lol i've already planned to confiscate it when she's a teen so she doesn't decide to draw all over it in black sharpie or something equally angsty and give it back to her when she gets married or has her first baby or something
and i put bunting on the window too. loves me some bunting
omg this thing was a beast! i've never quilted anything before and when i saw someone post a ticker tape quilt, i thought, bada-bing, easy quilting! no piecing! HA! no piecing, just beastly turning-of-giant-fabric-sammie on my small machine. around four sizes of one meeeellion ticker tape pieces.
anyway, i finally finished it after 9 months of stitching here and there, and i have to say, i do love it! it's in my 4 year old's newly redone room
a ticker tape quilt and bunting, how much happier can a room get?
i need a dress to wear to my sister's rehearsal dinner at the end of august, and thought i'd try to make myself something. i've done a lot of sewing for my daughter, but easy stuff, this dress is the first thing i've made for myself. also the first time i've done princess seams, lined bodice, pleats, invisible zipper...so yeah, lots of firsts. it still needs hemming, and the zipper is a little jacked but yay for a sash that hides that, ha!
it also cost me a total of $3 and change because the fabric was something from my grandmother's stash that was handed own to me i used new look 6824, 16 for the top (probably should have done 14), 18 for the skirt.
how have i never made it over to the quilting forum before, y'all are amazing!
i'm working on my first quilt, a ticker tape on white flannel, twin size, for my 3 year old. i'm using scraps from clothes i've made for her, and all the pinks are leftovers from a quilt my mom made my grandmother. i figured i'd start with this because there's no piecing, but turning that thing for each little ticker is beastly, lol. ah well, i really like how it's coming together. i've done a little more than this (crappy nighttime) picture shows, but still less than half.
now when it's time to bind, i'll probably be back with a jillion questions!! that part scares the bejeezus out of me.
so thanks to the uber popular sweater boots thread and mini tute urban threads published, i decided to make my own. then i had to convert some old bootcut jeans into skinny ones to wear them with. my curvy arse doesn't really do skinny jeans, but whatever, it was a fun, free addition to my wardrobe!
here's the boots and jeans. i'm no model, but i guess they look aight.
i made this dress for the monster girl for the season, and this is by far the most complicated thing i've sewn, i generally stick to appliqued tees and elastic waist pants, lol! my mom smocked the panel and told me to make a dress for it, lol. thanks ma! made my pattern by tracing out a similar wrap dress she had, just enlarging to account for growth. i'd gotten a little sleeves/collar pattern but hated how it was coming together, so went this route instead. fabric is corduroy, which was a little beastly, but not too bad
1. find image you want to make a doll of. for m&r and wubbzy, i used coloring pages i find online.
2. colorize image. i use photoshop to do mine and color sampled from another image i found online.
3. if you're printing more than one, arrange multiple images in a single file that will fit through your printer.
4. prepare your fabric to go through the printer. (i washed mine previously.) i use the freezer paper method for this. (freezer paper is like wax paper, but with wax just on one side instead of both.)
all you do is lay down the freezer paper wax (shiny) side up, lay your fabric on top, and iron with a hot, no steam iron until the fabric sticks to the paper. make sure it's the right size to go though your printer and now we're ready to print!
5. print images onto fabric. use an inkjet printer, this won't work with laser printers.
6. peel away freezer paper from fabric.
6. cut around your image and cut a matching piece for the backing. i used a white swiss dot for wubbzy, just because i had it, lol. this project is all about using stuff in the craft closet!
7. lay pieces right sides together and sew around with a (theoretical) 1/4" seam allowance. if you want to add a loop like mine, do it in this step.
8. turn pillow, stuff and stitch closed. i used my machine for the m&r ones and a whip stitch for wubbzy. blind stitch would be nice but i'm kinda lazy when it comes to hand sewing!
9. add wubbzy to the m&r dolls on your carabiner and confuse you're 2.5 year old, who says, "mama, wubbzy doesn't live with max & ruby!"
nothing hard, but my 2.5 year old LOVES max and ruby, and there just aren't a lot of m&r toys out there. plus, she's a toddler and rather fickle, so she may be over it next week, no sense buying some pricey toy!
just printed these images out from colorized coloring book pages, sewed, stuffed. attached a ricrac loop so they could be hooked together with a carabiner (made these for our flight to FL this week)!
the printing on fabric thing was so easy, i'm totally making some other little things like this!
okay, part two! posted the curtains (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=311324.0) the other day, burlap with the stripe contrast bottom. so i made these two pillows from the leftovers to tie things together with the bedding. the k letters (dh and i both have k names) are just iron on transfers, the big pillow is the burlap, the little leftover stripe with covered buttons for tufting.
i'm finally getting cracking on our bedroom redo. we just bought new bedding, but we're not painting right now, just no time, this fall i think. our old bedding had matching curtains, did not go with the new bedding, so i made some curtains for our window/back door out of burlap! i chose a lighter color burlap, then added blackout liner since our bedroom gets early morning sun. started out doing just burlap, but they needed something, thus the striped bottom edge. love em now. and they go with our dk. green walls but also with the lighter robin's egg blue i plan to paint. and some green accessories that will stay in the room.
have to say, sewing burlap is a bit beastly and unwieldy, plus you get lots of random fiber floating around, but i love the outcome!
i made little pillow out of the leftover stripe, plan to make another decorative one out of the burlap leftovers and some robin's egg blue fabric i happen to have.