Sunday, August 28, 2011
My sister came over on Friday to hang out. So we sat and talked, ate chips and guac, and made cute hair clips :). These are for Miss O to fashionably keep her hair out of her face while at school. They look darling on her. They're simple and sweet; just a fabric yo-yo, a covered button, a barrett from the craft store, and a hot glue gun. You've seen tons of them, but there you go.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
I whipped up this monster tote the night before our road trip to IN this summer (about a month ago). It's my version of this, a bit more grown-up with colored pencil teeth for my newly seven-year-old nephew (isn't he a cutie!?). I completely winged it and had a ton of fun sketching out the monster face and piecing it all together. Though I wouldn't recommend waiting until the night before a long road trip to make a birthday gift. I was up until 1 a.m.! Which is why I didn't take any photos of my little project, and also why these pics look a tad nicer quality than what you usually see. These photos were taken by my lovely sister-in-law who has a little photography business (Thanks Jenny!). Anyway I love the pinstripes with the monster applique. It's a fun contrast and looks very boy. For the applique I used some faux leather I had on hand, some jersey from an old tee, a couple scraps of felt, and a couple buttons (sewed on by machine! You can find a tutorial here). I filled the bag with a big doodle book and loaded it up with twistable colored pencils (no sharping duty for mom). It was a hit. I think I'm going to have to make one for my oldest little guy. He would love his own pencils and a special place to store a coloring book or two. Olivia is our little artist and she usually makes claim over the nice supplies, don't worry she's forced to share ;). But it would be great for him to have a few things that were just for him. Hmmm, perhaps I'll make some templates of my monster that I can share next time.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Hello! Sorry for the chirping crickets. Things are busy around here! Baby #4 is growing fast, seven months today! And she's staying awake more during the day and is becoming more mobile, which equals near zero sewing time in the afternoon. I suppose most crafty people sew at night, I'm just too stinking tired to want to :). I do have a growing project list though, which I'd like to get started on. We're also getting ready for our first born to head off to Kindergarten next week! Hard to believe! It's only half-day, which is nice for easing the mother in ;).
The weather has been beautiful around here, but I'm still looking forward to the crisp air of fall. Where in the world did the summer go?? Well I can't promise any sewing projects but I'm hoping to clean up my space (still in major disarray from manic towel robe making) and get the machine humming again.
Hope you are having a beautiful week!