Babies in bags?

A friend of mine asked me to make a car seat tent for a friend having a baby. She had a few extra dollars to spend and what did I think I could make for the rest of her money? I threw some ideas out there – burp clothes, bibs, a dress, a tote bag. WAIT! STOP! A tote bag? Sure. And could it have lots of pockets? Sure. And could it have one for a bottle? You bet. And did I think I could coordinate the bag with the car seat tent. Definitely.

And a pair was born!

At the last minute I was going to change that chevron to another chevron that I’d ordered online but I hated the fabric when it arrived. I even went to the big box store and bought some home dec fabric but when I got home, I had to go with the grey chevron. That’s what was stuck in my head and there was no going back.

I love that this project was for a boy. I love boys. That sounds so wrong but I feel like so much of what I make is for girls. I also loved that I was able to incorporate the car seat tent fabric into the bag to round out the project but not make the bag to kid-like. This bag has EIGHT(!!!) pockets – 6 external and 2 inside. You can’t tell from the picture but the stripes on the bottom of the bag are actually 3 pockets. POCKETS!!  Who doesn’t love a bag with a million pockets???

 I certainly hope the mom-to-be loves it as well!!

Baby quilts – his, hers, and theirs

A friend of mine was training for a Team in Training marathon and she was holding a silent auction to raise some money. I completely randomly checked her site to see what she was auctioning off, and low-and-behold, there was FABRIC! So of course I bid on it and I WON! I won a beautiful fat quarter bundle of monaluna organic fabric from the Taali collection. These adorable prints are perfect for all babies with their whimsical cats, dogs, bikes, apples and sheep. When I received my fabric, the stack just screamed BABY to me and I couldn’t wait to cut into it. Fortunately for me, or you, I was able to make 2 quilts with the fabric. LOVE IT!

I wanted to keep the quilt in 100% organic but didn’t quite pull it off. This quilt is bound with organic fabric although the border and back are not. This quilt measures 27×35, has 100% cotton batting and is hand bound.

This quilt has NOT been machine washed and does not yet have its quilting squishiness. Please expect that the quilts change a bit in look and size when washed and takes on its “quilting” qualities. Machine wash cold on a gentle cycle, dry on a gentle cycle as well. If I had a little baby, I’d wrap him in this all winter long.



New Product: {Owl Blanket}

These adorable little owls will look so cute cuddled under your baby! This extra heavy 100% cotton fabric is paired with a yellow minky to keep your baby warm and happy. This blanket measures 33×31 and is top stitched for extra durability.

This blanket is perfect for the car, the stroller or tummy time at home.

Want to purchase this product? Find it here.

New Product: {Brown Bear Brown Bear Tote}

I see a goldfish looking at me! This adorable tote bag is perfect for the lover of Brown Bear Brown Bear by Eric Carle for Andover Fabrics. This is the perfect bag to carry to and from the library or back and forth to school.

Want to purchase this product? Find it here.

New Product: {Carseat Tent}


Is your adorable baby trying to take a nap and people keep wanting to touch her? Is the light bothering his eyes? No problem!! Use this carseat tent to protect your baby from bright light and dirty hands by keeping her covered. This carseat tent attaches to the handle, keeping it easy to carry around but won’t touch your baby.

Want to purchase this product? Find it here.


New Product: {241 Tote Bag in Brown Bear, Brown Bear Fabric}

This adorable bag is perfect for an end of the year teacher gift or lover of Eric Carle. The coordinating cotton fabrics come from the Brown Bear collection by Andover with a green Kona lining. The interior of the bag has a pocket as well as a magnetic snap closure.

Want to purchase this product? Find it here.

This bag is made from the 241 tote pattern by Anna Graham of Noodlehead
The tote is currently made to order and will take 3-5 days to ship.

New Product: {Blue Minky Baby Blanket}

This adorable baby blanket is perfect for your little angel. The soft blue minky will leave you wanting one for the couch as well as the baby!

This adorable blanket measures 35×33 and is designed to keep your baby soft in the car, in the stroller or at home.

Want to purchase this product or find out more? Find it here.

Welcome to SewHub

Thank you for visiting my new sewing site! Please pardon the appearance, there are people working around the clock to beautify my little web page but it’s taking some time. (Also, by saying “around the clock” I mean in between day jobs, taking out the trash, bathing the kids, and folding more laundry.) I promise that there are many great things to come but wanted you to see what I have in store for you. So, come back often and check us out!