As the title already states, I'm pretty sure my nesting period is in full swing. Every time I turn around, I find myself working on or thinking about projects for the baby. So last week was the crocheting...no I haven't finished. I started a baby scarf and I need another set of needles... I've been thinking a lot about what I'm going to do about the baby bedding, and the more I thought about it, the more I realized, I really wanted to make it myself. Of course I'm not much of a sewer At. All. So I'm sure I'm setting myself up for disaster, but I figure I'll never know till I try. (right??)
So today, after finding myself wasting an hour and a half browsing cool stuff on pinterest, I stumbled on this image:
I know what you're thinking, it's not a quilt...haha, good guess! But she has a great tutorial on how to make those individual hexagon quilt shapes, and initially I was thinking, I'm sooo gonna make this clutch. Then I thought, why not use her tutorial and start making that babies quilt?! It wont be covered in hexagons, it'll be more like grandma's garden style, but fewer flowers and a lot less time consuming. (one hopes)
I've also been thinking about what kind of fabrics I' want to use, and I started thinking if I waste money on tons of fabrics and it turns out to be a bust, then I'll be mad. Which led me to my scrap bin...
Have you ever visited the land of nod? You can order free fabric samples for any of the bedding that they have. I've got quite the collection growing since I've been looking for baby bedding ideas. They are aprox 4" squares and I thought, hey FREE makes perfect for me, plus I don't have to bother picking out the fabrics. Believe me, I'm the most indecisive person when it come to picking out fabric!
After a lot more internet browsing and youtube tutorial watching, I finally talked myself into getting started. Why not at least see if I can do it??
So through running errands this afternoon, cooking dinner, and family worship, I'm pretty proud of myself at how much I've accomplished...
I finished sewing my first full hexagon flower, and sewed about 8 more individual hexagons, the rest of the fabric is cut and ready to be sewn as well. Each tiny hexagon is 3/4 of an inch. Very tiny! My goal is to make one full "flower" a day and then I'll head to the fabric store and pick up the rest of the stuff needed for the blanket. Hand sewing is sooo time consuming! But will hopefully make it that much more special. (hopefully).
So that's my day. Give me a day off and I'll forget about all the things I need to do and start yet another baby related project :) 11 weeks and 2 days to go!! Let's hope I can finish :-D