Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Weekend Crafting

I finished a few of my old WIPs just in time on Friday and Saturday.

For the baby shower (for a new nephew that is coming in June):

A baby kimono/jacket. This is the same vintage pattern that I used for Sawyer. It's definitely a keeper. In fact, I think this may be the gift I make for all new babies. I really like the pattern. I lined the jacket in white cotton and used a red vintage button.

I hope it's not too over the top, but I made a matching bib, burp cloth, and diaper/wipe case. I made the diaper case a little wider than my last one to accommodate a larger wipe container. It, too, is lined in white cotton with a matching red vintage button. The bib and burp cloth are backed in white chenille. My brother loved it. It surprised me that a man would say that, but I was very happy that he did.
And finally, I finished all the cards for my mother and mother-in-law and packaged them. I made two sizes of cards: greeting card size and note cards. I used the Amy Butler scrapbook paper that I just love.

And following the suggestion of a first-time commenter, Kim, I made some patchwork picture frames from the Denyse Schmidt book. (Thank you, Kim, for the wonderful suggestion!) I worked on these Saturday. I made larger ones for our mothers (5x7" picture in 8x10" frame) and smaller ones for our grandmothers and Great-Aunt Lettie (4x6" picture in 5x7" frame). I used our Easter photo and the two larger frames had scraps of the children's Easter outfits.

9 comments:

Karyn said...

Everything is great but I especially love those frames!!!

Cici said...

Cute idea with the frames. I love that you incorporated fabric from the outfits in the picture. Great job, as always.

Sonja said...

I love the matchy baby set. It's very cute, as are the frames. What did you use underneath the fabric on the frames?

kirsten said...

wow, lera - everything is great! hoe cool that your brother liked the gift (which was amazing, btw) - i love when that happens.

Katie Jean said...

I love everything. That jacket pattern is really cute! I wish I had one when Isaiah was a baby.

The cards are cute too. Where did you get the AB paper?

capello said...

wow.

and all i've been doing is struggling to breath. blech.

laeroport said...

How is it that "Nursing Sawyer" topped "Sewing" as your favorite thing to do? Look at all the goodness you have created. Love it all.

TinkerBlue said...

What a great gift. Can I steal the idea for the baby wipe holder?

Mirre said...

What a cute jacket! I can see why it's a keeper :)