Monday, September 27, 2010

Canopy, Hat, and Shoes!

I apologize for not posting for a long time. I have some new things to show you all. I have been working on a lot of different projects varying from sewing to crocheting.

First, I love infant canopies. I see great fabrics at the store and I just think which ones will look best together and can't wait to make them. The fabric for this canopy, Blue Dots, I have loved for a long time, but couldn't quite find the right accenting fabric to go with it until now.

This canopy has the very popular dark brown background with varying shades and sizes of blue dots. I just love it. It is perfect for a little baby boy or girl! The reverse side fabric is a light blue with a small sized floral design. They just went hand in hand. Please let me know what you think about it.
My next project to tell you about (I will be getting pictures soon. My daughter doesn't want her picture taken at this time) is something that I haven't made since high school. I love fleece beanie hat for wintertime. I had a white and blue pattern fleece hat that I made in high school and I love to wear it.

A year after I made the hat, I found the same pattern, but with pink instead of blue, but I didn't buy it because I was trying to save money. I have been seeing the pattern for over six years now and I was finally able to buy it. I bought enough material to make a hat and matching scarf. I decide to wait to make the matching scarf and make a matching hat for my daughter!
I am so excited for winter to come (and I don't like winter). We are going to wear it to Temple Square in Salt Lake City. As a family, we go to see the lights on the trees most years. This will be the first year my daughter will see them and she will be absolutely warm and adorable!

My last project to share are a pair of crocheted shoes that I made using Anna Virginia's pattern for piggy peeps she posted on If you haven't seen Anna's amazing creative ideas, you must check them out here. I am amazed at her creativity and ideas! I didn't know yarn could look so adorable and professional. She has many darling patterns for sale. Please check out her stuff. My shoes that I made just for my daughter are shown below.

I had a great time making them. I only wish my daughter would keep them on!

Monday, August 16, 2010

More Minky Blankets Available

I just posted two new crinkle, ribbon, minky blankets at Lu Blu Designs.
The following pictures are of the newest blankets. Please check them out. Even though the flannel pattern is the same, the ribbon patterns and choices are different. I would love any feedback on these. Thanks.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Taggy-Like Blankets

I have made some taggy-like blankets. Other names you may have hear of for these blankets are: sensory blankets, ribbon blankets, crinkle blankets, etc.
These blankets allow babies to use their senses. The blankets have crinkle material inside for babies to enjoy rustling. On the outside, minky dot fabric allows for the baby to touch a soft texture and a colorful flannel panel on the other side for the baby to see.
Along the edges, ribbons stick out. The ribbons are a variety of colors, textures, and sizes to allow babies to experience different tactile sensations.
I have seen babies enjoy this simple, interesting toy. The squeals of joy are adorable to hear.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Baby Blessing Dress

I just graduated from college and I received a sewing machine as a present. I love it! I haven't been able to sew since I graduated from high school. So I undertook a large starting project: baby blessing dress. I made this dress in three days with the wonderful help from my mother-in-law. I didn't see any patterns that were exactly what I wanted, but she helped me modify one we found and I think the final dress was just what I wanted.

It is a white satin with a simple design. I placed ribbon at the hem and a bow at the waistline.

Ribbon at Hem
Bow at Waistline
The sleeves have a slight fullness to them to add femininity. I think the baby loved her blessing dress and she looks beautiful in it. Sorry about the quality of the pictures.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Reversible Car Seat Canopies: The Beginning

I love the covers that I have seen on many people's infant's car seats to keep their baby warm and protected from "germy" hands. I decided to make one for my daughter. It was so great to have the reversible component so I can change the cover to match my mood. Let's face it, the canopies are meant to show the mom's style!

I decided to make the covers as baby shower gifts. I kept getting compliments and being told I should try to sell them. So that is when Lu Blu Designs emerged. Below are pictures of car seat canopies I have constructed. Some are available at my Etsy shop. Feel free to stop on by.


Welcome to the blog of Lu Blu Designs. This blog shows what creations I have made as well as featuring other Etsy shops that I enjoy. Some of the items are available on Etsy for sale. Other items are just past projects. If you would like to purchase an item or request an item from me, please visit my Etsy shop. Thanks and enjoy the creations!

Also I love comments. Please let me know your opinion on things.