Well I know that it is only a few days into February, but I have been able to do some of the things that were on the list for the month. Plus I have crazy month with 3 birthdays, which included my hubbie's, Valentine's Day, my brother's wedding and everything else with life.
I am determined to take some time for me. I haven't been crafting at all lately and I miss it. Well this week I have jumped in a big way! I have already been able to do 3 receiving blankets. Now these ones are for my little one. The fabric is really special.
The light pink one was extra material from a blanket that my mom made me when I was a teenager. The dark pink with flowers is one that I bought right after I got married. I have just put it off till I have been expecting a girl. Now is the prefect time. Then the blue cameo was some that I bought when I was expecting my son. Which never got done because I had tons already.
I actually saw a tutorial to make the receiving blankets over at Living Life On Purpose. She makes them just the same as I do. The only difference is the stitch that I use around the edge. I normally use a straight stitch, but I did use a different one on the pink and flower one! I was being really brave!
Next I was able to get my beach bag or Capri Sun bag done. I started this stinkin' bag last spring. I was sick of it taking up tons of the room in my craft room. I got most of it done before we moved, but I never got the bottom done. Well last night I was really brave and I finished it.
Here is my tutorial about how I did mine!
I started out by getting 42 Capri Sun packets. Next I laid them out on the ground. I had a few different flavor, so I wanted to make a pattern with them.
Here is a picture of the front/back of the bag.
Next here is the sides, I used 6 for the sides and 6 for the bottom. When I took the picture I thought that I would only need to have 3 but I was wrong!
Next,I sewed the front and back, so they were done. I sewed the into strips and then I sewed them all together. I used a straight stitch.
Here everything is sewed in there sections.
The 3 that are on the top of the picture, I made into a pocket. I love pockets.
Here is everything sewed together.
So last night I sewed the bottom on and the straps. Here is the finished product! I am so excited that it is done!
The last thing that I have gotten done is some of the rolled flowers, they kinda remind me of a lollipop. I also did a ruffle one too! Now I just need to get clips. Not till March!
I think that I put a button in the middle of the flowers. We will see. I can't wait to show you what I get done this next week.
So what are you guys up to? Anything super fun? If so let me know what!