Welcome to 1200stitches!
Stitch by stitch I love to create...and this blog tells the tales of my sewing adventures! With links to 1200stitches.etsy.com, you can buy handmade goodies for the home, yourself or the little ones in your life, and at boodybabiesbedding.etsy.com, you can create the nursery or toddler room of your dreams!

Sunday, December 1, 2013


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Monday, November 25, 2013


As we head into Turkey Day, I have finished up a few last minute projects that I wanted to have listed before the big shopping begins…these cute little aprons and a super cute skirt…I have two more projects that I hope to get completed and listed tomorrow.
Come Wednesday, let the baking begin!!! This year my contribution to the family feast is going to be a cranberry relish a friend found at foodnetwork.com…this relish features fresh cranberries, apples, oranges, pineapple and Grand Marnier!  I will also be making a pumpkin cake roll courtesy of wilton.com, and a good old fashioned apple pie. (click the live links for the cranberry relish and pumpkin roll recipes).
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

New Listing!

New Listing! Today I made this cute little marker roll. I have a nice sized piece of this fabric left, so it may have be turned into a cute little apron/oven mitt set or maybe a skirt set with one of the dolls appliqued onto the shirt? Hmm…decisions, decisions.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Ruffles and Lace and Owls, Oh My!

Last week was a wonderfully productive week! I completed two vintage/shabby chic inspired ruffle valances and a crib bumper and crib skirt. The valances are so girly I hope my customer shares photos of the finished room with me when it is completed. 6 tiers of ruffles in a mix of whites and textures combine to create a very vintage/shabby chic feel…layers of linen, lace, eyelet, organza and cotton...
The crib bedding was so much fun to make thanks to the super cute color palette my customer chose! I used my favorite method for creating bias binding (in this old tutorial : http://www.sewmamasew.com/2008/07/summer-sewing-perfectly-portable-cushion/ ) The 4 panel, thin crib bumper has an outer fabric of brightly colored owls and an inner fabric of chevron embossed minky in a fun green…yellow with white polka dot piping and ties finish it off. The skirt is an adjustable height, 4 panel crib skirt combining the fun colors of the owl print with various prints bringing an element of visual texture to the piece. Box-pleats create a custom taylored feel. This week I have a custom crib blanket to make; I will be appliquéing a many-leaved tree…I'm really excited to see how this turns out! Stay tuned…

Saturday, November 2, 2013

What a week!

This past week has been CRAZY busy!! We celebrated my son's 6th birthday, trick or treated, had classroom parties and still had our usual running around…karate, gymnastics, volleyball, after school art classes. I had fully intended to post a little something and the week slipped away. Sewing this week was fairly light…some utility pieces for a regular customer and a simple, straight panel crib skirt for a new customer. The coming week brings two ruffle valances and a crib set (with bumper and skirt). I'm also slated to create an applique tree crib blanket which I am really excited to make…I'll be sure to share the results. So for now, enjoy my very delicious albeit somewhat sloppy, whipped cream frosting interpretation of the Death Star from the original Star Wars series. Have a great week!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Back to Basics

It began with buttons...learning to sew a button was the first sewing task I learned, waaayyy back when it was actually interesting. Now, sewing buttons is a task I loath...probably because the end product is so very minimal...that satisfaction of completing a project is almost non-existant. However, sometimes going back to basics is necessary. With both of my kids in school, it's time to step up this little hobby I have been playing with for the past few years (or rejoin the work force !@#^@!)...which means sitting down and writing a plan? ...a business plan? Maybe not, but laying out some clear goals and a specific timeline is something that needs to get done...has been done and one of those goals was reaching out...putting to use this blog I created quite a while ago and then left by the wayside...this poor neglected blog that was supposed to catalogue my creations, chronicle my process...entertain?... So, I begin....again...horrible grammar and all! I'm not making any promises...but...I need to get organized, I need to reign in my creative process, dial down my crafting ADD, find focus...so this is where I will start. Hopefully, with proper grammar employed (because the disconnected stream of thoughts flowing through this post will soon annoy me and voices of English teachers past will haunt my dreams), I can share this journey. So it's starting with buttons...my husband needs buttons sewn on his work shirts, something he jokingly asks if I could arrange via some Etsy seamstress because it generally takes months to get it done when he goes through me. He should be pleasantly surprised when he returns from work to find not one shirt done, but two!