Wednesday, October 28, 2009

What a Hoot!

My friend, Eileen called me with this cute owl cookie idea from Taste of Home magazine. I thought they were adorable and wanted to try making some for Halloween. I followed the the recipe exactly except for doubling it, and yielded about 22 cookies. So if you need a fun Halloween treat, there's still plenty of time to make these.....hoo, hoo!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Homemade Baby Gifts

Our favorite music teacher is having a baby girl, and I wanted to make something special for her. I fell in love with this floral fabric from Hobby Lobby and thought it would make the perfect blanket for a little girl.

I washed all the fabrics before sewing and was pleased how soft the cotton came out. The pattern for the blanket came from the Purl Bee. I made it 42 inches square with a soft cotton floral and a coordinating pink flannel. I embroidered a running stitch along the outside of the blanket.

I also made some matching burp cloths out of coordinating fabrics. I've made these before and loved how they turned out so I knew I wanted to make them again. You can find a great tutorial here.

Lastly, I added fun sayings to some onesies. I also cutout and fused a butterfly and flower from the fabric to two of the onesies, and I added a running stitch to the outside of the cutouts.