Saturday, December 26, 2009

car caddy

i saw this little cozy car caddy and loved the idea. i also found similar versions on other websites that have popped up. i made this for my son for christmas following this tutorial at homemade by jill. truthfully, i don't know why, but i found the tutorial to be a bit confusing. i think it may have been one of her first attempts at a tutorial. (and it's HARD to explain how to do something when you just know how!! i know!) nevertheless, i love what she has come up with and think there aren't enough little homemade goodies for our little boys. this is a perfect little caddy to take with you when you need a portable little toy. (measurements are intended to fit hot wheels cars)

Monday, June 1, 2009

little girl's apron

this project was for one of my twin girls' friends. it was an 8-year-old birthday party. the little gal loved to cook so i thought i'd whip out an apron for her. i have to say that this was not one of my most favorite projects. i saw this apron in my head and went from there. i actually do that a lot because, for me, sometimes patterns are more confusing than just winging it. (the drawback is that i do end up unpicking and making mistakes this way). i was literally making it up as i went along. i used a cute black & white ticking fabric. i did horizontal for the bodice part and vertical stripes for the apron. i found a cute simple black & white floral for the pocket, and i used a contrasting red fabric to make my own bias tape to outline the whole thing. it was pretty cute in the end.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

strawberries & stripes blanket

i made this blanket for my niece's new baby girl. i had the fabrics. the strawberry fabric was a sweet & soft joann's find years ago. the coordinating striped fabric was an old sheet that i found at the thrift store. i used warm & natural for my batting. Warm & Natural batting is substantial without being too bulky. I made my own bias tape out of a coordinating fabric for the binding. My mom let me use her mammoth quilting machine to finish it off. it turned out so cute.

Friday, February 6, 2009

library bag, book bag, piano bag, tote bag

i followed an interesting tutorial on youtube to make this tote bag. i used two coordinating fabrics from joann's. i liked this tutorial because the bag is totally reversible. the tutorial, although helpful, is kind of lengthy and wordy. but sewing this bag is quite simple. the size of the bag as well as the length of the shoulder strap can be adjusted, depending on what you're wanting the bag for.