Saturday, January 12, 2013


Purple - Dea

Christmas break is over and winter term has become! Due to low enrollment one of my classes was cancelled. (Sad face) I am only taking one class, that is online, this term. Then I shall have a college degree!
 But that is not the purpose of this blog post. 
This post is to let you know that ER MER GERD. Dea has a sewing machine. 

Yes I created an adorable baby blanket/Lapghan. 
To clarify, no I didn't make up the word lapghan. It is a thing. It is a perfectly sized blanket to keep your lap warm. ;D

Some of the materials I upcycled (I didn't make up that word either) and others I had bought and waited to be inspired. 

Lessons learned from this project : DON'T MIX YOUR FABRICS. If you look closely that green fabric is some kind of super soft son of a bitch fabric that is hard to sew with. And trying to sew it to a cotton fabric increases the difficulty. The squares don't really match up which leads me into the second lesson learned. Think about what you are doing Dea. I get so excited that I am doing something well that I just do things without thinking. Like cut my fabric before realizing I didn't add a quarter inch for sewing. I knew that, but was too excited. Ba hum bug. 

Over all I think it's adorable. What's that you say? You think it's adorable too? What's that you say? You want to purchase it for the perfect price of 15 dollars? Why yes, that does sound like a good idea. 
Buy Me.

I want you to look closely at this second project. Notice the lovely flowers, the strips of fabric, and sating binding used to create this beautiful lapghan. 
I made that with my own two hands and powerful crafter-sewing machine bond with Betsy. 

I'm really proud of this because I haven't really gone outside the realm of straight squares and I have never done binding before. This blanket is also made with 100 % upcycled material. *thumbs up*

Lessons learned from this project : Don't use satin binding. Unless it is absolutely necessary and you know that it is the perfect and only option for your project just don't bother. That bitch moves around, making the corners is not as easy as the lady shows it on Youtube and it isn't much fun. But it's so shiny, and soft and lovely. It brings out the yellow in the flowers. So I guess it was worth it. 

Want to buy this lovely piece? You'll have to wait my friend. Just finished it 20 minutes ago and haven't put it on Etsy yet. But! If you message us on our Facebook maybe we could work out a special deal. ;D

I hope to update you guys soon with our inevitable momentous success! 

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