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Jennifer's sister recently had a new little baby boy and I'm having so much fun making a few things for him.
I made him a minky blanket (post to come soon) and had a little minky leftover, so next up was a minky taggie.
I thought the minky fabric was going to be a nightmare, but it's really not that bad.
I started with two 12" squares and pinned 4" ribbon strips to the top of one piece. I folded the 4" strips in half and pinned going to the inside.
As I sewed around the edge, I would go over the ribbon, reverse stitch, and go over it again. The ribbon would be triple stitched and nice and secure.
With the ribbons sandwiched in the middle, sew your 2 pieces right sides together. I found the secret to sewing minky is to pin, pin, pin. And then pin some more. Be sure to leave about a 2" opening for turning.
After you've sewn all the way around, turn right side out through the opening and then topstitch, catching your opening and closing along the way.
If you remember when sewing with minky to pin and go slow as you're sewing, it's not too hard to work with.
I better get used to it because I'm getting ready to start a t-shirt quilt with minky on the back. Now that I think about it, I must really be nuts, sewing with t-shirts and minky!
Remember way back in early May that I said I ordered my own Mother's Day present in this post? I had found an awesome web site called KidzCan Design that will take pictures that children draw and turn them into jewelry.
I sent them this picture that Brandon drew on his first day of kindergarten.
I waited about a month and a half for it to finally arrive. And yes, I was getting a little frustrated. In all fairness to the company, they did respond right back with me when I e-mailed them about how long it was taking. They said they had had manufacture problems and apologized for the delay.
When it came last week, it was so worth the wait! I love it and can't believe they were able to etch all the little details! Even the teachers smiley face.
These would make such great Christmas presents that any mom would love.
It's officially summer and what better way to celebrate than with some Key Lime Pie Ice Cream that Sweet Southern Blue made?! Key lime is my all time favorite and this may have to be a summer staple at our house. Yum!
What do you get when you cross old mini-blind slats and a deli tray?
A couple of years ago I made a PVC Pipe Flag and wanted to do the same kind of thing this year.
I had a deli tray and the slats from an old mini-blind that I took down. Please don't ask me why I saved those things, and whatever you do, do not bring up that hoarder word that my husband seems to like to throw around a lot!
I started by painting the tray. Don't worry too much about the middle, you won't see it.
Lay the slats in the tray and cut to fit.
I had the same paper as the pvc flag leftover and still around, so I mod-podged it on each slat.
I used Aleene's Tacky Glue and a sponge brush and applied a thick layer and then just layed the slats on top. I was a little worried that it wouldn't stay stuck, but the slats are all on there strong.
I wrapped ribbon around a rope and hot glued it to the back to hang.
I left the tray plain at first, but then decided it could use a few stickers.
I would love it if you see something I’ve done and want to make one for yourself or give as a gift, but not to sell. Please link back and give credit where credit is due. I would like to see what you’ve done to make it your own (improved the idea). Thanks for visiting!