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Saturday, August 15, 2009

New Boppy Covers and Baby Clothes

Just had to share a few new Boppy covers I'm working on. Sometimes I feel like I'm in a rut with them and need to do something different; I think I have creative ADD. I've been trying to figure out a different way to do the zippers, and I found it! I've started putting them on the back of the cover instead of around the outside seam, so they lay flat and look a lot more professional, I think. (You can kind of see on the second picture - there's a flap covering the zipper, so you can just tell where the fabric changes.) So that, combined with the boat-load of new zippers D found for me on clearance (what a guy!), has really got me motivated to work on these things again. And I love these new fabrics! Especially the scroll one. It's almost a dove gray or light, light blue, and the scrolls are in faded-looking black with white shadows. Very sophisticated, but still in soft baby colors! I'm always looking for baby stuff that's not too sweet. They're brand new; I haven't even put them on Etsy yet. But pretty soon, check them out at my Etsy store.
More to come. . .

I'm afraid poor little baby boy Smith is going to end up looking pretty in pink in all his sister's hand-me-downs, so I've started shopping for manly baby clothes. (Actually, P and I just needed to get out of the house yesterday and didn't have a legitimate errand to run, so we hopped on over to Gordmans, where you can find things at a price that makes you believe you desperately need them.) Nine tops, four pairs of pants, and six pairs of socks for just over $50. That's right, I'm a professional. Does anybody else arrange and photograph clothes after a successful shopping venture? No? Just me?


  1. How much do you charge for your boppy covers? I may wind up having you make me one out of fabric I already have for the nursery bedding. I'm making all the bumper, quilt, pillows, changing pad covers, curtains, etc. I know I'll want a couple of boppy covers to match--just don't know if I'll have energy to tackle that in addition to everything else! How many yards of fabric do you need to make one?

  2. Wow - I'm impressed that you're making all the nursery stuff! I'm tackling the quilt and curtains, but that's it. (I have patterns for nursery bedding, if you need them.) The Boppy covers take a yard of fabric, or at least a yard and a quarter if it's a directional print, like a stripe or toile. If you don't have that much fabric left over, I could use your matching fabric for the front and then use a fabric I have that coordinates for the back. I would love to do a couple of covers for you (and I definitely want to see all the new baby supplies) - just don't ask me to do a Cardinals cover. That's a deal-breaker. :)