Wednesday, October 28, 2009
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
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.
size 0-6 months
by Danica Francom
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
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
I found the pattern for this quilt in the August 2008 edition of American Patchwork & Quilting, designed by Jill Finley of Jillily Studio.