I found out that Hobby Lobby sells hair clips and that just made my day. They are on back order at the local Sally's Beauty Supply store so I haven't been able to do any until now. I love the way they turned out!
Friday, August 27, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
I learned a long time ago that you could make baby headbands out of knee highs. You can buy a pair at Wal-Mart for 33 cents so it is really cheap. They come like this:
Take them out and cut off the elastic part at the top like this:
Then you sew the two ends together to form the headband.
Then you embellish how you want to like these:
I am sure I will be making more since they are super easy.
Monday, August 23, 2010
Knowing that my sister was having a girl I had to do a minky fabric blanket for her. I have done a few in the past but they were for boys. I finally got to do one in pink. Next time though I think I will do more strips in the darker pink rather than the pale pink. It still turned out cute with the pale pink anyway!
Friday, August 20, 2010
I liked the first bracelets so much that I decided to do some more for her but in other colors. I will make one more for her blessing but I haven't found the right beads yet. But here is what I came up with. (The two pink ones are from the prior post)
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
I made a car seat tent for my sister but I ran into a little trouble with the handles. She has a z shaped handle and almost all patterns for these tents are for the straight across handles. So I had to get creative.
I had my sister measure the car seat handles (Since we live in completely different states) so that I could get a rough idea of where to place the straps. I followed the normal pattern and put the first handle 15 inches from the top of the 36" x 36" square. Then taking her measurements I put the second one 4-5 inches lower. (Once she got it we decided that it needed to be placed 3-4 inches down from the first one) I had her measure how far apart the handles needed to be and it came out to 8" so they are both 4" from the middle. Minus the second strap being a little high when I did it I think it turned out great and now
I loved the tutu I made for my 4 year old niece so much that I decided to do one for my sisters baby. I took a 0-3 month onesie and measured the waist and cut the elastic just a tad smaller. Then instead of cutting the tulle 24 inches long I cut them 16 inches long. That way when you fold them over and loop it onto the elastic they are only 8 inches long. It was so tiny. I hope she will look cute in it.
Saturday, August 14, 2010
I just found out that my sister is pregnant with a girl. This will be the fourth niece on my side of the family and the next oldest niece is four. (I have 8 nephews and my son so girls are an exciting change!) So with her announcement I finally get the opportunity to make tons of girl stuff. Be prepared for lots of girly things to come!
This was the first project I wanted to do and the easiest. Bracelets! I found these beads at Wal-Mart and loved the bright pink but softness to them as well. I used my new nephew's wrist (3 months old) for the small one and my sons wrist (two years old) for the bigger one. I like the way these turned out and there are plenty more to come.
Friday, August 6, 2010
I have lived in my home for a while but have never done anything with my sun room. I can only enjoy it up until winter and then it is just to cold to be in. It has just been a place for my sons extra toys or toys that could do damage (Golf set, basketball hoop, sticks etc.). He always wants me in there with him but there was no where for me to sit unless it was on the itty bitty chairs and that doesn't happen!
So I bought some furniture on clearance at JC Penny's and loved them in there. I have always hated the curtains in there, pine trees and bears don't really float my boat so I waited for outdoor canvas to go on sale and bought. I bought some extra fabric for the pillows and loved the end result. Now I can enjoy that room as much as my son.
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
I actually did this project for my sister. She is in the process of redoing her kids bathroom. She asked me to sew some ribbon onto all the towels so that her kids would have an easier time hanging up their towels. She is putting hooks on the wall, like this:
So I sewed ribbon onto the towel. I sewed a square and then for extra strength I sewed a X through the square. So it looks like this:
This is the final product:
Lets hope it holds!
I did these a long time ago but I realized today after being in my sons room that I never posted them. This one is my favorite. It hangs in my sons room and matches perfectly.