Friday, December 24, 2010

Small bunches of daisies, wrapped with wire and floral tape with a pin back. These small creations were a treat for our Daisy troope.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Some air dry clay creations. An ornament, snowman, turtle, heart ornament, ring bowl, snowman, snowman, bowl, bowl. We ran out of time to paint them, but will get to it after the holiday.
I only had the camera phone this day- actual camera was off skiing.

I saw an idea for a stitch marker/ row counter. This is not a very bright picture, but you can see the idea. So far, it works but it is a bit long for my liking.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Here's another one that sat in the drawer for a couple of months. She wore it a few times, and now its been back in the drawer again. Precious Dress Pattern.

Monday, December 6, 2010

I'm glad she's finally wearing this one. Sweet Dress pattern from Leila and Ben, with gathered skirt and foldover elastic at the neck and sleeves- makes a bit of puffed sleeves.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

This little zippered pouch will hopefully make a great gift. But, not this one. The zipper is funky. I need some practice perfecting this pattern, but I really like how it looks.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Dress, this time with elastic binding for the sleeves. Gives them a puffy-ish look, and finished the sleeves in one step.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Tried out a favorite dress pattern in smaller scale. Printed at 50%.
Here's the pattern:

Thursday, December 2, 2010

I was so pleased to find out an old friend is using cloth! I whipped these up, and they are already on their way.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

A mini quilt. Just throwing together some coordinating stuff from a recent swap. Don't mind the missing button. A small person ripped it off and I'm still looking for it.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

At the baby shower I recently went to, the hostess gave out these adorable boo-boo bunnies!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Sometimes chocolate cake is a good breakfast.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

These leggings match Mr. Baby's jammies and were quick, easy, and a great fit.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Not the best angle, but these pants were pretty easy to put together and a great fit.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Someone is growing. These jammies are made from cotton with foldover elastic binding on the waist, neck, and ankles. I serged everything but the binding. The fabric has ships printed on it. There will be something for everyone- I picked up 4 yards of it!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Instead of fondant, I mixed half marshmallow fluff with half powdered sugar. It rolls and shapes like playdough or fondant and colors easily. I rolled it out and cut out a guitar shape. I would have looked better if my cake was level. Next time, I will allow more than 2 hours for the whole project including baking. Overall, I was happy with it. I could use some more practice. I still have a lot of fluff and powdered sugar left.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

I used a Clover bias tape maker. Much easier than I thought. Altgough, I did cheat a bit on the 'bias' part. I also burned the board with the iron- that little thing heats up fast. Maybe after the holidays I'll add an ironing board cover to my 'to make' list.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Vintage patterns always have such a great fit! This one has an odd belt thing in the back, but I may modify or omit it next time. Or, maybe I'll just stick with onesies- he wasn't so interested in wearing it at first. Sewing with the Dream Team today- serger and sewing machine set up side by side! Thank you Dana, for the fun fabric!
Oh, how I love knitting socks! These are slightly large for me which will work out great for a dear friend. It felt so good to be making socks again after a long hiatus.

Some more elephant flannel, but different print. Another baby gift. I love how snuggly these are!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A handful of washcloths made from some fun scraps. Don't be surprised if you are on my Christmas list and end up with some of these.
Fun, bright colors! This one is to donate, but she's happy to model.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

"Saturday Morning" dress pattern. Just out of the shower try-on.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

A knitted, felted before and after. The thing started large enough to fit half of me in it. Now it easily holds one knitting project and a water bottle.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

If I were a better photographer, you would see how great and fuzzy these are. The back is super soft flannel- the same that the elephants are made of. I love how these turned out. The applique was easier than I thought. They are for a baby shower gift- done way ahead of time! I may start on Christmas gifts soon with this kind of motivation.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

A whole lot of knitting. This thing is huge, I can fit it on my head and pull it to my thighs. The I-cord is taller than me! Poems wool, very beautiful! Thank you Lisa!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Super wide purple rick rack along the bottom 2" above the hem. It took a long time to sew it on, but I love the look! She also loves it! (which is rare)

Friday, September 10, 2010

Something a little different with the pleats. This was SO much faster than the hundred hand pleats I'm used to doing.

Friday, August 27, 2010

The double sling bag from Sewing Green by Betz White. I used a plain brown alova suede for the inside lining. The strap is a wide adjustable webbing. This one fits 2 waters and is insulated.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

I use very nice, shiny, heavy stones as pattern weights. They are so appealing to small people that they go missing often. This one I wrapped in polymer clay and embellished with clay shapes before baking. I don't think this one will walk off easily.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Shoulder sling bag. Insulated and lined. Holds a 12, 16, or 20oz water. Not so great for my 32 or 40. I'll have to modify the pattern. Added some great buttons for decoration. Thanks Mary for those perfectly matching buttons! Pattern from: Sewing Green by Betz White.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Very fine polymer clay ropes twisted and baked. As you can see, after it cooled, little hands got ahold of it.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Very bad picture of a little monkey shoe. I actually made a pair, but these little little guys keep running.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

This no sew cake pincusion felt project was so fun. I found the idea on the It was so easy I was able to share it with my M.O.P.S. group easily and the kids liked making them too!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Some felt goodies. Lettuce, broccoli, orange slices, carrots, and a cookie.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Another no sew pincushion cake made by a small person.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

No sew felt cake shaped pin cusions. Made by the helpers.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Some felt goodies. A chocolate bar and popcorn.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

A child sized hat. This one was a quick car trip project using up some acrylic.

Monday, August 9, 2010

I'm brand new to drawing, I'm challenged with a pencil in general. A helper drew one of these, but I think I'm improving beyond a deformed stick person. The book I used is from the children's section on learning to draw.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Really loving shrinky dinks lately! So easy with colored pencils, scissors, and hole puncher.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Two more onsies! I love when he wears these.

Friday, August 6, 2010

'Modeling" the onesie with cars and trucks. This one has the shoulders made correctly!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

A few more ATC's.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Another pair of leather shoes. Can you tell those are sailboats? These don't fit as well as the star ones. I'd like to try again.

Monday, August 2, 2010

I love mandalas for so many reasons. The girls love them too! These are on a vellum type paper with colored pencil.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

The before and after. Our dining chairs are gross- they once were white. Who knew it could be so fast and easy! I used a screw driver, scissors, and a stapler. Took me 6 minutes per chair.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

We just recently read some books about ATC's. Here are Abigail's first attempts. She used watercolor crayons from Hobby Lobby. They are in baseball card sleeves. Thanks Joann!