Sunday, August 23, 2009

Flower Hat

I just love all the different flower hats sold on Etsy.. I want to buy one of every color.. so in order to save a dime or two I found a cute hat pattern and made them myself! So far I've made hats in yellow, off-white, aqua, baby pink and red!! I'm slowly collecting flowers when they are on sale or when I have a coupon! I have about five.. but this week they are half price at Michael's.. so a shopping I will go! I plan to put these into the craft fair...

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Camera Strap Covers

Back in late spring/early summer Kelly and I took a digital photography course. To celebrate our last class and Kelly's birthday I made us camera strap covers! I of course didn't think of taking pictures of them until after I had already put it on my camera.. so whipping out the trusty point and shoot and I chose to take it's picture on a fairly boring background.. but you get the idea! They are super easy, and make telling your camera apart from everyone else's so much easier!! and of course make you look super trendy too! I got the idea for using fabric scraps for mine here, but there are loads of other tutorials out there for all one fabric ones. I turned the ends under and hemmed them rather than sewing through my strap though.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Hooded Towel

This is a hooded towel I made when my nephew Casey was born back in June... I also made one for my friend Laura's son Liam back in March (or was it April?!), but I totally forgot to take a picture of it! The 'L' was definitely much easier to applique on than the 'C'! Less curves and all! I used to crochet baby afghans for my friends and family's babies.. but with the kids, I just don't have time for that! I'm totally into quick and easy projects these days!

If you'd like to make a hooded towel too, follow this tutorial for hooded towels! There are tons out there, but I liked the monogramming. I ended up just cutting off part of the bottom of the big towel and using that to cut my triangle for the hood. But if you want to use a contrasting color you'll need the hand towel. You'll probably still want to cut off part of the big towel otherwise it's very large, and too long on one side! I ended up making my own binding so that it would match the baby's initial. But that makes the project take much longer.. if you are in a rush definitely use the pre-packaged stuff!

Are you pregnant? Because if you are one of these might be coming to you!! As soon as I learn the name that is!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Sewing Labels

I felt I needed to label my stuff.. I guess I went to camp too many years when I was younger!! But what better way to show off what you've done by reminding the recipient who made you that fantabulous gift! (If I do say so myself that is!!) If you'd like to learn how I made these super cool labels.. check out this link to the Patchwork Pottery Blog. Stay tuned to see what in the world this is labelling!