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.