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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Project of the Day

Here is my little project I worked on today...A few weeks ago, while holding a squirmy Hayden in Half Price Books, I came upon the cutest book about "baby projects". Most of them were sewing related, and since I fancy myself a semi-decent sewing enthusiast, I bought it. The first project I tried out was this hooded towel and washcloth set. This was the first time I have made my own bias tape from scratch, and it wasn't nearly as hard as I thought it would be. This project requires cutting a bath towel, and piecing it back together to make a hooded towel for a baby. I like it because it has a nifty hook for hanging, and because those hooded baby towels you get as gifts are so quickly "too small" for baby. (At least mine) I love that I can make a towel for baby that is a little bit bigger than an infant hooded towel, that they can hopefully use for a bit longer. Next time I make this there will be some modifications....I lived and learned a few things about bias tape! Plus, I would like to try to make one with a bath sheet, instead of a regular towel...I think it will work a little better for babies one and older like mine.

This wasn't too hard at all, and I have that feeling of satisfaction that only happens when I create something....I am excited to try this again! Lucky for me, there are a TON of people I know expecting babies, so I have more than enough reasons to make some more of them. "Kate" is the baby girl expected by my cousin Casey in September....that fetus already has more than enough stuff with her name on it!


kewald said...

Please, please put me down for a few bath towels when you have time. Do you have a price for them yet? Caroline would LOVE one, and maybe we could coordinate colors with her new bathroom?!?!?! Let me know what you think since you are raising twins and trying to do this too! I understand if you're out of mom is and she sews a lot too. Too cute!!!!!!!!!!!