Thursday, December 17, 2009

Small Tote Bag...

This is the tote bag I made for my neice. I lined it with a cute polka dot material, and added an "L" on the outside for her name. Hopefully she likes it!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Crayon Roll...

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.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Slacker to the Max....'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!

On my List is the following:

1. A mini tote bag for my niece.
2. 2 crayon rolls
3. colored bean bags to teach/practice colors

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...

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Vinyl Table Cloth...

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.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Diva Blanket...

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!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Honey Bee Costume...

Here is the finished honey bee costume.
Headband with pipe cleaner antennas.Last minute wings made out of foam paper, and elastic for the straps.
Tutu with Styrofoam stinger.
Finished front.
Finished back.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Witch Shoe...

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

*For those not of the LDS community to learn more about mormon's and visiting teaching go to or

Monday, October 19, 2009

Adorable Halloween Printables...

Just saw this on Craft Pad, and I love it!!! Go to babalisme to print yours out for free!*Sorry the picture cuts off.

Halloween Tutu

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.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Poppy Doll

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!!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Advent Calendar...

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)!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Changing Pad Cover...

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.
Finished product!
P.S. Sorry for the confusing instructions. Just follow the Forty-Two Roads's great!

Friday, September 18, 2009


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.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Fabric Flowers...

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???

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Car Trash Bag...

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.

Cork Board...

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!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


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.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Summer's End...

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

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The Winner is...

The Shepherd Family said...

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, and the blue/white polka dot dress will be in the mail shortly! Enjoy.

Thanks Everyone! I plan to have them on Etsy soon...

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


I am picking a winner tomorrow. Please feel free to comment. I appreciate everything that has been said, and am taking it all into consideration. Thank you!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Help me and win!

I need your help! I've finally decided to sell something, and would like your feedback.

What style is your favorite (dress, skirt, or two fabric skirt)?
What is the most you'd be willing to pay for each of these items?
Which one is your favorite?

I'll be drawing a winner at random next week, and the winner will be sent their favorite one.



All dresses are halter.
Look here to see what the dress looks like on.
Size 0-3 months
(not completely finished. I still need to add straps and hem the bottom).
size 18 months -2T

size 2T/3T dress or 4T/5T long shirt.
(Dress 4 and 5 are the same size).

Look here to see how it looks on.
Skirts 1-4 are sized to fit 12-24 months. My daughter (size 2T) can wear it waist wise, but it starts to get a little short.
size 2T (long) up to 5T

Friday, August 21, 2009

Baby Gift...

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 her!
Wipe Case (we ran out of the ribbon to cover the bottom part)
Diaper Case
Binky Clip
All three together. Really cute!