Swaddle blankets
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When we had our first child and learned to swaddle and the benefits of this we always seemed to be on the hunt for the BEST swaddle blanket - size, material - all of this matters. Little did I know that one day I'd find that perfect blanket...but not till I was out of the personal need for swaddling! Always the way! I started making these for my county's welfare board. They give training and a blanket to new parents that are considered at-risk for shaken baby syndrome. What better way to calm a new baby and a new parent - swaddling! I have felt so blessed to make these and donate them that I even taught my little machine sewing club of third, fourth, and fifth graders how to make them and we donated them too.

Below are a few pictures of sets I've made as gifts and for customers! I've loved hearing from moms that they are their favorite item. The perfect swaddle = instant baby sleep.

 Matching burpy is always a good thing! This set was made in the coral chevron and in the aqua/minty chevron with swaddle and opposite burpy.

 This set was also swaddle and burpy. This burpy is not on your typical pre-fab diaper style burp cloth, but on a towel and fabric burpy. They are about the same size, but gives a lighter weight.

 Stone's precious set came with two towel style burp cloths and a few elephants.

This blanket was sent as a gift and I was so honored when mom said she wanted more! Sew away I went and sent three more for precious Presley.
A few more boys were born around here and so we needed some blues and greens.

And always some girly colors....

 Swaddle blankets measure approximately 42"x 42" made with snuggle fleece fabric. They are $20 with a name or 3 letter monogram. Combine them with one or two burpy cloths (with 1 $26, with 2 $32).

~Layettes and baby body suits with ruffles~

Swaddle blankets! These were posted a while back on our facebook page: Dancing Needle Designs

They are great for swaddling up that new cutie. They come with a name or monogram. Colors and styles are all dependent on availability at time of order. Matching up a burp cloth or baby body suit makes the perfect gift.

Head band fun! Name or monogram - school colors, favorite outfit colors...or custom double sided

New items

New favorites! Hooded towels with characters on the hood, kitchen towels, fleece scarves, and fleece hats. These are also perfect on hoodies or shirts! The sky is the limit.

 This one has a removable mask that the child can wear as a mask with an elastic band to hold in place.

This princess is without braid since it would be in the child's face and could be hazardous when worn around town by getting caught in things, but still adorable without braid!

Cute little-one fun!

Love making things for little ones!

see our facebook site for more updated ruffle-bottom onesies! They are my new favorite.

Catching up!

It's been a while since I've posted so this will be a listing of a few new projects. I'm back in with embroidery!!! Very excited about my new machine - much smaller than the industrial one, but still does what I need! And I bought a serger!!!! So three machines and my own little space in our new place equals one really happy lady!

I've also joined a really great group of ladies via facebook and my great little town. We called it Sip and Sew and we meet up once a month (roughly) to sew and talk and share (and some of us sip on some mommy juice). I've gotten a lot done this way and I've been inspired and found tons of new resources. I've also had a lot of time on my embroidery machine since I bring it with me and let people personalize their stuff!

Just a few things...
 This one was an experiment with the monster truck design - I did it on a scrap piece, but then decided to use and appliqued onto the shirt with a little more embroidery.

 This was a pinterest find...two t-shirts from Walmart and some fabric - great little run-a-round dress for my girly-girl. I have another one to make for her and thinking of one for me...along with a maxi dress waiting to be made.

 Another pinterest/blog idea - the top I used the serger for the edging and then shirring (which is my new love!) for the sleeves and a little up top. The skirt I've actually taken apart and I'm going to adjust - all was without patterns so it was me just playing around.

 We just recently moved which means, curtains-curtains-curtains. My DH likes to live in a dark cave. For these I used 3 different curtains on sale at Khol's and then sliced/diced/sewed!

 I did NOT make these adorable Easter baskets, but I did embroider the names for one of our Sip N' Sew ladies. I love being able to help out moms in my area!

 Another pinterest idea....didn't make the dress (giddyupglamor did) BUT I did attach the lace on the bottom to a slip to lengthen the dress....I made another one with several layers of lace. Love this new idea - I'm getting too old for things to be above the knees! :)

This one was done as a wedding gift set - hand towels with His and Hers (did some for my new house too), washcloths with their initials, linen napkins with their initial, and kitchen towels with Chef - name. Unique and fun gift - the registered for the towels - I just love personalizing things!

 These were my first experiment in shorts for my son. The pattern I used was a little bigger than I thought so my pockets were a little off in the end, but he's a boy so he doesn't care! I'm going to make some with football fabric so I think I'll make football shaped pockets instead of the large cargo pockets.

No sewing here, but was a fun weekend project! A little bit of Hobby Lobby items (coupon!!!), wine corks I have in plenty and some modge podge and hot glue! Even had someone stop by for something and ask me to make her one! Super fun and easy!

Hopefully I'll get more on my to-do list done soon so there'll be more to share!