Sunday, July 31, 2011

Newest Happenings in My House

This summer is flying by! I can't believe August is almost here!!!

If you have been wondering about what we have been doing (other than sewing), here is a little update.

I have been spending my summer learning about cooking and implementing a new diet protocol for our middle son. He has multiple complex food and environmental allergies. I posted about it on my other blog here.

So for now, because of how much time, money, and learning it is requiring me (and it is ALLLOTT!), we will probably be starting our school year after Labor Day this year. This has been the first year in about two years that I have not schooled through the summer. But after having such a challenging year emotionally, spiritually, and physically, Mom (ME!) needed a break. I have been making my brain hurt learning about this new diet. But I trust that it is where the Lord is directing our family next. And I pray that it might be part of the path that the Lord uses to bring complete healing of our little Buddy. 

So if you don't see me around much... just know I am off learning a whole lot, cooking long hours in my kitchen, sewing an occasional project, and whole heartedly crying out to God for direction and assistance.

Until later,

Friday, July 29, 2011

Nursing Covers now for sale!

I am now offering handmade nursing covers for sale. 
To read about the details go to my newest page Purchase One of My Handmade Nursing Covers.

Below is a reprint of the page. 
(But I will not be updating this post in the future. For updates see the actual page link listed above.)

These nursing covers are easy to tuck into a diaper bag; made out of cute easy-to-clean cotton and mean no more tugging down blankets and fighting with little fingers trying to flip the blanket off. Easy privacy and coverage for feeding your little one! They have an adjustable cloth strap and boning at the neck that holds away from your throat to allow air flow and visibility of your baby for you, while providing privacy. I know I wish I had found these back when my little ones were still infants!

I've had a number of friends and family members who liked these nursing covers enough that they suggested I offer them for sale to others. More pictures to come, as I update this page

I am gathering a stock of fabric and now have enough supplies to offer these nursing covers for sale. Fabric swatches are listed below and I will continue to update this page as my cloth stock changes. I will be making them to order. They are 20 U.S. dollars each plus shipping. Shipping first class mail in the continental U.S. is usually around three dollars. If you are interested in purchasing one from me drop me an email at I will be accepting paypal dollars, check or money order. All covers are made out of 100% cotton and are machine washable on delicate. 

Fabric currently available-
Brown Striped Nursing  Cover

Blue flower on brown background (Robert Kaufman Fabric)

Purple Batik (has a slight washed crumpled look similar to a light tie-dye or acid wash)

Red Print

Black and White Three Stooges  Print

I will be updating this as my fabrics change in the future.

For an additional cost: You may also go to your local Hancock Fabrics or their website and choose a cotton fabric. I will check my local Hancock Fabrics and let you know if it is available for purchase in my local store. The additional fee will vary depending on the fabric that you choose. 

Friday, July 1, 2011

Newest Sewing Project

Today I spent some time making two nursing cover ups. I found the tutorial here. For one cover up, it took a yard of nice cotton fabric, one package of D rings, 16" of boning and matching thread. Here is what I came up with. I love this fabric! (Kind of wish I had bought more than two yards of it.) I can't believe they sell these things for around 40 dollars! It cost one fourth that to make. It was not very hard, even for a beginner like me.

Here is a close up of the fabric. 

Here are a couple other projects I completed this week.

And this one that I did Chicken Scratch embroidery on the bottom. I used these stitch ideas and created my own design. I embroidered on cotton gingham cloth with embroidery floss, employing the use of an embroidery hoop.

Here is a close up of the bottom of the apron.

Squirt also embroidered an apron. I made the apron and she embroidered the hem and the waistband.

Here is a close up of her waistband.

And a close up of her hem.

Now off to try my hand at baby bibs and burp cloths! (Can you tell many of my friends are having or just had babies?)