Monday, September 27, 2010

Minnie Mouse dress

This is not something I did for KCWC, actually I really struggled with finding an hour each day this week- so scratch that last post- I worked on putting the sewing room together a little each day, should have documented that with photos. But seriously I am really inspired by all the moms out there that create beautiful things everyday- I've just been reading a few posts of the KCWC and there is a lot of talent out there!! Where do you find the time!!
On to the Minnie mouse dresses- I did these while at my sisters house this summer. It was my nephews Micky Mouse theme 3rd birthday so I made Cece and Tilly matching dresses (they loved being twins).I didn't have a pattern just kept in mind the pillow case patterns out there. It was a quick project that turned out perfect for the party. 

Monday, September 20, 2010

Kids clothes week challenge

I just made the commitment to sew an hour each day this week. That means I really do have to dig up that sewing machine and all the supplies I will need to make T a few clothes. I'm going to concentrate on her birthday-halloween party. I'm not sure how much I'll get done but I am excited for the challenge. 
Visit  Meg's blog Elsie Marley for the details. 

Thursday, September 16, 2010

snow white

That was a very long unintentional break from blogging! Some excuses would be that we left Portland for the summer and lived with my mom in Maryland while Richard did some work in DC. Another would be that we packed up our entire home before we left and moved it to a new home which we are now unpacking. But it's probably more like I have been lazy bones and not feeling like sewing after these long days- although I did sew a little bit while at my mom's house.
So the other day I was reading one of my fav blogs MADE and right now she is celebrating YELLOW! She inspired me to get my behind in gear and share some of the things I've been making. Yellow is my favorite color and I guess that I migrate toward it when buying fabric and other things. I have a lot of soon to be finished projects in yellow- I just have to get that sewing room set up!!
While in MD I made 2 snow white dresses. It began as one for my niece who is 4 but the size turned out to small so I made another bigger one for her and gave the smaller one to a friend. Of course I didn't get a chance to take pictures of them, luckily I got this shot of our friend in action.

Hopefully this will put me back in blogger mode and I will get sewing so I can share my creations with you!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Easter Dress

This is the dress I made Tilly to wear on Easter. She looked oh so cute with white tights and a white sweater a friend made for her. We went on a sunny day to take some pictures of just the dress and had such a fun time wandering around. We have been really busy around here, I haven't had a lot of time to sew. With an extended vacation to see my mom and moving when we return, I have to put some things on hold so crafting will have to be one of them. Although I do have one or two projects I would really like to finish before we leave. I will definitely share them if I finish but it may be quite around her for the next month or so...

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Finished Printed Tshirt

The first shirt I made ended up going to a friend, so with the remaining soy fabric I made another one to print on. I think it turned out wonderfully, and his classmates did too! From the other post, you'll remember I drew a design based off an old photo from a class here at OHSU. I believe they have chosen this to be their class t shirt that they will sell to raise money. The question now is will I be printing the 100 something t shirts they order??

Friday, April 2, 2010

Bunny finger puppets

Wow I haven't posted anything since Feb, thats crazy... I really thought I had. Hmmm o well I'll just have to make up for it this month. I made a few things for the Easter party we are going to tomorrow. We all bring 10 eggs filled with toddler appropriate things. I'm thinking there will be lots of candy, and since I will end up eating Tilly's loot, I thought I would make some bunny finger puppets to stuff in the eggs we will bring.  The purl bee has this great tutorial for them, and they were so simple to make. It took me some time to cut everything out but once that was done I whipped them up in a nap time. I love how they turned out! You still have plenty of time to whip some up, I may even do a few more. 

Thursday, February 25, 2010

t shirt

Its been a while since I have had time to blog here. Its been a slow crafting month really- I am hoping to make it a daily thing because it makes me happy to work on things and especially finish a project. The blogs I read are so inspiring and I just don't know how these mothers of 2 or 3 do it all, they are amazing! I have got so much going on right now that I have to take it slow and not start to many things.
I went to mill end fabric store with my husband the other day and he picked out some soy fabric for a t shirt. I drew this design from this old picture of med students. His class is having a design submission so I figured I would make the shirt so they could see how it looks. I will print on the shirt when Richard approves the bone shape.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Princess Crowns

It's always fun to celebrate a little ones birthday, and I especially love to give handmade gifts. I didn't think I would have time to make anything for a party last week so I ended up buying our now 2 year old friend a little something. But of course last minute I remembered the princess crowns and thought surely they wouldn't take to much time to make. I was right, I made 2 in one day. One for our friend and one for my neice who is now 4. I had bookmarked this page and used her flower ideas for the sides, I did not use interfacing and they help up so wonderfully I really don't think they need it. I hand stiched everything except the sides and bottom so that the elastic would be held on tight. Luckily I snapped this picture with my phone, to show my mom and sister, cus I forgot to take 'real' pictures. I hate not taking pictures of stuff I have made... it makes me feel like I never made it- no fun.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Art Case

Our friend turned 2 last week, and for his birthday I made him a travel art case. Very similar to the other one I made. I think he will enjoy taking it places and drawing galore, maybe they could fit a little book in one of the pouches... it seems big enough.

Now I am working on a felt playhouse for T. I will be using a card table we have had in the back for ages. I have got all the material and plenty of inspiration from homemade by jill, now I just have to get to work! Hope to have it done some time this year ;)

Friday, January 1, 2010

Now I know my ABC's

We had such a wonderful Christmas in Seattle with family. We saw lots of decorated houses, and went to see the lights at the botanical gardens, which was amazing! Baby T had such a great time looking at them. Christmas morning was so much fun, T says "awww" to just about everything now, so that was her reaction to most of her gifts when she wasn't trying to hug my aunt's white lab Lucky.

This is a present I completed in December for T. It was fun to make, I had seen a few tutorials online for magnetic abc's but I wanted something bigger. Something we could play with on the floor, spell words, and learn the letters. I made the template for the letters myself, I probably could have gone an easier route and printed out big letters but I had run out of printer ink and decided just to draw them out. After cutting out the paper, tracing it on fabric, sewing the fabric with fleece in the middle, I thought pinking sheers would be a good easy finish. I love the way they turned out and T and I have been having lots of fun with them.