Thursday, December 29, 2011

Polka Dot Garden Flag

I have wanted to make this flag for a long time!  Jacob gave me the flag pole for Christmas, so it was yesterday's project!  I made it out of outdoor fabric.  I hope it will hold up for a long time.  Either way, I love it!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Fabric Houses

My granddaughters love to carry their "guys" (stuffed animals, dolls) in things.  They also need places for them to I found a tuturial on Pinterest (don't you LOVE Pinterest?).  After doing a search, I found this blog with a tuturial. It was very helpful and I mostly made it just like she said, with a few changes.  It was pretty small and I figured the girls wouldn't get many "guys" in her size, so I added 2 inches on all dimensions.  She had you wrap the plastic canvas in quilt batting and duct tape it...which I did at first, but the tape showed through my fabric.  I took all the tape off and then whipped stitched the batting closed all the way around.  I plan on making my 3 year old granddaughter one and will do it a little differently.  I will put the quilt batting with the fabric and just insert the plastic canvas into the sections.  That will safe tremondously on time.

As you can see from the pictures, they are already being put to good use!

Saturday, December 17, 2011


I have been having a great time appliqueing t-shirts for some of my special friends!  They have all turned out well.  Some of my favorite ones are still to come.  I am working on 3 little onesies for a friend's new grandbaby and they are SO cute.  I especially like the different snowman designs.  They work for Christmas, but through the winter as well.  It is hard to believe Christmas is only a week away......but I am almost there.  Enjoy the season.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Flat Iron Cover

Flat Iron Cover/Holder

Check out this project I did for my daughter last week.  I was pleased in the way it turned out.  I found the pattern here and I had seen it on Pinterest!  Don't you love Pinterest!  I have found so many great ideas that I have successfully used so far. 

I did a few things differently.  I loved using her pattern.  I did not use the metalized batting, just the single sheet of metalized fabric with regular batting.  I had already bought the metalized fabric not in the batting and I always have batting around.  I made my own binding instead of buying a package.  I like the look of the coordinating fabric.  I am thinking of making some after Christmas and adding to my Etsy Shop.  Happy Crafting.