Friday, January 27, 2012

Rollin' it Up...a crayon roll

So I'm a practical use kind of sewer...I love making things that I or other people will want to use. Things that will cure everyday headaches. One thing I hate is having a diaper bag or church bag full of ziploc bags for snacks, crayons, quiet toys etc. those ziplocs always end up with holes or being spilt. I found a crayon roll tutorial on pinterest when i first joined and in the back of my head I've wanted to sit down and make it. An opportunity came to me last night to be able to sit down and measure, cut and sew this baby up....I tweaked mine a little to match what I had on hand....

I kept the same dimensions as the tutorial but omitted the flannel and chose to use scrap bias tape instead of a hair band and a button (i felt buttons and munchkins aren't a good match). My outside fabric is actually an old pair of jeans, the inside fabrics are from projects of old. Not bad for a bunch of scraps eh? One thing i did do (which probably wasn't necessary) was add some interfacing behind the bottom (light pink) fabric for a little stability.

I Love how it turned out....and because I used the interfacing, the crayons are nice and snug in there and won't easily fall out.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Christmas Projects...I know its a little late!

I know I said I’d post about my Christmas presents for 2011 and I just haven’t gotten around to many, many apologizes!
First Things first…If you don’t know yet I’ve discovered Pinterest and I LOVE it. I love being able to keep track of my “I’ll try to make this someday” tutorials without having to have tons of favorites. So if you don’t have pinterest…you should! Now, back to my projects:

I made 2 aprons this year using a pattern from a book Ryan got me for my birthday last year. I love how they turned out. I forgot to take photos before giving them out (I know stupid!) But these were made for 2 of my sister in laws that I got in the sibling gift exchange. So the photos are of them sporting them. I loved this pattern and there are definatly similar aprons in my future.

Luna’s Dressed up Onesie:
I dressed up 3 of them…one with an “L” appliqué, a Ruffle bum (using premade ruffle material), and a onesie dress (I had a few problems with the dresss...ruffles will be the end of my...i can't seem to figure them out). I had to get a photo of Luna wearing at least one of them because she's so stinking cute!

Pillowcase Dresses:
I made a pillowcase dress & a matching headband for my nieces Emma and Kirsten. The girls are close together in ages and like a lot of the same things so as I’m making them stuff it’s hard not to make them the same thing. Our Christmas was kinda crazy and hectic so I didn't get pictures of the girls with their dresses on.

I also made a couple of Rice Bags to warm up in the microwave for a white elephant gift exchange, but i didn't take photos of that either :(