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Elephant Onesie

Last week was a really busy week. Good, but busy. One of the things that went on last week was a baby shower. Yay, babies!

So, of course, I had to make something. The parents have decided to wait until the baby is born to find out its gender, so I had to keep the onesie neutral.

Their registry looked like they were going for a jungle theme for the nursery, so we put a gift together to match. One thing we got for them was a crib sheet that had a green elephant with a blue ear, and it was the perfect addition to the otherwise lion & giraffe-heavy gift.

It’s funny, because I was already planning to make an elephant shirt for the other big event last week, so I ended up making 2 elephants, but they’re very different. More on that one later.

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Busy Book Pages 3 & 4


Does anyone else find it exceptionally difficult to get yourself going after a long holiday weekend? I sure do.

I hope all of you had a great Thanksgiving weekend (well, those of you who are American. I hope the rest of you had a great regular weekend.) We had a lovely Thanksgiving, spent with my grandparents, aunts and sister.

Anyway, I’ve been in a Christmas tizzy the last few days, trying to get as much shopping done as possible before things get really busy. So forgive me if the posts get a little light around here.

I know I’m a little late in getting this post up. I’ve been meaning to do it for ages. In case you didn’t see them, you can check out the previous posts: Busy Book overview and Pages 1 & 2.

The pages I’m going to show you in detail today are the bird and the tree.

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Busy Book Pages 1 & 2


Ok, so since I got a little bit of interest from readers to see more in-depth how I did Little Man’s Busy Book I decided to give you some more details, 2 pages at a time.

Here are the first two pages, the window and the squirrel.

I made stencils for almost all of these pages, the same way I do for the appliques on clothing. I also used a sewing machine for most everything, but it’s possible to do this without one. It will just take a lot more time.

Let’s start with the window, shall we?

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Shark Shirt


Hi.

It’s been a while since I shared any fabric crafts. So here’s a shirt I made for someone special.

I made this shirt (along with another one I’ll share later) for a shower. Not a typical baby shower, but a shower for a 3 year old boy. If you’re thinking that sounds unusual, you’d be right. But this was for him and his new parents. See, this little dude has been going to our church for some time. First as a foster child with one family at our church, then as a foster-to-adopt child with another family in our church. And then, a few short months ago, his adoption was finalized. Hooray! So we had a shower.

And I made him a shark shirt. (more…)

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