Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Halloween costumes 2012

Here are the three costumes I made this year for Halloween
After lots of thought my oldest son decided to go with Captain America instead of a Ninja Turtle.

My Oldest thought it would be fun to dress up as the Statue of Liberty.  The sewing part of this costume went together so super fast.  The crown however took some time.  I went back to elementary school and did some paper mache.  That's right, paper mache is how I completed the crown.  After letting the gooey wet newspaper form dry a little paint helped bring the look together.

This one had a little ABC show that has a circus theme.  The main announcer is dressed like a Circus Master and that is what he wanted to be for Halloween.    This look could also work for a Magician.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

A replacement bag

Our poor canopy box has been well used, taped and re-taped, but it was time for something new.

So I went shopping, fabric shopping.  YEAH!

And I put together just a long drawstring bag to hold all of the poles and things for our canopy.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

High waist knit skirt

Found this dress on the womens clearance rack at Target.

After some measuring, cutting and sewing I came up with this.

All of the dresses and skirts my daughter has are fluffy and perfect for spinning.  She has been asking for something a little older and sophisticated.  She loves how it turned out.

Since this is a more fitted skirt I made sure to leave a slit in the back.

I used the shoulder straps from the dress for the tie.


Who loves ice cream?  We do!! We are ice cream lovers. 

I started on this a couple months ago. I thought it would be a fun thing to pull out every now and then.  It just Velcros to their bunk beds 

Yummy yum!  You can see the ice cream sign is still just pinned on.  My thoughts were to have a few different signs that they can velcro on and off.  Like maybe a Lemonade one, and  also a sign for a flower shop I thought would be fun.

My kids love pretend play.

I made sure the cute little window was able to roll up. This makes it easy to hand over the goods to their pretend customers.

Monday, August 13, 2012

A special gift

My daughter was invited to celebrate a good friends birthday.  We are always stumped when it comes to finding the right gift.  My daughter decided she wanted to pick out a book for her friend.  After looking at books she ended up with two really cute ones. Then we decided to make this cute little pillow to go along with them.  

A reading pillow for her friend to take to any corner of her house and have some quiet, reading time.

I just used scraps that I had on hand.  It turned out so cute that we wanted to keep it.  It even matched our little reading corner.
I have to say that my inspiration came when I first saw these cute Library Totes over at Made on Maple.