Thursday, September 27, 2012

bassinet sheets


this is the last post i promise of the things that i have made. i have made a some bassinet sheets. there is a lot of stuff to buy with a new baby and there in a bassinet for such a short time it made more sense to make them out of material that i already had rather than buy some

basket liners and dummy clip

One thing i have learnt about setting up my nursery is that you need lots of storage for little things to make it easier to organise.

But there is some easy ideas to make it a little more fun. I have made matching basket liners out of this fun material that i picked up at spotlight. I have aslo whippwd up this dummy clip with a few supplies you can get from spotlight and some stampin up grogran ribbion

Baby towel/burb rags

Here are some ideas to jazz up boring old nappies that you may use for face wshers or burbing rags when your out and about with your bub. I have made some with left over material and some hand towels that i got cheap enough from Big W and also some cloth nappies

Tummy time blankets

These are great for either a cot quilt or I'm going to use them from tummy time blankets. Spotlight always have a great selection of cot panels with matching material for the back. I usually make one of these for my close friends who are expecting as they do end up costing about $50 to make but its about the personal touch . This years cot panels were just gorgeous and i had trouble picking what i wanted as they had more fun panels to pick from . Last year i remember it was very boy or girl orientated which made it hard if i had to make a blanket for someone who did not know what they are having (like me) but this year they had heaps more variety
These are the two i picked a Jungle theme and a Noah's ark theme

Baby Wraps with matching Hats

As promised i am uploading all the things that i have hand made for my upcoming bubba. As i dont know what we are having alot of the the things i have had to make have had to be netural .
Here is some of the things that i made today. I have made some cotton wraps as bubba will be a summer baby so cotton will be just perfect. i got the idea to make matching hats from this website, i just hope that they fit. I tried really hard to make the edge of the wraps with bias tape but it was just taking to long and i had trouble stiching cause of the stretch in the material. as you will soon work out my sewing is very novis.

Freshly Made Sketches #54



Well I've  had a pretty relexing week hanging out at home on my first week of Maternity leave. just counting down the days till our little bubba arrives has given me time to be creative. I must admit i have spent the week doing alot more sewing, making  little hats and wraps ,blankets and jazzing up spew rags which i will post some pics.
But i needed a card to say thank you for a gift i received from a friend of my mums ,
As much as its fun to use new things it seems that we all have a collection of retired stuff that just sits there and gathers dust.  This card that i have made i have used a whole bunch of stuff that i had lying around , The DSP that i used hadn't even been opened. I have used this weeks Freshly Made Sketches Challenge for my cards inspiration . this is the first time that i have made a paper flower , I have used scallop circle punches to make my flower. Click here to vist the challlenge
till next time


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Wedding Card

I just love making wedding cards, It gives me the chance to pull out all the bling and lace that i have. I was asked by my father in law to make a wedding card for his Nephew who got married last month and this is what i came up with.......

Bulk cards Thank You

just wanted to Show you the cards that i made to thanks all my girls that came to my Baby Shower Last month. We all know what happens when you need to make alot of cards in a short time. I had to pump out about 25 cards and it took me about 3 hours to make, As you can  see they are very basic and boring with not much detail at all

Stampin up Workshop 15-09-2012

Hi ,
Firstly i need to apologise on the blog front cause i have been very lazy in posting , but i have been so pre-occupied with organising my life getting ready for bubba. I Finished up work on Friday and am due in the next 2 1/2 weeks so i am going to post a few things today to catch up for the last few Months. First post is for a card that i made at a friends Stampin up Workshop that she had at her house to help one of her Friends Louise who is a Stampin Up demonstrator , I had a lot of fun doing some stamping and picking up the new 2012-2013 catalogue to drool over
Click here to Visit Louise's Blog . but this is the card that we made and i got to play with some new stamps . Louise also Showed me Some new techniques how to make flowers and rosettes .

 Card Details
Card Stock: Whisper White , Rose Red
Ink : Pool Party rose red
Stamps : tea shoppe and papillon potpourri
punch : elegant butterfly
embossing folder : vintage wallpaper
ribbon: 1/4" stitched grosgrain in whisper white

till next time