Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Welcome to a New Year!!

2017!! How did this happen! I'm still in the stage where it feels weird to write 2017... Hopefully I'll transition before February. 

To share a few things I've worked on in the past months:

Bib sets I've had for sale in Love It Marketplace in downtown Clover, SC. I'm also still working my Etsy shop and will hopefully do craft fairs as it warms back up in the Spring. 

Pillow covers for Mom. I really need to do another kinda generic one for the non-holiday times of the year. 

Paw Patrol pillow for Macy's Christmas. 

Just finished this Dino floor quilt for a baby coming in a few months!!

And ...of course a pint sized tiger rag for the Clemson babies!!! National Champions!! So exciting :)

I'd like to learn so much more about quilting and squaring up quilts. And how to use my embroidery machine, for the love of heaven!!! My goals for 2017!! 

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Craft Fair

Mom (thankfully) helped me tackle my first craft fair with Pressed Clovers! We met such nice people and made a few sales, too. 

I had lots of bib sets, several gift baskets ready to give and some of my sister's paintings. Mom also had handmade baby cards which are ADORABLE. 

Mom and I both have old cribs so we used parts to make a bib set display. How cute is this!? It holds nine on each side. We were the corner booth as you entered the shopping area- perfect! 

The gift baskets were open but I wrapped them in clear bags once they were purchased. Added a bow and a card (by mom!) and the gift is done! Grab it and head for the baby shower! :) 

So thankful it went well and others enjoyed the products, too. I'm still selling in downtown Clover, SC, too.  Now to start on Christmas gifts!!

Monday, October 24, 2016


With three major holidays lining up in a row, it's easy to get your little one ready with Pressed Clovers specialty bibs!! 

Halloween! Fun and festive fall and pumpkins. Those would easily carry into November, too. 

Of course you gotta have the turkeys for Thanksgiving!! 

And then my favorite... Christmas!! 

So what do you think?? 

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Excited to Announce...

Pressed Clovers is excited to be featured in Love It Marketplace, located in downtown Clover, SC!! Additionally, Pressed Clovers unveils Baby Love, gift baskets for your baby gift needs! 

Pressed Clovers bibs and burp cloths on display at Love It Marketplace! 

Serious cuteness!! So adorable. And the gift baskets are so cute - a grab and go present idea for babies!! 

I do still have the Etsy store at pressedclovers.etsy.com. Baby Love gift baskets are exclusively at Love It Marketplace. :)

Friday, September 2, 2016

Etsy Store is Live!

I've been making bib and burp cloth sets like crazy, stocking a shelf in a downtown Clover store and my Etsy store at www.pressedclovers.etsy.com. But that means I have some cute things that will make most anyone happy. 

I've really enjoyed slling these, finding unique or adorable fabric, and gifting them to all the babies!

So handy, just wash, dry and you are ready to use again. 

Visit my etsy shop www.pressedclovers.etsy.com for much more selection!

Monday, April 11, 2016

NICU isolette covers

I know I've posted about the isolette covers before - these are for babies born early who are in incubators, fighting to survive. The incubators/Isolettes are designed to control the baby's environment. It also amplifies noise. So these covers help reduce light and noise, creating a "womb-like" environment as much as possible. 

My mom made a set for my brother's twin boys. Then I wanted to make some in honor of them. And my church picked up on it... And now it's time to donate!! So excited!! 

I'm hoping I kept pictures of each one I made...

Hrm. I thought I'd made ten but I only have pics of nine!! Looks like I'll have to make one more before Friday when we deliver these :) (obviously I can't count. There are ten here!!)

This is a simple pattern mom came up with after making the ones for my nephews. 45" wide OR width of fabric. This pattern should cover about any isolette. The bottom fabric should be dark. I used prequilted black, I used batting and quilted myself, and I just used thick fleece to back some. 

And the tops are cotton or flannel. It doesn't really matter. 

I can't tell you how thankful I am God gave me this opportunity to give back to those most vulnerable in our communities.  And how appreciative I am of those who did this before me so my nephews had donated covers before my mom made them their own. 

I made A LOT of mistakes. Seriously crooked lines. Puckers in the fabric. White thread on black fabric. But these sweet babies do not care. Promise!! So don't let that stop you from trying this! 

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Adapting a Pattern

When my good friend Paulene told me she was expecting, I knew I wanted to create something very special for her baby girl. I did burp clothes and bibs, but I really wanted to do a quilt... I call them floor quilts. 40" x 40" and great to toss in the floor for baby to play or nap. 

My friend started the hashtag #RainbowBabyCruse. So it just made sense to incorporate a rainbow, but how? I have no idea how I found this persons blog, but her pattern seemed something I could do! And her quilts are beautiful!  


Go check out her pattern and blog. 

So I started wondering how to make chevrons into rainbows. And I can't cut straight worth anything but the charm packs didn't have enough in the rainbow colors I needed. So a last minute trip to the store and lots of wavy lines later, I figured out what I wanted to do. 

I started with a solid chevron, then a mix of the pink colors, another solid another mix etc. So I had four patterns of fabric in each color. And four solid chevrons and four mixed chevrons in each color. But the quilt wasn't long enough. 

So I added white strips between each color to expand the length. I didn't bind it, I sewed right sides together and flipped it out. It was a bit wonky but I still liked it. 

I backed it in this adorable flannel, then quilted around the chevrons on each side. You can tell I hadn't quilted yet in this picture. 

And here she is, opening it!! So happy I was able to create something handmade for such a talented, crafty, and special friend. Can't wait To meet her precious baby girl, soon I hope! 

And I had to share my quilt with you because I am that excited I managed to create something so cute! ;)