters and two pillow shams. They for a little girl who is turning 9 next month…she and her sister are getting new bedding :o) I am using an Alexander Henry print for the large middle panel, and the dots are part of a fabric line from Kitty Yoshida. The fleece on the other side is from Joann’s, and it is soooo soft! It would be really hard to get out of bed if it meant leaving behing that fleece! One tip for those of you who sew: When sewing long items like this, it often helps to start in the center and work your way out. This helps to keep the fabric from bunching up as you go along.
I also worked on finishing up the order for a baby shower Brandon’s mom is attending soon. I tried to make some bibs on my own, along with these, but I think these turned out much better. They look a little disproportionate in the picture, but they are really cute! This gift set is now finished and includes one blanket, three bibs, and three burp cloths.
I love how this set turned out. I used Japanese cotton fabrics for the blanket and burp cloths and a chocolate brown minky fabric for the reverse side of the blanket. Another tip for you: If you are sewing with minky (or fleece for that matter), use lots of pins! It is a pain at first, but it will keep the fabric in place as you move along. I actually made these prior to the weekend, but settled on the final grouping of everything and took a few more pictures on Sunday.
Going back to what I did other than sewing over the weekend…Friday night was a treat because Brandon was off work. We went to the movies and saw “W” then to dinner. Now before you cast judgement either way on this movie, know that like any other, it should be taken with a grain of salt (get some popcorn!) It was average from an entertainment standpoint, although it was obviously biased against President Bush. It should not be taken too literally as a biography of his life, but it does offer a satirical look into his life. (For those of you who don’t like satire, stay away from this one.) I think about 3/4 of the way into it, I turned to Brandon and whined, “This is soooooo long, and my butt hurts.” Hey, it was Friday, and I had worked all week! Anyway, it was a fine movie, but by no means great or on any of my top 3 lists.
Saturday I babysat and got creamed by a ten year old while playing ping pong. Let’s just say the only game I won was the one where I was down 17-6 and he offered to trade scores with me!