Monday, August 17, 2015

Simple Baby Blanket

When my friends have babies, I usually like making them and their babies a gift. I feel like in the past few weeks i've had at least 5 people tell me that they are pregnant or they are having a baby this week. I wanted to share a simple tutorial for a baby blanket that is perfect for a newborn and can be taken anywhere!

Here is the tutorial for a simple baby blanket:
- 1 1/2 Yard of snuggle flannel fabric (i usually get mine at joann's when its on sale for like 2 bucks a yard)
- Fabric Scissors
- Iron
- Sewing machine and thread.

Step one:
Iron the fabric then fold in the edge of one side 1/2 inch. Iron so it will hold the crease. 

Step Two:
Fold in the edge again another 1/2 an inch and iron to hold.

Step Three:
Sew the edge to hold the fold down. Shown here:
Step four:
Repeat steps one and two on the edge to the right. When you get to the corner, fold in the corner to make a small triangle. Then do step three.

Step five:
After all edges have folded in and have been sewn. Top stitch around the edges of the blanket.

Step six:
Clip all the excess thread and your finished! Now you have a snuggly blanket that can be used to swaddle and as a giant burp cloth! They are they best blankets!

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Last night i spent a few hours in my new craft room reorganizing things and i was really happy to see the progress i was making. Before moving to our new house we're in now i used to share my craft room with the family room. I would have things every where mixed in with the kids stuff and family stuff. We spent the majority of our time in our family room because it had the TV inside there. Now i have the whole basement separate from the family room. It's been awesome. So i figured i would share with everyone my happy place. 

Here's my old craft space:

I am lucky enough now to have a new craft space. Its slowly evolving and this is just the craft area. (i guess I'm not ready to show my sewing area because i'm still working on it)

Well i have to say, i feel more inspired now that my new space is starting to get decorated!