On a side note, basically everyone I know or ever knew who is somewhat in my same stage of life, is now pregnant and/or has had a baby. So crafting + babies = baby crafts and I decided to make a cloth diaper for my boss' new baby to be (a surprise as to the gender) as this is her second baby and she has, makes or ran out and picked up everything else she could possibly have needed other wise. I was so pleased with how well it came out, that I hit the net for more ideas!
http://buttonberry.typepad.com/photos/charm_pack_tote/charmtote_pattern_image_final.html ) with a sweet little applique that looked simple enough to be a first project and got the ball rolling! I hit Walmart and Joann's for fabric pieces and fat quarters, sewing odds and ends, Amazon for cheap sewing machine parts, reclaimed my sewing machine and scored some awesome supplies from my parents house and got down to business!
By the end of the next weekend I had the pieces mostly cut, created the applique ( design borrowed from the Quilting Diva ) and began laying it all out!
Then it was back to Joann's to figure out just what wadding was and pick up a few more pieces of fabric as I felt like something was missing...Once I decided what it needed, a little more pink and a few different blues I headed home and got to work. By the end of that weekend I had the front panel laid out and sewn down and the back panel laid out!
I packed it in for the weekend, excited to finally have a hobby, a just for me, do as you go in bits and pieces of free time, abstract and vast opportunitied, genuine hobby!
See the finished product next post!