Sunday, December 12, 2010

Christmas Boutique Spectacular!



I had lots of fun doing some stuff for my sister-in-law, Tawnie's boutique on Saturday. In spite of the fact that I had grand plans about making several different things...I ended up with a fresh new crop of hair stuff and pins. They were so much fun to make.  I played around with organza, silk, beads & crystals. I leaned towards jewel tones and sparkly stuff this time for the holidays and it was a blast. I stress over each one...wanting them to be finished just right. The crocheted headwraps were fun to do and so stinking cute on. Oh! and I finally learned how to do the crocheted bows that I saw a while back. Hooray! They look so adorable in Stella's hair. Thanks to Tawnie for hosting!  Can't wait for Spring!







Tuesday, September 14, 2010

1950's style headbands

made these for gifts.  wide cotton reversible headbands for those greasy, frizzy, basic bad hair days. i also love these:

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

the sewing room of my dreams


Monday, June 14, 2010

grosgrain ribbon hair accessory

Stitched pillow/Felt flower

Monday, May 17, 2010

Personalized Pillow {Lydia}

Caroline stitched this pillow and I finished it off for a best friend's birthday gift.  I loved how the bright colors turned out.  The rosettes are felt and I did beadwork on the stems that kinda looked like dew. 

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Black Apple Doll



I enjoyed making these Black Apple Dolls with the pattern provided on Martha Stewart's website.  The blue one was a baby gift and the other one was Stella's birthday present.  She named her "Flower Rose".  They were relatively easy and super cute.  The best part was figuring out the fabric choices and the embellishments.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Pillow Fun


I made this springtime pillow for a little giveaway I had at Book Club tonight.  The design was inspired by a pillow from this etsy seller who does darling stuff.  It was super fast and easy.

This dress was in a bag of hand-me-downs.  It was pretty worn plus had some stains so I decided it would look cute in my living room for spring, which has some black & white accents.  The ruffle & buttons were just too cute!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

3 Friendly Flowers for 3 Beautiful Babies

So I made these girly versions of the sunshine rattle that I posted about here.  I used pink terrycloth instead of the ecru which gave more of a flower look.  They are just precious. So now they will be three little fun rattles for three friends of mine that just had girls.  Easy, fun, and cute.

Dainty Hair Clips for Party Favors




These are the party favors that I made for the twins birthday party on Saturday.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

sunshine ribbons plushie

well i conquered the sunshine ribbons plushie rattle that i posted about here.  the organic cotton fleece was only available online and was very pricey so i opted for a cream-colored terry cloth from wal-mart ($2/yard).  it will be perfect for all of the slobbering.  i can't wait to introduce this little guy to henry in the morning.  it isn't perfect but it will do.  i found it to be pretty quick & easy but there are a few things i learned that i would do differently next time.  what a darling (and cheap) baby gift, eh?

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Fabric Flower Clips & Pins

These flower clips/pins have been really fun.  My sister-in-law and I figured these out one night.  We just kind of winged it and made stuff up as we went along.  Polyester fabrics are your best option for the real flower-like edges.  You can use other fabrics but they don't burn well.  It totally depends on the look you want.  Get your layers ready, stitch them together in the center and finish off with a button or beads.  Then attatch to a clip for an adorable hair accessory or a pin to pin to anything.  I also used a similar flower to embelish an embroidered pillow for a birthday party.  You can find a tutorial for ones similar to these here.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

sunshine ribbons plushie

i love to give a homemade baby gift.  it just says 'love'.  tutorial and really funny story here.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Homemade Ugly Dolls (or Monster Dolls)

These are so colorful and fun. Your imagination is your only limitation. I had so much fun making these 'fake' Ugly Dolls for my kids for Christmas. They were relatively easy for how cute they turned out-and much cheaper than the real thing. I just made shapes up for the dolls themselves-using the real Ugly Dolls for inspiration. You can cut out any kind of shape out of any color and add whatever details you want on the face. I used different colors in different kinds of fleece for the bodies. My favorite was the green fleece which turned out kind of knappy. I used embroidery floss & felt for the faces, and some ric-rac trim for some of the embellisments. The kids love them and have given them each a name.

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Saturday, February 6, 2010

recycled tights snake


another gift for another birthday party. i got this awesome idea from this crafter. i loved the idea to repurpose the tights plus it was just so fun & bright! plus this idea is great for a girl or a boy, depending on the fabrics/materials you have available. since there wasn't a tutorial i had to just make a go of it. the body is recycled tights, the hair clip is a crocheted flower that i had previously done. the eyes and 'hair' clip have button embellisments and the tongue is felt. even though i will do a few things differently next time, it really was pretty easy.