Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Update on Me!

Hello all my blog's been a while since I've posted. I'm glad that Mom has been keeping the blog up though. She's been a lot more productive then me when it comes to sewing! She always inspires me.

Life has been busy and full lately. Who could sew when they have such a cute baby to play with?

Elliot is now 5 months old, and sooooo adorable.

Tonight he was laying on the floor while I was cutting buttonholes and actually playing "peek a boo" with me. He kept pulling his blanket over his face and when I would ask "Where's Elliot?" He would pull it off and smile at me. I thought that was pretty amazing for a baby his age. I even got a video of him doing it on my camera because Justin wasn't home and I knew he wouldn't believe me unless he saw it. =)

Today I went to Hancocks because I had $10 burning a hole in my pocket...I had so much fun. I got several different 1/4 and 1/2 yards pieces of coordinating fabrics...pretty rose prints that were 60% off. Not sure what they are destined to be yet, but I'm sure I'll be able to think of something. Also got a piece of peach fabric to make the ties for a vintage pillowcase apron. I've made several of these and they are beautiful. Hopefully I'll be able to get some good pictures soon.

Right now I'm working on a bunch of tea-cozies. I found some beautiful prints at Hobby lobby and have 12 tea-cozies cut out and partially sewed. I'm hoping to be able to sell them in some of the tea-shops around here and on Etsy. We'll see. I'm praying that they'll sell, because I certainly don't need 12 tea cozies!

I did sew a skirt for myself last week...I found this awesome fabric clearanced for $3 a yard and made a quick, bias cut skirt to wear to my brother-in-law's wedding this last weekend. I hadn't sewn anything for myself since I was pregnant, so this was fun. I love how the fabric has white embroidery all over it. I like the texture and depth it gave the fabric.

Here I am with my handsome husband. He was a groomsman in the wedding.

That's all for now!


  1. Jessica,

    He is sooo adorable!! Your skirt is very cute.

    Love, Heather

  2. AnonymousJuly 22, 2007

    What a beautiful and happy baby! I don't blame you for wanting to play with him!!! Your doing a great job, Mom!

  3. Such a beautiful baby! I have a four-month old, so this is like having a month ahead sneak peek. :-)

    Jenny (first comment here)

  4. Awww, what a sweetie!! :)

    I rarely visit here, but I love the crochet-edge baby blankets and your new purse, Jessica. :)

    Did one of you ladies make the nursing pillow/boppy in the pictures of Elliot? :) If so, do you have a pattern, or did you make up your own? :)

  5. Tammy, no we didn't make the pillow, or the cover...I know Simplicity patterns has a pattern for a boppy cover, and you can buy the boppy forms at Hancocks etc.

    I did a quick web search and found these instructions if you are interested:

    Thanks for your comment!

  6. Oh, thank you so much!! :) I have always taken a couple of bed pillows and used them at the couch for nursing, but I think having an actual nursing pillow would be easier (and fewer things to get tossed around the living room by my little boys). My mom would probably easily be able to sew one, so maybe when the canning and gardening is over, and things slow down a little, I'll print off the pattern for her. ;)