Thursday, October 29, 2009

Pin the tail on the cat. This, and a pile of tails was a big hit with a bunch of costumed children.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A little lumpy, but it is a rocket ship. The stabilizers are fabric covered cardboard. There is a little round hole in the front where the spaceman goes. I need to find some silver paint. The spaceman is on a lunar mission right now, and left his ship for a bit.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Some Halloween fun! These are 2 of 4 total. Abigail had high hopes and cut out 3 when I was cutting one out for myself. She attempted to make them for her recently favorite people. Guess who got to finish them all? Of course, I never mind having a reason to sit at the machine.

Monday, October 26, 2009

The colors of this bag are really great. Just a few scraps left over from some tab top curtains I made last spring. These curtains, an accent to the bedspread and a few throw pillows changed the whole look of a bedroom. The accent to the bedspread was a bunch of tedious hand-beading. The beads were beautiful but I will think twice before taking on that kind of task again.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

A block for the babe. Another fun way to use scraps. One side has a scrap of minky- so soft! Fun to make. I'm getting close to running out of ideas- inspiration is appreciated.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Found some magnet sheets that go through your printer. This picture is before I trimmed them to fit better, but you get the idea. I've had "A held baby..." on the car for many years, just faded over time so I needed a way to replace it. The other, is just an idea I've had- you can guess my inspiration.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Here is a perfect example of why using a pattern is a good idea. This little cutie is a dog. Really, in my mind it was perfect. In reality, just cutting the fabric with my eyes closed- not such a good idea. Fundamentally a bad idea.
He is still played with, but I've heard him being called everything but a dog.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

If you can see them, a wool cookie, a felt cookie made by a little girl- with sprinkles, and a paper pouch made to hold a bunch of peach pits. These were cleaned, boiled, then baked. They love using them in the play kitchen. I found this idea for 'toys' on a Waldorf idea site.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The last nightgown for a while. I'm ok being completely unprepared for a growth spurt.

Monday, October 19, 2009

An idea that actually worked ok. I traced each of the kids' hands and did an easy backstitch over the tracings. These aren't our kids- just some cooperative loaners. I'm out of ideas on an easy cheap way to 'frame' them, so I'll give them like this; still in the hoop.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Something new! I hope. The idea is to click on the link and be able to download my bib pattern from pdf format. PDF reader is free from the website. Please give me feedback if this works, I'm kind of excited to share some patterns that are floating in my head and on scraps of paper. This bib pattern is the one I've been making several bibs out of lately. If this works, I'll post a tutorial next- another adventure for me. I've posted 3 different links to get the same pattern.

http://Bib Bottom

http://Bib Top


P.S. Bib pattern is my copyrighted property- don't sell the pattern to others.

Friday, October 16, 2009

After visiting friends who had some great medieval dress-up, we came home to make crowns and capes. This little girl wanted her cape a little more girly with sequins and lace. It also has darts in the back and a separate neckband with adjustable velcro. The crown is felt with a strip of elastic for a good fit. She wears the crown often and looks like a cute little 'jughead'.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Not such a bad picture considering I made this 'daisy duty' chart very late the night before it was due. Very sparkly daisies each have an eyelet to hold the fastener, so they spin. Each girl's name was written on a flower, then a clothespin with the job on it was clipped to the flower. Eyelets at the top hold a sparkly pink ribbon that it is hung on a hook with. Looks way cuter in person.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Some very cool butterflies. These come from Target in a box of about 20. They are made of plastic and have a little strong magnet in the back. You push a flat head tack into the wall and they hang scattered on the wall. Such a cute idea. Since they come in plain white, Dana spray painted them all purple- except these 2. The girls had a great time decorating them especially for her.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Airbrushed clowns- so fun! Hard to get a pic with good lighting at the end of the night, but impressive they waited this long to gobble them up!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Some wool rings. They were really huge when they were knitted then I felted them so they are just the right size for a baby to play with and chew on.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

I'm not the only one responsible for decorating cakes around here now. Since learning a few tricks at "Cake Class", I've had a full staff of decorators.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Our little guy needed a car that was chewing friendly. No rough plastic edges here. It looks the same on both sides.

Friday, October 9, 2009

My idea was to make a new 'wallet' type holder. For cards, a bit of change, etc. I wanted it to fit in my pocket like my current system. For some reason it turned out ok, but in miniature. Since only the left half of my driver's license will fit, I'll have to try again- resizing the pattern.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

I am really enjoying making these bags/purses!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

A somewhat 'quilted' bag. With only 2 layers, you can't see the quilted part so well, but the colors go together so well. Scraps from a friend who quilts, because I am so challenged when it comes to matching colors. Just the right size to hold a couple of binders and books, lined with a heavy green denim.

Monday, October 5, 2009

This is really a doll with a real 'Waldorf' head. Snuggles from Dancing Rain Dolls. He turned out really well considering my limited skill in this area. His poor little hands are sad looking, but he is snuggly!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

These gummies are amazing! I didn't know you could make them at home so easily. They are the same consistency as the gummy bears or gummy worms in the store. They took a total of 3 ingredients and 10 minutes! These are grape flavored- one of my guilty favorites. I know that is not the flavor of a real grape, but darn I love it so much!

Friday, October 2, 2009

The poor lighting does not do justice to this very pretty fabric. A wristlet made from the same bag pattern I've been fixated on lately. I would have put two snaps on, but the recipient preferred three.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

This seed pod altered with a small hole fits incense perfectly! Thoughtful gift. Thank you Melissa!
Cute and fast. These little people only come wearing dresses-even the boys. They are strung on a knotted satin cord. Really easy, a little helper did most of the work. However, then she liked it so much sharing had to be worked out.