A few smaller projects

In the last couple of weeks I worked on a few smaller projects and I thought I would share them with you in this post.

A grandmother who lives in Aachen and was visiting her son and his family in Hungary asked me if I could make a bed cover for his grand son. It was supposed to cover one side of the bed, hanged on the railing to protect the little one from blast while he is asleep. It was also requested that I use Hungarian hand dyed blue print fabric but other then that no more was specified in terms of pattern or colors or really anything at all. This is what I came up with:

I loved this project because I always enjoy working with blue prints and it has been a while since I last made a quilt.

My other project was to make new (and water proof) bibs for my little one because he loves to eat soup but his older (and handed down) bibs are kind of worn out and they don’t protect his cloths anymore as well as they should. I also made the bibs larger, so they will cover his lap, too and I added a plastic foil to the back side to really protect his T-Shirts from anything he will spill. We already use these and so far so good!

The third project I want to show you is a case for tampons and panty liners. I searched for a pattern or for a tutorial but haven’t found any that I could use. What I did find was a few good ideas that I combined in one. My favorite part is the loop: I can hang this case on door knobs and don’t have to worry about where will I put it down while I use it. What do you think?

This is it for today. I hope you enjoyed it! Next week I’ll be back with my fantastic new green skirt! Until then enjoy this beautiful summer weather and tell me about your latest mini-project!

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Birthday bib

My son turned one years old in September and I thought that I should make him something fun besides the gifts he got. We didn’t have a party for him for two reasons: 1. I don’t see the point for a one year old to have a party and 2. he and also my husband caught cold. (Don’t get me wrong, I love organizing parties!) And then the idea came to me to sew a birthday bib with a matching hat for him.

I used and other bib to make a sample out of paper. I cut the shape out twice, one out of an eggshell colored fabric and an other out of a brawn fabric. I also cut out a circle and the number “one”. See the picture below.

First I sewed the number onto the blue circle, this was a bit tricky on the edges but with a little patience you’ll succeed! Then I attached the circle onto the brown fabric.

Next I sewed together the two bib-shaped fabrics with a blue ribbon on the edge and finally I attached small velcro on top. It’s really not a complicated project and it requires only an hour, a bit of patience and some leftover fabrics. For the hat I just used paper for the base and I glued onto it the blue and white fabrics. As I thought my son didn’t really like the idea of the hat, that’s why I didn’t make it more permanent.

Look at the results, how cute is that?