This adorable toddler apron that I made for my grand-daughter is so simple and made from two fat quarters. Don’t you just love fat quarters…so many possibilities. You can wear it with either side showing. The pockets are made from the arm cutouts.
Also making my stand alone small bag that I like to use for my scrapbooking pens, markers, etc.
This bag is also made using a fat quarter cut down to the size needed. I still need to add some finishing touches like a fabric bow or other adornments. Below is a sample of one I made earlier that I use for my Bible Journal markers and Journaling pens.
Love when I get flowers, but hate when they’ve wilted and I have to let them go. So, these I decided to press instead of trying to dry. My grandbabykins in an accident sort of way made me think that they would look like a picture because he moved my stack of books that they were under and they scattered and kind of looked like a picture (see below for his).
I didn’t want them to just dry out so I slathered them with mod podge. So far, they have stayed. Not sure how to display them though because if I put them in a frame, I figure the mod podge will either melt or glue them to the glass. Still working on that part, but for now am sharing my craft so far this week.
Flowers from my daughter that my pressed flowers came from. Textured for sharing withTexture Tuesday using one of Kim’s textures.
Also, a little sewing project. Keeping busy!! 🙂 A pin cushion and pin jar with cushion to match. 😉 Plus in the middle of playing with crafts and photos and crocheting, I did manage to find time to do a little work and I painted the bathroom and put up new border. Only had the paint and border since last summer. Can you say procrastinate???? haha
My hands are always cold even when I wear gloves so I decided that I wanted a pair of mittens. So, I am trying to design my own. This is my first go around and for now they’re warm. The fingers get so cold in gloves and I’m thinking mittens will be better. Also, I saw a cute hat made out of fleece and decided to give that a try. This one isn’t exactly like I was thinking, but it fits my head. hahaha. To make these, I simply drew around my hand and left room for seam allowance and hand to fit comfortably inside.
After I made these, I found a great YouTube video of a gal who sews some really cute and easy mittens out of her discarded sweaters. I especially like her idea of using the ready made cuff from a sweater. Going to give that a try when I go through my sweaters, but for now, I have a knitted hat scarf that is just too big and floppy so I’m going to try to add a cuff to my fleece ones above. We’ll see how that works.
Cuff has been added to my fleece mitten:
Material was $9.99/yard at JoAnn Fabrics but I had a 60% off coupon so that made it only $3.996/yard (love JoAnn for all the coupons you get), and I have plenty left over to make hats or scarfs.
If you’re interested in trying your hand at making some mittens out of recycling your sweaters (I think toddler sweaters for toddler mittens or little ones would be cute too)…anyway, I’ve put her website for the pattern and video below.
Have fun and ‘Sew Long’ for now…(see what I did there with the sew..never mind)….
hint when you take the pattern. I did the right click, but since apparently the jpg is named the same for both patterns, it would only download the first one for me so the next I copied and pasted into my word program and printed it.
These are adorable and so easy to make…I know, Thanksgiving first, but Christmas is on the way and we all know how we love to sew. I made these a few years ago, and thought not too soon to share them again.
I got the pattern for these from Crap I’ve Made’s blog site. She has lots of really cute crafts there. Anyway, these were so easy to make that I actually couldn’t stop and made about a dozen. On some, I added the name in glitter of my grandbabykins to hang on my Christmas tree this year. The fun was that I could use up some of my scrap materials to make since I didn’t think that they actually had to be Christmas theme. The six year old grandbabykins liked the idea so much, and his that I made, he wanted to take one home for his tree at home plus he decorated his own with glitter. Bonus…kids would have fun decorating them with glitter or adding their special touches after you make some.