Friday, April 30, 2010

Fabric Flower+Gorgeous Sister=Bridals...

My sister is getting married in a few weeks, and I get the opportunity to do her pictures for her, which I am so excited about!! It's been pretty easy because she is gorgeous, and it's hard to get a bad picture of her!!
She also asked me to make a fabric flower for her to wear in her hair instead of the traditional veil. So I thought I'd share!
I'm also going to be making some aqua blue ones for the bridesmaids!! She's gorgeous, right?!
She wanted her pictures artsy and rustic, which I was so excited about, because I'm one of those artsy-fartsy types!! I hope she likes them!! She will definately have a lot to chose from!!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Mother's Day Apron...

My mother in law asked me to make a couple aprons for her to give to her mother and mother in law for Mother's Day. I only have one completely done so far, but I thought I'd share!! I pretty much made it the same way as I do one of my little girl aprons, but just a little more...grown up!
I added on a vintage-style flower to complete the "vintagey" look she wanted for them. Hope I accomplished what she wanted!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Oh (little) Man!! Tutorial...

With building the house, my husband decided to buy the kids their own tools so that they could "help" him on the house. I know, child labor, right?? Please don't report us to Child Services...it's only pretend... anyway, I decided that Gavin should have a tool belt to put his tools in so he can be like Daddy. So here it is!! The Little Man Tool Belt!
Want to make one?? Here's what you'll need:
-Fabric (I found mine in the Red Tag section at Joann's. It's microfiber, but you can use felt or anything you want!)
-1 inch. cotton belting
-velcro
-mini anorak snaps (optional)
-sewing basics (sewing maching, thread, scissors, etc.)
First, measure around your little one's waist and cut your belting to that size plus a few extra inches so that the belt can grow with your child.

Cute 2 pouch pieces approximately 8"x 15", 2 pocket pieces approximately 8"x 8", and one loop piece approximately 4"x 7"
Iron the tops of the 2 pocket pieces (small ones) down and sew across the top.then take your (long) pouch pieces, fold under the sides, iron, and sew them down.
Turn all the pieces over to the back, and lay together one pouch piece on top of the pocket pieces as shown above, making sure there is a little space left around the 3 sides of the pouch piece.
Fold each side in and iron so there is a noticable crease, then place a few pins in for a temporary hold.

Turn it over and...

place in a couple pins on top to make sure the pocket is flat. Then sew in two lines from the top of the pocket down to make individual pockets. (I only did this on one pouch, and left the other pouch a full pocket.)
Remove the pins.
Fold the pouch in half so the right side out is showing on both sides. Tuck the raw edges of the pocket in between the pocket and the pouch so there is no longer a raw edge showing, and pin.

Sew the sides and the bottom of the pocket to the pouch. DO NOT go further up on the pouch then the pocket so that the top of the pouch is looped, making the fold open on the sides so that the belt can slide through. Also, DO NOT sew the top of the pocket so that the pocket opens at the top.
Next, apply the snaps (only the side of the snap shown above) to the two top corners of the pockets according to package directions. These are optional! They serve no purpose, they're only for looks! :)
Now, take your loop piece. Fold it in half and iron it. Then unfold and fold the two sides into the center and iron. Then fold it all up to look like...
This!! Iron it down.
Sew down the sides.

Next, cut out your velcro, cutting the "fuzzy" side about 4". Cut the "rough" side about 1 1/2". Sew the fuzzy side on the up side of one end, and the rough side on the down side of the other end.Slide the pouches through the belt, leaving a couple inches between them.

Place one end of the "loop" inside the top side of one of the pouches.

Then place the other end in on top of it. Make sure you make the loop big enough to fit the handle of the play hammer into it.

Sew the top edges of the pouch so that they don't slide across the belt. Then sew along the bottom of the belt, along with the sides that are next to the belt (particularly where the loop is so it's sewn down)
Then insert the tools!

Try it on your little man!

And put him to work!!

Hopefully this all made sense!! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask!!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Quilt...Check!!

Finally got this quilt done! Phew!! It's for a friend and it's a bit late, but better late then never, right??
I'm loving this color combo, I'm considering doing something simular for my new house, but I haven't decided yet. So many decisions to make for the house!! Ahh! It's fun though. :)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Just to Make You Smile...

It looks like it might be a sad video, but it is far from. It's so cute!! Just watch! :) Be sure the volume is turned up, and that my music at the bottom of the page is paused, because the music that goes with it makes it even better!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Hooray for Spring Dresses!!

It finally looks like Spring here! Which means spring dresses!! I made this dress using this tutorial from Craftiness is Not Optional, but I made it slightly longer so Kadie can use it as a dress right now and still have it used as a tank top next summer. Super easy and fast! I used a vintage sheet that I got from the thrift store a while back. With a new cool dress, it offically feels like spring...

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Fabric Love...











There's nothing I love more then having fabric delivered right to my door!








All from Fabric Worm

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Doll Cribs...

I have been thrift store crazy. Seriously. Mainly because we are building the new house. I keep going to look for furniture to refinish. And then I end up browsing through everything else as well. And one thing that I keep coming across is doll cribs/beds. I bought one for Kadie, and then I would come across another one. And for $5, it's just too tempting. Then I thought, "Maybe I could buy them and refinish them, and make little quilts for them, and give them to neices for birthday presents!!" That would give me a great excuse to buy them!! So that's what I've done. Bought them all.





So now I just need to refinish them for the gifts. Or I guess I could keep them all, and Kadie could run her own little nursery!...nah! I'll give them to the neices!! :)

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Giveaway WINNERS!!

We raised $140! Not too shabby!! Thank you everyone who donated and got the word out! You are AMAZING!! Thank you so much!!! Now for the winners:

Emmaline Apron: #21 Amanda Thompson

Princess Apron: #44 Jessica Christian

Pincushions: #47 Natalie Plummer
#32 Rachel Coplin
# 5 Emily Holton

Fabric Necklace: #53 Kristy Rogers

Congrats!! You should be recieving an email from me!
Thank you so much everyone!! You guys are the best! I'll post when I give the family the money!! Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Making Cookies...

The other night Kadie and I made cookies. She wanted to cook something with Mommy so she could wear her new apron that the Easter Bunny put in her basket! Can you tell I'm in love with the lemon fabric right now? I love it!
The apron ties at the neck and back so it can grown with her!!

Hopefully I'll get some more aprons on my shop soon!!