Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Changing Mat and a Green Cabinet

Hi folks,

I wanted to give Allison credit for the changing mat tutorial, but needed to wait till my daughter received her package so the surprise wasn't completely revealed.

Allison has a cute blog all about sewing and crafting called Cluck Cluck Sew and I saw the changing mat the night my daughter was in labor. I knew that I wanted to make one for her baby but wanted to wait though, to find out if it was a boy or a girl so I didn't have to use gender-neutral fabric. So, click here for Allison's tutorial for this useful and very easy little mat. The pocket at the bottom is to hold a package of wet wipes.

My next big project will be a special baby quilt. My daughter has asked if I can make one with a mostly white background and incorporate portraits of their two dogs and two cats. I've got it all figured out in my head and got the inspiration from an issue of Quilting Arts Magazine and will use this technique to make them, but it will be a while before I start this so don't hold your breath for pictures. :)

A few posts ago I mentioned that I was making a cabinet. Well, it's finished and it turned out ok. It's a lot bigger than I wanted and poorly constructed (I learned) but can hold my sewing accessories and a few decorative items. Originally, I wanted it much smaller to hang on the wall near my sewing machine, but I guess I'll just keep it sitting on top of my plastic cabinet. If I make another one for myself, I'll move this one into my craft room and hang it on the wall. For now, I have the shelves lined with old manilla folders, but I'm thinking of using some cute fabric - I just haven't done it yet.

I'm so happy that I've discovered all of you here in blogland. You keep me inspired and so productive!