My first project was making an applique shirt for Ethan's birthday party. I have made a few applique items this year, but I tried a different stitching technique that didn't eat up the fabric. I also found a blog that had great tips on how to make an applique this way.
I then made an appliqued baby onesie for my cousin's baby. This one was much tougher do to the smaller size of the letter. I ended up taking the seam ripper to it a couple of times and printing out a new template from a different font to make it easier.
Then I made 6 crayon rolls for Ethan's party guests. These were so fun and simple to make! I bought Cars themed flannel at JoAnns (the same fabric I used on the shirt) and checkered felt fabric at Hobby Lobby. The black ribbon I had on hand.
Last I made a cute cloth diaper for a friend having a baby soon. This was an experiment with the materials I was using and ended up being the 3rd try before I had a diaper I thought was fully functional and looked decent. I used a knit outer layer and a white minky inner. The absorbing layer was 2 layers of ZORB (an awesome product used in some cloth diapers). Since I was making this a one sized diaper (fits from 8 to 30+ lbs) I had to figure out how to sew in the ZORB just right so when the diaper was snapped down to a smaller size it wouldn't create bulk in the front. The snap system isn't perfect on this diaper and I also had to take apart the diaper after I had almost all the top stitching done to redo the leg elastic that wasn't tight enough on one side. Whew! But I did it ;-) I'm thinking about making a couple of holiday diapers for Cole this fall with the same type of materials. This makes a great nap time or night time diaper because the 2 layers of ZORB is equal to 16 layers of flannel in absorbency. This isn't a waterproof diaper so it still requires a cover. At some point I will be experimenting with adding a hidden PUL layer on diapers which would make it waterproof.
snapped down to smallest size