Today I finished two crayon rolls. I used the tutorial from Skip to My Lou. I didn't use any interfacing, because the light pink fabric was thicker (home decor fabric). I also used elastic and a button to close it off instead of ribbon. I should make a note...when I say "I" I really mean "We." My friend Lyric is really the inspiration behind these, and gave me those ideas!It hold 16 crayons.
Wow...it's almost been a whole month since I've done any projects. It makes me sad, but pregnancy has taken over my life. Or it's just been an excuse to be lazy. I almost put my sewing machine away today. But after spending the morning with a friend, I think I'm motivated again to get some projects done!
I'd like to add more, but I should probably be realistic. These three might take me a month or more to complete the rate I've been going. If I know you will be coming back soon, it will motivate me to get some things done. Until next time...
My parents bought Daylynn this cute table for her birthday. I wanted to make something to cover it, and decided on vinyl. While at the Fabric District, I found the cutest vinyl to make it with.
(Sorry about the picture quality of the next two) I wanted to make it a fitted table cloth, so I put the table on it, and cut the corners off. Then I put each of the two corner pieces together (right sides togetherforming a triangle), and sewed them up.
Then I flipped the fabric over and put it over the table. Unfortunately, this falls into one of my not-so-good projects. I made it too small, and had to stretch it over the table. It is not smooth on top, and is super tight around the edges. It works, but just doesn't look how I had hoped it would.
I recently made a trip to the L.A. Fabric District with some friends. It was nice to stock up again! We went to one of our favorite store Blue Moon, and got minky at a great price! I made this blanket for my little princess, but all I could think of while I was making it was "Diva." I bought one yard of each, pinned it together (no cutting required) and sewed it together! I timed myself and it took me 45 min-1 hour to make the whole thing. Not bad!
I saw these cute witch shoes on my friend Laura's blog. She is quite crafty herself, and has done some fun projects recently. She saw an idea on A Bushel and a Peck of Fun for incorporating this shoe with October's Visiting Teaching message. I liked the idea, and since I'm a slacker V.T. I chose to copy the idea. Here are the templates for the shoe and lining. Oh the possibilities with these shoes...I see princess shoes for a 2 year old princess party coming up real soon (that's if I get my act together!) Shoe before Shoe after...filled with Chocolate
First off, sorry for the lack of posts. Being lazing + being out of a lot of things = no crafting for me. I hope to change that soon. In the mean time, I did finish Daylynn's honey bee tutu. My friend Rachel called and asked me to help her with a lady bug tutu. That, and a Winnie the Pooh book inspired me to make this tutu. I used just about 6 yards of tulle. I cut each strip 3 inches, and then cut each strip into thirds. Sorry for the poor pictures. The yellow is yellower than the pictures make it out to be.
My friend Lyric showed me this cute doll, and asked if I wanted to make one. Her's turned out so cute, and I couldn't wait to make one. I bought the pattern here, and finally got the motivation to make it yesterday. I was burnt out after making the doll, that I didn't get to the clothes yet. I used an unfinished shirred dress and sewed the two pieces together to make sleeves. Not the greatest, but it works. I also wish I had put darker hair on the doll, but I didn't have any. Daylynn already loves it, and has spent a lot of time holding, pushing her around and changing her diaper.
*Just a cute story. Before the doll had any clothes on, Daylynn kept saying, "dolly naked." She ran back to her room, and came back with one of her shirts for the doll. I just had to laugh! Daylynn is a month shy of being 2, and she cracks me up. I just love her!!
Craft Pad has some cute advent calendars on her blog, and I am in the process of making this one from The Land of Nod. I realize there are other things like Halloween and Daylynn's birthday that I should be working on right now, but this is easy and mindless (unlike the other two)!
A friend of mine asked if I would make a changing pad cover for her. I've never made one, but figured there'd be a tutorial on-line somewhere. Sure enough, there was a great (very easy) one at Forty-Two Roads.
I put the changing pad in the middle of the fabric and cut the corners of the fabric to where the pad was.Next you match the two sides together and sew forming a diagonal. Then you fold over the edge to make a casing for the elastic (I used 5/8 in elastic)
All sewn and ready to be put on.
P.S. Sorry for the confusing instructions. Just follow the Forty-Two Roads tutorial...it's great!
I had intentions to do more this week, but didn't feel like doing any of it when I got started. I am thinking of refashioning things, but I don't really have the right things to refashion. So those things are on hold. The other thing is I am down to scraps of fabric, so my projects have to be small...any suggestions??? The only thing I did make (and finish) this week was this headband. I like the way it turned out.
I've always wanted to learn how to make these, in fact I've tried with little success. I never was able to get mine to have any life. I found this tutorial on My Mama Made It, and it was too easy. Way easier than I thought it was. Also notice all the fun clothes she makes! The best part is she re-fashions all the time. Before you D.I./Goodwill your clothes, you might want to see what inspiration you can get from her. She is good!
I made these to match Daylynn's clothes. They ended up a little big for hair clips, so they will probably be attached to the clothes themselves. P.S. I'm starting to run low on fabric (I never thought this day would come). I think L.A. Fabric District is calling my name...anyone interested???
Again I got this idea from Make it and Love it (It's easy to get inspiration from her!) I've thought about doing something like this for a long time, but never got around to it. So here is the finished product! I used regular fabric and interfacing instead of home decor fabric. I didn't have any boning like she used to keep it open, so I used a thicker interfacing. It worked just fine! When I put this in the car, there was probably enough trash to fill it...ha.
I saw this cute cork board on Make it and Love it, and decided to give it a try. I got a cheap frame, mod podged the fabric on, and stuck cork board inside the frame. I used rolled cork board, and still have tons leftover. If anyone wants some...let me know!
I finally learned how to make Yo-Yo's. I didn't like them much because of a girl on Project Runway (a few seasons back) who used them on EVERYTHING! Now, I'm not so against them, and think they are a really cute detail. I saw them on Make it and Love it, and followed this tutorial here. I have no idea what I will do with them, but at least I learned how.
There hasn't been a whole lot of crafting going on here other than this little one painting! We have been enjoying the last week of summer by swimming, beach, friends and DISNEYLAND!! It has been a fun week, but thrown our schedule off. Here's to crafting next week, and one happy girl who really loves to paint!Dancing with her paintings
I really like the two fabric skirt style too. I'd probably pay as much as $15 to $20 for the dress (depending on the size)...honestly I have no idea how much little girl dresses cost because I have a 19 mo old boy...but because I'm guessing they're sun dresses and don't have any layering underneath, that's what I'd pay. My favorite dress is the dark blue one (#4) with the big white circles on it. Hopefully I have a girl someday so that if you draw my name, you'll still send it to me ;) Miss you Lindsay!
Sarah! E-mail me your address at email@example.com, and the blue/white polka dot dress will be in the mail shortly! Enjoy.
Thanks Everyone! I plan to have them on Etsy soon...
My friend Robin wanted to make her Sister-in-law some cute things for her new baby. We had a fun time putting together a few things. It was especially fun to hang with Robin...love her! Wipe Case (we ran out of the ribbon to cover the bottom part)