Saturday, February 28, 2015

#SewToShare - Personal Progress: February

I've been a bit quiet this month on the blog, but here's a glimpse of some of what's been going on behind the scenes!
 First up, I had the privilege of testing another darling pattern for Sweetbriar Sisters. This is the Charming Chicks pattern that will be out any day now. It's the sweetest little chick hatching from his zippered egg. These will be darling filling the Easter baskets of the ones you love! My sweet friend found her place atop one of the shelves in my sewing room....she makes me smile!

I continue to make good progress on my GIANT stack of Teeny Tears Bereavement Diapers. My bushel basket is sure to be overflowing once I finish the last of my current stack!
Take a peek at this FABULOUS fabric donation from Fabric Outlet for my next bundle of diapers.....adorable, cozy fabrics! Thanks Kim!!!

My 2 oldest daughters and I had a LONG overdue sewing day together that was so much fun! One (finally) settled on making herself a new apron since she is quite the baker in our home. Love how it turned out too! She used the Dash of Love pattern by Fishsticks Designs for Create H.O.P.E. Designs
My other daughter chose this precious pattern from NimblePhish that she has been wanting to make for some time. Isn't he the sweetest?!?!?! This doll had some features that were even knew to me on how to create, so we learned together. :) So please with both of their projects and their desire to sew and satisfaction it brings!

We've continued to do a lot of clearance shopping for our donation bags and FLUFF Project and have lucked out on quite a few great finds! 

Last but certainly NOT least.....a stack of some of the sweetest ballerinas you'll ever see! I'm in the process of cutting out an entire dance team using a pattern from Blue Whimsy! Can't wait to work on these some more and see the finished product!!!

So there you have it! How's your month been? Any special #SewToShare projects?
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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Giveaway! $50 Babyville Boutique Sewing Goodies!

How would you like to have a fabulous collection of Babyville Boutique sewing products!!?!?!!
Well, simply enter the giveaway following the Rafflecopter prompts below!

Open to US residents.
Giveaway ends Friday, February 13, 2015. Winner will be posted here and emailed at the address you provided through Rafflecopter. Winner expected to reply within 48 hours or an alternative winner may be selected. Pictures are only a sample of some of the great items that may be included in your prize package!

Thanks and GOOD LUCK!!!!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Babyville Boutique - Adorable Woodland Diaper Covers!

 It feels so good to have had a bit of sewing time this weekend! With a variety of sicknesses bouncing about our home for over a month now, everything but "survival mode" necessities like laundry and baths have been pushed a little further back on the priority list. This weekend I finally got to spend the entire day Saturday in my sewing room and it was sooooo good!

These sweet diaper covers are a few of the things that have been waiting far too long for me to get to, and I'm so happy to have them finished!
 My Littlest Fella is a very heavy wetter....the heaviest of all of my 6 children! He manages to leak through about every diapering combination we come up with! He has to be double diapered for bedtime, and so that requires a larger than normal cover. We had reached the point that we only had one that would easily work for this. And these new ones are sooo much nicer and more comfortable for him to wear!

I made each of the covers using the Cloth Diapers Made Easy pattern book by Babyville Boutique. You can read more about my sewing from this book on my previous posts HERE and HERE.

The covers are trimmed in a soft Fold Over Elastic that makes a very nice and easy finish, but also makes the covers easier on my Little One's legs since regular elastic can often leave red marks when on overnight. 

I used snaps for the closures on my covers. Snaps are durable and will often last much longer than the alternative hook & loop closures. Plus, they are more challenging for toddlers to take off of themselves too! ;)
The snaps require reinforcement, so I simply used scraps from my diaper cuts. The Cloth Diapers Made Easy book includes instructions on this as well.  

A new item we got to try from Babyville Boutique, are the Boutique Snake Soakers and let me just say, WE LOVE THEM!!!!! They are the perfect solution to our little heavy wetter! The Soakers are long enough that you can fold them over however works best for your diapering needs. Unlike most other types of cloth diaper soakers/inserts, they are topped with a plush microfleece which is not only safe against babies skin, it helps keep it dry!

And does it get any cuter than prints like this!?!?!? I remember when I first started sewing cloth diapers near 8 years ago, it was nearly impossible to find fun waterproof prints to sew with! Babyville Boutique offers a great selection that is easy to get your hands on at your local JoAnn's store. (and did I mention you can use a coupon!???) ;)

Another added bonus that I adore are the personalized sew-on tags they offer to coordinate with all the cute prints and colors! 
I love my tags!

 And if you're wondering about fit.....well, it's GREAT!!! Here's my Little One wearing his favorite cover getting ready for bed. Mama can't believe how big he's getting! For reference, he is 2 years old, 28 pounds, and this is the size Large from the book above with a diaper and the Snake Soaker. Full coverage in spite of the extra bulk = pleased parents and a DRY bed!!!
Babyville products are also so versatile that they work well with items you may already have in your stash too, like the camo FOE and little fox label I've used with these covers.

You can find this cuteness and more, like I mentioned, at your local JoAnn's and other sewing shops, as well as on line at

As always, a warm THANK YOU to Babyville Boutique for providing materials for me to sew and share with you, and in this case, my family! 
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