Boy bibs

It’s been many years since my baby boy has needed a bib!  They are fun to make and here are a couple of boy versions.  I’m sure I’ll be making more soon.  Yesterday I bought a clearance bath towel at TJ Max that will make a great back for many bibs.  It’s fun to add the colors and designs to the back and inside of projects and this will be an easy and cost effective way to add some fun.  For now however, here are the boy bibs.   And oh yes, my baby boy did not will the Billboard competition but was included in footage on the Billboard Awards on Sunday evening. They did a wonderful job and are all winners in my book.  So fun to see him there.  Exciting moment for this momma!

Baby bibs

I haven’t had too much time to sew this last week because I was out of town.  The band did a fabulous job but did not win.  It was fun to see a few snippets of them on the Billboard Music awards last night however.  They did show a montage of the bands and their road trips so Hotels was there.  Very cool.

This week the sewing has been baby bibs.  I had lots of fun doing these. They were quick and easy.  I know there are lots of free patterns out and previously I just copied a pattern that I had here  but I actually used McCalls 6108. It was fast and easy and the proportions were perfect. I used some fun fabric and lined them with terry and the Mom was pleased.  Here are the little girl versions and I’ll post the little boy versions a bit later today.

It’s off to Vegas baby!

I’m leaving in the morning and going to Vegas!  I’m excited.  I just talked to Aaron and he was excited to be in Las Vegas.  They had a great road trip getting there and are excited about the Billboard/Chevy competition at the Fremont Street Experience.  They’ve been treated like rock stars and are loving the road trip.  They played a set in the Mohave desert earlier today and a house show in San Francisco on Saturday.  The film crew that has been with them has been great too.  I’m excited to see him tomorrow and hear more about the adventures.  He said Las Vegas is bigger than life!  What a great experience.

If they win this next competition against 5 other bands, they will have the opportunity to perform at the Billboard music awards on Sunday and be broadcast live on ABC. This momma is pleased!

Here is a video of the band getting ready for the trip.

This is a from the photo shoot for Chevy at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles. It will be in the May 14th issue of Billboard magazine.

Kindle Pouch

I finally finished the pouch for my new Kindle and just in time for a trip!  I think this will work well.  It’s protection for the Kindle so I don’t feel like it’s going to slide out of my hands when I pick it up and also will be fine and not too bulky when I slip it into my purse.  It has a bit of character where I pieced in the squares and the lining inside is fabric with cute little chairs on it.  Also turquoise.  It’s fun, somewhat modern and I think will meet my needs perfectly.  This was a good finish.

Almost

Well, I finished pouch number 1.  Now I’m on to number 2.  A little bit wider and a little bit longer.  Apparently I miscalculated a bit in the depth and the width when I added the zipper and it’s just a bit too small.  It did turn out very cute however and I have a new home waiting for this little cutie.  Stay tuned for round 2.

Quilt blocks

I’ve spent some time this weekend sewing quilt blocks together.  It’s been an interesting experience.  I consider myself a fairly accomplished seamstress but this is another learning curve.  Precision is so much more important here.  Precision in cutting, sewing and 1/4 inch seams.  If any of those are out of alignment, you’re blocks might not line up squarely and I’ve learned that does matter to me.  I didn’t realize that I’m fussy about that and I want it perfect! There are someblocks  that I tried to unstitch and resew and it hasn’t turned out much better so I’ve decided just to leave some of that and each one is getting better.  At least as far as the seaming goes.  The cutting is also fairly accurate because of the rotary cutter but I think when I cut multiples of some of the blocks, I was not as accurate lining the strips up and therein lies the problem.  Lesson learned for next time and I will do this in a slightly different manner.  To many this would not be a big deal but for me it’s a good challenge.  They are cute though and I think I’m going to like the end result.

Zipper pouch

Mom bought some new sunglasses recently but they are bowed and didn’t fit into any of her glasses cases.  She also wanted to be able to keep them in her purse so she had them when she needs them.  So… for her birthday she got this fun little zipper pouch.  It’s bright enough that she should be able to find it easily in her purse and it’s lined with a black and white print so she should easily be able to see them inside as well.  This was fun to do and I think it turned out very cute.

A special day..

Yesterday was my mothers birthday.  She was 84 and is doing well.  Although it was not a lovely spring day in the northwest we had a lovely lunch at a local waterfront restaurant.  Good times had by all.  Today is a cleaning, laundry and some sewing day.  Tomorrow some of the kids will be here to help me celebrate Mother’s Day.  It will be a good weekend.