Monday, February 07, 2011

A little Sew and Tell :)

With like 20 inches of snow on the ground last week, I broke out the sewing machine and tuned out my kids' cabin fever for a while and did some projects. The weather guy projects another 5-10 inches later this week too! Crazy. It just happened that I have a list of 9 friends who have either recently had babies or will in the next few months. AND it just happens that I've been ogling some beautiful fabrics online, looking for a good excuse to buy them... So I got to shopping for my preggo friends a few weeks back and voila! :) Looks like I might finish all my baby projects this week!

I'll call this sew and tell. :) I already showed them to my only Tulsa area 'sewing friend.' The fabrics are just so much fun though- that I wanted to show you too. Some of them caused me to call upon my faith (read: the fabric kept reacting differently than I expected and I kept messing up and having to re-do portions!), and those ended up having some 'character', shall we say... :) But if you're pregnant and you're my friend, just know it was a labor of love, even if it has a few extra 'interesting touches'. :) Maybe I could spiritualize it and say that the blankets are a lot like us; we have flaws but God still uses us, even in our imperfection. Ha!

One part I actually enjoyed about having so many pregnant friends (and therefore allowed myself to buy several of my current favorite fabrics!), was that I really thought long and hard about who should receive each blanket/pattern/color... So, if you're a recipient, know that I believe you're just crazy enough to like the color combinations I picked for you. :) And, if you're a reader of this blog, you'll have to act surprised when you open your package in the mail! ;)




8 comments:

Anna C said...

Very pretty!! I have been inspired to learn to make something to send to new moms. The handmade gifts have been my favorite by far! Now, I just need to decide what to make and learn to do it! (and I'm like you, I'd probably have to show it off on my blog before giving them away!)

Peter and Nancy said...

A very good use for your cabin fever! I'm not a sewer, so I spent Thursday morning deep-cleaning my kitchen. I think I like your projects better!
Nancy

The Pfeiffer Family said...

Sarah, these blankets are beautiful! You did a wonderful job and your friends will be very blessed to receive such a thoughtful and useful gift. I wish I could sew and make something pretty like this.

April :-)

Sarah said...

Beautiful! I'm very impressed.

Sohailah said...

I didn't know you were a sewer - me too! I actually sewed MOST of my clothes Senior year in high school.... that shouldn't probably be told in public.

those blankets are gorgeous!

it was a really FUN treat to see you today and your boys are DARLING! (And i LOVE it when siblings resemble each other, physically...)

Brooke said...

I just loooooove these! Your lucky recipients will be blessed by these treasures!

Andrea said...

Beautiful!!!

Andrea said...

Thank you so much for the beautiful blanket!!! i was incredibly blessed by your care package:) Thank you again!!!