me… on Sesame Street!
When I first heard that I was going to be an “Auntie” again, I found this perfect Sesame Street flannel to make some baby stuff. When I heard about 6 months later that I WAS an Auntie again, I thought I should probably get started on said baby stuff.
This picture was actually taken after I gave them the blanket… I’d been up late finishing it and hadn’t had time to photograph it, so the picture is really quite horrid. But I think you get the picture – it’s a flannel rag quilt with a giant center panel.
This might just be the coolest part of the quilt. Centered at the bottom of the panel in the selvage it reads “C 2011 Sesame Workshop”. My nephew was due to be born in early 2012 but due to some complications he ended up being born right at the end of 2011. When I saw the selvage I thought it was just too perfect and I left it in. Most of the time it gets covered by the rag seam, but I know it’s there.
Don’t you just love that nail polish too? To me it looks like a 50’s kitchen appliance.
Anyways, here’s the back of the quilt. Nothing fancy, but there was a LOT of square cutting involved…
Then bibs, cloths, and a stuffed taggy block… and yes, it jingles. 😀
Whenever I finish sewing something I show it to my husband. Much like a child says to their parent “listen to this! watch me!”, he feigns interest at this point… I think it’s to encourage me to show him *only* the finished product, not the 59372 steps in between. He calls it “inspection”, and my work is usually “approved”… sort of a quality control I guess 😉
I can tell when he really likes something that I’ve been working on because his eyes get really wide and he usually says something like “WOW”… if he doesn’t care for it he makes a face, then pretends that he didn’t make the face, then asks me pointed questions to guide me to the “right way”.
When I showed him this new scoody, his eyes got really wide. Then he told me to flip it around (they’re all reversible) and said I looked like a vampire. It’s totally a vampire scoody!
He thinks that the black side out looks more vampire-ish, but I think the black side in is cozier. I do have to tell you that this black rose swirl fabric was the WORST to cut. I’ve cut and sewn shag minky and it wasn’t as bad as this stuff. It looks like black muppet exploded all over the kitchen and the static is keeping all of it attached to every surface. But it’s pretty snuggly…
The next and possibly the last category of xmas-making-of-things. I suppose the tablet cozy could have fallen into this catagory, had it not already been in the last one. First, let’s start with something for me!
I saw this yarn around new years and had to have it. Then I started working with it and figured out that I was gonna need more. Then I had to find a third store to finish filling my need.
I just love the colors and I used a ‘Q’ sized hook (which was comically large) and 18 balls of yarn. The blanket is enormous, I think it would fit on a queen sized bed.
Second entry: a tea cozy for Nana
I had the measurements of the teapot, but that’s all I had. I used this Emily Taylor’s Domestic Diva for Riley Blake in red for the outside and in brown for the inside.
All the quilting was freehanded along the damask pattern on the outside. Binding around the edges and a little loop on top for pulling!
Finally, more warm for me: flannel for pyjamas. I’m going to do a separate post on all of my pyjama pants, by here is the fabric:
oh yeah, gotta love the monkeys 😀
This is the first of what is likely to be many ninja-ed gifts this year. We had a christmas party at work with an optional under-10-dollar gift exchange. I’m not really sure how much these cost to make, but if you count the fact that I charge out my time at a min of 50$ an hour, I think they’re worth about 200-300$ 😀 To be honest, I first decided to make them round because I wanted to use bias taping and have not yet mastered the art of corners. :S
I’m not sure why my phone camera is being so difficult… I might have to start using a real camera…
Do you recognize the fabric? When I bought fabric for the Christmas swap I think I bought a 1/2m of each so that I’d have some extra for christmas-y type things, that this is definitely one of those things.
These babies are insulated with insulbright and triple-duty. First they have the obvious use being a place on which to set a hot pot. Second, they have nice little pockets so when you want to grab a pot, the tops and bottoms of your fingers are covered. Guess who always burns themselves by touching the outside of the stove?
Third, they can store a covered dish either for transport or just for keeping warm. In three different sizes, you could use one for each purpose!
It arrived!!! And it is just as beautiful as I hoped!
Thank you Monica Solorio-Snow for reading my mind 😀