Tuesday, 1 May 2012

New Summer Mini Catalogue Blog Hop

Happy May 1st and welcome to my little part of the In Love With Stamping Summer Mini Blog Hop. A group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators have organised this hop to celebrate the launch of Stampin' Up!'s first Summer Mini catalogue which is live as of today. I thoroughly recommend taking in the hop as a whole as I am sure there are a hundred and one different creative ideas to see and you'll get a fantastic introduction to all the lovely new stamps and products too. You should have joined me today from Pat's blog which I am looking forward to hopping too very shortly.

And now for something completely different. I have participated in several catalogue launch blog hops before and always completed a card or scrapbooking project. I've never been brave enough to try something with the beautiful Stampin' Up! fabrics before. I wish I could take the whole credit for todays project. But due to my current status as 39 weeks pregnant I had to enlist the help of my lovely Mum for this hop offering. My Mum and I have been teaching ourselves to quilt since I started my maternity leave. So armed with my Mum's sewing machine and a rough idea of the size jacket we needed, and of course a pack of the lovely Twitterpated Designer Fabric from the Summer Mini, we (mainly Mum) created this beautiful quilted baby jacket.
I wish I could've found a way to make the photos do the jacket (and the fabric prints) justice. But the light was fading before I had a chance to take these photos so they are slightly darker than I would have liked.

The jacket uses all three fabric designs. The beautiful floral print is perfect for the outer of the jacket with the pink pattern forming the lining and stripey accessorising the jacket's trim. Mum did such a lovely job creating this and now all I have to do is wait for my Little Miss to finally make an appearance so she can wear it ;0)
This final photo is to show how Mum created a tie for the jacket using the striped fabric.

Hope you've enjoyed your Isle of Wight stop off on todays hop and that you're inspired to try something new with the beautiful Stampin' Up! fabrics. The next stop on the hop today can be found here with the lovely Sue.

-x-

29 comments:

  1. Awwww Sarah, this is soooo cute. Well done on such a brilliant and cute idea. Love it.x

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  2. Oh My Goodness, this is just adorable !!!! Well done to you and your Mum. A xx

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  3. Wow what a fabulous creation and I'm sure Little Miss will look gorgeous wearing it. Big congratulations to you and your Mum x
    Ps... Good luck for the imminent arrival

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  4. That jacket is so cute, I almost wish my daughter was young enough to have one. Then again I'm not sure that I would want to live through the teenage years again. Fiona x

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  5. Wow that is simply adorable - what a great way to showcase the new fabric
    Cxx

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  6. That's such an amazing project. My mum can sew, so maybe I'll get her to give me some lessons and use up those packs of fabric I have sitting around. Fabulous xx

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  7. this is soooo adorable! I never really even think of getting the fabric and I sew!! You are defnitely inspiring me!

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  8. congratulations to granny! makes a lovely little coat, and am sure the baby will look great in it

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  9. That is really gorgeous!

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  10. This is so gorgeous. Did you follow a pattern or make it up as you went along? It's so sweet!

    Sara xx

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  11. wow.....this is amazing...might be asking for the pattern myself! x

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  12. Absolutely gorgeous Sarah. Please post a picture of Little Miss wearing it whe she arrives and fits it!

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  13. OMG - I want one of these - but not the baby to go in it though!!!
    Its absolutely gorgeous
    Jan
    x

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  14. Beautiful project!! This fabric is gorgeous and looks so pretty.

    I'm sure your new baby will look so sweet wearing it, Good Luck! xx

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  15. WOW!! Sarah you and your mum have really been busy......What a cool project think I may have to pop over for sewing lessons next time I'm down in Portsmounth........

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  16. Wow Sarah (and Mum), that jacket is amazing! So incredibly cute too. Best of luck with your imminent arrival!

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  17. It is soooooo gorgeous! I need another baby so I can have one of those jackets for it! Absolutley stunning!

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  18. Absolutely gorgeous! Good luck x

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  19. This is just stunning,our first little Pinkies baby girl with the cutest jacket ever!!

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  20. That's the most gorgeous way to use SU fabric I've seen so far! Lucky baby ...

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  21. Oh wow!! This little jacket takes my breath away. What clever crafters you both are!! Absolutely Gorgeous.....

    And good luck with last few hours/days/weeks of pregnancy..... Enjoy!!

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  22. That is gorgeous, your new little daughter is going to be the most envied of babies. Hope everything goes well. Love Bex xxx

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  23. Wow just gorgeous, your baby is going to be the best dressed baby around.
    Need to see photos of her wearing it.

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  24. Wow just gorgeous, your baby is going to be the best dressed baby around.
    Need to see photos of her wearing it.

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  25. That is too cute for words... love it

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