Patchwork Heart Baby Quilt

Amy Friendbaby, EQ7, patchwork, Uncategorized0 Comments

My daughter’s teacher recently announced that she was having a baby.  That day, Penny came home asking if we could make a baby quilt for her. I told her that she had to do some investigating first and find out what colors her teacher was planning on using the in … Read More

Laminate Baby Bibs

Amy Friendbaby, Blend Fabrics, laminate, Thermoweb18 Comments

    Today I am sharing a tutorial for making these laminate baby bibs on the Thermoweb blog.  After joining their design team, one of the first products that I knew I wanted to try was their iron on vinyl.  I had only sewn on laminate a couple of times … Read More

Baby Gift

Amy Friendbaby, gifts8 Comments

Today I got a baby gift checked off my list. How about you? I made a pair of bibs inspired by a huge quantity of yellow terry cloth I found in the attic. I hardly used any of it but it was a start at least! I backed the bibs … Read More

Baby Booties!

Amy Friendbaby, gifts15 Comments

If you were reading my blog back when I was expecting Penelope, you know that I love making baby booties! I must have made her a half dozen pairs. Well, tomorrow I get to go visit a new born so I thought I should bring him some booties! I made … Read More

A Paper Project

Amy Friendbaby, linocuts, paper7 Comments

I had a hankering to make something with paper for a change. I wanted to make a baby gift for a little boy’s nursery using my “Lullaby” linocut. It is printed here on blue mulberry paper with silver ink. I then created a border of sorts for it with cut … Read More

Quick Baby Shower Quilt

Amy Friendbaby, quilting12 Comments

I have a baby shower to go to next weekend and wanted to make a small baby quilt. The couple is having a surprise and so they are planning on decorating with green. They had been talking about a jungle animal theme so I was searching for jungle animal prints … Read More

Sailboat Booties

Amy Friendbaby, children's clothing12 Comments

I have another excuse to make cloth shoes for a baby! My daughter’s preschool teacher is expecting a baby boy. I decided to make her a pair of booties for her end of the year teacher’s gift.Of course, I used the Stardust Shoes pattern once again. Hopefully the teacher will … Read More

Picot Cast On!

Amy Friendbaby, knitting8 Comments

I had some yarn leftover from the knitted top that I made for Penny and found a hat pattern that I dared to try. This is my first knit hat and my first attempt at a picot cast on. I just love the look of picots, though I had no … Read More

Penny’s Knitted Top

Amy Friendbaby, knitting8 Comments

I just finished up a little knitted top for Penny. It is a free pattern from Lion Brand Yarn called Child’s Sun Top. I didn’t use Lion Brand Cotton-Ease yarn, however. I used some really pretty, soft yarn that I found on clearance. It is Classic Silk from Classic Elite … Read More

Merry Christmas

Amy Friendbaby, holiday5 Comments

I hope that you all had a Merry Christmas! Ours was wonderful, and continues to be with gathering after gathering. Penny learned to sit on her own just in time for a fun little Christmas photo shoot!

Penny’s Purple Pants

Amy Friendbaby, knitting6 Comments

Penny’s knit pants are done! And they fit which is even more exciting! I used a free pattern for Baby Bell Bottoms from Blue Blog Patterns and the recommended yarn, Knit Picks Shine Sport, in Serenade. This pair was made in size 12 months and they are perfect. They are … Read More

Babies=Knitting Projects

Amy Friendbaby, knitting2 Comments

As I have mentioned before, I am not a big knitter. I hope to be someday but so far it hasn’t really clicked for me. I do ok but I am slow. And if I make a mistake, I can’t figure out how to resolve it on my own. But … Read More

Turtle Booties

Amy Friendbaby, children's clothing, sewing8 Comments

Just because every baby should have booties to coordinate with their quilt…. I had some flannel with the most adorable little turtles all over it leftover from a baby outfit I made for my son nearly 7 years ago (Gasp! I am practicing saying that so that when he turns … Read More

Simply Sweet Baby Quilt

Amy Friendbaby, quilting, sewing, tutorial6 Comments

I finished the baby girl quilt that I am donating to the PTO for a raffle at my son’s school. I am having a little bit of a hard time parting with it because I really like it! Hopefully others will too and they will purchase raffle tickets! Though this … Read More

Baby Legs

Amy Friendbaby, children's clothing, sewing4 Comments

I made Penny a pair of baby legs last night following this super simple tutorial: http://littlebirdiesnest.blogspot.com/2009/03/easter-legs-another-baby-legs-tutorial.html. The knee socks that I used are just solid, brown, cable knit. I bought them in a two pack and her big sister will wear the others as actual knee socks. For Penny, I … Read More

Penny’s Hats!

Amy Friendbaby, knitting3 Comments

My friend, Alyson, knit Penny four adorable hats that I just had to share! Aren’t they the sweetest? Only three are pictured because the fourth is still too big. I just love all of them. It’s been chilly enough this week for hats too. In fact, she was sporting the … Read More

Baby’s Christmas Stocking

Amy Friendbaby, embroidery, holiday, sewing6 Comments

Here is Penny’s completed Christmas stocking. There were a few twists and turns in the design stage. I had started off thinking Christmas candies and gingerbread men. Then my husband suggested a gingerbread house instead. Pretty soon it became more of a house in the wintry woods. The main fabrics … Read More

Pictures of Penny

Amy Friendbaby3 Comments

I had a request for a new picture of Penelope. How could a proud Mommy resist? Here she is today, at 6 weeks and 5 days.

Strawberry Booties

Amy Friendbaby, sewing2 Comments

It’s all my mother’s fault…she went shopping and bought Penny nearly an entire wardrobe in size 3-6 months. These two adorable strawberry outfits are footless so, of course, I saw a need to make booties! I had a small piece of strawberry fabric left over from sewing a baby gift … Read More

Boring Blue Bulldog Book Bag

Amy Friendbaby, sewing5 Comments

Here it is; Lily’s library book bag in the bulldog material of her choice. I think that Jocelyn of Happy Cottage Quilter might have been right when she suggested that “Maybe your daughter chose the bulldogs to keep others out of her books :-)” That sounds like her. Are you … Read More

Handmade Gifts for Me!

Amy Friendbaby, gifts2 Comments

OK, so the gifts aren’t for me exactly, they are for Penny, but I enjoyed receiving them! I don’t tend to receive many homemade gifts. I think it’s because people assume that I will make something myself if I want it. So, that makes these gifts extra special to me. … Read More

Capturing a Moment in Time

Amy Friendbaby, crafts with the kids2 Comments

Before my oldest child was born, I was given a craft kit with some foam that you push the baby’s foot into in order to capture its imprint. It was a great gift and the footprint and baby picture hang in my son’s room. I bought something similar when Lily … Read More

Penelope, Day 5

Amy Friendbaby7 Comments

Here is a new picture of my sweetie. I just took this while she was napping. I’ll be back later today with pictures of my big boy dressed for his kindergarten luau party!