Friday, October 13, 2017

Best Baby Shower Gifts for a New Mom

Hello, Friends!  I thought I would share with you my ideas of the best baby gifts for a new mom.

First item is an Elephant with Baby Stats:

Grey Baby Status Elephant

This is a Cubbie elephant and is about 11 inches in height.  The elephants come in several colors such as gray, light blue, pink, cream and yellow.  I used a grey elephant as this gift will be for a newborn baby boy.

The baby stats were sublimated on each ear at 400 degrees for 55 seconds.   They were pre-pressed at 20 seconds each.   I tied the little ribbon around the elephant's neck to make him a little cuter.

Once the elephant was done, I sewed a simple little bag to put the baby elephant in.  The fabric was cut at 30" width (or two 15" panels sewn together) by 24" in length. 

Sack for elephant

The bottom of the bag was boxed at a 2 inch square to make a 4 inch bag base.  The top has a 1 inch hem.   Once the elephant was placed inside, I tied a little ribbon around it.

Second item is a fox baby onesie.  (Baby's middle name is Fox)   I used a fox image found on Etsy from Pixel Paper Prints. 

Fox baby onesie

Since the onesie is a cotton fabric, I added the image using Chromablast ink - not sublimation.   The onesie is a size 3-6 months and the image was sized at 3.25" x 3.25".   Application was 380 degrees for 25 seconds and pre-pressed for 20 seconds. 

What's nice about this is the fox image is permanently applied.  Baby's parents will not need to have any special washing instructions.   The onesie can be tossed into the washer along with other washable clothing and will look great wash after wash.

Lastly, I created a fox baby card to go in the package.

Fox Baby Card

I used the same fox image that was used on the baby onesie.  The card is sized at 5.5" x 4.25". 

Inside view of card

Final presentation:

Best Baby Shower Gifts for a New Mom!

Thank you for visiting today! ~ Marilyn

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Fall Mason Jars Pillow

Hello, Friends!  Marilyn here with a easy sewing / sublimation project.

This pillow is basically an envelope closure pillow that has a white polyester strip and ruffle on the front.   The finished pillow size is 18" x 18".

Fall Pillow


  • Cotton fabric for pillow.
  • Polyester fabric for front sublimation area
  • Ruffle / lace strip
  • Mason jar & flowers image - design # 93368 purchased from Silhouette store (.99 cents)
  • 18" x 18" pillow form (mine was purchased at Hobby Lobby)


  • From blue cotton fabric:  cut one at 19" x 19", cut one at 19" x 13", cut one at 19" x 14".
  • From white polyester fabric:  cut one at 19" x 8"
  • From ruffle strip:  cut at 19" length
  • Size the mason jar & flowers image at 9" x 5" and flip horizontally.  Sublimate onto the white polyester fabric.
  • Following sublimation, serge the long edges of the white polyester.
  • Sew the white polyester in the center of the 19" x 19" blue fabric.  I sewed all four edges.
  • Sew the ruffle strip on the bottom edge of white polyester.
  • Sew a 1 inch hem on the 19" x 13" and 19" x 14" fabric pieces.
  • With right sides together, sew along all four sides of pillow fabric.
  • Flip the pillow right side out
  • Inset 18" x 18" pillow form

Need a visual on sewing an envelope pillow?  Here's a good YouTube:  Envelope Pillow Beginner

Thank you for visiting today! ~ Marilyn