I know you love stripes! Who doesn't? They are bold, fun and daring! The kind of person I strive to be. I am so happy that I know someone who loves stripes like me. She also happens to work for Down East Basics. They have asked me to be a part of a Pinterest team that pins to a fashion related board each week This week is THE BEST STRIPES! You can follow all the fun activity HERE. There are other cute people apart of this experience too, so come get inspired!!
Monday, February 18, 2013
Friday, February 15, 2013
I am just so happy and thankful for your support and business. I am loving this part of my life so much. I have always been an entrapenuer at heart and I have found two great business that keep that desire fulfilled. I have all of you to thank. I especially love it when you send back pictures of what you have done with my creation. Thanks for sharing.
Flower girl shirts
Screen printed shirt
Yellow ruffle onesie with ruffle bum
Chiffon ruffle skirt
Vintage Ruffle Lace Onesie
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
I wish you could see my face right now, I should have taken a picture of it, but haven't figured out how to do that real well with my new camera. It is a happy face, excited face, smile from ear to ear. I have been working hard these past couple weeks designing, purchasing, sewing and planning my new line. Bnnb-Mommy. I received the rest of my fabric (for now) to make the Nursing Covers and Maxi skirts.
Isn't that fun?
even got some swatches to see what other fabulous fabrics they have.
I found Girl Charlee Fabric shop through Pinterest. Once I decided my new ventures for my shop, I was on the search for some fantastic Jersey knit fabrics with cool prints. This shop only carries various jersey material.
See on the card...solid, chevron, stripes, floral. ALL cotton jersey knits! I am so happy. They are pretty inexpensive too! The first shipment I received was for the skirts. I am so happy with the quality. IT is nice and stretches both ways. Light weight too!
Because they are so cute to look at and I will be hard at work the next couple weeks creating the rest of the sizes I need for the skirts, I decided to leave them out. Keep me inspired. Keep me smiling.
See those? Yep...some nursing covers ready to go! I just need a model before I sell them in the shop.
I am happy. Bnnb Mommy will be for every woman. Even if you don't have kids...the name just made sense. I am stoked! Plus I get to lauch it live at A huge craft fair in April. Happy sewing to me!!! Now I just need my regular sewing machine back, then I can get really started. For now, I just have my serger. I can do most of what I need to with it, but I still need my sewing machine for little things.
Friday, February 8, 2013
Are you a scarf hoarder like I am? Do you have more scarfs than shirts? I may or may not have more scarfs than skirts, and earrings...and pairs of shoes. I know. They are just so great to change the same old boring t shirt, and if your like me, you have about 10 of the boyfriend pocket t's from Target. Yeah, I hoard those too...cheap and fantastic!
So since we are all on this scarf kick this season, why not make one out of a bunch of fat quarters you got layin around, huh? Usually I have the Cotton Jersey Knit kind, or a the crochet kind, but not a regular quilters cotton kind. Don't be fooled, it is light and soft still. Especially if you have high quality fabric.
A while ago I bought an awesome fat quarter bundle of 15 Amy Butler designs. I have so many uses for these little nuggets that I wouldn't use a whole yard of. It was fun. I have a few left, but not in the mood to make anything baby with them. I know right? Baby Night Night Boutique is a Infant and Children's Boutique. But I have a HUGE announcement. I am expanding to the Mothers needs/wants. (which ever you would like to categorize it by :0) ) I am adding Maxi Skirts that have that special Yoga Style waist so you can wear it even while you are growing that sweet baby in your tummy, Along with my New Nursing covers that double as a shirt and scarf. Along with Nursery accessories such as swaddling blankets and crib sheets. All coming very soon!
Anyway, back to making things for me...and finally for once not my kids. I am in the process of still losing the baby weight and have lost 25 lbs YAY for me. . sorry I had to toot my own horn cause it has been a very long, stressful, hormonal, depressing journey and now all the hard work is paying off. Not ready to buy too many new clothes yet, but I am DEFINITELY getting sick of my old ones. So I turn to accessories!!
So do you have a bunch of fabric your sick of looking at? Maybe its been just sitting there for a long time? Dont' worry, this is an easy project that is so great and fashionable even the babies of the sewing world can do it! I like it too cause the fabrics I chose don't match necessarily I am not a matchy matchy person, the more different, the better I say. Other wise I think of my mom walking into the room with that old lady denim out fit if pants and matching denim shirt with some kind of crazy beading design on the "lapel" I love you mommy!!
Ok here is what you will need:
6 fat quarters, or whatever fabric you need. I think that is equivalent to 1 1/2 yards? I am not a math person.
Start by laying out your fabric the way you want it.
sew one row together sewing the short ends right sides together to make one long strip. Repeat with the other, then lay the two strips together right sides together
Pin all the way around, This is probably the longest step.
Leave and opening wide enough that you will be able to pull all the fabric through right side out.
Everything sewn together.
turn right side out and make sure all the corners are out nicely.
Iron the edges. I am sure you can skip this step just fine if you want the scarf more full.
Fold in half meeting the two short ends.
sew a top stitch that will also sew the opening shut.
See all those colors? You can reverser this scarf so they are all prominent and have their turn to shine each time you wear it! Thats what I call a scarf!
If you have any ideas on what I can call my new mommy line in the shop Please leave a comment!
Monday, February 4, 2013
I have seen these on the American Apparel Website but holy moly. They are like $20. American Apparel is a great brand and has great soft t shirts, but I aint about to spend that for a little guy. So since I am apart from my sewing machine still, I am trying to get things done that don't require a sewing machine. Yay for Freezer Paper Stenciling! Have you done it? So fun and addicting.
So For this project print out your letters in a font you would like. Then taking your freezer paper shiny side down, trace the letters.
Cut it out carefully with you craft knife. Discard the letters and keep the stencil.
Using a hot iron, press the freezer paper on the shirt and iron all the edges down really well. Sometimes the paint bleeds and it can be fixed, but awesome if you don't have to.
use your permanent fabric paint and a sponge brush (can be found at the dollar store in a 10 pack) and paint your letters
after it dries about 20 mintues, peel the freezer paper off.
Check for bleeds...see mine?
fixed with a little paint brush
look at how cute! Great to do this with some of those plain onesies you have laying around.