I loved the baby blanket I made for my nephew Lincoln so much, I had to recreate it for our coming little one. What you don't see is the initial I embroidered in a corner. heh heh.
I ordered an Amy Butler nappy bag pattern on E-bay, and wanted to get some great Amy Butler fabric to use for it. But my budget didn't allow that, so I used the same fabric for the bag's exterior that I had found for the nursery curtain (which my mother in law just finished today.) Giraffe and a half!
I looked in my sewing remnants and found the lovable cowboy fabric I used to make another nephew some pajamas. I didn't have enough, so I used pieces from two old shirts (leaving the pocket and buttons on one.) I still didn't have enough fabric, but then Helen found the flame fabric for me. She opened a cupboard door and said, "OWEN!" Of course, she was thinking of the fire jammies. What a brilliant little girl.
I made the changing pad and case that came with the pattern.
And months earlier I had hemmed some burp rags with the same fabric, not realizing at the time how it was all going to come together.
Imagine my surprise when after all my scrap-sewing and use of discounted decorator fabric, I saw nothing less than skadoodles of GIRAFFE-print bags hanging in the window of Country Charms here in Atmore, similar to this. Earlier that day I had seen a lady toting one at an out-of-town store. Somebody had gotten a sneek-peak of my mind.
Now, any orders for fire jammies or flame western shirts?