Saturday, November 13, 2010

Paper Doll Case

I recently went shopping for birthday presents for my daughter's 4th birthday.  I found these adorable paper dolls that I really wanted to get her.

However, knowing that paper doesn't last very long around my house, I had to come up with a way to make them more child friendly. My friend, Stephanie, suggested that I make a felt case for them. I took the idea and ran with it and this is what I came up with.

Princess Paper Doll Case

It's a princess fabric on the outside and felt on the inside. I made pockets out of vinyl and used quilt binding on all the edges. The whole thing folds up to be about the size of a book.

I laminated the paper dolls and put a little piece of the hook side of velcro on the backs of each of the princesses. Then to change the outfits I bought some repositionable double sided tape.

It may have been a bit time consuming but it turned out amazing! I will probably be making more of these in the future!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Fall Pillow Covers

Last night, I got to go sew with my best friend, Stephanie, and we made Fall pillow covers for our couch throw pillows.  I've had this fall fabric for what seems like forever and I was so happy to finally get a chance to use it!  I also had enough to make a runner for the top of my piano.

The leaves on the brown pillows are made out of felt and then sewn on by sewing veins on the leaves.  I love how all the pillows turned out so perfect for the fall Thanksgiving season.  So much fun!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

For Baby Sierra

My sister, Laurel, had her new baby on Saturday and I got to go visit her yesterday.  They had decided not to find out if they were having a boy or a girl before hand.   I had done a preemptive fabric shopping and bought two fabrics to use.  One for if she had a girl and one for if she had a boy.  I also bought some fabric dye and some onesies and had a lot of fun dying a bunch of different stuff.  Well on Saturday I found out that she had a beautiful baby girl and named her Sierra.  It was Halloween weekend so I was super duper busy but I squeezed in a little sewing time and managed to whip up a cute blanket and appliqued onesie for her.

For Baby Sierra

I loved this fabric and fell in love with it the second I saw it! It was so much fun to work with. The onesie I dyed dark brown and appliqued one of the pinkish purple deer on the front. For the blanket, I had a light green flannel that I dyed a darker green then appliqued on her name out of a dyed purple fabric and a cute little blue deer from the deer fabric that I used as the backing. I wanted to do more but I just plain ran out of time so don't be surprised if you see some additions to this set in the near future!  I love how this set turned out and I love love the deer fabric!  I hope that my beautiful, adorable niece enjoys her presents!  Welcome to the World, baby Sierra!

Update:  My sister sent me this picture!  Yay!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Princess Costumes

Happy Halloween everyone! This year I made (with the help of my best friend, Stephanie) my girl's princess dresses for Halloween. I asked my older daughter, Kaitlin what she wanted to be and she said, "A princess!" When I asked what kind of princess she responded, "A pink princess!" Of course, that meant my younger daughter, Isabella, wanted to be a princess too. I decided to do their costumes exactly the same just one in pink and one in purple. A little stretch velvet, a little satin, and 6 yards of tulle later and you get princess dresses!

Princess Kaitlin Princess Isabella

I think they turned out absolutely adorable! I got a lot of comments about how cute they were and a lot of, "You made those?!" to which I always responded with a "Yes, there were actually pretty easy." I love all things girly and these princess costumes definitely were. I had a lot of fun making them and they had a lot of fun wearing them. I hope everyone had a fun and Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Baby Booties for Jude

Remember the cute blue elephant blanket I made for an expected little boy named, Jude?  Well he finally made it here and I got to go visit the cute little guy earlier this week.   I've been wanting to try the cutie booties pattern from Amy Butler's Little Stitches for Little Ones book and this seemed like the perfect oppertunity.  So I pulled out the leftover fabric from the blanket and whipped up these adorable booties to take as a welcome gift for baby Jude.

Baby Booties for Jude

I loved this pattern!  Easy to sew and an adorable design.  I can't wait to make some more! (Hint Hint to my sister, Laurel's, baby that was due last week!)  Cute and Polka Dotty on the outside and Soft and Fleecy on the inside!  Adorable booties for an Adorable baby boy named Jude!