Wednesday, June 2, 2010

My New BFF

Has anyone ever used this before? If so, why didn't you tell me?
I was reading somewhere (no, can't remember where, sorry) about someone taping their zippers down before they sew them to hold them in place and how much better it was than pinning. Then I forgot about it. I don't try a lot of new ( to me ) products because I forget to look and see if we have it at work and then I get home and then I am tired and the next day it starts again. K, really, it's because the new stuff I buy most is fabric. BUT, not anymore. I will never ever be without this again. We had it, it's on the wall I walk past no less than 20 times a day and I never saw it! I haven't tried it on a zipper installation yet but let me tell you, on teeny tiny baby clothes where you need a sharp 1/4 inch turn under and you're trying to go around a sleeve that's ridiculously small, it's amazing. It saves time. I didn't have to poke my poor fingers with pins.

Wonder tape, I love you.
Ridiculously small baby outfit. Simplicity 3852. Cannot for the life of me remember the fabric and there is no identifier on the selvedge. Size 6 months.
I think it's cute, what do you think Jessica?

Next up, crazy booties! Made from the free bitty booties pattern by Heather Bailey. My first try at needle felting. You can see I let my imagination run wild....
What can I say? It makes me happy!


  1. ummm. OMG and OMG!

    wow, those are both AMAZINGLY cute. no words... I have no words to describe the cuteness here!

  2. So cute!!! Seriously cute!!! No, I haven't tried that tape, I am still in the dark ages here. I keep thinking I need to try some new notions, but I don't even know where to begin.

  3. Oh, oh, I love the baby clothes and booties! You are a wonder at clothing! The tape sounds awesome as zippers scare me silly.

    What beautiful things to be able to create!

  4. I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE the romper! The fabric is perfect! And the booties are GREAT love the little circles!
    I need to go find that tape!

  5. oh so cute! How was the needle felting? And I've never used the wonder tape...

  6. Ok, I'm intrigued by the tape. I hate zippers. That romper is AMAZING!!!!!!!!! I love it!!!!! And I like the shoes too!

  7. Super cute outfit! And Wonder Tape! That's what I am going to look for the next time I go fabric shopping. Thanks for the tip!

  8. Thanks everyone! I am going to try the tape on a zipper soon....

  9. Oh, how cute!!! I just love those booties!! They would be so cute in pink on my new baby girl, Elizabeth. Check out my facebook page for photos. She was born on June 2. She looks so much like Keara when she was a newborn. Congrats on your grandmotherly status!!! I bet you are so excited!


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