Thursday, July 16, 2009

SEW Excited!

haha OK thats really dorky but I couldn't resist! I am so grateful to my wonderful husband. I was inspired by a blogger/bumpie friend who receantly took up sewing and has done soem amazing projects. So I have been talking about wanting a sewing machine, I asked for one for next Christmas. Well we were out shopping and came across an awesome deal & Les insisted I get it now!

We set it up today & started playing with it. I have never touched a sewing machine before, neither has Les but together we figured it out ( I will admit he was better then me!!)

Here is Les teaching me the basics of our first official sewing project! I had been working on the project already so it was pretty much ready to go! I am so happy with the progress! I am looking forward to working on more projects very soon!
Here is a shot of my completed work! Can you tell what it is? Its burp cloths! This set is not stitched perfect, as I was learning so they are for BB. They are made using cloth diapers & cotton fabric. I used a free tutorial that was really easy to follow. I will be making more of these as gifts for a friend who is also expecting.

Here is a photo of one of them unfolded, it gived you a better idea of how it looks/works. I think all folded nice together & tied with a ribbon they are a great addition to a shower gift!
If anyone has any other free tutorials for simple starter projects please send them my way I would like to do a bit more before BB arrvies!
My other sad story, my feet. This photo is by far NOT the worst they have been, in face at the moment they are much bigger. My DR is slightly concerned about pre-eclampsia, we are monitoring my BP every night, its only slightly elevated. I have been doing every trick I can think of to make the swelling better to no avail. I can't find any shoes to fit my feet & I am in a lot of pain. Here's the scary photo!


Mrs. Goodson...Woo Hoo!! said...

I have been wanting a sewing machine as well but just didn't know if I could figure it out :)

Keep your feet up & have a wonderful Friday!!

Blairs Girl said...

Try drinking water with fresh lemon/lime in it. It seems to be helping with my swelling.

A Baby Peach said...

Yay! You got your sewing machine! I had to have my husband help me as well - he was better at it, too!

Those burp clothes are great and I have been meaning to make some as well when I can get out and buy the diapers for them - thanks for the tutorial link! Happy sewing :)

P.S. My feet look just like that 95% of the time lately. :(

Laura said...

oh my goodness your poor feet! Mine have been pretty swollen too... and I am right about the same place in my pregnancy (33 weeks), but I didn't have the gallbladder issues. I did, however, have my 2nd kidney stone in a month this week!! Those things are crazy painful! Is it hot and humid where you live? It has cooled off alot this week and my swelling has gone down tremendously as a result.

The burp cloths are really cute! I have a sewing machine... I just need to learn how to use it!