Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Never be afraid....

"Never be afraid to try something new. Remember that a lone amateur built the Ark. A large group of professionals built the Titanic."
Dave Barry

This project is all about firsts! 

Fourteen years ago, I bought patterns to sew my firstborn child outfits.  I bought enough fabric for two to three sleepers.  Hubby's grandmother gifted me her "snap" tool. 

I even packed my sewing machine on a plane to California and we then hauled it all the way to Texas in our little Ford Escort to Officer Basic Camp where I had to spend 11 weeks before getting stationed in Virginia.

I cut the fabric out with the patterns, started sewing it, and then.........nothing.  I never thought to make a baby outfit ever again.

So this week has been about firsts!  This is my first baby item to ever be made by me! Okay...the first baby item that was completed other than a quilt or a blanket!

The other first?  The button fabric/embroidery applique!  I designed it all by myself using my embroidery software.  I am so excited it to try my hand at some more elaborate designs now.

But can I tell you something that I think is funny?
Hubby had no idea that the applique was a button.  I started getting nervous.  I asked the boys what they thought.

All three said in unison, "Ah mom, you made a bib with a huge button!  That is awesome for the baby!".

So phew....no worries!

and yes...all from scrap fabric I had.  I am seriously making a dent in my fabric stash!

1 comment:

  1. Oh my gosh Heidi!!! This button is SOOOOOO cute!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!


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