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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Adjusting an adult pattern for a child on: September 10, 2014 01:23:01 PM
I want to make this apron: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=417397.0#axzz3AhCaCN7W

For my daughter. There is a pattern included on that thread, but obviously it's for an adult. The apron fits me perfectly, but I was wondering what steps I would have to take to make it small enough for my daughter. What measurements I'll need to take and how many inches (or in this case CM) I should take off of each measurement. Thanks!
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: John Deere booster seat covers on: May 26, 2014 05:29:37 PM
It is good that you craft...you would never have found such adorable boosters for your twins...these are seriously cute and just so wonderfully coordinated!!

I just love the green and blue for the little boy and of course, John Deere pink for the little girl...perfection!

Thanks! I was so excited when I found those prints at the store.
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: John Deere booster seat covers on: May 26, 2014 05:15:20 PM
These are wonderful and such cute fabric. Smiley Enjoy your twins! My friends had twins 2 months ago, and they also are a boy and girl.

Thanks! It's definitely an adventure-- every day brings something new with three kids under three. I don't know how I find time to do projects like this  Tongue
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / John Deere booster seat covers on: May 26, 2014 04:14:50 PM
I had twins in March-- a boy and a girl. They're two months old now, and instead of getting two more high chairs (my toddler still eats in his) I decided to get booster seats to save space. I'm very particular with my twins-- I want them to have matching things that are gender specific. So I ordered the same booster seat but from two different websites so I could get my boy and girl ones. Unfortunately, one came with a vinyl, gross feeling seat cover and the other didn't come with one at all. So I decided to make some.

I used John Deere fabric that I found in pink and blue, which is awesome because my dining area is John Deere themed. I used two layers of quilt batting on the inside so it's slightly cushiony, but not so thick that I can't fold them up for traveling.

This is the first project I've done in a long time that wasn't just straight lines. There are even large button holes for the straps, something I haven't successfully done in... ever. Thanks for looking! I need to learn how to sew clothes, because trying to get coordinating outfits for twins and a toddler is difficult.

5  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Monster High Reroots on: March 05, 2014 03:43:47 PM
Looks great! And if you ever want to get into using doll hair instead of yarn for them, I suggest dollyhair.com

The hair isn't very expensive and really goes a long way! Plus she has TONS of different colors. But the yarn is very creative and original looking! I never would have thought to use it.
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Following a pattern for baby clothes on: February 26, 2014 04:48:33 AM
So... I'm due to have twins any day now. I also have a two year old toddler. Naturally, I want all of them to match for our first Easter as a finished family (I told my husband that we are so done having kids after this!). And, naturally, everything hand made and matching for three kids is ridiculously expensive.

I'm not a novice sewer, but I've never been able to follow a pattern. I've tried making clothes for myself in the past and I have failed miserably. So my question is simple: Does anyone have any suggestions for making pattern following easier? Or does anyone have a pattern that they love for baby clothes? And what type of fabric should I use? I want to make a dress with a diaper cover for my new little girl, a romper- type thing for the new little boy, and a tie and vest for my two year old. Any tips are welcome!
7  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / What color should I paint these rooms? on: May 07, 2013 12:42:28 PM
I know this isn't really crafty, but I really need some suggestions for these rooms. I'm open to anything: accent walls, chair rails, circles, whatever!

Room one: My youngest son's room. The colors are white, mint green, and brown. Great for a baby room, but he's turning into a toddler. I want a color that can grow up with him, but still be used for the baby room because when we have another in a couple years, Liam and the baby will have to share this room.

Curtains are light blue, and the white has faded red, blue, yellow, and green dots on it.

Room two: The boys' bathroom. I think the colors speak for themselves.

Room three:Master bedroom.  The colors in here are black, white, and gray. We want to put up some more black and white movie posters/ pictures on the walls-- all the art in our room is black and white. As a side note, I want to repaint the dressers in our room, but can't chose between the three colors. Any thoughts there would be appreciated.

(sorry about the blurry pictures. my battery was dying so i was in a hurry)
 Our curtains are gray with white dots, and the valences are black.
8  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / My son's first RenFest! on: May 06, 2013 03:29:00 PM
Beware: These pictures contain the cutest pirate ever!

I made his costume myself (and by made, I mean I put him in his brown pants, with his older brother's under shirt, and a cut out vest!). His hat was a cheap one from Micheal's that I turned into a tricorner hat. Love it! I also fancied up  his older brother's wooden dagger for the little one.

Sittin outside the pirate shop.

With mommy!
9  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: RenFest 2013 costume! on: April 01, 2013 07:25:05 PM
Well, I suppose I'll be fixing this post tomorrow when April Fool's day is over  Tongue
10  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / RenFest 2013 costume! on: April 01, 2013 02:42:52 PM
I'm so excited to be going to the Renaissance Festival for the second time ever! Last year was my first, and I made a quick, simple costume. It was totally lame, especially the top part, because I just used a long sleeved white shirt and a black tank top.

This year I made my entire costume (almost) from scratch.

The skirt I reused from last year. I bought it from a local thrift store and added the white panel last year. This year I added elastic to the waist so it would stop falling down (very irritating last year). Other than that it's the same.

The shirt I made from this pattern here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=118928.0#axzz2PE5iOEOf Naturally, my fabric was too short, so instead of long flowy sleeves I have shorter ones, and I have to wear a tank top underneath as a just in case. Other than that, though, I think it turned out fine.

The apron was from this tutorial: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=417397.0#axzz2Ohhf655g. I didn't alter this at all, but the shoulder straps ended up being too short so instead of crossing over the back they just tie behind my neck. I also added some hand embroidery to the front-- I'm a total newb at embroidery ... I was trying to do a circle, and ended up with an oval so I made it a leaf  Roll Eyes

The drawstring bag was from this: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=346390.0#axzz2P8LD0AmZ. I made it way bigger so it could hold all the important things like chapstick and money for the festival. My camera and my phone are going in the pockets of the apron. I used twine from my horses' hay bales for the tie.. I might paws and use the extra leather from the corset.

Last is the corset. I had a lot of trouble with this, but I really like how it turned out. I made it waaay to short around on the first go, and had to add extra fabric. Then I had to angle and hem it so that it would tie at the top and at the bottom. I hand sewed all the button holes, 12 in total.

Now for pictures!
apron down

apron up


Bag closed

Bag open(ish)


Corset (it actually works!)

I'll be updating this after the festival with my son's costume and the covered wagon I'm taking him in, as well as my dogs in costume (they're just going as fairies, nothing fancy since they have such long, beautiful fur).

Let me know what you think!!!
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