Saturday, 25 February 2012

A small success and a fail!

How is everyone doing?  I am having a lovely, restful Saturday.  I've been working really hard this week and so decided to chill out this weekend - an unusual event for me!  I'm trying not to feel guilty about it either.  I didn't get out of bed until noon, I just lay there drinking coffee and reading my book.  Then I got up to watch so programmes I'd taped on Sky+ and continue the hand quilting of the baby quilt - nearly there!

I'm having a break to do a little bit of blog surfing and I realised I was due a post.  I've got a few things lined up to tell you about.  Isn't it odd how it happens, a few weeks ago I had time to blog, but nothing to blog about, now I've got loads to show you and no time to do it! 

Ready for one of my customary failures?  Well first you get to see the success.

Yes, this is for my nephew!  Due yesterday, but still no sign of him.  All I did was cut out a block of animals, turn under the edges and sew it on with a zig-zag.  Nice and simple, but I think it's quite cute.

I bought this gorgeous Michael Miller Alphabet Soup print at Prints to Polkadots.  I then attempted to make some baby shoes with the same fabric.  If you've been reading my posts for a while, you may remember that I have very little luck with foot wear!  This is no exception...

See what I did there?  No idea how it happened, the pieces were the same size, and I thought my seam allowance was the same for both, but apparently not!!  In addition to that, I also made this mistake:

Yep, sewed the inside onto the outside.  Oh dear.  Another pair has been cut and stitched and is just awaiting the final bit of hand stitching to finish them off.  I got the pattern from the magazine Craft Seller, though I altered it a bit as the instructions weren't great and I didn't like the way they finished them.

Well that's it for now, I'll show you these shoes when I've finally finished the handsewing.  I've also got to show you the finished mini embroidery in its frame and hopefully, very soon, the finished baby quilt!  I've also done a little house-prettying which I will show you too.  Phew, too much to talk about!


Sandra :) said...

The onesie is cute - I love that print!

The slippers - ummmmmmmmmmmm WOW! LOLOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You at least got further than I ever did trying to make baby slippers I got halfway through the first one and tossed it in the trashcan out of frustration - I just don't do well working on such tiny fiddly things, lol. You could always crochet a pair - that would probably be easier!!

Allie said...

What a sweet little onesie - the addition of the applique really makes it special! Too funny about the booties, been there done that.

I slept til 11am today - yikes - haven't done that in awhile! 12 hours of sleep is a bit overkill, but I enjoyed it. *G*

Fiona said...

I love baby rompers finished off like that.. just gives them a lovely lift.... not sure what I can say about the shoes.. but I know we have all done similar things.... haha

The Dotty One said...

Awww - that babygrow is so cute. Fab idea - really simple and effective.
And as for the least you made us laugh! They are v cute apart from the size issue - I hope the next pair works better!
Good to hear you managed to get some relaxing in this weekend :o)

Bits of Stitching! said...

That applique onesie is lovely! You chose the perfect patch of fabric for it.
The soft shoes.. oh well, the next pair should work ;-).

Lisa said...

Very cute! I love the little matching set! I'm sure he'll look so cute in them

Leah Koenig said...

Adorable onesie! And those shoes... so cute and and funny!!! They have me laughing so hard because I've tried to make booties before and they turned out exactly like this!!
Thanks for sharing!

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randi--i have to say said...

that onesie is very cute! and best wishes on the next pair of booties. they are gonna be so cute too!

Jessica PierreAuguste said...

Cute, cute! I like the appliqued onesie and those shoes are adorable! Well, the shoe on the right is adorable?!
Keep working at it, they will make a great gift once you get that pattern figured out, thanks for sharing!