Saturday, April 9, 2011

Pleated-neck Shirt

This was a fun repurposing project. My sister has given me lots of fun clothes to reuse as fabric - most are knit which have been a fun challenge. This one was a long shirt from Target. It was easy to use the preexisting hems both on the bottom and the sleeves. I followed this tutorial and thought it turned out darling!

I added a simple little flower/bow to complete the look :)

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

CTR towel

This last Saturday we were invited to a baptism for one of Savannah's friends. We wanted to take her something special for her baptism, so we bought an 8 pk of large white towels at Costco for $18 (since Savvy is getting baptized this year we know we'll use them all). I then appliqued the CTR shield on one of them. It made a special gift for her. I wish I could remember where I have seen this, so I could give them credit, but I have no clue. Just know I didn't come up with this on my own.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


So I made this apron today. The tutorial can be found here. I like it, but it was my first attempt and the tutorial is a bit vague. I think the next one will turn out better.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Superhero cape

For a primary activity a month ago I was asked to make a child's cape. This was the result. I followed the online tutorial here, and just appliqued on it the CTR shield. I actually made 2, and my kids loved them. Easy, playful, fun.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Car seat tent, toddler purses, and a car cozy!! Phew!

My cousin is due with a girl in May. It's her fourth baby so I thought it'd be fun to do a little gift for each of the four. For the baby, I made a carseat tent. I think this idea is brilliant. No more throwing a blanket over the handle and chance it slipping off the sleeping baby. The fabric is bright and springy, don't you think?

I can't seem to find the exact tutorial I used, but they are all similar give or take a few inches depending on the size of your baby's carseat. Just google "carseat tent tutorial". :)

There are two girls (about 6 and 4) so I made them Easter purses and flower headbands to match.

The first in a blue pinstripe:

I used these tutorials and modified them/combined them for a custom look:

toddler purse by Adventures in Crafting
gathered pocket tutorial from MADE

I can't find the tutorial for the flower headband - however what I did was cut out two circles of felt. Cut out lots of small circles (don't have to be perfect). One at a time, fold them in half and stitch one small stitch to hold them in place onto one of the felt circles starting on the outside. Add one at a time and alternate which ones lay on top of the others. Then I added a button in the middle. Place your headband between the two felt circles and hot glue the two circles together. Hopefully that quick explanation makes sense.

Here is the second purse:

For her little boy, I made a car cozy, tutorial from Homemade by Jill.

The cars fit in the numbered pockets. I didn't have any duckcloth, so I used a car print flannel instead. I thought it was a perfect fit.

Fold in half:

Fold over in thirds:

Velcro the belt onto the front and you're little boy's hands will be busy waiting at the doctor's office, during church, or in the car!

Friday, March 26, 2010


If you're looking for a cute, easy, Easter decoration then check these peeps out. A little bit of felt, paint, and ribbon and you're good to go!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Easter Dresses

Easter dresses done!
I used Simplicity # 5827 view E and added a slip and a chiffon overskirt. I was lucky enough to have all the fabric on hand for the 3 dresses and just bought the zipper and the pink fabric for the belt.

I used a pink sparkle organza and the tutorial here for the flowers and attached it with a rhinestone type button.