Sunday, July 21, 2013
UFO and Diapers
WooHoo a day off!! DD#1 and #2 are both out of town this weekend as well as hubby so I skipped Sunday dinner today. The bad part of skipping our family dinner is I will have no leftovers for this week, I hate cooking for myself :(
Sew what to do with a full day to myself? A little of should do's, a want to do, along with a field trip to the big box fabric store. How could I pass up a trip to the fabric store since patterns were on sale for $1.99 regular price $14.95. I found two super sweet patterns for the little girls Bitty Babies both are archive patterns LOVE that.
The must do's was of course a bit of housework then on to another UFO to knock out. I had made one of these purses..... who knows when and cut out a second bag with the leftovers but never got around to making the second bag that is until TODAY!!! Nice to get a little more out of this weeks UFO basket.
Then it was on to some playtime. The little girls like to put diapers on their dolls, Elmo, stuffed animals and such. You can bet I collect all those diapers to use on the real bottoms around this place. Who cares if I have to use duct tape to keep them on, that's what cute panties are for right? I checked the AM girl shop for the price on diapers but could only find them in a gift set. Knowing I could surely make some on my own I got busy playing around making a pattern and using scraps. I think I finally have it right with the ones I made up. I will wait until the new doll arrives before adding the Velcro on the sides to make sure I get a good fit. Nothing makes a new mommy madder than for babies diaper to fall off.
If and when I ever get the desktop PC running again I will scan the pattern in to share with whoever would like it. I might have done a little overkill on construting the diapers as I didn't think the white flannel I had in my stash was heavy enough. SEW I lined them all, top stitched after turning, then finished the edge off with some decorative stitching. These should hold up for years of play. I got 8 diapers out of what I think was 1 yard of flannel I had in my stash. Could have doubled the amount if I had not lined them but still a pretty good amount with not a whole lot of work. Best of all NO SPENDING!!
Let me tell you I had a hard time walking out of the fabric store with just the two patterns today. The wheels were turning on what I could buy to make some of the clothes from the patterns but I sucked it up and left spending less than $5.00. I know I have lots of stuff in my stash that needs to be used up that will work just fine. I will admit right here right now I am a fabricoholic.
Anyone else working on UFO's or Christmas gifts? Let the rest of us know so we can check out your creations. Off to tweek a pattern I am trying to make up for bitty bibs.