Tuesday, October 05, 2010



I made some stuff tonight in my sewing lesson. I started off with this Tag Ball. It was a free pattern, and it did come from here. The pattern has since been removed (I am glad I saved it when I did to my computer), due to Taggies, Inc. concerns over their patent rights. This project went super quick tonight because I had pre-cut all my fabric. I think I'll start doing that providing I've figured out what I want to make with enough time to get that done before my class. I absolutely love this ball, and can't wait for Baby 3 to enjoy playing with it.


Then I worked on this bottle holder. I have made it in the past, but wanted to make sure with my teacher, I was making it right. I learned about these back in July 2008 when I made one for Mackenzie. Great pattern, and allows me to feed the baby in a bottle (for breast or bottle milk) and have my hands free, whether it be home or out of the house. Great for parents with multiple children. I bought the pattern from here, Wooly Bumblebee Patterns© (Formerly Pixie Patterns - when I bought the pattern she was Pixie Patterns). Great pattern. And she's a Montrealer. Here is one of the 2 that I'd made for Mackenzie - that's him in the image using it! I had made one, lost it (somewhere between Walmart and home) and then made another. The 2nd one I made, also got lost, but thankfully around the time that Mack started holding his own bottles, so I didn't need to make another one. Even though I plan to attempt nursing baby 3, I wanted to have this done before he was born, because even if I do nurse, if I want to go out one evening, I'll have to pump and he'll still get bottle fed.


Great pattern. Really! I recommend it.

Today's Link Love:
- Another Gifts to Grow Point: GIFTSTOGROW4MOM
- These no-sew flowers.
- This really cute Platypus tutorial.
- This make it for baby link site!
- Love this tooth fairy pillow. I think I want to knit my boys one like this though or this one (which I think I like better).
- I love love love love these Fabric Alphabet pieces - tutorial here. I totally want to make a set to help Mackenzie learn his Alphabet. They'll be great for baby 3 as well. I have the PDF pattern securely saved to my computer, and I will hopefully get to make those soon. So cute!

.... so little time, so much to sew, knit, crochet, read, watch, photograph & do! Can there be more hours in the day? Really? Please? With a cherry on top?

Since we really don't have time to go pumpkin picking and the weather hasn't been so great, I picked up 2 really nice sized pumpkins today when picking up groceries for dinner (don't worry, I didn't do any lifting). Anyone have good recipes I can make when the boys have carved their pumpkins? Looking for ideas!


kate-the-enabler said...

Wonderful projects Robyn - I agree - Not Enough Hours In the Day.
Last year I made this uber fancy pumpkin custard with a delicately flavoured whipped cream and home made caramel brittle shards for garnish. It was frigging gorgeous. Then people ate it and said - 'hey - it tastes just like pumpkin pie, but without the pastry'. So I thought....damn. I should just have made a pumpkin pie...sigh. Here's hoping you have better luck with your recipes...lol.

Tara said...

Hmmm... I've got a great recipe for chocolate chip pumpkin cookies. I'll send it to you if you're interested ;)

sapphireblue said...

That bottle holder is sweet!!

Jennifer said...

love love love that tag ball - soooooo cute!! bummed that the pattern was removed.. that STINKS!

g-girl said...

the bottle holder is cute! what a great idea. the tag ball is cool too. love the tooth fairy pillow too! ohh, yesterday i seen that you could make necklaces with the pumpkin seeds! there are SO many things you can make with pumpkins.

Big Girl Feet said...

Way to go with the sewing!! I'll have you addicted and quilting in no time- muahahaha!!

Knit Wit said...

I love both of your sewing projects. Especially the bottle holder, I wish I had thought to sew a few of those for my friend that has twins.

On another note, I BF both of my girls. It was so worth it for me, especially at night. Good Luck!

Amelah said...

Very cute ball! I am sure baby boy #3 will love it!

Need more hours in a day - definitely!

Bea said...

The bottle thing is actually pretty cool.