Sunday, December 09, 2007

Sewing project

I don't get much time to sew and I don't feel like I know very much about it to warrant the time it takes away from other duties. But with Christmas drawing near I decided to do a little project. After making a test "lovey" and tweaking my sewing and design this is what I came up with. I'm very pleased with the outcome. This is my own design and I call it a "lovey". It's small, only about 20"x20" (probably not exactly square either). After my own experiences with my children wanting to carry around large "blankies" everywhere I think having a smaller "lovey" that is soft and comforting would be be of great benefit. So I decided to try my hand at creating something for some of the MANY babies coming. Kelsey was playing around with my machine, testing all the different stitches one can use, and that's how I came up with the stitching along the edges. I've never experimented beyond the regular, simple straight stitch. Doing this edging made it so much easier to finish off the edges without the folding of the thick fleece. I hope the babies love it as much as I do. Here is the finished product.
Embroidered face:


Folded and ready to be gifted.


Liz in Seattle said...

The jam looks scrumptious, and the loveys are the cutest! I can just see several babies rubbing them on their faces, over and over again. Nicely done :-)

Hope you're feeling better soon!

grammafaithie said...

those are so beautiful and such a wonderful idea! YEAH for Kelsey and Mommy getting their heads together - what team they make! I am proud of you! - this may be the start of something big!