Zippered Pouch

My first zip pouch!

I tackled my first zippered pouch on Friday. I was so nervous because I haven’t sewn with zips in ages. But it worked out just fine! I used this great tutorial over at Flossie Teacakes with the addition of linen piecing along the bottom (coupled with Leaves | Sky from My Happy Nursery) and a handy lip balm pocket on the interior- because no matter how small the bag I always lose my lip balm!

Zip Pouch Interior

Tutorial | Contoured Burp Cloths

My Happy Nursery Burp Cloths

I’ve been planning some baby gifts lately and I must say, My Happy Nursery couldn’t’ve come at a better time! After doing a dry run on this simple and stylishly contoured burp cloth, I thought to share the project with you. I made these 4 in under an hour, so it’s a fast, practical but fun, last minute project, too.

You can get 2 burp cloth faces out of a fat quarter (18″h x 22″w), which makes it economical if you made two of the same print per set- or even two sets of assorted patterns. Each is backed in our organic Cloud white flannel (1/2″ yard needed for 4). The flannel not only makes for a more absorbent mopping-up-side (let’s be honest here, these things are intended to be USED!), but also keeps them from sliding off your shoulder. They could be entirely made of flannel of course, but I was looking for simple and effective ways to use our lush My Happy Nursery sheeting. Plus it’s silky soft for little cheeks to lay against when their bellies are full and they want a cuddle.

My Happy Nursery Burp Cloths
The pattern piece can be downloaded here. Print at 100% scale.

You will need to cut out the spacer piece and tape it to the bottom (straight) edge of the pattern. See details in images below- click on image to enlarge.




Giveaway | My Happy Nursery FQ Bundle

Update 11/18/10: The winner is Stephanie Rose!
Thanks to all that entered!
My Happy Nursery Fat Quarter Bundle

Gina’s busy crunching numbers with the official inventory tally, but it’s more than apparent that My Happy Nursery is our most anticipated and popular collections to date. It’s flying out of the warehouse! Lucky for me I had a few yards of all the prints to make samples for market… otherwise I’d be in a pickle for additional projects and giveaways.

So, here we go- a nice fat quarter bundle of all 9 My Happy Nursery prints is up for grabs ($37 value).
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Featured | Mark Lipinski’s Fabric Trends

We have double the exposure in this cool double issue by the newly launched Mark Lipinski’s Fabric Trends. This flip/flop issue has two magazines in one: The project/editorial on one side and the fabric gallery on the other.

Mark Lipinski's Fabric Trends F10
Cloud9 Fabrics has a lovely double spread in the gallery featuring both My Happy Nursery and Forest Friends Flannel- and we even have a spot on the cover!
On the flipside, there’s a great project for a baby quilt from our favorite Cherri House using My Happy Nursery in either pink or blues. Finally Mark did a nice interview with Gina where she explains our business goals and mindset.
Great features! Great magazine! Pick one up!

Introducing | My Happy Nursery


Newly released for an October delivery. My Happy Nursery is a spin off of our popular Flock and Speckle prints from My Happy Garden. After many requests to rerun them, we decided to give it a go and add a few new prints and the color pink to the assortment.

These prints will be the same quilter’s weight cotton, 100% certified organic cotton printed with low impact dyes. 44″-45″.