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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Hair Bow Holder

Take a empty cereal box or card board and cut it out.

Then take fabric and hot glue it to the box.
Pick out ribbon and hot glue it to the box in three rows.
Finally, take the ribbon and hot glue it to the top of it. This will be where you hang the bow holder from!
And here is your finshed project!
 I made two. I just used both sides of the cereal box :)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Recycled Women's Sweater into a New Sweater Dress and Leg Warmers for Baby A!

Ok, so once again, I found myself with a lot of extra free time. After the laundry was done, house clean, and babies were finally napping I took it upon myself to do a little R&R.
I bought this Size Small Womans sweater from Goodwill for $3.00. Brand new with tags too. I was bummed it was too short on me-oh well. It is perfect for my baby doll!

Before my transformations

And here are the Leg Warmers

And here is the Dress

Basically this is what I did for the Leg Warmers

Step 1:
Cut off the arms, but make sure to leave some as I did for later.

Step 2:Turn inside out and sew elastic at the top. Then fold over the top of the sweater to cover the elastic and sew closed.
Flip it to the right side out and You have yourself a pair of Leg Warmers!
SUPER EASY, Right?!?!

Now, for the sweater dress.

This was a little more challenging that I thought, but it was not hard.
Step 1: Cut off the sleeves
Step 2: Cut off the bottom to make the skirt part of it
Step 3: Measure how wide you need the dress to be and then cut the sweater to where it should be. Same goes for the skirt too.
Step 4: Sew the cut off part of the skirt. Sew the sides and then the top. As your sewing the top you can opt to gather it to make it a little more like pleaded if you choose.
Step 5: Sew back on the sleeves after you made the adjustments to fit your child.
Step 6: Sew the sides of the dress
Step 7: Sew the last two peices together. The dress and the skirt part. And once you do this you are finished!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Meet Me In The Laundry Room

I just happened to come across this website while searching for some neat ideas for my crafty self ;)
I came across this website and it just made me so excited, so I thought I would share it with you all. It seems almost too perfect with the upcoming 40 days before Easter! I hope you enjoy it :)

3 for 1

Ok, so I know it has been a while since I have found the time for my "therapy".  A lot has been going on and having the sewing machine out with thousands of peices of fabric all over is not ideal when your house is on the market!
First thing I created was A's St Patricks Day outfit.  A TuTu Onesie!!
Well, lets back that up. The shirt originally said "Dad's Thirty" on his birthday.  He was not to keen on her adorable shirt she was sporting. In fact, his exact words were, "Zip it up!"

So I figured this may be more appropriate.

Just changed the shirt from saying, "Dads Thirty" to "Dads ThirSty". Thought it was pretty cute. I then sewed on the elastic to the shirt and then took the tulle and tied it on the elastic, so the TuTu is part of the shirt.

Then I made a St Patty's Day TuTu for Thursday's Craft fair.

Then began to work on my nephew Jake's, "Jake's Place" city. This is a lot harder than I thought it would be. I am hoping I have it done by this week for his 3rd birthday!!!

And finally I made a Taggie blanket :) 

Now I am working on the following for the upcoming week, so stay tuned for the final results!

Looking forward to any idea's you may have for me!