Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Go Cats!!!

Well... being that my Grandparents live in KY... we are huge UK fans.

So, of course, it was a pleasure to make this lil' Wildcat fan set for my Aunt Sherri to give to the new baby in our family. He's my cousin's child... so I don't know what that makes it to me??? But it was fun to make and I hope Bill, Wendy, Sutton and Aunt Sherri like it! The fabric came from Hancock Fabrics- one of the great things of living here- they carry UK fabric in cottons, fleece, and flannel year round.

I made a receiving blanket- which are the best in the world. Once you have handmade- you don't want anything else. Those store bought ones are sooo puny. They have to be large- I make mine 45 inches square. Perfect for swaddling up those large babies!
And I couldn't resist adding one of these... dog toys... for the baby (it says it's for dogs... but he can't read) They come from Gail at ggdesigns and I love them. I've used them a thousand times for dog, cat and human babies!



I also made a baby blanket with fleece and flannel- my favorite materials to make baby blankets with. This one has a little basketball applique that was free on sewforum.... I don't know who gave it. I'm sorrry. And the font was digitized by my little sister Megan. Thanks Meeegan.




Then to top the whole thing off- one of my hooded towels. So cute! It still has some WSS on the top- but that will wash away. I wish I had some more baby boys to sew for.... sigh.




and then I finished off Miguel Jaime's present today.



I just bought one of those stretch canvas's at Hobby Lobby. I used spray adhesive to mount the fabric on the board, stretched it across, and stapled the crap out of it. Then I added the little ribbon to hang it. I wanted to add a bow... but didn't think Michael would go for that. Anyways... I like it.

The design was free on sewforum from Misty.

While I was putting it together, William wanted to make something for Michael too. So he called him to see what he likes and Michael said, 'money'. William drew some European money- because it has colors and Michael playing basketball... isn't it sooo cute! And there's a money sign on the back.
It says 'William to Mikil'...




I love it. But I won't be a cheeky monkey... like my brother... I will send it to him.
aaahhheeemmm...



Gonna go get ready for dinner!
For breakfast tomorrow... make some pancake mix and then dump in a bag of instant cinnamon apple oatmeal. Yummy!!!! It smells divine and tastles divine! Try it.

1 comments:

Mom said...

Sutton's stuff turned out so cute. I'm sure they'll love it. Michael's little sign turned out great. Williams picture for Michael is so so sweet. I believe Sutton is your 2nd cousin once removed. But wouldn't bet the house on it.