Thursday, December 29, 2011

Christmas Has Come and Gone

Hi everyone.  I have been so very busy the past few months sewing gifts for my grandchildren and also decorating for Christmas.  I made some really cute nightshirts for my neices who are 9 and 7years old; and also one for my granddaughter who is 9years old.  I sewed a really cute nightgown for my granddaughter who is 3 and hope to post pictures soon and the patterns I used.  I forgot to just take picture of them before gifting them.

For the grandsons 4 years and 2 years old I made the following fleece vests in a beautiful gray fleece I purchased at Joann's fabrics.  I used McCalls M6222 pattern...very easy to follow.  Will attempt to now put a picture of the boys modeling them.  I was nervous to sew in the separating zippers as I had never done this before but they were actually pretty easy!  Yea!

We have an annual ornament party and besides the candles my daughter and I painted with alcohol inks in a craft class at Michaels Craft Store this summer using alcohol inks, I crocheted a cowl as a raffle prize.  Added a border and some buttons to it and it came out really cute.  Used the following pattern but in a Caron Simply Soft yarn.   Pattern found on this link Cowl Crochet Pattern.  Used some of the yarn to make a Christmas collar for my daughter and son-in-law's French Bulldog.

Now, am starting a mobile out of felt owls for a friend and will also make a fleece of finished products to follow......with other personal commitments for projects for the new year.

I continue to be thankful for my family, friends and for the time to be creative.
Happy New Year to you all.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Two New Cute Outfits

Finished this cute nightgown for a friend's little girl's birthday...size 3 from Simplicity 2831.  It was easy to make from the pink flannel I purchased at Joann's Fabrics during a big sale.  You can see the 3 buttons but the ruffles on each side of the buttons don't show very well.  Not sure why it is showing sideways as I did rotate it before inserting....oh well.....

The next two are for my granddaughter who lives in England....a cute flannel blouse from McCalls 6156 out of flannel from Joann's fabrics. I made the pink leggings from a pair of pants that I used to wear...they turned out really cute.  Each are size 3.  The flannel shirt ties in the cute!!!!

As you can tell, I use patterns to make clothes from.  I am amazed by the people on Project Runway who can just whip out those patterns on their own.  I am thankful to be able to sew.

Thanks for looking....hope you are all having a wonderful day.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Backpacks for the Grandkids

Here are two pictures of the front and back of a backpack I made for my granddaughter when she was 3.  She is now 9 and it is still used.  I used a backpack that had fallen apart for a pattern and them appliqued the dinosaurs on each side.  When her brother was 2, he wanted to always use hers so I made him one and I will post a picture of it when I can find one.  Wanted to try posting so decided to start with this. Below is a picture of the other side of the backpack.

I usually have to buy the webbing but every now and then come across used webbing off a discarded workout bag.  I now use purse zippers on the backpacks. Thanks to anyone who took a look.