Saturday, 18 September 2010

Vinyl baby bibs

While my granny squares are steadily piling up I thought I'd show you something else I have made. A little over a year ago I became an auntie for the second time to a cute little baby boy. The moment I found out I was going to have a little nephew I started figuring out all the stuff I was going to make for him! Some of the things I made were bibs with some cute fabrics. 

Of course, now that I want to write a blog post about them I see that only 1 have been captured by my camera before they were given away. Although I do know I snapped a picture of my 16 year old sister with a bib on… luckily for her I can’t find that one… I’ll be sure to take and save the pictures somewhere clever next time!
I made this first bib with the help of this tutorial, but with the later ones I strayed from the measurements and sometimes made them without a pocket. I found some cute fabrics, applied iron on vinyl on the front side of the fabric and covered all edges with double folded bias tape. I found it quite hard to apply the bias tape on the curved edges and without the vinyl fabric slipping away from me, but I got a better hang of it after a few bibs.

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

My very first blog post

I have been thinking about making a blog for quite some time now. I’ve been pondering about the theme and if I am at all able to make posts interesting enough for someone to want to read. Now, I have spent a lot of time browsing through blogs from all over, reading and looking at the most extravagant and the most plain sites, and no matter how small a group of followers or simple the design, I still get inspired (and sometimes a tiny bit jealous).

It only takes an idea, or a simple picture, and I can end up dreaming and googling the concept for hours. Sometimes I make something out of the idea, and if there is a chance that someone might have a spin-off on one of my creations or thoughts, then why not blog about them.

My plan for this blog is to write about some of my whims that result in something I’m proud of. Some of the things I love to make are clothes, accessories and home decor whether they are from fabric or yarn, and of course jewelry. I thought I’d start off my blog with my current project which I have discovered is quite popular among bloggers, a granny blanket. At the moment, I should rather say granny squares, as I have yet several left before I will start the joining. I just redecorated my living room with colors of grey and a greenish blue, and when my old blankets no longer matched I figured it was a good excuse to make one.

I remember some of my granny’s granny square pillows with the most dreadful color combinations which still give me the chills, so I was pleasantly surprised when I saw all the beautiful blankets people have made. My favorite so far is Cissemosse’s divine earthy blanket, and she has made a tutorial in Norwegian here which I have used, but in my quest for a tutorial I discovered that there are plenty out there.