From blah to not-so-blah-anymore! Less than $50 for all the decor additions - thrift shop frames and embroidery hoops, old wallpaper books, free online downloads, fabric scraps, scrapbook paper, cheap burlap scraps, old buttons, and odd craft stash bits. If you would like to see more details and close-ups, please visit my blog (link below). Thanks for looking!
I was given a big box of merino wool fabric and 100% organic cotton fabric and want to make my 6 1/2 month old grandson a sleep sack. I've seen them in a fancy baby store for approx US$130, so naturally would prefer to make my own! LOL Problem ... how do I make it with a lining from the 100% cotton and merino on the outside, zipper down the front (or side)? I found this great pattern http://www.sleepingbaby.net/jan/Baby/sleepsack.html but would like to make it lined. (I am in New Zealand so it's winter here now and the nights are chilly.) (Thanks Becca for the tutorial.) Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
A fun way to use old grungy stained or holey Tshirts. The only problem is you need beads and charms with big holes for the thick cord the Tshirt makes, but alternatively you could sew the beads and/or charms on afterwards I guess.
My first attempt at reversible/lined sewing! Polar fleece and cotton knit hoodie for my grandson. It's a Burda pattern and I made it in size 6 months but it looks HUGE. Will have to try it on him at the weekend (he's 5 months but we're heading into winter here in New Zealand so it will be useful in a few months I'm sure).
I am so proud! I haven't knitted anything except a few simple straight scarves for 35+ years, but we have a new almost 5 month old grandson now and as we're heading into winter down here in New Zealand, I wanted to make him some Ugg booties. I'm totally useless at following written instructions and patterns so needed a really simple one, and after trying and unravelling a few patterns I found on the net I decided to just make a very basic pair of booties from a book I found in the library, and then knitted the top 3 rows in white wool and added the white 'lines/seams' after I'd finished. I then washed and felted them (also a first for me) as per instructions I found on a website somewhere, and they've taken 2 days to dry out in the sun, but this is the finished product and I couldn't be more excited! So what do you think?
Framed punched birds. The birds are die cut from patterned paper using a Cuttlebug. I want to do the same thing with butterflies for the opposite wall (in our guest bedroom that I'm busy redecorating).