After our weekend, I needed some therapy. I locked myself in my room and I broke out my sewing machine. A little fact about myself, I hate sewing.
Do you remember my New Years Resolution for 2009?
I wanted to learn to enjoy sewing, and become better at it but...
2009 didn't turn out so great for me.
So...I am having a re-do.
Here are my little projects: (WARNING: lots of pictures, and project overload, your head might be swimming when you are done, mine was just putting this together.)
Yes, you heard me. I made shoes for my baby. They are made out of felt, and so easy.
Here is the pattern: Compliments of Heather Bailey. I don't know you personally, but Thank You.
Then I whipped up some bubble skirts.
One for Stella:
and one for Tessa:
This little project was all about using what I had. Since we were stuck indoors, I could not run to the fabric store.
I used tights that Stella had grown out of for the top of her skirt, vintage fabric from my MIL's stash and and
old zipper to adorn the skirt.
Tessa's skirt was made from a pair of pants that were to short. I cut them off just above the legs, and the top now became the waist band. I used left over fabric for the skirt, and another zipper to adorn the waist band.
I had all the ribbon in my stash. I like to check my scrapbooking supplies for fun embellishments.
These zippers also make great embellishments. You see, I inherited my Grandmother's sewing machine when she passed away. That meant I also inherited a zillion zippers that happened to be in her bottom drawer.
I can't put zippers in anything, so I must find something else to do with them.(I joke that I can't sew anything that has legs or sleeves.) I think this pretty little flower will do:
Tip: make sure to attach a safety pin to the back and attach it to the skirt that way. Why you ask?
Because it is adorning my sweater today.
The girls also needed cute shirts to go with their new skirts. I already had some Avery transfer paper. You use this with your computer. You print it out on this special paper, and then iron on the transfer.
I designed a transfer in photoshop, and ironed it on an
old white shirt, and some white onesies.
A few buttons on the sleeve, and you have a whole
I also thought it would be fun to make some with their monograms:
...and you see that little shrug she has on. It was once this:
It was just to small, but now it can serve another purpose.
And Finally, the project that started my sewing kick.
Krysta's daughter Kaylee wore this to Tessa's blessing:
I just had to have one for Stella, so here is what I came up with:
The top is a pair of pants that had gotten to short.
Here are the details of the skirt:
I had fabric left so Tessa needed one too:
Her waistband was also from an old pair of pants.
A few weeks ago,Isaac saw this fabric at the store, and cried and cried because he wanted it so bad.
So... he got an apron.(one more thing to make that doesn't have legs or sleeves) I told you... it's all I can do.
He is so proud of his apron.
Here are a few sites for ideas:
zipper flowers (I used hot glue to put mine together, and glues a safety pin on the back)
I know this is project overload, but hopefully it
will inspire you to try one. I hope you try to make things out of what you have. Go through your kids closets, and bring life to something old.
I have to say that I feel much better.
The therapy was "sew" needed.
P.S. I did not make all of this in one day. It was over the course of a few days, and now I can't wait to make more booties.