Friday, July 03, 2009

i really do ♥ pink

and I really do ♥ my new-to-me serger. Remember how I got it?

I finally got it out while my mom was here and figured out the tension and have had fun finishing up seams! It's especially helpful in taming the fuzz minky creates!

I was asked by a friend if I would be interested in making her baby bedding so we met up and she picked out a couple of my FAVORITE prints! Amy Butler Belle Acanthus in Olive for the blanket and Sandi Henderson's Medallion Bloom from the Farmer's Market collection. And the piece de resistance - hot pink minky to back both.

Now I just need to hand-stitch the binding down on this blanket. Look at that nice serged edge!

The instructions on the bumper pads say to cut 24 20x2" strips of fabric then press them all, then topstitch them all and 5 hours later you can have fabric ties. And some burned finger tips. How do I know this? I've made them before. I decided it would be just as lovely to use a coordinating grosgrain ribbon in Lemongrass.

I just love the moment in a project where you get to see it all come together! It's so satisfying! I really want to keep these for myself (no, I'm not announcing anything) - they are just so CUTE! And the blanket is deliciously cuddly. That's the real minky there folks - it really is softer than the imposters! (and now I sound like a commercial.)

So this is a little sneak peak for you Maggie! I hope you are as excited as I am!

12 crafty mcCrafters commented:

Andi said...

These are so great.
I heart pink too.
Andi :-)

Amy - Park City Girl said...

It's so adorable!! I love the pinks and the minky is so yummy :) Great plan with the ribbon - your too smart! so glad you got the serger happy enough to work :)

Whimsical Creations said...

LOve the combo of fabrics! Absolutely beautiful! I heart pink. =D

Kendal and Hunter said...

You are "sew" amazing. :0) I love the fabric too. If I were announcing anything which I am not, I would have you be my seamstress as well. Can't wait to see the rest. :0)

bumblebeebags said...

oh I need a girl. I love it. I got my room done by the way! Go to my blog and check it out!

sewtakeahike said...

nice save on the burned fingertips Amy! They look so professional and cozy! Your friend is lucky to have you around! I haven't tried serging the edges of minky before, yours looks so perfect I'm gonna have to give it a go now!

Deisha said...

Crazy cute. So talented you are! I should so be working on homework right now but your site is WAY more fun! I mean who really wants to study Mircoeconomics?

Amy said...

so cute! the ribbons look great too, I think they just add to it!

Debbie said...

sooo cute!!! wished you were doing all this sewing and quilting when i had babies :) miss ya!

Jennifer Paganelli said...

beautiful bumper pads!!!! Thanks for your sweet comfort with my unfortunate mishap!!! xoxoxo Jennifer

tara said...

So Sweet. I love pink and green.

Sue said...

Amy, You are so talented and so much like your mother. She and I both have precious daughters who make us happy everyday. sdthomas1@gmailcom

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