Friday, June 27, 2008
I think the dimensions were 21"x 28". I just cut the pockets out whatever size I thought looked good. I ended up doing six pockets, three big, three little. I stitched some ribbon on to the tops of each pockets. I added pink tied bows on to the smaller pockets for a little bit more pop. I made three tabs for the top so it could hang on a curtain rod or in her closet. I made them 6"x 4".
Cut out two large rectangles 21"x28" and your pockets, and three or four squares for the top tabs.
Fold over 1/2" and iron on each pocket. Pin in place where you want pockets. Sew pockets in place. Iron.
Pin tabs in place on top of this rectangle.
Put other rectangle on top of this one and pin in place. Make sure fabric is right sides together. Do the basic straight stitch all around this rectangle, leaving an opening to turn it out through.
Turn it out and iron. Top stitch all around. You're done!
(I also stitched around my pockets twice once it was all done to secure them to the back. It makes it hang better. And I top stitched twice around the whole organizer, just because I like the look of it.)
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
- Instead if doing the length of the dress, I just shortened it to the length of a long shirt.
- Instead of gathering at the waist line, I did a few pleats.
- Instead of using a zipper for the back, I used buttons with ribbon loops.
- I added a collar, just a strip of fabric that I gathered.
- I added the ribbon across the waist line and a bow with some buttons.
Sunday, June 22, 2008
All laid out.
All tied up with a tag.
You need 2 squares or rectangles, one bigger than the other with equal distance on either side. I used the dimensions of 27"x 27" for the small square & 45"x 45". That means you should buy a 1 1/4 yd. for the main fabric & 3/4 yd. for the middle.
I then ironed each square in half and then in half again--to find the middles of each side. (Just picture a square divided in half widthwise & lengthwise.) Then match the middle of smaller square to middle of larger square. (Your fabric should be facing right sides together.) Then sew a straight stitch from the middle to the end of the smaller square on both sides. Then repeat on all sides. Leave an small opening on one side to turn the blanket inside out to finish.
Then lay out your blanket so the excess main fabric is laid out equally around the smaller square. Iron to make a nice crease. You will notice you have these flaps of fabric on each corner. You need to iron these corners to make a diagonal crease. It will be one crease but you need to iron in two directions to make this crease. Straight stitch on this crease, for each corner. Trim the excess fabric. Turn inside out.
And iron one more time all the way around the blanket. And to finish, stitch around the smaller square to secure the blanket together, being sure to stitch over the small opening to close it up good. One day I'll have nice tutorials, but these will have to do for now. Sorry!
Here is the changing pad, all rolled up and tied to fit in a diaper bag.
Here is the nursing cover, made with a little inside pocket as well.
Here is the changing pad all laid out on the outside so you can see. It is the fabric and two strips of canvas for the outer edges. The inside fabric is the waterproof flannel material, it's GREAT!
And of course, another little matching card.
Saturday, June 21, 2008
To close the back of the dress, I used round buttons, with ribbon loops. I did this for two reasons, 1) it's much easier than button holes, snaps, or a zipper. 2) I really like how it looks because it's not something you see on clothing very often.
Instead of making straps, it was much easier to use ribbons to make bows! The bow is securely sewn on so they cant come undone!To bring some color to the dress, I added this pin which is removable. I hot glued these buds together and sewed on a button in the center. I then glued it to the pin. I like this feature because I can make other pins with different flowers on them to give it a whole other look!
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
I went to my aunt's recently and noticed an array of colorful flowers on her work desk. I asked her what the occassion was, and she replyed, "I'm sick of my boys taking all of my pens and never putting them back!" I just laughed! What a great idea! I have the same problem--I'm always loosing my pens. This not only makes them a little more noticable, it also gives a little color and uniqueness to them! I held the flower stem as I wrapped floral tape all the way down the pen and there you go, a beautiful pen! I love them and they make me happy just looking at them on my desk! My husband also enjoys them...hehe!
Monday, June 16, 2008
Dedication & Reason 10
#9 & 8
#7 & 6
#5 & 4
#3 & 2
#1 & pocket page
Father's Day card
Friday, June 13, 2008
Okay so this is not mine, I borrowed this picture. But it's only because I was a dork and forgot to take a picture of my dad's father's day gift! I'll have to get a picture when I'm home in July. But this is the item that I used to create the gift.
This is a business card holder. Has little plastic sleeves in it to hold them. I just covered the front with a red plaid paper, distressed it, and added a square of white cardstock with a father definition printed on it. There were ten descriptions in the definition, one for each of the "card holder" spots. Then I used a chipboard "F" covered in blue cardstock on top.
Then for every card spot, I printed out a word like "patriarch" to glue on the front page. Then for the back of the page I just printed out my own "definition." I just used stories or thoughts I had about him with this role of father.
I know, it is hard to visualize but I promise it turned out super cute!! I just wish I had taken pictures. Luckily I still have Paul's gift... but I can't post anything about that until after Father's Day.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
A) your color choice(s) for two small monkey decals
B) your color choice for a set of bird decals (one color for 3)
C) your color choice for a small rocket ship decal
E) either olive green or apple green small fun leaf decals
Monday, June 9, 2008
Friday, June 6, 2008
The album is 9 x 9. I distressed EVERYTHING! and sewed almost everything on. I used a zig zag and straight stitch with different colors of threads (brown, yellow, red.) I used an assortment of embellishments, brads, buttons, ribbon, and my own little creations! I also used a lot of mounting tape to give it dimention. ENJOY!
a & b - airplance, apple, ant, bridge, baseball, birthday, button, brads, buttefly
c & d - chair, curlers, cake, dance, daddy, ducks
e & f - eat, eyes, flowers, family
g - grass, grandma, grandpa, grow, graduate
h & i - hair, horse, hat, hand, ice creamj & k - jason, jack-o-lantern, jar, jelly beans, kids, kite, kittyl & m - learn, laugh, ladder, ladybug, mommy, missionary, musicn & 0 - nicki, nail, outside, oceanp & q - pancakes, pig, quilt, queen r & s - rest, rodeo, rain drops, ribbon, sand, snail, sister, santat & u - tree, t-shirt, umbrella, unclev & w - violin, vest, vase, worm, watermelon, winter, water polo, wavesx & y - eXplore, xoxo/huges & kisses, yarn, yo yo
z - zebra, zoo, zzzz (sleepy time!)
I wanted to sew a cover out of some cute fabric I have, but thought that it would be better to have something even better. I already had this cute leather binder that ties closed....perfect! I was also debating on weather or not I should put the pages in page protectors because I wanted my kids to be able to touch and feel the pages, but in order to preserve my 30 hours of work, I opted to use them anyway!
Thursday, June 5, 2008
This is just a simple card I made for my husband's friend. His brother had passed away, so I just did a simple little sentiment card.
This is a birthday card I made for my mother-in-law. It turned out pretty cute. I have since made a few more cards for my relief society birthdays and revamped the card a bit. I'll show those later.