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 firstname.lastname@example.org, and the blue/white polka dot dress will be in the mail shortly! Enjoy.
Thanks Everyone! I plan to have them on Etsy soon...