Thursday, November 5, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
I heard about blurb.com awhile ago, and put on my list of things to look into. Last week I finally got around to looking at it, and I'm hooked! Blurb.com is a bookmaking site. You just have to download their free software, choose a template, and drag and drop your photos and text. You can even put your blog in book form with blurb.com. The pricing is great. You couldn't print off pages you digiscrapped for as cheap as the printing is on these books. And from what I hear, the quality is fantastic. I haven't ordered mine yet, but I'm so excited to finish my first book, and receive the finished product! Catching up will be so much easier and not so overwhelming now! Check it out! www.blurb.com
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Here is what you need to make it:
- Child's shirt
- 3/4 yard fabric
- Fusible Interfacing (if you are going to applique)
Cut the bottom off of the shirt. You can cut it anywhere you want depending on what you want your dress to look like.
I didn't take pictures of the applique process, but I'll explain it. This is a great way to cover up stains. First, cut out the shapes you want. Get some fusible interfacing (I use Heat 'n Bond Light in the purple packaging). Following manufacturer's directions, fuse the interfacing to the fabric pieces. Peel off the paper, place the pieces on the shirt, and iron them to the shirt, again following manufacturer's direcions. Once your shapes are on the shirt, sew as close to the edges as you can.
Next, get your fabric out, and cut a shape like this (cut 2). Make sure the top of the skirt piece is 1/2" wider than the shirt on both sides to allow for seam allowance. Be sure to measure your little one from where the shirt ends to where you want the dress to fall and then add 1" to the length to allow for seam allowance.
Put right sides together, and sew along the sides of the skirt with 1/2" seam allowance.
Next, put right sides of the shirt to right sides of the skirt, and pin, lining up the side seams.
Friday, October 9, 2009
I love how these shoes turned out. If I had a baby boy, he would definitely have a pair of these!
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Ohh I would love some! They are so sweet! my email address is ... So Fun!
Congrats, Valerie! I'll be contacting you to work out the details.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
I found this wallet on clearance for $3 the other day. I saw it, and immediately started thinking of the possiblities. I have been wanting to try Mod Podge on fabric, so I decided this was a good project to try it on.
First, cut out two different pieces of fabric about 1/2 inch bigger than the wallet on all sides.
Next, put Mod Podge on one side of the wallet, and then put the fabric on and smooth it out. Do this with both sides.
Use a razor blade to even out the edges of the fabric. Then, put Mod Podge on the fabric, and let it dry.
So quick and easy! If I could do it again I would have used a different fabric so I could decorate it. Maybe next time!
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
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Thursday, September 24, 2009
Here is what you need:
- 1 1/2 yards of stretch cord. This is the stretchy elastic cord that is used for some kinds of beading
- Clear fingernail polish
Start by measuring the head of whoever you're making the headband for, and add 2 inches. Cut 2 pieces of stretch cord. My daughter's head is 19", so I cut my cord 21". Measure 5" from the end of the cord, and tie a double square knot. Put some clear fingernail polish on the knot to hold it in place.
String your buttons on. If the buttons have 4 holes, string them diagonally. You want your buttons to overlap a little bit.
When you have about 5" of cord left, tie another double square knot, and put fingernail polish on it. Then, tie the ends together in a double square knot, put nail polish on the knot, and trim the edges.
This project inspired another button project that I'm so excited about! I'll post about it when I try it.
Monday, September 21, 2009
- A 6'X4' piece of particle board.
- Mod Podge
- 24 pieces of 12"X12" scrapbooking paper.
- Hot glue gun
1. Apply Mod Podge to the corner of the particle board (12"X12"). The key to Mod Podge is applying it evenly. If you miss a spot, the paper will bubble up. Place a sheet of scrapbooking paper on the mod podge. Rub the paper with your hands, starting in the center to get air bubbles out, and then apply Mod Podge on top of the paper. Repeat for the rest of the papers until the board is covered.
2. Cut 5 six foot long ribbons, and 7 four foot long ribbons. Using the hot glue gun, glue ribbon to the edges of the board and spaces between the paper. This will cover up any gaps in the paper, and make the board look more finished. Put the ribbons on the inside of the board first, and then the outside ones so you can cover up the ends of the ribbons.
That's it! Now you can hang up art work! We use putty to hang up pictures so we don't have holes in the board.
Friday, September 18, 2009
Next, you will need to take care of any raw edges on the neck of your shirt. The front of my neck was finished, but the back wasn't. Cut a piece of the scrap fabric about 1" wide, and as long as the neck line. Iron longways one edge of the fabric to the middle, and then the other so both edges meet in the middle.
Finish off raw edges of the straight edges of the sleeves. You can do this the same way you did the neck, or you can hem it by folding a small amount over, folding it over again, and sewing.
Fold sleeve in half, and match up the middle of the sleeve to the shoulder seam of your shirt. Pin the sleeve to the shirt, and sew.
Once you have your sleeves on, put right sides of the shirt together, and pin along the sides including the armpit of the sleeve. Sew sides together.
If the shirt fits over your little one's head, you're done! If not, you still have one more step. Make a slit in the back of the shirt. Make some more bias tape as shown above, and sew onto the raw edges of the slit. Take a smaller piece of bias tape, make a loop, and sew to the top of the shirt. Sew on button.
Congratulations! You now have an adorable little girls' shirt!!!