Thursday, March 31

Dr. Suess Baby

Every once in a while I can make something, the minute I get a request or idea. Last night was one of those times. My SIL had asked me to make something Dr. Suess for a friend's baby that was scheduled to arrive any day. I had seen this Robert Kauffman Dr Suess fabric at the store a month or two ago and was inclined to buy it but with my growing fabric stash I decided to hold off. By total coincidence yesterday I stopped by the Happiness Is Quilting in Downtown McKinney to pick up some of the fabric. Then last night my SIL emailed to let me know 'Shaun Michael" had been born at 7:17 p.m. and gave me the rest of the baby stats. Well needless to say, I got right on it immediately. Who needs sleep when you've worked 10 days in a row without a day off anyway! I piddled with different designs but in the end by 11:30 p.m. this is what I had come up with. I am so pleased. I am going to be listing this in my Etsy store soon. While the embroidery stitched out, I made the card (yes, a card) to match with a swatch of the fabric and some Heat n Bond adhesive iron on. I love making cards to coordinate with sets, it just makes everything look so complete. This card is 5.5 inches square.

I stitched the inside of the card to add a little interest. The thread looks black but its the same shade of blue/teal from the fabric.

So today, Shaun Michael is one day old and this is on it's way to Lexington, Kentucky! Thanks for stopping by, I'll be taking a nap this afternoon. Linking link parties at: Skip to my Lou Sew Much Ado Today's Creative Blog


  1. Love this!! Do you have a link to your etsy store?

  2. I saw this on skip to my lou. so great! I love the dr. seuss theme..


  3. This is simply too beautiful for make me want to run out and get a embroidery machine...if only I had the space...maybe if I get rid of one of my kids...LOL

    thanks for sharing...


  4. Martha...I have just stopped at your blog for the first time and am in love with what I see! I can't wait to get back and browse some more! Have a blessed day! I love the motto, Bloom where your planted too!