Another pretty and simple gift idea:
I used newspaper to wrap and made a knit scrap flower to embellish the card envelope on front. Yay simplicity!
A tutorial! and if I knew how I'd scan and attach a pattern for 6-12months ish in size, but I don't know how so hopefully you are aware of basic pattern drafting and maybe one day I'll figure out loading a pattern!
To start with I used a T that fits babes well and a dress. I got my top shape from the T (arm holes, neckline) and then the length from the dress and I did a basic dress shape as seen below. (and yes, I did eat a 1/2 a rainbow sprinkle angel food cake while I sewed and it was delicious!) I decided to go with the second (lower) line for the neckline. the bottom half of the front piece you will need to extend a few extra inches so you can have that cute gathered front in the center under the yoke.
Here are the completed pattern pieces. 2 yokes, 1 front piece and one plain back dress piece, and one little rectangle bit for you button loopies.
Now sew biase tape on your back dress arm holes and then attach the shoulder seams.
My material was a bit fray-ish so I decided to do a french style seam. I pinned the wrong sides together and zig-zag stitched.
then turned it right sides together and sewed a line up (like a normal hem just be sure to give yourself a bit of extra rom so you don't see the zig-zag stitch line when you flip)
This recipe is super easy. Just throw all the ingredients in the mixer and mix.
- 3cups flour
- 1cup white sugar and 1cup brown sugar
- 2 tsp. baking soda
- 1tsp. salt
- 2 cups cold water
- 2 tablespoons vineager
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 1/3 to 1/2 cup coconut (based on how much you love coconut)
- 1 small tin crushed pineapple (or chunked cut into small pieces)
- approx 1/4c of the pineapple juice
- add in about an extra 1/4cup flour to get the batter back to a good cake batter consistency
Enjoy! (it's hard to find a good dairy/egg free cake but I'm confident you'll love this one!)
I'm also thinking about the party, do I need a 1st birthday party? I want to do something, but nothing to difficult since she won't remember. I was thinking a beach day, BBQ. I want to do some crafts and or gift bags, somethig crafty of my own for this event! Any ideas?
What is fun at 1?
Then this past week I was in the local thrift store and found a pattern for one (included is a dress, shirt with short or long sleeves and an overall pattern) all that in one pattern for 25cents! Bargain! I of course bought it and brought it home and was delighted to find it had all the pieces and a little less delighted to find all the pattern pieces were in german! I don't speak german. Thankfully the instructions were in english and I figured it out by looking at the front pattern picture. I Love how cute it is and can't wait to try it on babes! and it's a large 6-12month size so it should fit her into summer.
My husband LOVES tea - seriously. When I make him tea and bring it to him (ya - I'm that awesome - sometimes...) I hate the trade off - one of us must hold the hot cup and so I made a Tea mug cozy!
I also made babes some lentil meatloaves. She is not into pureed food very much anymore and so I've been feeling challenged to find foods for her that are healthy and that she can eat with fingers. I used split red lentils, spices, egg, and some leftover bolognase sauce. Then put into mini muffin tins and baked for 30mins. When I give it to her I break it into pieced but I find this recipe works very well and she doesn't choke on pieces (like she did with the mini meatballs I made).
We also had a birthday party that we didn't make it too, but I wanted to send a gift along anyways and maybe I'm the only one that struggles with card writing for a 2 year old - but I thought what 2year old actually wants a card anyways!? So I made a paper bag puppet for the card!
What do you do for childrens birthday cards? Do you also do a small easy craft instead? Any ideas for me on homemade baby finger friendly foods?
I've also been sewing my scraps together into 8"x8" squares to make an "ugly" quilt. I have NO idea how to quilt. I hope it's not much harder than sewing the squares together in rows and then sewing those rows together because that's what I'm planning on doing!