Sunday, February 21, 2010

More School Quilts for Auction!

Another quilt is almost complete! This is the 2 year old class quilt. I think the flowers look like lollipops, but my children assure me they look like flowers! Do you think they need leaves? I am also going to add a bird to the tree...should have done that before I added the back!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Bringing a drawing to life!

Three days in the house with my sick little guy! We found this fun idea in a Martha Stewart Good Things for Kids Craft booklet (the kind that are available at the grocery store checkout!). My son drew his "creature" on a regular sheet of paper. I then cut around the picture leaving a 1/4 inch seam allowance. He chose his fabric and buttons from my stash & we put the hole thing together! Just needs some stuffing & we are done! Something fun to do on a cold, yucky day!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Pillowcase Dress Tutorial ~ Doll Size

I have been working on a girl's pillowcase dress with a matching doll dress. I have looked everywhere for a tutorial on making a pillowcase dress for a doll. I was unable to find anything! So here is what I did...I folded a regular 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper in half lengthwise and trimmed a corner for a sleeve. I then cut two pieces from this pattern. I then followed a regular pillowcase dress pattern. Free patterns are available everywhere!

See the pictures below for the final dress & doll dress! Both are up for grabs in my ESTY shop!

Tote Bag made from an old T-Shirt

I have seen this done before & even found a few tutorials. All of the instructions I found online made a SIMPLE, 5 minute project , WAY to complicated. Most of my friends know I like quick, easy projects....that I can do in a day (or 10 minutes, really). I have no patience & can not wait to see the end result!

So here goes...

1. Find an old t-shirt
2. Cut off the sleeves
3. Cut around the neckline, a few inches from the collar (see pics)
4. Turn the entire thing inside out (or outside in if you are that kinda person)
5. Stitch 3 rows of straight stitched across the bottom, back stitching at each end
6. Stitch a row of zigzag stitches for extra stability
7. Turn right side out & YOU ARE DONE!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Planet Applique

Aren't these adorable!!!! I love this website for applique and embroidery designs! Check it out . From Feb 8th to Feb 28th the new in the hoop bunny booties pattern is FREE with a $15.00 purchase! You can get a free design if you send a photo & they are having a sale on select designs...$0.99!!!!!!! Everything is so cute! & the prices are all so great! They even have a blog which has wonderful pictures and tutorials!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Quick & Easy Valentine Project

OK, this is NOT my original idea. However, I waited to long to order online & I think these turned out just fine. We have a NO STORE BOUGHT VALENTINE rule at our house. Actually it is self imposed, I don't think my husband or kids would care. At any rate, it is tough to find something for an eight year old boy going on 14 to take to a Valentine's Day party, that won't get him decked (his words). So I created Hershey bar wrappers in Word using clip art, and word fonts. I just measured the candy bars and printed a few drafts until I got it right. A little double side tape & viola!

New Etsy Items....Just Listed!

Here is a sneak peak! I finally have some dresses made! And it actually did not rain today, so I could get some decent pictures. I plan to list the items for sale in my shop...if they don't sell they are going to auction! I love these fabrics, but felt a little silly taking pictures of spring dresses while it flurried outside! Check them out!