Sunday, December 13, 2009

Temple Square Pillow

For Chirstmas I made my Grandma a Temple Square Pillow. I was completely inspired to make this pillow. One Sunday I was trying to take an afternoon nap when the idea for this pillow came to me. I had to get up right then and start it. Two days later my grandpa ended up in the ICU in the hospital for weeks. I know I was inspired to make this for my grandma because of the hard time she was just about to have.

The pattern for this block comes from Susan M. Hinckley called Temple Square.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Mini Muffin Tin Advent Calendar

We created these great mini muffin tin advent calendars for Relief Society Enrichment. Each number hides a place in the tin with a candy inside. My daughter loved getting a new candy each day. This was a great way to show her how many more days were left until Christmas. The best thing about this calendar was that it was so easy. It can be done in under an hour.

We got the digital kit from Little Dreamer Designs: click here. I actually know the designer. She lives in my neighborhood.
The numbers were printed on photo paper at Costco.
We got sheets of thin craft magnets from Roberts.
We found the tins at Walmart for only $5.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Car Seat Tent

This week I made a Car Seat Tent for my baby. Although she is almost too old for it, I figured it is going to be cold for the next few months and the tent will keep her warmer. Also, it might keep many people from touching or coughing on her while we visit the stores and hopefully help to keep her from getting sick. Also, it is so much cuter than a blanket and blankets always fall off or make the handle hard to carry.

I got the fabric at Quilter's Haven, the top is Michael Miller and the bottom is Moda. I LOVE IT! It was so easy I am tempted to start making them for ETSY. I got the car seat tent tutorial from: infarrantly creative and the flower tutorial from: sew ritzy.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Glass Baby Slippers

My baby daughter was Cinderella for Halloween. I made these glass slippers from vinyl for her to wear. They were a big hit. However, they made her feet sweat if she didn't wear socks.

Glass Baby Slippers

size 0-6 months

by Danica Francom

Materials list:



Stickers to embellish with

Cut pattern pieces (last page of this document) exactly as drawn. There is a 1/4 inch seam allowance unless otherwise stated.

Trace pattern pieces onto vinyl. (I used a marker, pens and pencils leave indentions.) Trace two of each pattern piece. Make sure to flip the sole piece for the other foot. Cut patterns out of vinyl. Make sure to cut off all of the marker off as you will be able to see any marking on the vinyl.

Fold over top edge on heel a generous ¼ inch once to create a nice finished edge. Stitch it down. Fold over side edges on heel a generous ¼ inch once to create a nice finished edge. Stitch it down.

Fold over edge on top a generous ¼ inch once to create a nice finished edge. Stitch it down.

Pin sole to top piece making sure not to pin within ¼ inch of edge. Match midpoints. This is a little tricky because the vinyl doesn’t bend very well, but trust me, it can be done. Sew.

Pin heel to sole making sure not to pin within ¼ inch of edge. Match midpoints. Sew.

Trim vinyl close to stitching around the sole.

Flip the shoe so stitching on sole is on the inside of shoe.

Embellish with stickers or buttons.

For instructions on how to make cloth shoes like these go to:

Friday, October 9, 2009

Cinderella Baby Dress

My two year old wanted to be Princess Belle for Halloween. She also decided that her little sister should be Cinderella. We bought the Belle dress and I made the Cinderella dress from left over fabric I had from High School prom dresses. I used a pattern for the bodice (so I got the right size) and just made up the rest of the dress as I went along. I think it turned out great.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Cherries Jubilee Quilt

Here is a look at my Cherries Jubilee Quilt. I had to put it on hold for the past couple of months since life became quite busy. All I had to do was finish quilting it, cut the scallops, and bind it. I decided a couple weeks ago it was time to pull it out again. I finished binding it yesterday. Yea! I love how it turned out.

I found the pattern for this quilt in the August 2008 edition of American Patchwork & Quilting, designed by Jill Finley of Jillily Studio.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Baby Blessing Dress

My mom and I designed and sewed this beautiful baby blessing dress for my second daughter. I love the scalloped lace. The lace runs diagonally around the dress. I also love the beaded antique lace we placed around the waist. She certainly looked beautiful on her blessing day.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Purple Flower Girl Dresses

My brother got married in June. My mother, my sister-in-law, and I each made a purple dress for 3 little flower girls for the wedding. The top layer is a sheer purple which shows the glittery light purple layer underneath it. I finished sewing this dress the Tuesday before the wedding on Friday.

The following day, I went into preterm labor and had a baby 5 weeks early. Luckily our baby was born healthy and well. After a couple days in the hospital, I was released from the hospital on the day of my brother's wedding. Unfortunately I missed the morning ceremony in the LDS temple, yet I was able to go to the garden reception that evening.

The night before the wedding, my mom stayed up and made a teeny-tiny purple dress for my preemie baby. We guess my baby wanted to come early to be apart of the wedding and get an adorable purple dress.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentine Puff Bears

My little daughter and I created these silly Valentine Puff Bears. We used Pom Poms for the body, felt for the ears, nose, and belly, card stock for the feet, foam arms, ribbon, and eyes. They were quick easy, and she loved playing with them.