Monday, January 26, 2009

Finally a little bit of crafty...

Is all envy bad? I hope not because I really envy all the crafty, talented, amazingly creative people in this world. It inspires me to try my hand at new things. Of course this inspiration rarely comes to fruition but on occasion it does. I wish I had more creative juice in me and I am in awe of all the blogging mamas I come across. Where do you get it from, because I want some too!! Those juices don't flow freely for me but, I have actually made something from a tutorial that I found on-line. For the first time since starting my blog I am going to post the craft addition part of the " and mommy too". Friends of mine just welcomed a beautiful baby boy into their family. This is a huge blessing for them and I decided that I would make a gift for their son. This of course is quite ambitious since I have only sewn from my own children. I did at one point attempt to make an outfit for my friend Jennifer's little girl but my sewing machine broke and in the process the outfit got ruined. I have really enjoyed making things for my kids. I am not an expert seamstress by any means, but I am possibly a step maybe two above a novice. Everything I have made for my children has made it through the wash without falling apart, which is a good thing. This gave me a bit of confidence to make and possibly give away something to someone other then my own. Here is the problem, the gift has been sitting here for almost a week. I am hesitating in sending it for two reasons, one the confidence I had is now gone and two what if they think I am crazy for sending something handmade by me.... what to do??
Well I am going to post a few pictures of what I made, possibly to boost my confidence.
I used the cloth baby shoe tutorial from Stardustshoes found here: http://stardustshoes.blogspot.com/2006/10/cloth-shoe-pattern.html

and for the pants I used the Britches and Bloomers pattern by Jackie Clark Designs found here: http://www.jackieclarkdesigns.com/patternsandbooks.htm
I would put it on my son, but do I dare send it to someone else for their little man???

11 comments:

Jennifer said...

Those shoes are darling! I cannot believe you made them yourself, awesome. Little Levi will look super cute in that outfit...SEND IT before he gets to big for it!

Marla @ Stolen Bon Bons said...

Both things would have scared the heck out of me too. I hope your hubby is feeling better today.

And your craft project is adorable.

If you could please stop by my blog I have something waiting for you.

Trish said...

I LOVE those shoes, and the outfit-I wish I could sew-just so much other stuff on my list that I want to learn-maybe someday:)
I stopped by to thank you for signing up for my giveaway-it is exciting to see so many people sign up! I have a few more books that I no longer use (some I never did) that i will be giving away-the next one is a book on journaling, if you are interested-
have a good day!
Trish

Tara said...

Oh my gosh! what a beautiful job you did!! i love getting my Crafty inspiration from all these amazing people too!

Thanks for dropping by my blog!! nice to meet you... ♥

everyday mom said...

You need to send it, they are wonderful. I just started sewing and have made cushion covers so far and that is it. Your little outfit is gorgeous, I would put that on Little One for sure.

Actually if you get the urge to make another one (LOL)

Thanks for entering my giveaway and following me.

Courtney said...

That is an adorable set!!! Good job! Send it and be proud! :)

Mama Krit said...

Oh goodness! That is beautiful. Send it, Send it! They will be thrilled!!

Mrs. D said...

Those are adorable! I love how you have his name on them! I love the unique colors too.

Katie said...

This outfit is so cute, you shouldn't hesitate for a second to send it on. I think the gift receipients will love and treasure it more because you made it! Love the fabric choices, not the traditional baby blue, so much better.

Latte said...

Wow, you are good!-I mean REALLY GOOD!

Faith

littleeverydaythings said...

Those are so adorable! That would be an awesome gift and anyone would be thrilled to receive it!! When someone makes a gift it shows extra thoughtfulness and care. I can't wait to give them a try :) Welcome to SITS!