Most of the day was spent listening to screams of "Just put a diaper on me, Momma." I am determined to win Standoff at the Pfaff Powder Room 2011!
While Mom was busy fighting the good fight, Munchkin #2 was busy seeing what she could get into.
And after they were both tucked in bed, I got busy making a baby gift for our new niece, Isidora, born 12/31/10. Congrats to Bryon's brother and family! I had seen this great tutorial and couldn't wait to get started on it once I found out the name Here's the sample I was going for:
Unfortunately, Little Isidora made her appearance two weeks early, so I got started on it a little late. Such is life...
You can read the tutorial for yourself, but here are the changes I made:
1. Letters printed in Cooper Black font size 500, printed in outline.
2. I traced the letters onto wax paper using a sharpie and then traced a second set about 1/4" inside the printout to use as a pattern for the batting to stuff the letters. I used two thicknesses of batting.
3. Forget hand sewing! I used my machine to stitch them together. If I was a more experienced sewer, I could tell you the name of the stitch I used. At this point, it is known as "#14".
|Felt + batting + batting + felt waiting for #14|
|The perfectionist in me sees some flaws....|
I would love to hear your thoughts on my little gift!
|The finished product|