Waterproof Swim & Accident Bag

With summer approaching (and us now having a pool that is about 200 feet from our front door) I decided I needed to get a jump on making a bag that can transport a wet towel, bathing suit, shoes, etc. OR if during potty training we have a car accident/store accident I can pop everything into the bag instead of the back of my car. So I came up with this:

It is made with IKEA canvas fabric on the outside and lined with ProCare (a superior alternative to PUL in my opinion), which is waterproof. I mean, obviously if you dump a glass of water in it, it probably is going to leak a little at the seams? but I used it on my other bag and it seriously has done the trick, never had any leakage or anything.

I included a handle to make it easier for me to schlep while holding The Bubb's hand.

It has a super green zipper on top (total score as I had this already when I put my mind to making it and it matches exactly!, same with the handle fabric!)

and I boxed out the corners to make it stand up on its own and be a little more sturdy.

So now the good part, I can fit all of this in here

plus tons of room in general for all those little things

so excited for summer to get a little warmer. Bad part is, now I have to find a 'mom' bathing suit. Ugh!


Briar Rose Winner!

And the winner of the briar rose fabric is....

MSGottfredson who also happens to own this adorable Etsy shop. Thanks for your support! I've sent the winner an email :)

A big thanks to everyone that played and hopefully I'll be able to do this again very soon!

<a href="http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/2670658/?claim=nkh35cp72jd">Follow my blog with Bloglovin</a>


Briar Rose Fabric by Heather Ross Giveaway [CLOSED]

Okay so here it is! The new Heather Ross collection called Briar Rose by Windham Fabrics. And we are going to GIVE AWAY one of these charm packs to a lucky reader! (sorry but I'm keeping the other one ;) )

[the giveaway is now closed]

It has 20 different prints, all so so lovely.

I love these little clovers with crickets hiding in them

the honeycomb prints are fantastic

and my favorite is the strawberries, so sweet!


Okay so how to enter! Go to the Fabric Bubb Facebook page and 'like' us and then leave a comment below on this giveaway post. That's it! If you follow the blog, twitter @fabricbubb, instagram @sirbubbadoo instead or as well, then let us know by stating how you follow us and you'll get more than one entry (up to 4, as 1 entry = 1 way of following).

RULES: This is open to everyone. A comment must be left with a valid email address attached to your profile. If your email isn't hooked up to your account or you don't have an account, no problem! please leave your email with your comment of how you follow us. No email address = no valid entry. If we can't figure out how to contact you, then The Bubb will draw a new name.

Giveaway will last until 5pm PST on Wednesday, April 24. Thanks for entering!

[ The giveaway is now CLOSED. Thanks everyone for playing and your support. Winner will be contacted within the next 24 hours ]


Surprise Fabrics from Windham Fabrics

Yesterday I received this lovely bunch of sample fabric from the wonderful people at Windham Fabrics (seriously, love you guys!). In this bundle included two, yes two, charm packs of the new Briar Rose Collection by Heather Ross.

Check back on Monday for a sneak peak of the fabrics AND we'll be giving away one of this packs as well on the Fabric Bubb facebook page.

Also included in the package was this super cute bike series called Ride by Julia Rothman, due out in May.

And this lovely pack of Collage by Carrie Bloomston due out in July.

was also included. Love those word and alphabet ones! Can't wait to start creating and check back on Monday for the giveaway! Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend :)


Row Boat Dreams

I found this image on pinterest and well I can't stop thinking about it, like measuring in the backyard at 11:30 at night can't stop thinking about it. I mean really, how cool would it be to have a row boat sandbox, umm awesome! The Bubb NEEDS this.

AND I found a row boat on craigslist too! Only problem is it is $250. Yeah, for a beat up row boat, I don't think so.

Other problem is that I have a voice of reason (aka husband) telling me that it is really fantastic but 1) our yard is not big enough 2) we are not paying any money for a beat up row boat - if it had been free, maybe 3) even though we have a larger car now, do we really want to try to squeeze in an 8 foot row boat and ruin the interior 4) I love your crazy ideas but we'll have to wait on this one.



Bordered Pearl Bracelet and Minky Quilt

I actually made this a while back and just realized that I hadn't posted about it :) This quilt is made with Pearl Bracelet in Bright Star (white on white) with Coal Kona border around the edge. (really loving the pearl bracelets but it is hard to find a reason to use them on The Bubb)

Because Tiffany Blue Minky was to be used on the back a layer of cotton batting was used to prevent the bright minky color from distracting/showing through on the white pearl bracelet top. As well as make it a little bit thicker.

I quilted it with three large circles to mirror the bracelets and then quilted along the border seams on each side.

I believe the finish size was 35x45 so a good all purpose baby blanket size. I hope that the new mom and baby love it too!


Growing Up So Fast

Well it has been a while since I've given an update on The Bubb so I thought it was time.

He probably weighs around 35 pounds now and is 38 inches tall. He is a growing boy! Yup that's right he is no longer a baby :( He is definitely our little boy now. Being 2.5 his interests and personality are getting more and more developed which is such a joy to watch!

Here's sorta a quick run down on The Bubb:

Interests: trains, cars and playing in the water (washing hands, doing dishes, etc).
Favorite Color: Orange
Favorite Spice: Cinnamon
Favorite Fruit: Blueberries
Favorite Food: Cheese or pancakes
Favorite Movie: Cars
Favorite Song: Pumped Up Kicks by Foster the People

Alphabet: He knows all his upper and lower case letters except for 'l' it is always "I" totally confusing, I get it.
Numbers: He can count to 20, although he prefers to count 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9,11,20!
Colors: Red, Pink, Orange, Yellow, Green, Dark Green, Blue, Dark Blue, Purple, Gray, Brown, Black and White. I am working on Teal or Aqua but just can't get there, almost have scored on Cream but not yet.
Patterns: Yes that is right, he can identify Polka Dots, Stripes, and Chevron. He also knows if I ask him for a certain pattern like ninja or letters or elephants or vikings he'll go locate the correct fabric. Thus the life of growing up in a fabric shop I guess?
Countries: He can identify Australia, Brazil, Russia and Greenland on our globe and on our big flat map which is just continents he can do Africa, Australia, South America, and Asia. Although I do think that he is mostly just memorizing the colors but gotta start somewhere.

He is very verbal, sometimes he takes a little while to warm up to you, or perhaps never. But if he chooses to, he won't ever stop talking. Constant monolouge, not that I am complaning, it is pretty aweseome to hear his little bubb thoughts.

He is an unbeliavably sweet boy and is very good natured. Although he will defend his cars, trains and most importantly Babo. And things must be orderly. Things go in lines and get turned off or closed, we are very particular about this.

We have come to realize that we need to stop saying 'momma' is going to do this, 'daddy' is going to do this, as usually he says "emmett wash hands, emmett go outside, emmett needs a fork, etc. always from 3rd person. Which is pretty cute but we realize we need to start correcting that.

He loves to read books and has taken it upon himself to start reading to himself, it is really adorable. He mumbles along and then will say words clearly as if it is just part of the story. It is really adorable.

We just transferred him to a big boy bed and had absolutely no trouble with it. Although it has only been 3 days now. But he tells me that he loves it and that he gets to sleep in it so I think it is a success. And we still have him taking a 2 hour nap, he can go with out it, but as long as I am consistent with it he keeps taking one, and I am not ready to give them up yet. We are working on potty training very slowly. But he will go pee and poop in his potty and on the toilet (we have a special seat). Sometimes he asks us, sometimes we just put him on it and he goes. We'll get there but I have decided against letting him run around naked for a weekend as thinking he'll pee all over our carpet I just can't handle. We have tried all sorts of bribing and nothing will get him to go on the potty if he doesn't want to. So when he's ready I guess.

He loves to help. And I mean help. He helps me, depin, find fabric, wash dishes, laundry, cooking, you name it he wants in on it. Which is fantastic. We love him so much!
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...