Thursday, October 30, 2008

Toddler/Child Apron

I found this fabric panel at Hobby Lobby and i fell in love with it. (Fabric panels are a pattern printed on a roll, like regular fabric, only instead of a design it is a repeating patter that can be cut out and then put together to make different things- such as aprons, plush books, stuffed turkeys, etc) I also purchased 2 of these in the adult size, one for me and one for my mom- once i told her about the aprons, she wanted one! Both sizes have the recipe for Gingerbread cookies printed on the front of them!

I didn't completely follow directions- i skipped the pocket and didn't do the appliques, but i still think its cute. And i don't think the younger ones really need a pocket lol! Also, i added an extra layer of fabric to the back of the bodice of the apron, a dark red marble cotton fabric.

Gingerbread Apron 1, child

Modeled by Pooh Bear
Gingerbread Apron 1, child

Back w/extra fabric
Gingerbread Apron 3, child

Its nice to have one out of what feels like five million projects off of my to-do list! :)

I'll try to get some action shots when my baby wakes up.

As always comments and questions are appreciated! :)


Sunday, October 19, 2008

Strawberry Shortcake Blanket

Non wiccan/pagan craft

Made this blanket for my sick lil princess. Its flannel on one side with quilted backing and batting in between. This was my first quilt-like project, meaning layer sewing and even using the blanket binding. My stitches are horrible, but she's only 2 and once i get better at this i will redo them. I also have extras and i'm going to make a mini version for car trips and such that she can carry around that i will post later.

Zoomed Out:
Bella Blanket

Zoom in: (but not in enought to see my stitching haha)
Bella Blanket 2

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Toddler Witch Costume

So i decided to try my hand at sewing with patterns. I bought one a while back, but thought i would be crazy to try and sew a huge item for my first project. So i bought a simplicity for dummies pattern to make my daughter a dress. The pattern is for a witch's costume, but i plan on using it for any rituals that we attend. This way she knows when she puts the dress on we're doing something special. This is the reason i did not make the hat. i have the supplies, but decided against it. Maybe i will later on, mainly because she keeps stealing my costume hat (a witch for halloween? what a surprise! lol)

So here it is:


bodice close up
simplicity 2786 2

So this was my first sewing project EVER completed. So first time gathering, first time pattern, etc etc. I enjoyed it very much and i think i did pretty well. Now to start my other 5 million projects ;)