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Carousel baby cardigan - pattern by Lisa Chemery, sewn by Sew Fearless

Two weeks to due date. I've been feeling a strong need to retreat this last week. I haven't felt like leaving the house as much, or visiting friends, or adventuring with my children. I've been touchy and emotional. During one of those grouchy moments when I was literally hiding from my children in my sewing room, I had a vision of a cat making a … [Read more...]

Super Easy Crinkle Gauze Swaddle Blankets

Crinkle Gauze Summer Baby Swaddle Blankets

It's so strange how close this babe of mine is to being born. I keep waiting for insane nesting urges to strike, but as of yet… I am just puttering along day by day, overseeing the summer play of his many older siblings, as unfinished business keeps piling up around me. It's remarkably chill compared to my last pregnancy. At least, I now have this … [Read more...]

Double Gauze Swaddling Blankets

Double Gauze Baby Swaddle Blankets sewn by SewFearless.com

oooooh lala. I had heard stories about how lovely, airy and soft double gauze was, and it is all true. This pair of baby swaddling blankets are my first project with it, and it most definitely won't be the last. A lovely friend of mine is expecting her sixth baby in just a couple of weeks. The thing with having that many babies is that you already … [Read more...]

Peruvian Woven and Leather Baby Booties

peruvian woven and leather baby shoes - sew fearless.com

Goodness! It feels so good to be back in the sewing saddle again. It takes a bit more negotiating hobbling around on crutches, but it is manageable because I have an organized sewing space with my tools close at hand. I attended a baby shower yesterday for a lovely friend of mine. She is welcoming her first boy after five girls. Her joy at welcoming … [Read more...]

A Quilt For Teacher

Baby Quilt for a Teacher

Normally, I don't do much for teacher gifts -  a little potted basil with a family recipe is my go-to. However, some teachers are just so amazing and loving that you want to do a little more, and when you have the perfect charm pack in your stash, and Amazing Teacher is expecting a baby, a baby quilt nearly makes itself. Quilt Top - "School Days" by … [Read more...]

Gauze Swaddle Blankets

Gauze Swaddle Blankets

They didn't have these fantastic lightweight swaddles when I first started having babies (dude, that makes me sound so old!), but I can see why they are all the rage with the new moms these days. Large enough for a decent swaddle, but breathable for the summer months. The fabric is "Island Breeze Gauze" at Fabric.com, and there are some really … [Read more...]

How To Finish A Shaped Quilt Edge Without Binding

Hexagon quilt, finished edge, without binding tutorial

I made this English paper pieced hexagon quilt for my fifth-born child's first birthday. If I had more time, I would finished off the quilt edge by making a hexagon facing (see Bad Skirt for her drool worthy tutorial). However, his birthday was looming close and I needed a quicker method for finishing it off, but still keeping the wonderful jagged … [Read more...]

I Spy A Hexy Quilt

Vinny and His Quily

Disclosure: Crafterhours' Susan provided one of the the I Spy charm packs to me. I was gonna buy it anyways though, but full disclosure 'n' all that, yo. It's been a year. A YEAR! My baby is one, and for his gift, I gave him a quilt that was just shy of a year in the making. One hundred thirty-eight 2 1/4 inch hand-sewn hexagons. Now I know others … [Read more...]