Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Wordless Wendsday

 louisiana old state capitol
 getting wiggy
mall food

Monday, June 4, 2012

Cowboy's Burp Too

Has it been awhile or what? Sorry but life seams to get away from me, then i waste all my time failing to catch up with it.

OK here goes.  I made these for the new babe in our family. We finally have a male child among us. My sweet husbands sister had a strapping boy that is sure to be spoiled rotten before he is one.

When i got the call from my sister in law that she was in need of burp cloths I was happy to oblige.

Here's what i came up with: saddle bag shaped with horse shoes. Perfect for a little cowboy to spit on.

I used embroidery floss to stitch on the horse shoes(after i had ironed them on with adhesive backing).  Believe it or not i was having a hard time drawing out the horse shoe pattern so what i did was google- printable horse shoe - and low and behold up popped a children's coloring page of the perfect horse shoe, i printed it, cut it out and who knew it would be sew perfect.

For the back sided i used a piece of fleece i had hanging around, not very absorbent but very cuddly. the horse shoe design the a outlined on the front made for a nice accent on the back also.
HINT: If you do this be sure to check your stitches on both sides when embroidering, I left mine rough looking because...well to be frank it was easier and sense its western, I liked the texture it added.  But it did take a little more time to line up my stitches.

I did not cut my binding on the bias because i only had these strips to work with. so i decided to attach them like quilters do quilt binding. I connected my strips and then ironed them in half with right sides out and lined up the open end with the edge of the burp cloth.

After completing that round I folded it toward the bandanna side and sewed it down, encasing the rough edged of all fabrics.

I used plenty of pins, it was a little rough to make the curves with out the bias cut binding but i think the thickness of the folded binding helped make it easier.

i really enjoyed making them, it was fun getting to do boy stuff.
I sure hope my girls get over pink soon, I've been into purple lately.


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