Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Project Journal: Car Seat Blanket and Teddy Bear Baby Shower Gift

Completed: June 2013

Car Seat Blanket  
Pattern: Car Seat Swaddle Blanket by Made By Marzipan (I can't link to the individual pattern, you have to search from the home page)
Materials: Nursery Fabric-Elephant Splash Packed Elephants and green polka dot fleece from Joann Fabrics
Notes: This was a very straight forward pattern and came together really quickly. I didn't like the look of the unfinished holes for the straps so I zig zagged around them in a contrasting color (orange). I thought about adding a blanket stitch edging around the outside but I liked the modern look of the orange around the holes and decided to leave it. 

Teddy Bear:
Pattern: Molly's Sketchbook: Wool and Liberty Teddy Bear from The Purl Bee
Materials: Same as above
Notes: The pattern for this bear is extremely well written. I've never sewed a stuffed animal before but the tutorial made it so easy that it all came together beautifully. I thoroughly enjoyed the process and would definitely make it again.

Project Journal: Mother's Day Handkerchiefs

Completed: April 2013
Pattern: Molly's Sketchbook: Herringbone Handkerchiefs from The Purl Bee

Notes: I really enjoyed making these. I made two each for my mom and my mother-in-law. They were really simple and helped me practice my embroidery skills. The herringbone stitch was really fun and easy once I got the hang of it. The most difficult part was planning out the cross stitched monogram so that the embroidery was clean looking on the back. 

I used fabric and embroidery floss from my stash.