Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Birthday Banner

I've been meaning to make a birthday banner for years and finally got around to it. I got the chevron fabrics on sale at Joann's during 4th of July weekend. To make the banner I just cut two 7 by 7 inch squares for each letter. I already had the letters cut out in my unfinished projects tub (I have no recollection of cutting them out, but it sure did save time). I then appliqued the letters on, sewed the squares together with a 1/4 inch seam allowance, turned the squares right side out,  ironed the squares, and then sandwiched the top of the squares in between bias tape. I absolutely love it and it goes perfect with the balloon wreath I just made.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Old Macdonald Puppets

I made a puppet theater  awhile back that needed some puppets to go with it. So when I saw this tutorial I just had to make them. These puppets were very time consuming, but they are adorable so it was worth the effort. Can't wait for baby girl to play with them.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Balloon Wreath

Matt's birthday is coming up in August and we thought we would have a party to celebrate. As part of the decorations, I decided to make a balloon wreath using this tutorial. I absolutely love it and I'm excited to pull it out for every birthday in our house.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Fall Baby Outfit

I didn't have much time for sewing until recently due to our out of state move, pregnancy, and teaching 3 full college courses. I've been so excited for things to get settled to finally have time to sew for baby girl. I made this adorable top using a pattern from the book Making Baby's Clothes by Rob Merrett. His patterns are so easy, fast, and fun to make. I made the matching leggings using this tutorial and free pattern using an old red tank top I never wore. Now she just needs a matching hair accessory.

Hair Bows

After years of infertility, Matt and I finally found out we were expecting in January. Imagine my excitement when I found out it was a little girl. I am so excited to sew her dresses and make her hair bows. While we were in Arizona visiting family, Matt's twin sister taught me how to make hair bows. I can't wait to see them on her little head.

Summer Wood Crafts

Right before we moved from Utah Matt and I took one final trip to Wood Connection. I picked up these Summer letters to finish out my seasons and then some cute dangles for holidays/seasons. Matt helped me make the welcome sign because I'm afraid of hurting myself with power tools. We drilled holes in the board and added the pegs using wood glue. I then painted the sign brown and cut the welcome letters out of vinyl using my silhouette. I'm so proud of our handy skills. Right now it's hanging in the kitchen, but I think it would also make an adorable door wreath. 

Peeps Easter Bunting

A couple of years ago Made came out with her peeps bunting tutorial  and I got excited to make one for Easter. I cut out all the bunnies, but never got around to sewing it. I was looking through my box of unfinished projects the other day and decided to finally finish it. It was a pain to sew around all those bunnies ,but I love how it turned out. Now to tackle all my other unfinished projects. It's an embarrassing sight.