Monday, February 27, 2012

The sewing bug

I'd like to start this post off by stating that I just proof-read it and it's weird and disjointed but these contractions are breaking up my concentration, so......just go with it. (why I thought writing a blog post while contracting was a good idea, I have no idea)

The sewing bug has caught me. I'm really not that good but I really do enjoy it. When I was younger, I used to love to sew so much (I took a sewing class in 7th grade that really got me going) that I made up a little ditty every time I got to use the sewing machine, it went like this:

"I get to use the sewing machiiiiinnneee, yah ee ah yah ee ah yaaaaahhhhhh" (imagine a little chubby 7th grade girl trying to sing like Cristina Aguilera...yeah, that's it....yup, ridiculous, I know)
(ps, my sisters will remember this ditty, specifically the youngest sister. Chime in Kates!)

Enough about the ditty. So, I am an impatient person, which means I don't take the time to pin things and make them perfect and cut every.single.little.thread. that hangs off after I'm "done," but nonetheless, I think the stuff turns out well enough for me to show you what I've been up to. So, here's some pretty pictures of a couple projects I've done in the last week or  so (I've needed to keep myself busy so as not to dwell on the little person in my belly who is intent on making my life extremely uncomfortable, but I digress)

First off, the diaper box into a lined bin!
I got the idea from here

 Next up, my first scrub cap!

Don't you just LOVE my model! I got the idea from here

And my second bouffant style scrub cap!

Once again, I'd like to thank my fabulous model. Here is where you can find the tutorial.

Why all the scrub caps you ask? Well, my mother-in-law (ONE of my mother-in-laws, cause I am lucky enough to have TWO) is an operating room nurse and asked if I would be able to make her a couple and I said sure! (Even though I have never sewn one in my life....fake it till you make it right? Right!) So that's why the scrub caps.

Next up, and I'm really excited about this, a t-shirt dress for my baby girl (who will be making her grand entrance THIS WEEK!) This is the fabric I am using for the skirt part:

And here is the picture of what the dress will look like when I'm all finished up:
Isn't it darling! Here is the blog that I'll be staring at while making this.
So, apparently part of my crazy nesting has to do with the sewing machine. Do you like to sew? If you're really really good, I don't want to hear it....but I do want to see your stuff!! This sewing crap is fun!

Thanks for stopping by! I doubt I'll be posting much more this week....there's a new baby coming, which is a pretty darn good excuse in my opinion! (I'm having contractions as I write this!)



  1. I wish I could say that I taught you how to sew but you have done very well all by yourself!  I'm telling ya, you could start a scrub cap business.  And, your baby girl's dress--FAB!!  It's all fab!  You are fab!
    Okay, I'll stop now....except to say I love you Em!!  Excited for Wednesday!!!!

  2. Good job!  I need to start sewing again, too... you are starting to inspire me!  I love the little dress, Gwen will be so cute in it!!
    Love and hugs.... hang in there till the 29th!!
    Love, Grams

  3. So cute!! I love sewing too, and I love your t-shirt dress. I can't wait to see the finished product.  Good luck with your upcoming delivery. I'm so happy for you!


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