Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Fabric Blocks, Burp Cloths, etc.

You all know how much I love sewing. I've done a lot of stuff already and it seems like the internet has never-ending ideas for sewing, crafts, homemade stuff.

So the other day I gave a total homemade gift to my sister-in-law at her baby shower: a basket full of little good things for the new baby. Burp Cloths, fabric blocks, blankets and a changing table cover. All made by me, with the help of my sewing machine.

I must confess I dont have any imagination whatsoever, but the world wide web is always there for me...hehehe.

What a great present when you make it all yourself?! I think it is fantastic. It doesnt mean that if you just go to the store and buy something really cute, it wont be as meaningful as the one made at home. Of course not!!! I jsst think when you make at home you can be more personal and even save you lots of money!
Nowadays with all these baby showers and birthdays, you gotta find a way to save a little bit and give a good present to all.

So, many of my friends were asking for a tutorial teaching some of the things I made lately.
The blocks I made I saw an idea on a web site but they didnt have a tutorial for it... I just had to figure it out myself. Although, they had the tutorial for the burp cloths and I just made my version of it.
Homemade by Jill is such a cute blog that I love to go there and find great ideas. There you'll find the tutorial for the burp cloths and some cute baby bibs.

The other day I came across this other fabulous blog Make it and Love it . I found a real simple and easy tutorial for the blocks. You have to check it out!\

Hope you all enjoy it as much as I do!!!

Post by Beka


Liesl said...

I love the idea of fabric blocks!!! Now I need to pull out my machine and try it! Your basket full of handmade stuff looks so cute!

Paty said...

As you already know Beka, some weeks back when I saw that pic on your blog, I had to try and make the cloth blocks. I already had cut out material and just made two real quick, just to see if I could make them. I think they are easy to make and my girls really like them. Thanks for the post, you are very talented.

Mara RĂºbia said...

I loved this post!
I just love crafts!
Like Beka said, when we make things with our hands, the job has more value. And we are proud and happy!
I also like give gifts that I made it myself.
Congrats this your talent!

Aline Carson said...

Great ideas! I hope someday I'll have the courage to get my sewing machine out of the storage room and put it to good use!!

Aline Carson said...

Blogger Trevor, Kika, Olivia said...

love the ideas, love to have a friend so talented like you! I can't wait till the day I have a sewing machine and SPACE and time to practice! yay :)

Wednesday, April 28, 2010