I've recently started learning how to stencil and I'm in love. Here is one I made for a friend who is a huge Big Bang Theory fan. I love it so much tho, I barely want to give it to her. Guess I'll be making one for myself.
Just finished an xmas present for a friend who loves Drew Barrymore. I originally planned to embroider a pillow with this image, but decided to make a journal cover out of it instead. I used fabric paint and a stencil. Obviously my technique needs some work, since there are a few mistakes, but not too bad for my first try I think.
So we started playing around with the idea of having me make them for us. She decided we definitely needed fur, and I started looking around for really good wolf crest images. About 1/3 of the way through the hoodie, I came across a post by Lotuspixie on Craftster that was similar to the direction we were taking. Here is the link to her hoodie (gorgeous, right?): http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=324902.0
So I made patterns for the hoodie based on mine and my friends measurements, and came up with his. The hood is lined with fur and made super big, so that if you're wearing a pony tail, it never touches and smooshes your hair. The outside is a dark grey sweatshirt fleece, and the inside is lined with a black super soft cuddle fleece. I cut the sleeve ends off of an old hoodie, to finish the sleeve ends. Oh, and I embroidered a snowflake on the front. Gotta give "the bastard" some love too, right?
My mom called me Monday and asked me if I could use Wednesday and Thursday to make her Renaissance Fair dress, she needs its by Friday. Needless to say I thought she was nuts. But she came over and helped watch my kids while I worked, so that was a huge help. Adding both days up, it took me 9 hours to finish it. I've never sat and sewed for long long straight. My projects usually get broken up into several days just because I have to take care of my kids and all the distractions that come with them, LOL.
Anyway, enough rambling. Here it is. It was made using the Butterick 3906 pattern. The bodice was made out of a heavy upholstery fabric, and lined with a simple cotton broadcloth. The chemise was muslin, and I'm not really sure what the skirt's material was, that she'd purchased.
A friend of mine's birthday is this Friday. She loves sock monkeys! She has several already that people have purchased for her, but I thought it would be nice to try and make her one from scratch. I followed this tutorial which I'd found on Pinterest: http://web-goddess.org/writing/tutorial/Image0.html I love Pinterest for always leading me to neat tutorials and ideas.
Anyway, here is the monkey I made her. I never realized how much hand stitching went into those little suckers. Needless to say, that's not one of my strengths, but I think he came out alright.
My daughter wanted to be Rapunzel from Tangled for Halloween, and at the store one day, we saw the Simplicity 2065 pattern. Here's the fruit of my 3 weeks of labor. She was super excited. The only issue I had with the pattern was, its a little low cut for a 3 year old, so she'll be wearing a shirt underneath. Oh, and I kinda hate working with organdy. HAHA
I made this as my baby sitter's Sweet 16 gift. She's kinda into the Hot Topic style and I was trying to think of something that would suit her. I decided on this plaid corduroy I really liked, and wanted to make it pop with a heart pocket using the accent colors in the fabric. This was the best pic I could get, since I was using my phone. :/ My camera was dead, and my husband didn't know where the charger was.
My son seems to always get shafted when it comes to making things for him, as opposed to my daughter. Girly things come easier to me. But he's got his first two teeth loose right now, so I decided to hurry up and do something for him. I saw monster pillow/stuffie swap that was going on, and took my inspiration from there. I decided I wanted a something a little extra to add to him though, so I gave him "hair". And my little monster is missing a tooth because I accidentally cut too far, but it works, seeing as its for my son's teeth that fall out. Maybe the monster lost a tooth also?