Every time I make/ buy a swimming suit for my babies, I add snap tape. Why the baby bathing suit industry does not add snaps in standard is a mystery to me. Have you ever tried to finagle a wet suit off of a squirmy baby to change their diaper? Worst.
Luckily, you can buy snap tape by the yardage at most fabric stores. No fancy tools needed.
1. Cut a piece of snap tape to size.
2. Cut the suit open at center-crotch (is it wierd to say that?)
3. Move the needle all the way to the left, and sew around the edges of the snap tape to secure it to either side of the suit.
This year I have one potty trained, and one potty training. It really doesn’t matter if they’re in diapers or not, these snaps are so unbelievably convenient. I don’t know how we’d ever get through the summer without them.
Lenna turned 3 this week. THREE! Don’t ask me how it happened. I just don’t know.
In wrapping her gifts I realized I didn’t have any fun ribbon, and certainly not any that was pink (she and I don’t exactly see pink the same way, but I couldn’t completely deprive her of her favorite color on her birthday).
SOOO, I spiced up some boring white ribbon that I had with some decorative stitching on the sewing machine. Seriously, that easy.
I used grosgrain ribbon, but if you want to be really really really thrifty, you could make fabric ribbon, and use decorative stitches finish the raw edges. Maybe?
I made a World Map Quilt for my parents using this color pallet for Christmas, and my sister and her husband hired me to make one for their family as well.
This quilt is gargantuan (king sized: 102″x88″). I scouted out the tallest fence I could find, and still, it came up short. But when it comes to quilts, bigger is better. Almost always.
My bed is only a queen, but I couldn’t resist trying it on for size… so basically there’s a bunch of extra quilt on the far side just drooping onto the ground ;) I kinda like how the map isn’t super noticeable at first glance when it’s on the bed. What do you think?
As much as I hate to part ways, I’m very pleased to say that this beaut is on on it’s way to a wonderful home.
the tragedy is, it’s usually a mess because I have too much to do.
I love world maps. I had looked into buying a large roller map for above the couch, but couldn’t seem to find one that fit our home and budget. When I decided to make one of my own, I went through several different design ideas. Am I the only one who always has to draft my ideas over and over again before I feel ready to execute? Anyway, originally I wanted to applique the continents onto the quilt, then I came up with this insane, headache-inducing, overly complicated design to piece together a map of the world. I was ready to try it out when I saw this. Change of plan, hold my horses, back to the drawing board. This was going to be a pixelated quilt. And I’m SO happy that it is!
I’m going to be selling these in wall hanging, queen, and king sizes. For the time being, they’ll each be one-of-a-kind color schemes, because it’s more exciting that way. If you’re interested in details email me at yellowspool @ gmail.com