Saturday, March 13, 2010

My machine is taking a much needed rest

Seems I have been sewing non stop for the last 3 or 4 weeks. In that time I broke the needle threader on my machine and my light bulb burned out ~ but I carried on without them. Now that the baby showers and birthdays are done I have ordered the new parts for my machine and am giving it a rest until they arrive. I really need to take it in to get it serviced but the closest dealer is in Daytona Beach which has been overtaken first by bike week and now spring break. I think I'll wait till the craziness is over for that.
I can show you some of the stuff I've been doing... Most of it has been for the baby's room.

I did the crib quilt, the cafe curtain, the diaper box and the lamp shade. There is also a pillow that you can't see and I forgot to take pics of. Here's a closeup pic of the quilt ~ I really need to find a better way to photograph these things! DSC08226
Oh and here's a close up of the box

I also made the puppy mobile by taking apart and existing mobile and using little stuffed puppies that Jen found. IMG_0200
These were the gifts for the first shower and then for the second shower I did her diaper bag and also gave her the embroidered minkee quilt that I made a few years ago. It was made as a shop sample but on the condition that I get it back because it was a ton of work and not something I'd ever do again. I always knew that it would go to Jen when the time was right. I'll have to get pics next time I go up there cause in all the chaos I completely forgot.
I have lots more to show you but this post is long enough... more next time ~ non baby related!


Regina said...

It all looks so awesome! Love those fabrics -and they will grow with the baby for a while! Wonderful!

Miss Healthypants said...

Barb, you are so creative and talented! :) Nice work on all of it.

Sandra :) said...

Ohhhhhhhhhh the baby items are so beautiful - I can't wait to see a picture of Sweetpea with his or her gifts!

Hmmmmmm my word verification word is "proman" - I wonder if that's a hint of things to come???!! Snips and snails and puppy dog tails, perhaps?!?!??!