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Thursday, April 29, 2010

My First Sewing Project!

My mom got me a sewing machine for Christmas. (Thanks, Mama!)
So, I decided that it would be fun to make something... I was thinking a blessing dress for our little girl, but the winning project ended up being sheets for the kids' beds!

We got a cradle for the new baby when she comes, so I made the sheet for her first, and it turned out PERFECT! I couldn't be happier with it.
I was nervous about getting the elastic and everything right, and I did! YaY!
I was so pleased, I let Jopes take my picture. :-P
And here is the finished product, just waiting for a little baby to come! :)
Next, I tried doing one of the sheets for Joseph's bed. He still mostly sleeps in his crib, but we wanted to get a toddler bed for when we move the new baby to the crib. Being so excited about my new project, we went ahead and got it. Anyway, we got two materials for him, since they were the same theme, just different patterns. I still have to make the second sheet, but here is the first.
Oh. And the sides are brown, because we found out we didn't have enough material to make the whole sheet out of the patterned material. AHH! So, we went to Walmart and just bought some brown for the sides. This sheet didn't fit as snug as the cradle sheet. It's a little too loose, so it kind of slides around on the bed. I hope the second sheet turns out better. We'll see!
Regardless of the fit, Joseph loves his new sheet! He points at all the animals on it and says, "boo! boo!" (his noise for what a cow says)
Pretend I'm not in this one, and it's cute to see him sleeping in his "big boy" bed. He thinks he's so cool. :D
We love our little guy!


  1. Hey Elizabeth! Thanks for the post on our blog, we just love her so dang much. It's still kind of crazy to think we're parents now! My Dr. was Dr. Evans. He's really great! We like him because he's frank with us and just tells us how it is. Plus he has a great sense of humor too! Who are you going to? I can't believe your going to have another baby! And a girl for that matter! Little girls are the BEST but I can't wait till we can have a little boy in our lives as well.

  2. Cute background! And GREAT JOB sewing those adorable baby sheets! By the way... I feel embarrassed that I didn't know you're pregnant! Last Sunday I saw your cute belly and thought, "Oh my word?!" Congrats, a little late. :) Do you know what you're having? And thanks for the comment and advice! I would LOVE it if you emailed me your spreadsheet that I could copy... do you mind? ( Thank you A TON!!! You know what's helpful about that is if I have any questions - b/c I'm THAT ... inexperienced - I can ask you. I don't know what's wrong with me, but I need my hand held with this whole budgeting thing before I can really know what the heck I'm doing. Okay, now THIS is a long comment. ;)