Monday, March 14, 2011

Josh's Fire T-shirt

Birthday present #5 for the month was for my nephew.  I used a scrap of fire fabric and used a clip art fire banner. I drew the design on tissue paper, then pinned the tissue paper, T, and fabric together. I stitched right on top of the tissue paper, then tore the paper away after stitching.  I thought the tissue paper would easily tear away (which it did), but it left little tufts of paper under the stitches in some spots.  I thought it would wash out just fine, which it didn't.  I ended up having to pull out the tufts by hand with tweezers.  I stitched around the flames in black, and then again in orange.  I also stitched around the neck and arm hem in both black and orange.  After trimming away the excess fire fabric I then ironed on thin interfacing to cover up the itchy fabric edges and stitching.  I think I turned out well, and made a big hit (from what I heard).

Lauren's Crocheted Headband

The other half of my niece's present was this cute headband, modeled by Bubbles. I crocheted it using this headband pattern and this flower pattern.  It went together very quickly (less than 30 minutes).  I love how it turned out, and now want to make one for Bubbles and her Big Sis.

Lauren's Zippered Pouch

Birthday present #4 for the month is a zippered pouch for my niece.  I used this tutorial, and embellished the front with an "L" in a reverse applique (there are many tutorials online, but I just winged it).  It was quick to put together, and I really like how it turned out.  Next time I would add a little loop on a top corner to add a carabiner to so it could be clipped to a backpack or belt loop.

Travel Jewelry Roll

I made this travel jewelry roll for my mom's birthday.  It has 5 main sections with 3 small pockets within each section, with a fold over flap to keep everything in it's place.  I think it would be great for any small items you might travel with, like finger nail clippers, etc., not just jewelry.  It rolls up nice and small, and went together very quick, and easily.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Jack & Jill Hat

With all the birthday parties my kids are getting invited to this month, I decided to make these cute hats. It kills two birds with one stone, an almost free gift and use up my fabric stash. It came together quite easily. The hardest part was trying to decide what fabric to use (isn't that always how it goes, though). This one was for my niece who turned 2 yesterday. Now, on to the next one for E's friend who is having a B-day party tomorrow night. Thanks to my friend,Tresa, for buying the pattern and letting me borrow it!