Friday, September 18, 2009

polka dots!

I have always loved polka dots. They are so fun. I also really like turquoise and brown together. So I think those two factors were a good excuse to make another outfit.

I did a skirt made similiarly to this one here. I felt like it needed something else so I added this type of flower at the bottom 

I then embellished a onesie and made a ranunculus type flower by cutting out three different sized circles and "fake serging" the edges...meaning I did a teensie zig zag around the circle a couple of times to make sure it doesn't fray. Glued them all together with a washable permanent glue and added the large rhinestone to it. 

Finally I did a matching headband using this tutorial and its interchangeable so the bow was made separately. I have done a bunch of these headbands alread and seem like they will be pretty comfortable.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Tiered Skirt, Appliqued Onesie and Bow

While going through some stuff, I found some cute scraps that I used to make an apron with last year. I thought it would be a great idea to put it to use and make a tiered skirt with matching onesie and bow. 

I got the tutorial for the skirt here: it has a handy skirt measurement tool. I guess I didnt have the right measurements or something though because the skirt fits my 2 and 4 year old. Oh well, she can grow into it. And dont ask how I know it fits them :)

Anyway, for the onesie, I freehanded a cupcake with some fabric and then I embroidered the sprinkles on it. Super totally fast and easy.

For the bow, I cut a rectangle, folded it in half right sides together, sewed the three sides minus a tiny bit, turned it right side out and closed it up and then tied a ribbon around the center and glued to a clip. Now there's a whole little set :) 

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Saturday, September 12, 2009

Dress and Shoes

Kimono Shoes Tutorial and Pattern

Using these two patterns, I sewed this quick little dress and shoe combo together:

I could see myself doing a few of these because of how quick the whole thing went together!
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Friday, September 11, 2009

Crib Quilt

This week, I have been working on a crib quilt for the baby's bedding set. We have been gathering different pieces for the set rather than buying a "set" put together. I think I like it better this way because it brings in different elements I like rather than having someone choose it for me.

I saw this idea at and since I had done this one last year , I decided to do this for her crib quilt. 

Wow. What was I thinking?! I did the whole thing in flannel and made it a LOT larger than the original idea at sew4home. I did all the cutting out and sewing on Monday and then started cutting the fringe to fray it. That night, I lost the feeling in my thumb....and it hasnt been back since. 

I used my right hand yesterday and finished fringing it because I never like to start another project when I have one in the works. 

....Maybe one day I will feel my thumb again. (By the way, I googled it and it looks like its a bruised nerve that should take about a week to's hoping!)

Front of Quilt

Backside of quilt

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Thursday, September 3, 2009

Re-covered Glider

When I was pregnant with Jaden, I was given our rocker glider as a gift. I was excited because the denim fabric matched all of the denim in his room and the wood also matched the furniture perfectly. When I had our second son, we kept the whole theme the same. This chair is well loved. I have used it to rock my babies to sleep, nursed in it, read to them, and 
sat in it during all hours of the night when they were sick or scared. It means a lot to me. 

When we found out we were having a girl and the room theme changed, I knew I was going to need do something to change up the chair but  I wasn't sure what. Then my husband had the brilliant idea to see if his dad would recover it. When it comes to this kind of thing, he has a true talent. He made our ottoman with Micah, he has done cars, boats, kitchen sets, you name it! 

I went and picked out the fabric last week and brought it all to him, and he surprised me with giving it to me on my birthday! (was NOT expecting it so soon and I was really excited to put it back in her room!)


toy box and glider



With the scraps left over that he gave me, I made a valance to match for the window. I might add some sheer curtains underneath, but I am liking the simplicity of it.

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