Sewing again

Babies, babies and more babies. It seems that we know a lot of pregnant ladies. Most of them expecting boys, by the way. I love making the burp cloths (first attempt here). They are so simple and are so cute. But, I wanted to try something new. I got the idea from Etsy. Just take a simple shirt or onesie and embelish with an applique. It was an easy thought, but did take some experimentation.

First I added Heat 'n Bond to the wrong side of the fabric and cut out any shape, in this case I used a tie. Then, just iron on the tie to the onesie and sew around the edges. I thought I would have to do that by hand at first, but I was able to do it with the machine with some trickery.

Finished product

Cute, right?

If they weren't all over Etsy, I would think of selling them. By the way, I am obsessed with Etsy now. If you are not familiar with it I suggest you browse sometime. It provides a way for people to sell handmade or vintage items online if they don't have the time or money to sell them in a store. Brilliant.


One year down, one to go

Gabe has officially started his last year of graduate school. Busy is his middle name. Just as he likes it. A new semester brought auditions for this upcoming opera season. The news is reeeeal good. Two of the shows we are most excited about. "Why?" do you ask? In the opera Don Giovanni, Gabe was cast as...Don Giovanni. The second, Elmer Gantry, he was cast as...Elmer Gantry. Two title roles. Hello. This upcoming show called Il Viaggio a Reims he is playing a role called Don Profondo, a basso buffo role or comedic role. The show will be at the end of October. We will be sure to provide you with any updates about the upcoming shows. Gabe's also singing a gig with Opera Louisiane in October and with the Bach Choir in Houston. In November, he's singing Vaughan William's Mystical Songs with UH Chamber Choir and an art song recital at church. Like I said, busy!! As for me...I talk to people a lot about urine. :) Love to you all.