Thursday, June 30, 2011
Our friend whose little girl just turned 3 is a photographer. So when I saw this post by Cheri of I am momma hear me roar a ways back I knew I would need to save it for just this occasion. I found the camera graphic on Stencilry.org and cut it out with my Silhouette SD onto a flocked heat transfer vinyl.
I really like the look of the flocked vinyl. I did have some issues with the cutting but mostly it was my own stupidity. I forgot to reverse the letters so I had to print them out a second time. What I really liked about it is that even with the tiny details in the camera and letters it looks really sharp.
Happy Birthday Little L!
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
I decided on rick-rack early on, but while perusing the trim section at Joann’s, I saw a fun idea on their idea board. I loved the cute rick rack flower (baby rick rack is so tiny and adorable) but I also wanted to use jumbo rick rack, so I did both! I picked up a fat quarter for the applique inside the flowers, then simply stitched the rick rack down using a narrow, long zigzag.
Happy Birthday, L!
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Thanks to Dana of Made for letting me know that Seersucker was on sale and exactly what qualifies as a seersucker fabric. I went to Joanns to pick up some 50% off fabric today. Unfortunately it was only the narrow stripes that were on sale.
Luckily my smart phone came to the rescue and I was able to find 4 coupons for the remainder of my choices.I also found out that Joanns accepts competitor’s coupons. But beware they won’t take a Michael's coupon for fabric.
I bought enough to make a couple pairs of shorts or pants. I just love the plaids. Can’t wait to get started.
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Here’s my take on it:
I used a cheap canvas from Joann’s, painted the background. I also cut some letters out on my Cricut to commemorate the occasion and used Mod Podge to glue everything on and seal it in.
I love it and think it turned out great. Cam’s daddy gets to see it tonite after work, so hopefully he’ll love the finished product too!
Happy Father’s Day to all you awesome dad’s out there and to my hubby, B, who keeps me sane and loves our dorky kid as much as I do!
This year for father’s day we used an idea found on twinkle toe’s blog. Haley and I hosted a play date where we took pictures of about 15 kids with the letters. It was crazy intense but also fun. I put the 5 final pictures (out of the 100 I took) in a floating frame I found at Target. Scott really liked it. His only complaint was that it was too big to take to work so I might have to make a second miniature one later.
Happy father’s day to an amazing dad, who has infinite patience and love for Asher and me. I love you.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
I made this simple pattern because potty training coming up soon (eek) I wanted to have plenty of pants that my son could easily take on and off himself. My boy is 2 and a half but he is big for his age so I bet this would probably be a 3T size
All you need is an old T-shirt. You can find them really cheap (like 50 cents at a good thrift store)
Print and piece together the pdf pattern. Which is embedded at the end of this post.
To save a little sewing time I used the hem of T-Shirt as the hem of the pants. If you don’t you might need to add a little length for a hem (or just don’t hem them) I also cut the pattern with the T-Shirt inside out so that I can’t just go straight to machine with the right sides together.
Pin and sew the two crotch edges together I used my serger with a four thread serger but you could also use a 1/4 in seam allowance and then do a zigzag on the edge.
Fold your pants so the crotch seams meet. Pin and sew up one leg and down the other.
Fold down the waistband an inch and sew a elastic casing. Be sure to leave an opening to feed your elastic through.
feed the elastic through the casing. Safety pin the elastic and then try it on. Adjust as necessary.
Sew your elastic together and then finish sewing the casing.
That’s it. You are finished! you can do them plain but I’ve had fun with some graphic T-Shirts.
I can get a few pairs of these done during a nap. The are quick and simple and comfortable.
These pants seem so comfy that I’m thinking of making myself a pair. I’m going to need a really big T-shirt
If you make your own we would love to see it. Please add it to our flickr group
Thursday, June 9, 2011
One morning last week Asher woke me up by swiping my sleep. As he ran out of my bedroom yelling “You’ll never find your own sleep now. Ha, Ha, Ha,” I knew exactly what what I wanted to make that day. Unfortunately I left it at my sister’s house so this is the only picture I have of it. Asher didn’t really like the mask part of it and kept using the eyeholes as handles to pull it over his face. Version 2 might be missing the mask part or I’ll need to figure a different way to reinforce it. But for a 30 minute project before a play date I think it’s a start.
Thanks to Cindy of Weasel Bee Studios. Without you I would have no pictures of this project at all.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
When I first started doing freezer paper stencils, before I had my Silhouette SD, I cut out this awesome Octopus stencil. It too forever to cut out by hand so I knew I wanted to use it on something I would wear frequently. When I saw this big comfy hoodie in a color I wear all the time I knew it was time (after a year) to use it.
I decided to go with a slightly darker shade of teal for the paint so the design is subtle.
I love it. If only it wasn’t 100 degrees outside, I’d be wearing it now.