Creating Precious Moments (or a benefit of being married to Zoya)

Perfect Seam Allowance!

As a father to be, I wanted to do something special for our future baby, something that our baby would use every day and make it very unique and special for us. I choose to make a blanket because it's versatile, something our daughter could use for a long time. What I didn't realize at the time just how much this blanket would mean to me over time as our daughter, who is now 2, uses it more and more.

To start, I picked out several different fabrics. Zoya helped me to measure and cut out the fabrics into a blanket pieces. She then gave me a easy to understand instructions how to operate the sewing machine and off I went making the blanket. It's pretty awesome how much you can really personalize a blanket as it turns out, I could pick the top thread to be different color than the bottom. I was supposed to sew in a straight line which seemed a little daunting at first, but I got the hang of it relatively fast.

The whole process was a neat and also very rewarding experience. I highly recommend anyone who is expecting a baby or already has one to make something that's personal to you.

Check out the pictures from 2 years ago of me making it and the final blanket on our baby's bed today.

P.S. Zoya made the bed sheet and the pillow cases as well, which are super soft and look great.

P.S.II. It's not too late to still sign up for one of Zoya's classes, as there are a few openings left.

Bridal season is here, but first things first...

From Zoya:

Zoya Designs has been very lucky to be a busy destination for brides and their bridal parties with their beautiful gowns and dresses, and everything in between.  It is definitely one of the most exciting things that we do here - being a part of someone's happiest day!  

But while we are pleased to be at service to our wonderful bridal patrons, there are a few things that we try to do for our equally important "clients" - our babies!  My almost 15 month old Valentinka is growing what seems to be by an inch a day, so she is out of the clothes i make her before she has a chance to wear them out!  So I try to find a moment (and at this point, those pants literally do take just a few moments to make!) to create something new for her, such as this new cute outfit.  I love making vests for her, because they seem to be very practical, and our mini-Derman loves to wear them!

Happy Spring!