Thursday, March 18, 2010

My boy isn't the only one I have been sewing for

Here are some projects for me:
A dress the was unraveling got turned into a skirt. It had a tied empire waist so I cut off the top (that was falling apart) and replaced the tie with elastic. It just needs a wide belt.
An organizer for my very small keep the diapers, wipes and snacks in order.
A removable cover for my ottoman...since Carter is constantly dirtying it.
A dress using the pre-smocked fabric from JoAnn. We are going to Florida in May :)

My sewing circle, Simply Sewing, met last night. It was a lot of fun and I am super excited. I got to pick the next project so there should be an apron post coming...
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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

For my boy

My son is loving the PBS show Super Why right now so I made him a cape, Super C.

My first real applique so don't look too closely...
Here are the jammie pants I made using this tute. It took me significantly longer then 15 minutes but I did make the waist band adjustable...

And a shirt for him to wear to a "semi-formal" birthday party...also applique :)

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


I have been busy crafting for the past month. I took an old sweater and made a pillow, leg warmers and a caplet for my friend's daughter. For my cousin's daughter I made a pair of leg warmers out of clearance socks and a bag using a technique that allows the handles to be continuous and not need to be attached - NOT worth it. I finished a flannel blanket that my cat loves. I made bakerella's oreo balls for my son in the shape of Elmo and I need practice. I also made him a cube with a button, a zip, a snap and a buckle that took hours and he ignore. I then spent hours making fabric letter magnets and he LOVES them. The red bag is my sewing circle project for the month. I am super excited about this new group of women forming.

The last project I did in February was to make 2 purses. One for my friend and one for myself. Mine is boring but the one I made for my friend is pretty - I just forgot to take pictures. It is like this bag but with wooden handles. Sorry Carlie, no pic :(.
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