Thursday, September 29, 2011

Projects from the Summer

(Please pardon Blogger's weird spacing of my photos and such...not sure what's going on.)
This summer has been full of projects for friends and family who were having babies.  I made three nursing covers...

This is the cover I made for my SIL, Katie:

The green one I ended up keeping for myself:

Here is my favorite one.
 My SIL, Katie, hired me to make a cover for one of her friends.  She wanted something neutral so I chose linen with a few of my favorite neutral quilting fabrics.

These are my replication of some fabulous burp cloths my sister, Katie made for me when Ethan was born.  I have loved them so much I asked her if I could make a few to give as gifts.  If you are looking for a great gift to give at a baby shower you should check out Katie's burp cloth sets.  They are incredibly soft!

My favorites.  I love a fancy embellishment.

And these fabric cubes take the cake.  Katie (my SIL) hired me to make these also.  I was so pleased with how they turned out.  I love the fabric color combination.  I hope the momma and baby who received these loved them too!
Thanks to my family, I also had the opportunity and blessing to make jam and can peaches, salsa and tomatoes. I was also able to put some corn in the freezer for the coming winter. It's a lot of work, but there is so much satisfaction that comes along with it, especially when you can taste summer in the middle of winter :)

(Just love the color of these peaches and jam)

So, that sums up most of my craftiness this summer.  This winter I REALLY want to focus on quilts for the kids rooms.  I've been talking about it and thinking about since I was pregnant with Lucas.  Think it's time I did something about it?  I hope I have some progress to share before the year is out.


Stacie@HobbitDoor said...

Love it! Everything looks awesome. I think you got way more done than I did. So happy for you! What a fantastic sense of accomplishment.

Amber said...

What beautiful projects!!! Such talent my friend!

Bevy said...

I love the linen nursing cover, burp clothes and blocks. Great fabric selection. How much do you charge for all three? Seriously?

Marisa said...

Hi Bevy! I've been thinking about prices for awhile. And I think I've settled on $30-35 for the nursing covers since mine always have patchwork or ruffling involved, rather than just a plain panel of fabric. And $20 for blocks, sizes 6in, 5 in, and 4 in. They are fully lined with interfacing for durability and are bit more time consuming.

I leave the burp cloths to my sister since they were her ingenious combination of fabrics. I have made some, but I don't want to make money off of her concept. I left a link to her Etsy shop, but it was hard to see. I need to change my link color. I know she would be willing to do custom burp cloths.

Thanks for stopping by!

Jenn said...

Love your creativity!!! You do such beautiful work!

jenny said...

Beautiful work, my friend! Love how the Lord has gifted you to create such pretty things!

Rachel said...

Oh my goodness - where were you when I was looking for those fabric blocks when my Itty Bit was, well... itty bit? :)

All those things turned out amazing!