Friday, November 19, 2010
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Old Navy might make a mean fleece vest, but they've never done THIS! To all the Kiki Pad fans out there, this is for you...
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
- AMAZING sheepskin rug!!!
- Embroidery hoop wall swatches over the dining table
- Table runner
- Fabric panel over TV stand glass (Yay! No more ugly DVDs!)
- Bookcase for kids' books and puzzles
- A big plant to go between the TV and table
- A stack of vintage suitcases as an end table
- Some big, fluffy fabric pom poms to hang in the corner near the bookcase
- The "Mum" throw pillow, since you know, I really need more pillows on my couch.
- A couple of bright Moroccan lanterns for the top of the bookcase. I may convert them to actual lamps, depending on how motivated I get.
- I need to put something on that wall by the door, I just don't know what yet.
- I may put a few more hoops on the wall.
A big thank you to my honey for hauling a metric ton of stuff to Goodwill this morning, in the rain!
Monday, April 5, 2010
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
Hmmm...Now that this pattern is done...What should I do next?
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Bonus: They contain no raw eggs, so you can lick the beater without getting Salmonella! Yay for not getting Salmonella!
Friday, February 19, 2010
If you live in Canada, New England, the Midwest or anywhere in Northern Europe, you are going to hate me for this! It's the middle of February, and in the lovely San Fransisco Bay Area, Spring is upon us. The birds are singing, the flowers are blooming , and my flip-flops are out of hibernation! My container garden is also off to a good start.
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
*UPDATE* New and improved soaker templates can be found here.
I finished the pattern for the one-size contour soaker!! This is designed to fit perfectly on all size settings of the NykiBaby One Size Diaper. You can use it to make All-in-2's, Fitteds with snap in soakers and inserts for pockets.
* You will need to download the PDF file from Scribd (Below) and make sure the page scaling is set to "none" when you go to print it.
*this soaker is very full coverage and meant to completely fill out the diaper. you can trim off 1/4" to 1/2" while serging, for a trimmer fit.
*I FOUND A LITTLE MISTAKE IN THE PATTERN....When making a diaper with a snap-in soaker, the sockets should be centered along the pocket opening line.
Posted by Nyki at 12:45 AM
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Sunday, January 3, 2010
This morning, I made pandesal! With my bread machine! These yummy little rolls baked up soft and tasty, which lead to me eating way too many of them... I used this recipe, but used the dough cycle on my bread machine to make the dough. Super easy. It turned out well, but I found that it needed to be baked quite a bit longer than the the recipe specifies. It also seems like the amount of sugar in the recipe could also be reduced a little bit. I will try that next time.
Friday, January 1, 2010
NykiBaby One Size Diaper pattern.
1- cut of PUL, plus more to reinforce snaps
1- cut of your inner fabric (you can use a "stay-dry" fabric like microfleece or suede cloth, or a natural fabric like bamboo or cotton. I have used cotton velour with no wicking, but natural fabrics are more likely to wick.)
Snaps and elastic as called for in the pattern.
10 1/2" x 4 1/2" pieces of your absorbent fabric. The number of layers needed will depend on the absorbency of your fabric. You will be making two soakers, so consider their combined thickness when choosing the number of layers to use.
You can top your soakers with the same fabric as the diaper inner.
2- 2" x 6" scraps of fabric to reinforce the areas where the soakers are sewn.
Make the soakers. Stack up each set of soaker fabrics in the correct order. Pin. Serge around, rounding the corners.
*Use your pattern to mark the two, top, center snap placements and the center of the pocket opening. These will help guide you in placing the soakers.
Attach the soakers to the inner fabric piece. Line the top edge of the front soaker up with the dots marked on the front of the diaper in the previous step. Pin. Place your reinforcement fabric on the opposite side of the fabric. Stitch across, one inch from the top of the soaker. Pivot and stitch close to the edge around the top of the soaker.
Repeat for the back soaker on the opposite end of the diaper.
Place the outer layer snaps as usual.
Stitch the inner and outer together, right sides together. Leave a 3" opening in the center front for turning.
Apply elastic as usual.
Turn and Topstich. Closing up the front opening.
Apply wing snaps.
*For pictures of the outside of this diaper, check out the previous post.
Posted by Nyki at 5:08 PM