Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Diaper Bag and Diaper Clutch

My friend Kathleen has a sister who is about to have her third baby! Hooray! Kathleen asked me to make her an updated diaper bag. Her sister refuses to get a new bag. After two kids, I can imagine how worn it is. I hope this brightens her days (once she's past the first few months of sleepless nights! LOL) Good luck Megan!

Kathleen was nice enough to give me an idea of what she wanted. Her sister's stroller is black and white plaid with lime green piping. So, this is what I came up with:

Can ya see my little home made label??? Hehe! I reinforced the bottom with a removable piece of thick cardboard so it can be put through the wash if needed. I designed this one myself using dimensions from another diaper bag I have that seems to be a good usable size.

And as an added bonus....how about a diaper clutch too!

Just big enough for a small pack of wipes, a couple diapers and a changing pad. Nothing is more convenient for those quick trips to a store or friend's house. I really hope she likes these and gets good use out of them!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The Latest Dress

When it was time to think about making this years Christmas card, I really wanted my little one in something I made. I don't know why, just wanted to. :)

I had come across this tutorial on Craftgossip.com for a sundress called The 3-Hour Sundress. It was posted on a blog called Made By Heidi as a guest post. It looked so easy to make! It did take me longer than 3 hours but was quick to make.

I think she looks adorable in it!

Plus she can wear it this spring and summer!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

More Projects!

So since the holidays have officially passed, I think it is safe to post the projects I was working on that were gifts.

Let's start with this pin cushion. In honor of my mom-in-law (#2) getting a new sewing machine, I thought she'd like a nice pin cushion to help her on her new sewing adventures! Is sewing an adventure???? Well, I think it is!

I found the tutorial for this a while back on Boutique Nutmeg Designs, through Craftgossip.com. I know that's a mouthful!

I also made her this little holiday towel. I found the tutorial for this one over here at Sweetie Pie Bakery. It's an easy quick project! This is on my to do list once I get more terry cloth!

For my nieces, I made draw string backpacks. For the older girls, I made them in their school colors and for my younger niece, in pink!

I made these by eyeballing it. I know, really technical! Ha! I had found a nylon drawstring backpack on clearance for 50 cents at my fav fabric store and just used that as the basis for the bags. I hope they like them!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy Blog-versary!!!

I can't believe a year has gone by already! Things have been moving fast. I decided last year on this day to start a blog to show off my creativity.

I have had a lot to post about but the holidays just took over. I'm sad that they are over but looking forward to life getting back to normal. I want to blog even more this year but it's easy to get side tracked!

I would rather spend the time finger painting! Wouldn't you!

I hope you all had a merry Christmas and a very happy new year!