Monday, June 22, 2009

Easy Peasant Skirt

I had some extra fabric and came across this great peasant skirt tutorial. The fabric I used was stretchy but it worked okay. I would have loved to have serged the edges and sewn them overlapping on the right-side, but uhh no serger and no extra time. I did attempt a lettuce edge on the hem, which I've decided is definitely the easiest way to handle the hem with stretchy fabric. Hmmm, must find some fabric to whip one of these up for me!

Baby Legs

I'm probably the last person to try this super easy tutorial to make baby legs. I've had multiple pairs of socks in my stash for a while, and I finally got around to making them. They were so easy (I think I finished 3 pairs in a half hour), and they are about 3 times cheaper than the $10/pair already made from the store. They also double as arm warmers for my super skinny 3 year old who wants to wear everything her baby sister is wearing. Good thing we're traveling in a cooler climate so I can put these to good use!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Applique some onesies

I love how easy it is to customize your own onesie (I love you Heat N' Bond). The idea for this one comes from Alissa (I love her super cute fabric choice), and you can get the free pattern for the kimono shoes from HomeSpun-Threads.

Check out these ideas and tutorials. Now, if only my fabric stash were more accessible!

SMS basic applique

Thursday, June 4, 2009

It's A Boy!

A dear friend is having a baby soon, so we celebrated yesterday with lots of ice cream and other yummy treats. I wanted to share the printables in case anyone else wanted to use them. I obviously went the simplistic route...go crazy and let me know if you use them!

Large version
(intended to make a garland type thing to decorate the room)
Tags (used on the favors and on gifts around the room)
Toppers (you could double side them on the toothpick and tie a ribbon under for a "super cute, I-have-too-much-time-on-my-hands" look)