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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Custom Hawaiian Sheet for the Pack n Play

My 6 month old grandson Kale, assorted children, son in law and girlfriend are coming to visit next week.  I'm very excited.  We've been busy getting ready for the visit.  I thought baby Kale needed a custom sheet for his crib so dug around in my fabric stash for something appropriate.  I had a yard of a great Hawaiian print I thought would look good on the mattress as well as matching his parent's room.
I took the crib mattress pad out and just measured around it to get my dimensions right.  I ended up with a piece of material 33" x 43".
Next I cut out a notch 3"x3" on each corner
With right sides together I sewed each corner 
(makes a pouch to fit over the mattress pad, think fitted sheet) 

Bought a packet of elastic at WalMart
Stitching the elastic to the edge of the sheet...pull on the elastic and sew,
the fabric should bunch behind the pressure foot as you go.
Here's the completed fitted sheet 
before putting on the mattress pad

And everything in place in Kipp's room

Now we just need Kale to get here :)

Thursday, May 17, 2012

New Watercolors

We're back in Hawaii for 6 weeks...good news when we got here there was a check waiting from the gallery.  I continue to sell which is fun and as a consequence I need to paint to create some inventory.  Here are the latest pieces...
Kauai Plantation House 16x20 watercolor

Orchid 16x20 watercolor

Baby Kale (my grandson) will be here in 2 weeks along with his mom and dad and uncle.  We're pretty excited.  They're all coming over to visit of course as well as cheer on Ryan and his girlfriend Katie while they compete in the Honu 70.3 1/2 Ironman June 2nd.  We've been busy getting things ready for the baby...new crib, new high chair, new car seat...yipppeeeee grandparenting is soooooo fun!