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!