Wednesday, April 25, 2012
This giveaway is from the fabric seeds blog. You can find the post here. I love their fabric. I have purchased from them before and have great fabric and service. This giveaway is for a "Tend the Earth" Layer Cake by Moda. It is a really cool fabric line. You should check this giveaway out.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Friday, April 20, 2012
I decided to do the inside with the blue and white polka dot from this fabric line.
I had so much fun making this Kindle cover. It was pretty easy. I used Berenstain Bears fabric by Moda because I love this fabric line. I thought that it was so fitting since it was one of my favorite childhood books. I added the ruffle on the front to make it more girlie. I saw it on a different tutorial that was more of a slip cover than an open and shut one. I decided to combine the two a little. It is all finished except I will add an embellishment on the closure strap. I decided to sew the velcro on by hand because I hate sewing it on the machine. I also finished sewing the closure by hand after sewing the strap on because I didn't want to take away from the elastic and I also wanted my stitch hidden. If you are interested in making this case I got the tutorial from here. If you want to do the kindle fire with this tutorial then you will need to add about an inch all the way around on your measurements if you are doing 1/4" to 1/2" seam allowance because the Kindle Fire is a little thicker than the other ones. I ended up having to do a smaller seam allowance. I measured my Kindle and added an inch but it still just wasn't quite right when you tried to close it so I did unpick it and redo the seam allowance. I love how it turned out and I am really excited to use it.
If I decide to do a button on the closure what color do you think it should be? Red, Green, Yellow, Blue, or maybe a wood button??
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Check this out here. I would be so excited for my kids to be able to play with these type of learning toys. I love that they make toys that are fun but also tests their knowledge.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Friday, April 6, 2012
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
http://gingercake.typepad.com/gingercake/2010/05/pillowcase-nightgowns-free-tutorial.html This was a really easy tutorial to follow and the shape was perfect. We tried it on her and she didn't want to take it off. We are planning on making 5 more like it with different colored pillowcases. When I was in the process of sewing it and had to try the bodice on her she said "mom this looks a little short". It was so funny. When I showed her the finished product she said it was such a pretty dress. She loves nightgowns and they just fit with her personality. I love her. She is such a joy.