Monday, April 2, 2012

Autism Awareness Month Giveaway

April is Autism Awareness Month.
Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life and affects a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others. Autism is defined by a certain set of behaviors and is a "spectrum disorder" that affects individuals differently and to varying degrees. There is no known single cause of autism, but increased awareness and funding can help families today. ~Autism Society

To celebrate I will have a GIVEAWAY. You can choose from a size Medium or Large bib (either standard or soaker) or you may choose a bandanna bib sz Medium or Large. (sz XL not included in this giveaway) in this Puzzle Pieces print).

To enter, simply leave a comment here telling us about the special child in your life (does not necessarily have to have autism :-). Open to US addresses only please. Winner will be chosen randomly on Saturday, April 7th.

Friday, March 4, 2011

200 Facebook Fans Giveaway!!

ETA- The winner of the give Away was Erica Rollins! Thanks Erica!

We finally reached 200 fans/likes on Facebook. As promised, I will be giving away the winners choice of:

* 1 free standard bib sz M or sz L (XL not included)
* 1 free bandanna bib
* 1 free set of 6 g-tube pads

I believe I have read that Facebook doesn't allow these type of "contests" on their site, so I will hold it here. Simply leave a comment on this post here on the blog. Feel free to post whatever you want.... anything from "I want a free bib" to your/your child's story... just please no spam. Any spam postings will be deleted. US shipping only

This will close tomorrow midnight... Saturday, March 5th. Winner will be chosen randomly on Sunday, March 6th. Winner will be posted here on the blog and on Facebook. But you MUST leave me a way to contact you. You must leave your name. You can leave your email address here or let me know that you are also on Facebook.

NEW: sz XL bib for adults

I finally got the pattern for these drawn up and a few sewn. These are now available at the store. Size XL bibs for adults. Same great quality (if I do say so myself! LOL) as the children's bib, just in an XL size! 18" wide and 20" from chin to bottom.

Size comparison:

Thursday, March 3, 2011

More Stash Game Sewing

I didn't get as much sewn as I would have liked. I did sew A LOT, but it was all "work" sewing, though I do get Stash Game points for it... I just won't bore everyone with the pics LOL! Here is the more interesting sewing:

A new purse for Megan:

A couple baby sets for a gift:

A Valentine outfit for Katie:

The jeans are Farbenmix Dortjehe hearts were from a set of twill dish towels from Target!!

Shirt is Farbenmix Antonia:

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Stash Game Week 1

For week 1 of Spring 2011 Stash Game I sewed tons of bibs and g-tube pads. A purse, pj bottoms for Jake, and an iPad carry bag for Katie. 169 points.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

How to sew a zipper tab on a sleeper

My kids will get into their diapers, so we keep them in sleepers. A problem we have had with my daughter is that she has enough fine motor skills to unzip, which has lead to a few (messy) problems. So I sewed zipper tabs on all of her sleepers. The first few I sewed a little too big and she could still get her hand under the zipper. We still use these, but I use a safety pin across the zipper, hidden under the tab. The tab covers the zipper so that she doesn't chew on it.

So here is what I did.

#1- Get a sleeper.

#2- Using scraps of fleece and iron on stabilizer, cut out 2 rectangles about 2" x 3" and 1 rectangle of the stabilizer. Round off the edges of one end of each rectangle.

#3- Iron on the stabilizer to one of the fleece pieces (iron to the wrong side). Sew the 2 fleece pieces together. *I* sewed 2 long edges and the curve, right sides together using 3/8" seam allowance, and then turned right side out and zig zagged the opened end.

*You could place wrong sides together and just zig zag or serge around all edges, depends on how you want it to look.

#4- place the tab on the sleeper at the top of the zipper and decide where it needs to be placed. preferably covering th top of the zipper, some of mine I placed a little low and the top of the zipper sometimes pokes up into my daughters chin. She doesn't really care, but you know... it's a mom thing :-)

Fold under the short straight end. Pin into place. Stitch down the edge of the folded side. I stitched 2 parallel vertical lines, at the left most edge, stitching thru all the folded fabric.


#5- After you have your tab sewed on, fold it down into place. Visualize where your snap should be placed (1/2-3/4" from the curved edge) push a pin through the tab and sleeper front. Using a marking pen or chalk, mark where the pin is going into the tab.

Then gently lift the tab a little so you can see there the pin is going into the sleeper front. Mark that spot with your pen.

Carefully unzip the sleeper, leaving the pin stuck through the fabric and mark where the pin is coming through on the back side of the sleeper front.

#6- Remove pin and unzip zipper. Iron on a 3" square piece of iron on stabilizer to the wrong side of the front of the sleeper where you have made your mark.

#7- I have a snap press and can use plastic snaps, if you don't have a press, you can get a snap setter and metal snaps fairly cheap at fabric/craft store and websites. Apply a stud (male) snap to the sleeper front. Apply a socket (female) snap to the tab.

Friday, December 31, 2010

New Fabrics

I got a TON of new fabrics in the last couple months. Take a look and see if any catch your eye!

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