Modern Folksy Bunny 2017 Sewing Kit

Modern Folksy Bunny 2017 Sewing Kit

  I can’t resist making Modern Folksy Bunny Sewing Kits!  It’s something I look forward to every spring.  My youngest, Marion, loves the Peter Rabbit stories.  My others were only moderately interested but she loves them.  Something about being naughty I think!  Although she is interested in the stories about Peter, Benjamin, (and that very naughty Squirel Nutkin), she likes how the very sweet Flopsy Mopsy and Cottontail look....

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Baby Announcement Quilted Fabric Frame

Baby Announcement Quilted Fabric Frame

I made a few of these cute birth announcements to send to family and friends when Marion was born.  Almost 4 years ago!  I kept one for myself to do something pretty with, but it just ended up stuck in the baby book with all the other STUFF.  When I was thinking about how to use the new quilted fabric frame pattern, I realized this would be the perfect little piece to frame for her bedroom!  It turned out so cute. You can see the simple...

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Nigh Nigh Time… Doll, Carrier & Blankie for Sew Fab Sale

Nigh Nigh Time…  Doll, Carrier & Blankie for Sew Fab Sale

Another adorable pattern that is part of the Sew Fab Bundle is this Doll, Carrier & Blankie from Patchwork Posse.  This pattern called out to me and said “Gingercake must sew this!”  and I loved it. I used some Get Together fabric by David Walker for the baby body and AnnKelle fabrics for the handles, blanket and carrier.  It was really easy to add the pom poms and I think it made a really cute addition! Little Miss Marion loves...

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Making Lemonade from a Lemon: Baby Bloomers

Making Lemonade from a Lemon:  Baby Bloomers

Yesterday's bubble dress has a back story.  I rushed and made the skirt section too short.  I was just on the verge of abandoning the whole thing when I took a breath and brought out my seam ripper.  I made the skirt all over again but then had this cute bottom section left over.  A simple elastic waste band meant that all that work wasn't waste after all!  And they are seriously cute on her…...

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Baby in a Bubble

Baby in a Bubble

Miss Marion is trying hard to be on the move.  She is not there yet and usually ends up on her face.  It's actually pretty funny since she lays there flat for awhile until she suddenly starts to yell.  Like, is she thinking we won't see her flat on her face?  Or is she wondering "What went wrong this time?  Is it that my head is still too heavy for the muscles in my neck???!" At this age a dress...

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Some Weekend Sewing- Mushroom Short Pants

Some Weekend Sewing- Mushroom Short Pants

Over the weekend I sewed a couple things for the baby.  She is so cute right now and it's fun to pick out fabrics for her.  I like sweet but fun fabrics on babies and this ann kelle print is perfect! I followed Made by Rae's baby pants but added a panel to the bottom for some extra space.  I also shortened them for a shorts/ bloomers look.  I made a bunch of these pants before the baby was born.  They look...

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Goodbye May!

Goodbye May!

Last night I realized today would be the last day of my favorite month of the year.  May is fantastic in Western Pennsylvania.  Just beautiful!  I am feeling a little let down since I haven't been able to sew much lately but May is a hard month to stay inside and sew!  Here is has been happening this month… Hopefully you can see that I made some changes to the website.  My awesome helper, Christian was in...

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Baby’s New Shoes

Baby’s New Shoes

I have been losing a lot of baby socks lately.  On our Washington DC trip, strangers kept coming up to me and either handing me fallen off socks or letting me know the baby was missing a sock.  Whoops!  Socks don't work so well to keep baby's feet warm but these little shoes do the trick. I cruised Pinterest to find a free pattern but then just decided to search on Etsy "baby shoe pattern PDF"  and this...

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Fun with HST

Fun with HST

I bought a stack of solids and finally starting cutting into them using this method.  It's really cool to try if half square triangles interest you!  I love fun sewing tricks, don't you?  I enlarged the fabric pieces to 18" x 18" since I wanted bigger triangles.  The baby enjoyed chewing on the fabric pieces as Cal and I messed around with a quilt design. She is getting big!  Almost 5 months...

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How Bunny got a Pocket

How Bunny got a Pocket

Since I am having the bunny sale this week, I was trying to think of a way to make more versions of the pattern.  In the past I made the bunny smaller by printing it at 65%.  You can read about those here.  Very cute!  I have gotten lots of emails by sewers saying they are excited to use the pattern to make bunnies for the easter basket.  I thought, why not make Bunny the easter basket?! This was surprisingly easy...

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Super Simple Little Bib Tutorial- for my Slobberer and Craft Hope!

Super Simple Little Bib Tutorial- for my Slobberer and Craft Hope!

My sweet little Marion is almost 4 months old.  She is precious but the girl can slobber!  And spit up all over me and her clothes several times a day.  My other babies were not big spitters/ slobberers so I always looked a little sideways at the moms whose babies had bibs on all the time.  I found a small bib pattern I drafted years ago that worked great for her size and should be good for a few months at least! This...

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A Baby Book

A Baby Book

Baby Books!  Love em or hate em?  The pressure of filling them out makes me aprehensive.  I am fine with the initial info about when baby was born, what was happening, what the birth was like, etc.  It's just the follow up that gets me!  All the other kids have half filled baby books- great at the beginning and then lots of blank pages!  Life gets in the way and I forget to stop and fill out baby book...

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Traveling Changing Pad PDF Sewing Pattern is ready!

Traveling Changing Pad PDF Sewing Pattern is ready!

Yeah!!  The pattern is ready and in the shop.  No big surprise that pattern writing and testing takes a lot longer with baby in the house but I am proud of myself for finally getting it done!   I love this project mostly because it is so useful.  I have used mine a bunch of times already and it works so well!  I love folding it back up and doing the cute tie.  The tie is awesome because you can stuff it with...

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Changing Pad with Pockets

Changing Pad with Pockets

Here is a little something I have been working on.  It was only a matter of time before I started with some baby ideas!  I wanted a changing pad with the diaper & wipes pocket attached.   She is getting chubby!  3 months old tomorrow!  The pad folds up nicely to fit in your bag~ I like the ties but I also made a version with a flap.  The flap was nice but the ties are more fun to me.  What do you...

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2 Months Old

2 Months Old

Miss Marion is already 2 months old today.  It has gone by fast!  She is so so sweet. I made this Kimono from a vintage pillowcase a few months before she was born.  I put it on a month ago and thought I had wasted my time making it since it was so big and looked all bunched up.  I tried it again today and found it much prettier.  Why do we forget that our babies grow so fast? The pattern is from a vintage layette...

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Pretty Little Knitted Hat

Pretty Little Knitted Hat

I wish that I knitted this myself but my friend Kristi from SweetKM sent it to me.  Not only does she knit these beauties herself, but she also sells the pattern.  Thank you so much Kristi!  I have to admit I have been longing for one of these since she first started making them for her own sweet daughter a few years ago.  Not only is Kristi an awesome knitter, she also has an amazing talent for vegetable gardening...

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