I was advised that some of the attendees for the Holiday Craft Bazaar had small children and babies, thus the fleece hats! Well we can’t forget about the smaller set – infants. I did a bunch of Christmas bibs and they are in a previous post with photos. I purchased a bunch of burp cloths and bibs from All About Blanks a year ago in pink and blue trim. As I mentioned the other day I was having trouble embroidering the burp cloths, but I believe on Monday things were moving smoothly once again. I finished all 12 of the burp cloths with 6 different sayings. I did some search engines on cute sayings and created three of my own. I wanted to make one that said “that was “wicked”, but I don’t know if people would be aware that the term “wicked” means neat/awesome.
I then embroidered the bibs. I got the designs from, where else, EmbLibrary. These were simple and fast. 15 minutes top (even though I was not using the highest speed on my PR600). This is when I found out that my centering of the hoop is out of wack!!!! So this is how they turned out…. I only had to change the color on the Lil’ Stinker bibs so that they matched the trim. Made two of each bib in each color trim, so that I didn’t have to dig for more designs, even though I know I have them. I usually do gender specific on baby bibs, but not this time around. Time is the essence.
I have a few baby oneies and wanted to whip up some ideas on those, but again, time factor. Simple, quick and cute. So as I was floating around on the internet for those baby sayings for the burp cloths… guess what I ran into –
Now as you know iPods come in colors, but time… so I stuck with the black and did six of these. I know they will be a hot seller. Thing is I still have 6 oneies left, 4 in blue, 2 in pink. Guess what, I am going to make colored iPoods’. I can’t believe how much these are sold on the internet. My oneies are mostly all “Gerber” items. These were so quick to do. I used my fast frames to stitch these out. I really do like those frames at times. I put iron on/tear away stabilizer right in the middle of the garment under the armpits. Only used a piece that was 1 1/2 inches by I think 4 inches. Then I attached it to the frame with double stick tape and made sure it was straight. Two minutes later it was done. Slapped the next one on and clicketyclak done! I had these done very fast. As soon as all where completed, I then took each one and used my Singer steam press to soften the stabilizer. With a twist of the wrist I riped the stabilizer off nice and clean! Then I took the mesh stabilizier, cut proper size and adhered it to the back of the stitching, so that it doesn’t errate the babies skin!
Next project that I completed and told you about in previous post. Photo isn’t great, but I was telling you about the vintage Christmas stockings my mom made. Well I put “Baby’s First Christmas” on the band and then I hand stitched lace on them. My mom really did a nice job putting these together. I decided to keep 2 of them for myself for my kids if they have kids. I was looking all over the place for where there might have been an opening so I could do the embroidery, but she did the stocking all together and then added the band last. If I didn’t indicate in my previous post – I hooped these on the fast frames, but I had to play with the size of the embroidery because of the size of the stocking and the frame. No matter how I tried, had to use the smallest frame you get in the set. I also did not use stabilizer (okay take your hand off your mouth). Hey when you start doing this for awhile, you find ways to maneuver around. When I first started out embroidering and I would hear someone say, oh I used a paper bag or a coffee liner, I would be the one covering up my mouth and say bad-bad. But you know, cost factor and experimental tests show you can use those items. I did not use either one for these – I used my plastic bag from the store. Then you can easily rip it off and well if needed (but I couldn’t on these), then iron off the excess plastic (as long as you cover with something so it doesn’t melt to your iron).
Hmmm anything else for the little tykes… nope. Didn’t get a chance to do any receiving flannel or fleece blankets. I have to go to sewing club on Monday night to talk to a gal who made these fab baby blankets. They were two pieces of fabric and one side had a puppy applique on it. I can’t remember how she sewed the two together, but really nice and simple.