Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Black Apple doll

After I saw these cute Black Apple dolls from Martha Stewart Living, I knew I had to make one. So since I have a special little girl with a Birthday coming up, I whipped one up yesterday. I was very happy with how it turned out.

I have to say though, that if I were to make a another one I would increase the pattern to 200% instead of the 150%. It was just a little small. I was a little nervous about painting the face on. It would not be good to mess the face up at the end. However I really thought it turned out cute.

I'm sure my sweet little girl will love this.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Reversible Apron

I recently made a couple of reversible aprons for gifts. I used the pattern from the book "Simple Sewing" by Lotta Jansdotter

I got the cute cupcake fabric at Joann Fabrics. The only thing I would change with this pattern would be to make the ties longer. They seem a bit short to me. If I were to make another one I would add at least another 6 inches to the ties.

I appliqued a cupcake just for some fun. For the pattern I just used the shape of a cloud and a rectangle. It worked.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

The button eyed croc

So I checked out this really great book called "Toys to Sew" by Clare Garland and when I saw this cute little croc I knew I wanted to make it for my little guy's birthday. I just used a variety of coordinating fabrics I had on hand (knits, linens, cottons, and a few patches of the fabric from his halloween costume). I was pretty happy with how it turned out...

And I was even more happy that my little one loves it.