Good morning Everyone!!
While I was in Austin I learned how to use a pattern. Yes you read that right, I never knew how to use a pattern until my Mom taught me how. We chose a simple project for my new nephew who will be here this summer. Oh and yes I was on a mini vacation and I ended up pulling out my Mom’s sewing machine. You know you’re a crafter when you go on vacation and sew while you’re gone (ha ha). Now keep in mind that this was the first time I’ve ever used a pattern and it’s not perfect by any means and it is very wrinkled because it spent the trip home in my carry on bag. So with out further ado………………………..
The photo on the left is the front of it and the photo on the right is the back side with the pleats in it. Now, did I do a good enough job that you can tell what it is? If not, it’s a diaper stacker. I wasn’t in love with it, but my Sister-N-Law (soon to be) loves it so I guess that’s all that matters.
I also wanted to show you what else I made for my nephew. I didn’t use a pattern for this one, this was just a simple project that didn’t need any instructions.
It’s a taggie toy that makes a crinkle sound when you move it around, it’s only about 7” square so that it can fit in the diaper bag and be taken on road trips. I plan to make a larger one for him too. This one was just because I was in the crafty mood and I thought the little remnants of fabric I had were really cute and needed to be used. You know when you buy a piece of furniture that needs to be assembled and they pack all the screws and hardware in that large plastic that slightly resembles large bubble wrap, well that what I used to make it crinkle. I have several other projects planned for this little man that will be baby shower gifts and as I get them made I will keep you updated!! So until next time………………….