...baby showers that is. I had fun going to my friend's baby shower this past weekend. It was fun to be able to hang out and have some quality girl talk and swap some funny stories.
She's having a boy and although I have tons of girl fabric to use, I do manage to sneak in boys fabric here and there, especially since now I have my newest nephew to sew for. (rocket fabric: Rocket Scientist by Keri Beyer 2009, purchased at Crafty Planet)
Anyway, I settled on some much needed baby items for her gift. You know, diapers, soap, all that useable stuff that you go through like crazy. So with that bathtime theme I set out to make a couple fabric buckets for organizing all those bathtime necessities and a few washcloths. (Fabric bucket tutorial by Ric-Rac, I just adjusted the sizing to make the sizes I wanted)
Honestly, I don't even know why I haven't ever sewn a washcloth before. I even had the terrycloth from over a year ago. Somehow the stretchyness of it kind of intimidated me. Well, I got over it, used my walking foot, and made some cute baby washcloths. And don't worry, I'm determined to sew a whole bunch for my girls and throw away those dingy ones we have that are pretty much falling apart.
I'd also like to add a few random notes about Japan. I'm sure many of you have already donated money or purchase handmade items to benefit Japan and it's earthquake victims. Here are a few links if you're still interested in helping out:
Ellie Inspired is donating 100% of her Ayano dress pattern sales to help Japan (through April 15th). Click here for more info.
If you're interested in donating money, here's a great site where you can donate to a handful of great organizations.