Sunday, August 19, 2012

Results of FNSI

The best laid plans of mice and men....seems to be the go around the following is an account of how my Friday Night Sew In (FNSI) panned out....I managed to find 6 different fabrics that I wanted to make my DGD some baby doll nappies out of, got all 6 cut out, started sewing the first one....that's where the snag occurred....somewhere on the tutorial it would've been handy if it said what size nappies the pattern made....or perhaps I should've worked out they were going to be small!

Which measurement do you use to tell what size a doll is?  Head to toe?  Around the waist?  However it's done, you can see the nappy just fits her, if I put it on the other baby doll I have here (no I don't play with them, one is from when my DGD was a toddler and the other I got at a thrift store to use for props if I make any baby stuff...honest!) she gets the worst case of plumbers crack possible.

So, at this point, I'm thinking "aaah crap, what size baby doll is TaShies' favourite?" so texting backwards and forwards between myself and DD, I establish that the baby in flavour, is even bigger than the big one I making the rest of the nappies up is kind of pointless.

Moving along, I have a quick look online to see if I can locate a bigger pattern, and found one here, that explains to you how to measure the doll to make sure the diaper/nappy is a perfect fit.  So, by now, even though I have the dolls measurements, and I have a method to make the nappies the right size....I'm over it lol

Next, I thought I'd get working on the Doll carrier/bassinet from this tutorial, however, going on the baby doll measurements, it wasn't going to be big enough either, so even though I had all ready lost interest in doing all this baby doll stuff because of being so disheartened by the nappy, I started to design my the outer base cut out, and the lining piece cut out...then my goldfish/magpie memory span well and truly kicked in and I found myself finding scraps of fabric for a scrappy block swap I'm in on

Here's the result of finding said scraps

You'll notice the the middle one on the bottom row isn't actually one of the scrappy strippy blocks....but a siggy block which is for a different Siggy block swap....the newest member wanted blue for her colour choice, and whilst I was going through my scrap baskets, I happened to find two x 4" blue squares which just happen to be the right size for a siggy block....found the 3 & 1/2" centre square and voila a siggy was also born.

So, FNSI wasn't exactly as productive as I'd thought it was going to be, but at least I did SOME sewing hey?  One of these FNSI's I'll be uber prepared, and will get stacks and stacks of sewing done....yeah right, a gal can dream can't she?

Yesterday (Saturday) I went to Renmark, Sth Australia, on a wee shopping spree for DGD's birthday stuff, and managed to find her a wee baby doll, some other odds and sods and my friendly neighbourhood next door stalker, Sharina, spied a toy travel cot, so that was quickly placed in the trolley, so will whizz up a quilt and pillow to go with that in the coming Dora Fabric!

What did you get done?  In the last couple of weeks, I got a special request quilt and laundry bag done for a very special Aussie Hero serving overseas at the moment.  I'll post a pic of it tomorrow for you, so please pop back and have a look, I'm very proud of our Aussie Heroes, and love being able to do something for them to show there's Aussies back home that appreciate them, if even only by wrapping them in a quilt and making their laundry easier to spot in a sea of laundry bags!

1 comment:

  1. Nomes, your scrap blocks look fab! Bummer about the size issue and your subsequent over-it-ness! Looking forward to seeing your 'heroes' quilt.


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