Monday, February 28, 2011

Pillowcase Dress for baby

Just wanted to post the baby dress on this crafty blog so I have them all together.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Pillowcase Dress done

Here is the finished project!  It didn't take too long to make (minus my issues with math and making a pattern the right size ;)  I love it and am now off to make a mini one for Hailey's baby sister.  I am totally going all matching on my girls.  Hopefully they don't hate me for it ;)

Friday, February 25, 2011

Pillowcase Dress

I'm going to make one of these right now.... I'll post up the final pic when it is done.  Shouldn't take me too long so I am hoping to post today.  I love these dresses, they are super cute!  Sadly I don't have this awesome fabric but will use what I've got and maybe make a trip to fabricland next week so I can make A MILLION more :)


If you just want to buy some for a pretty good price, check out Little Miss Tutu's stuff!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Valentine Heart Pockets

I made these pocket hearts for Valentine's Day.  They are for holding love notes to each other.  I think the girls will have a lot of fun with them when they are older!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Fabric Haul

I love a good fabric sale!  The fabricland one this month was pretty good with buy 1m get 1m free (or 2m free or 3m free depending on the type).  Saved me a bundle!  I didn't have specific projects in mind however so I bought some fairly random patterns.  I made sure a few matched at least so I could use them together.

I washed them all up, ironed and folded them nicely all ready to be used!  I realized during this process that the only time I ever iron has to do with sewing.  I couldn't be bothered to actually make a shirt wrinkle free.... how boring ;)  Too bad Ian hates it too... just means we have to grab certain clothing pieces straight from the hot dryer.... or wear them wrinkly!

I wanted to make something quick so I decided on this plastic bag holder found at Make It and Love It!  I have needed something like this to collect my stash of grocery bags for a while.  Now maybe I will use them as garbage bags instead of paying for those nice (expensive) kitchen bags.

I found this size is actually pretty large.  I'd cut it down to 18" strips across and use only 7 instead of 9 pieces. 

I love this fabric the most out of the ones I purchased so I used it on another project for my nieces...

I love these cute matching aprons!  If I had twins I would totally dress them alike.  Probably a good thing I don't then ;)

They are far from flawless but I am having fun learning how to sew!

I'm still looking for someone who wants to go to Utah in October for this Sewing Summit with me (and upcoming baby).

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

Don't YOU wish one of these was for YOU?  Maybe it will be ;)

Does everyone love candy as much as I do?  It is a curse really, at least on the dental front ;)

What are your Valentine's traditions?  Do they involve goodies as well or some special event?  I am trying to decide what sort of tradition to begin with my children!  I don't want this 'holiday' (because let's face it, it really isn't a holiday) to become about presents!  Let me know your ideas I would love to hear them :)

This countdown to kisses is going to be something we continue each year!  I love counting down to things.  It adds anticipation and excitement!

Waterproof swim bag!

I used vinyl to create this handy zippered swim bag for the pool.

 Obviously this is more of a 'family size' one that will fit all our wet towels/swim suits to take home after a swim! 

 The project was pretty easy but challenged me with putting a zipper in and turning the handle right-side out after it was sewn!  I have some more vinyl and zippers I will be using to make a diaper/wipes case as well as a smaller bag for Hailey to carry her toys/treats to church.  Maybe I will be able to get back to using a purse instead of a diaper bag ;)