Ok so I haven't posted anything since June. I don't really have any good excuse just that I have been busy with lots of home made projects the biggest being making a baby. With 2 weeks till the very "unofficial" due date I figured I better get you all caught up.
My biggest sewing project this summer has been making diapers... I still don't have enough but every time I think about buying them and add up the cost I head back to the sewing machine. I have made them virtually free, with a small cost of the pattern, water proof PUL material, and some elastic, velcro and snaps. I have found the rest of the materials laying around the house, from friends and for nickles and dimes at yard sales. I have used all the flannel scraps and old t-shirts I could get my hands on as well as stealing my hubby's "Sham Wow" knock-offs and any worn out receiving blankets I could dig up. The finished product is pretty good.
With the flannel scraps that have been too small to use for diapers I have cut into squares and made wipes and wash cloths. I don't have a pic of that but I will post one later.
I have also made some Boppy pillow covers, a soft fuzzy brown one for me & baby to use and a soft colorful fleece one for a friend that's having a baby girl. I was surprised at how easy these where, I made them in about 15 minutes. The backs are made out of a couple of pillow cases no longer in use, the brown was a $1.50 remnant from JoAnn's that is teddy bear soft and I could not resist. and the pretty striped is from a fleece blanket.