What’s up in the Studio…

I have been very lucky to be very busy working on lots of different projects for my wonderful clients over the last month.  So busy, I’ve fallen behind on sharing some of the great projects that get sent my way!

Today I would like to share with you a bedding set I sewed with love for a gorgeous little girl named Marley.  Her mommy contacted me about making a toddler quilt and pillow around some unique japanese fabric she had ordered.  I jumped at the chance once I saw how adorable the print was; and knowing Marley’s mommy isn’t scared of bright colors I knew it’d turn into something really exciting!

I chose a bright pink cotton and ocean blue cotton to compliment the animal printed fabric. Pink and blue stripes were quilted together to make a coordinating pillow sham.

Each block of color was separated with cotton bias trim in a rich mocha brown. The edges of both the quilt and sham were finished with the same mocha brown cotton, but featured a crisp white edge of rick rack under it as a decorative border, as shown in the photo below.

I used a natural bamboo and cotton blend for the inner batting, which is excellent for both warmer and cooler seasons.  Cotton batting also provides a nice weight to quilts, in my opinion; they lay nicely on the bed, fold neatly, and have a heirloom quality to them.  The back was finished in a complimentary 100% cotton pattern, making this blanket reversible. I kept it all together by machine quilting it in a diamond pattern using white thread (on my trusty Juki industrial machine…the BEST for long straight lines!).

This project was a fun break from the bags and diapers I’ve been working on, thank you for allowing me to share it here with you!  This type of work is available to everyone on a custom basis, as always I can be contacted at Susie@FreeRoseStudio.com with any questions regarding this project or any others. Thank you for following my adventures in sewing and design!

Just wrapped up a custom diaper…

I enjoy making custom order diapers for clients, because it gives me a chance to do some fun combos I might not ordinarily offer as a stock item.  I just mailed off a great AIO, and it came out so cute I had to share it here! Please use the comment section to let me know if you love it too! All styles can be created as an AIO (all in one) or as a cover; it’s worth noting that cloth diaper covers make excellent swim diapers to coordinate with your child’s suit.

Here is is, check out this awesome Red Ruffle Bottom diaper!  What a great compliment to any modern girl’s wardrobe.

This Ruffle Bottom AIO featured an organic bamboo fleece soaker, covered with cotton to coordinate it with the cotton lining the inside of the diaper. My semi attached soakers are securely attached at one end (at the back for girls, at the front for boys), and a generous length, allowing for them to be folded to double the absorbtion in your babies wettest area, without adding bulk to the entire diaper. This soaker is 2 layers is the lower 2/3, allowing for 4 layers of bamboo fleece (and plus 4 additional layers of cotton) in the wet zone, while keeping it trim elsewhere.

10 columns of snaps across the waist give a close fit, and horizontal rows of snaps create 3 rise options. This picture shows it on it’s smallest settings.

To order a custom diaper in this combination, or to see what colors are currently available to make a unique cloth diaper or cover for your son or daughter, you can contact me using the form below. I also can be reached through my etsy store, or via email at Susie@FreeRoseStudio.com   As always, thank you for taking time out of your day to support Free Rose!!

Yellow and Blue Ruffle Bottom Diaper Cover

Maybe you’ve picked out a perfect spring dress for your little princess, and you’ve even found the cutest shoes to match.  Maybe you have even found the perfect hat or hair bow to compliment it. But-what about her diaper?!

Have no fear, a new spring themed Ruffle Bottom diaper cover is here!! A base of buttery yellow, with 2 blue ruffles and blue snaps, this cover is too cute to cover with a dress, and perfect for pictures with lovely spring flowers!

Be sure to check out the listing in my Free Rose Etsy store, order now to ensure you’ll have it in time for Easter dresses. These PUL covers are perfect for use with my Tri-Fold Organic Bamboo Inserts. You’ll find that they combine to make for a trim diaper, and are an affordable way to use natural fibers. Purchase together and save 10% off the inserts if purchased together, convo me for a custom listing with the discount.

This item can also be used over disposable diapers as bloomers. Additionally, since it is waterproof, it will also make an ideal swim diaper cover over a swimsuit.

Click on the photos to view the Etsy listing, or find it here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/70939384/ruffled-bottom-os-cloth-diaper-cover

 

Organic Bamboo Fleece Inserts-In Stock!

I just wrapped up a large batch of organic 3 ply bamboo fleece inserts.  They are each so soft, and finished with a decorative red and orange stitch.  Handling this soft fabric made me feel so warm and fuzzy inside, I felt that the stitching should represent that too.  I’m looking forward to getting these prepped and on my little guy soon.

For those who don’t know, bamboo is sustainable, biodegradable, resists mildew, absorbs better than cotton alone, and is naturally antibacterial and anti-fungal!  These are just a few of the positive traits of this modern fabric.

If you haven’t tried it yet, head on over to the Etsy shop (you can click on the Shop tab above) and see for yourself. Single inserts, as well as packs of 5 will be available.  They can be placed against babies skin as an insert, or used in conjunction with another insert as a doubler, such as for overnight.