Thursday, November 10, 2011

Guitar Cake

Joshua had his second guitar recital (which he nailed!) and he asked for a guitar cake :)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Tutu Fun!

The kids wanted to make something for an upcoming craft show (which, as it turns out, is the same day as the boy's guitar recital... we'll have to catch the next one!)

They are still for sale if you don't want to wait until the next craft show.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Dress for June Wedding

I had originally bought this fabric for an Easter dress, but that didn't happen, so it has become a summer dress. We have a wedding to go to this weekend, and I think this will be quite perfect. This is a modified pattern. I think Simplicity? I just added a row of piping under and on top of the smocking. The back is my favorite (the girls', too).

Friday, June 3, 2011

Summer dress and matching purse

This is for my Patricia's BFF in North Carolina. Her mom (my BFF) gave me a sheet to play with, and this is what evolved. I had some light colored denim fabric that I used to make a lined matching purse. I wanted to try something new for the strap, so I braided long strips of the sheet. According to Patricia, it's awesome! She's getting the next one!

Summer outfit for Patricia

This was completely her inspiration. She picked out the pattern and the fabric, and I have to say, it's cute! She wears it several times a week. It was super easy! Simplicity, It's So Easy 2429. The only alterations I made was to line the top crossover part. Also, I used an elastic loop and button for the back closure instead of a zipper.

Smocked Purpleness

I made this for my cousins' daughter. She's living in Italy, and I'm pretty certain that's the farthest any of my clothes have traveled!

Easter Cake

I found this idea online and thought it would be perfect for the Easter BBQ! Most of him is cake, but the legs and feet were made with shaped sugar cookies.

Joshu's First Guitar Recital

He did great!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Kanzashi Flowers

Well these are awesome!! Thanks Jnet!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Tutu for niece

I had some chiffon in my stash and my niece loves to dress up... add some elastic and as much ribbon as I could fit, voila!

Angel Sleeve Bishop RTS

RTS angel sleeve bishop. I made 2 of them. One is spoken for, but the other is up for grabs!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

BSA Pinewood Derby Car

Our kids are involved in Boy Scouts of America and American Heritage Girls, and last weekend was our troops Pinewood Derby.

The boy debated between a flaming guitar theme or the Zachry NASCAR truck.

Tough decision.

He went with the truck! Overall, he got 3rd in his den.

The driver, David Starr, got wind of the boy's car (well, truck), and made a video to personally congratulate the boy. What a guy!

The boy in on cloud 9, and is determined to win it next year!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Knit summer dress/PJ's

The problem with knit fabric is that it's just so expensive! And not good quality, I'm afraid. It's just cheaper to buy a knit dress than to make one...

I happened to find this fabric on sale, so for about $2, the girl got a dress/pj's. The fabric is very thin, so I'm not sure I'll let her wear it in public, but it's super cute, and according to her, very comfy... sooo, pj's it is!

Newborn Outfit... daisy print with smocking!

I LOVE this fabric. This is a super simple dress. The top is fully lined. I piped some edging for the waist, then pleated the skirt for smocking. The bloomers are fully lined, too.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Hot Wheels Wii Gaming Outfit??

This is what happens when you bring a 6-year-old boy to the fabric store. He saw the flame print and immediately insisted that he needed... NEEDED... an outfit that he could wear while he was playing Wii Hot Wheels. I used an old long-sleeved black T-shirt for the top. I ironed some interfacing onto the inside of the front, then zig-zag stitched the "J" on. Very simple. Alas... I present, "Hot Wheels Racing Outfit".

**I should add... the pants were cut the WRONG WAY because the boy insisted that the flames needed to be SIDEWAYS. Indeed.

Picture Frame Pillows

The girl has been working on earning her "Sewing" badge. She accomplished it with these! She made a total of 12 of them. Aren't they cute! She gave them to all of the girls in her American Heritage Girls class.

Valentine's Day Cakesters

Ooh, these are so wonderful! I got this idea from and I actually posted a similar cookie about 2 years ago.

Just mix 2 eggs and 1 stick of butter and add to a cake mix of your choice (I used strawberry) and spoon onto a cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes. Let them cool and squeeze some buttercream frosting between two of your cookies. Couldn't be easier!

We made these for the girl's American Heritage Girls V-day party. So fast, so easy, and so much cheaper than chocolate chip... just sayin!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Pillow with Picture Frame

Ooh, I found this idea in a kids' craft idea book. Isn't it darling? I wanted to try it out to make sure it was as easy as it looked, and indeed it is! The girl is going to make them as gifts for Valentine's day.

It's just 2 large squares cut with pinking shears (no need to turn/press/hand sew!).

On the top square, add a coordinating fabric square (I used a toilet paper square as a guide... no joke!) and an acetate cover to make the frame. What is acetate, you ask? Beats me! I used a report slip - those plastic paper covers you get at Staples. You can get about 8-12 out of one folder.

I sewed the ribbon frame on the plastic first, then sewed 3 sides onto the coordinating fabric. Embellish to your liking, then sew onto pillow top (be sure you don't close up the picture frame!).

Sew the pillow squares along the edge (WST) leaving a nice wide seam allowance. Leave a section wide enough for stuffing - stuff, and close it up!

Add a picture and voila!

Fabric Walmart bag

It's been a while since I've sewn anything, and when I get out of it, sometimes I just sew something simple to remind me how much I enjoy it! Whipped this out yesterday. I used a Wal-Mart bag for a pattern - aren't they the perfect size? It's fully lined with a handy pocket on the inside. Took about 45 minutes! The project definitely did the trick! I'm fully motivated! :)

NFL Cake

We had some friends and family over for Superbowl Sunday. I've been dabbling in the art of cake making, and this is what I came up with! The stars and football are fondant, but the rest is homemade buttercream icing.