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11  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Easter / Cascarones! (Confetti eggs, but instead of confetti filled with bird seed) on: April 05, 2010 03:47:10 AM
Here in Central Texas we call them Cascarones because primarily they come from Mexico and that's what is written on the carton.   However, I made my own, we drained out the egg goop, then dyed/decorated, filled with birdseed and closed them up with colorful tissue paper.  Then we got to smash them all over each other.  Good times!

12  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Davy Crockett on: November 03, 2009 09:08:51 AM

Action shot:

This is Davy Crockett. I was on a very tight budget this year, so the entire costume cost me $5 to make Smiley  We were in a pinch for time because it was for a book report that coincides with Halloween. He changed the topic the day before it was due, which sent me fabric shopping at the last minute (and up til midnight).  I had to call in the reinforcements (aka my mom) to help with the book report (and the baby) while I went to cutting and sewing.

I found this fantastic material at Walmart for $2 a yard, its terry cloth (they called it robe material) but it looks like suede.  Then the coon-hat was made from 1/4 yard of faux fur I got at Joann's for $1. It was a solid color, so I had my son take a sharpie and color the stripes on it to make it look striped.  I typically don't use patterns, so I kind of winged it and made him stay up late to keep trying it on over and over.  He was a hit at school and with the teacher, and very excited to be Davy Crockett.
13  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Superhero Cape -with tutorial on: November 03, 2009 08:44:55 AM
I made this for my neighbor's son's birthday, intended to be size 3T, as modeled by my 19 month old daughter (so its huge on her). This is truly an action shot, I had to chase her down the hall. The cape is made of this shiny stuff I got at Walmart which was only $3 a yard. Ribbon tie, and "A" is for "Addison" was made from two colors of felt. Made template for the A with cute font.

Here's a quick Tut, so easy!

For toddler size, you just need a half yard of whatever material you are using.
A yard of ribbon
Two colors of Felt for the emblem (optional)

Make your emblem with the felt.  It helps if you can't free-hand to make a template on the computer and print it out.  I just found a font that I liked, cut it out and put it together.

Take your piece of fabric and sew the emblem toward the center top of the fabric.
Fold it in half right sides together
Sew up the sides, so that it looks like a pillow case with the opening on the selveges
Turn right side out.
At the top, fold in the raw edges and stitch closed
Now you want to go about 2-3 inches from each edge and put in a one inch pleat, pin.  Then sew the ribbon over the top of the back, covering the pleats (make sure your ribbon is centered).

14  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Vintage patterns and fabrics on the cheap! on: September 02, 2009 09:36:16 PM
Hey I found this site from goodwill, they have an auction style site for cheap patterns and fabrics:
Be sure to search the crafts and hobbies section

Happy Sewing!!
15  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / Seer sucker fabric - can someone explain to me how to work with it? on: March 08, 2009 07:47:06 PM
Hey Ladies,

Quick question...

I learned how to sew when I was 7 yrs old, so I have pretty basic skills... Anyhow, I learned to always press my seams, hems, etc.. when sewing. I bought this really cute seer sucker fabric and tried to sew with it this weekend, but when I ironed it, it seemed to pull the sucker part out of the fabric... So the question is, how do you sew with seer-sucker fabric without ruining its texture?

Thanks!!!  Cheesy
16  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / McCall's Swing top and capris on: February 22, 2009 09:28:56 PM
I found this darling valentine's fabric for only $2 a yard at Hobby Lobby, hooray for clearance!!  I'm not used to sewing with patterns, but they had these on sale for .99 cents each at JoAnn's awhile back, I bought a bunch of them.  I had to get my mom to come over and explain what all the stuff meant on them... hmmm what the heck is nap? lol  I know now.   Wink

My mom thought the ruffled collar would be cute, but I think its kind of big and goofy... not to mention it was a pain to sew and hem it.  I think I'm going to do the pattern again but with out the huge collar next time.  I also made a ton of bias tape for this one.  All in all, it was worth the hours I put in to it. I'm not that great at sewing, so it takes me a long time.  The pattern also has a hat, but I think I'm going to do that with some solid contrasting prints because its just a bit much.

My daughter is so small and petite, I had to take 4 inches out of the capris to get them to stay on.  They fit great now, although a little bit long.  I love the little slits up the sides with the rhinestone hearts.

Hope you like it!  I enjoyed my weekend of sewing.
17  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Fru-fru Tu-tu! on: February 20, 2009 11:39:35 PM
My lil one is having a birthday on March 10th and I wanted to make her something girly, shiny and pink! I was inspired when I went to Hobby Lobby and discovered their shiny tule on sale for only .99 cents a yard! 

She isn't walking yet, so its really not practical, but she will grow into it eventually.

Close up of knotted detail...

I used approx 4 yards, each strip was 6" wide, 24" long, I looped two strips together for each knot.  I will probably make another one that is not so long, perhaps not soo foofy, but I had so much fun with this one.  Cutting the tule took about 20 minutes with kids constantly interrupting, and about 15 minutes to tie the knots.
18  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Recon from ladies scrub top to diva dress on: February 20, 2009 11:34:02 PM
My sister gave me a bunch of clothes she didn't want anymore, when I saw this, I knew I had to make a baby dress. Size is approx 12-18 months.. made up the pattern as I went along... Stayed up Waayyy too late!  I did hong kong seams on the inside because I don't have a serger, which I think made the underarms a little bulky for a baby, but they look nice.  Knife pleat is store bought, it took forever to make all that bias tape out of the scraps that were left over.



I had to add this opening in the back after the fact because do-do me didn't make the neck opening big enough. I closed it with a snap and added a pretty heart rhinestone over the top.  You can't tell from the photo, but since this was a fitted "girl cut" scrub top, there is some elastic gathering that I positioned at the top of the back.

Action Shot!

This is the scrub top before I started clothing surgery.

Hopefully I can get some action shots tomorrow when lil one wakes up.
19  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Worn out leather jackets? on: February 08, 2009 06:12:34 PM
I have 3 worn out black leather jackets, the ones that are kind of long that go down to your hips.. ladies size small.  Any ideas? I may just donate them to goodwill, but thought I'd check with my craftie ladies to see if there were any crafting possibilities.
20  CRAFTING FOR GOOD AND NOT EVIL / Crafty Charitable/Social Causes / The Butterfly Project (Holocaust Museum Houston) collecting crafted butterflies on: February 07, 2009 08:17:34 PM
If you want to join the cause:

No food items allowed, but pretty much any other crafting medium, as long as its 8"x10" or smaller.

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