A friend of my husband just had a baby on 11-11-11… I know, so cool, huh? He wanted me to make a diaper cake and “maybe some of those clippy things?” hahaha.
I dug through my fabric pile and found the space invaders and pac man ghosts, and thought it was totally perfect for this baby of a geek, which in turn will most definitely be a geeky baby.
Space Invaders bib with matching minky clips
Pac Man bib with matching minky clips
I don’t know how I scrounged up enough scraps to do all of these clips AND back the bibs, but I did some creative placement! I think it’s safe to say that the minky is not necessarily all on the grain…
For a 5th clip, I used some of my treasured Tetris fabric that I got from Spoonflower last year.
And lastly, a receiving blanket to tie the entire cake together… bicycle flannel… I didn’t have anything geeky and Michael Miller flannel is just so soft after it’s washed!
I ordered some cute michael miller flannels and I’ve been having a whole lot of fun with them. Good quality flannel is just so soft after you wash it, I just love it!
I made this taggie block from 3 different prints and 3 different types of ribbon that I’d managed to collect that matched the block. I stuffed it lightly and inserted a plastic egg taped up with a couple of pennies inside to make a rattle.
I made this block for a friend of mine with a 6 month old that was in town… but I forgot it at home! Arrrrg! So while at breakfast with her I was trying to describe it to her, she said what she REALLY wanted was to score some more of those pacifier clips.
Check out all the cool fabrics! The little cars worked so well (and it’s a boy too!). The guitars didn’t work… I should have cut the other way, or on the bias. The green universe on black looks really hot! The words are all children’s toys and games – I found it in the remnant bin. Some of them have clips at both ends, good for attaching blankets, books, and plush toys. Some of them have a snap on one end, good for going through toys with loops, easier to clip small pacifiers. I whipped these all off in a single night!
A very close friend of mine had a baby on the weekend. When she went in to be induced on Friday, I started sewing. We didn’t know whether it was going to be a boy or a girl, so when he was finally born on Sunday, I kicked it into high gear. I’m going to go see her tonight, so I’ll be taking everything with me, but all told I have:
- A very large (approximately 60″x60″) Curious George flannel blanket
- A smaller (approximately 45″x45″) frog flannel blanket
- Two minky (approximately 36″x42″) rockstar blankets
- a reversible nursing cover
- 2 coordinating clip straps
- 4 coordinating wash/burp cloths
- a Fraggle (I didn’t make that one 😀 )
rock'n'roll blanket (michael miller & minky)
groovy guitar blanket (michael miller & minky)
reversible nursing cover
so i was poking around on some blogs and came across this:
come hell or high water, I’m gonna figure out how to get ahold of some of this fabric and it will be in the window halfway up the stairs. thank you michael miller fabrics!
So THIS blog post popped up in my feed today and i couldn’t believe my eyes! michael miller fabrics, you’ve done it again! I grabbed some links to swatches HERE, just my favorites. go take a look for yourself and find your favorites! (more…)