Tuesday, March 30, 2010

New Craft Blogs...

I had every intention of sewing today, but instead got caught up finding new craft blogs. I am loving this blog: (click on button/link to go to their site).

Totally tutorials tips tricks recipes how tos

If you haven't already noticed, I tend to use other people's tutorials rather than come up with my own. I have already found a few projects that I can't wait to get started on! From Totally Tutorials, I was able to find some other new favorites. Check out the links below, and happy crafting!

Sumo's Sweet Stuff

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Mini Burp Cloths...

My good friend Elise is always making these mini burp cloths, and I thought I'd give it a try. The best part about these is you can use scrap fabric, because there really isn't an exact size. You can make them as big or small as you'd like.
I used ribbed terry cloth and circo receiving blankets to make mine.

I cut my fabric 9 in x 7 1/2 in.
Pin right sides together and sew it up. Remember to leave an opening to flip fabric out.

Pull the fabric through.

Sew 1/4-1/2in in to reinforce it (and it's an easy way to sew the open edge up)

The finished product.
P.S. I'm in the works of learning photoshop elements, and am still not exactly sure what I am doing with it.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Infant Pants...

My Mom bought a pant pattern by Jackie Clark, britches & bloomers months ago, and we never got around to making them. We always said we needed too, since pants, jeans inparticular are hard to find/fit my 2 year old. Today I finally made a pair. They are size 6-12 months, and I think they are adorable! I can't wait for Baby A to wear them!!!
I finally resolved to take more pictures of the sewing process, but since we bought this pattern, I'm not going to give any instructions today. Enjoy!
This is one side of the pants with a pocket and ruffle bottom. The other side was identical.

A closer look at the ruffle.

My first pocket...not the best, but not the worst.

The front of the pants...they are a bit wild. ha.
The back with the pockets.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Onesie Refashions...

I had some extra onesies lying around, and decided to dress them up a bit. The first one I added a ruffle bum and flower to the front. The best part about this ruffle is it is pre-made ruffled fabric from JoAnn's. All you've got to do it measure it to the onesie, cut and sew on top of the ruffles. EASY!!!

A close-up on the fabric.

I used a strip of the fabric to add a flower to the front.

I ruffled some tulle and added a little tutu to this onesie. Again a very easy project!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Hair Accessories...

I have the privilege of working with some amazingly talented 11 year olds through church. Today we made hair accessories, and boy did they girls go to town!
The girls showing off one of their accessories

A close-up of one of the girls.
For this tutorial and many more visit The Polka Dot Chair.

Love this one!

Showing off her whole collection.

The girls modeling all of their creations.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Crotched Flower...

Since I am a pro crotcher now (not even close), I decided to try my hand at flowers. I think they are really cute embellishments for hair clips, hats, clothes etc. I found this helpful video on Little Birdie Secrets, and tried my hand at it. Below are my 4 attempts (I only have this mauve/tan yarn, so they don't look great). By flower #4, I was feeling pretty good about it...until it started to unravel.
Flower #1, Flower #2, Flower #3, and Flower #4

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Attempting Grandma's Potholders...

My Grandma recently passed away, and she used to make us the best potholders. I remember laughing every Christmas when I would open their girft to me, and lo and behold more potholders! After her passing a few weeks ago, my Mom and I decided we had to figure out how to make them ourselves, since we wouldn't be getting anymore. My mom found a tutorial at Mikell's Fiber Art, LLC, and away we went. We struggled at first, but managed to get the hang of it after awhile. We both decided it wasn't our favorite project to do, but at least we know how!
My mom had to take over mine, because I was struggled getting started.
Here is the potholder starting to fold over.
The finished front.
It ended up being really small, and more like a coaster than a potholder.
I still have yet to finish the open edge.
I think I need some help with it.