It has been raining a lot here lately. Thanks to the rain I have not felt like getting out much, but who would? This last weekend we had 10" of rain in 12 hours. So I've been holding up in my sewing room working on a very large project that I can't say much about because it is a surprise for someone and some smaller projects in between.These are some flannel burp cloths I made for my friend Jena who is having a little boy anytime now. They are 2 layers with ribbon on one side. I love these. After I had my 2nd baby I made a bunch of these and they work great. They are about 12 by 16 inches so they cover your whole shoulder and then some, which is a blessing if you have a baby that spits up a lot!
They were so cute I just had to keep one of them to add to the ones I have and will be using in a few short months; so I kept the one with the yellow ribbon on it.
This is the only picture you will get from me on the big project that I doing right now, at least until after the person this is meant for has it. I have to say that I just love all those fabrics together. Jennifer Paganelli's fabrics were perfect for this project. She has a great blog too!
This is a painting smock that I make for one of my boys. Sorry no shots from the front, but the back is more interesting anyways. I put a placket on both side of the center back mainly because I wanted it to be a little more roomy so he won't grow out of it so fast. I love how the stripes on the placket are perpendicular to the rest of the smock. and then I added some Yellow buttons for a little pop.
For a future project I am recovering one of my through pillows that didn't make it well in the wash. The fabric just started to come apart! I guess that's what I get for getting cheap pillows, but now I'm reusing it as a pillow form; so how's that for a recycling project. I'm excited for it and I will post about it soon.