Thursday, December 10, 2009

Baby Stuff- Complete with horrible pictures!

My first taggie blankie ever!  It felt good to break into my huge ribbon stash (I don't use it enough) and fire up ol' Bessie, my sewing machine.  At first, I was a little hesitant about using the flower flannel for it, as it was for a little boy.  However, it's softness won me over.  It's like a cloud!  Besides, it's a baby, do we really need to start drilling in gender roles so early?  I think not.  Ok, yes- I made him a rocket onsie, but in my defense, it's darn cute.  And I assure you that if I have daughter someday, she will also wear rocket onsies and play with robots!

I used two different colors in the flames.  I really like the way that came out.  That's a little trick I picked up online thanks to Jenny Hart.  (Btw, both of the patterns for the onsies came from Sublime Stitching.)  I've been doing the mixed floss a lot lately, it always looks good! 
This was the first time I've ever crayon tinted on colored fabric.  I don't know how I feel about it, I think it's ok.  (I took this picture before I washed it after stitching, so ignored the pulled look of the fabric.  That went away in the wash!)

This is the other one I made for a different friend.  So many babies lately!  I also tinted it a tiny bit, although it's hard to tell.  I used rayon floss for the stork, it's super shiny.

Thanks for looking!  Now go make something :)


Anonymous said...

Those are so cute! I love the onesies :)You and Old Bessie did a great job! xx

TheresainMS said...

My goodness, you and Bessie work well together! I'd never heard of a taggie blanket but it's so darn cute! Great way to use up leftover bits of ribbon too. Thanks for posting comments and entering my blog giveaway; I'm so excited and already thinking about my next giveaway ;-)

Have a great Friday!

MafiosaGrrl said...

Thanks guys! Bessie sure is great- she was a birthday present from my hubby. Oldie but goodie- she does sooo many stitches. Love her :)

T- yeah, at first with taggies I was like, "Whhhaaa??" but I guess it really helps babies with manual dexterity and grasping. I've equated it with- the first thing my dog goes for with a new toy is the tag- as I don't have bebes, lol. Thanks for the chance, love the new blog!