Sunday, December 21, 2008

Doll Sized Slings For Kids

Little girls and sometimes boys love to carry their baby dolls around just like mom.  Finding cute fabric and rings make a simple little project.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Hair Bows

After noticing in some pictures that Sydney's bangs naturally separated themselves, I encouraged her to grow them out. Finding the right hair accessory to reach that goal took a bit of time.

But we did find some little clips at Target. After looking at them carefully I decided that I could make them myself and Sydney could have clips to match different outfits. I found lots of resources for making hair bows and found that the little clips were called alligator clips.

Sydney got lots of compliments on the hair bows and I decided to make even more to sell.

Here is my big collection!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Sewing Box

I found myself doing more hand sewing while creating hair bows.  I thought it would be great to have a little box to bring around with me and carry my supplies.  I looked at sewing boxes and they all seemed to be bigger than what I wanted.  I found a cute little box at Hobby Lobby, but it didn't seem finished on the inside.  The price was right, so I bought it and wondered about lining it.  I took some of my favorite fabric leftover from a sling and cut some cardboard for the lid, glued the fabric on and glued it to the lid. I thought I'd make a few holders for my scissors and also my stitch ripper.  I sewed elastic in and then I just tucked down the raw edge and quickly glued it in around the top edge.

Thinking ahead to Christmas, I made one for my daughter too and accessorized the box with pink scissors, cute pins, and a custom matching pin cushion.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Black Belt Pretzels

Kyle was to be testing for his Little Dragon Black belt. It was a big deal for the new eight year old. Usually parents bring along something to help celebrate. I thought pretzels would be a bit healthier than cake, so I thought about making the little snake that is on his Gi.
The recipe is from Motherhood and Applepie and requires no rising time. Just flour, water, yeast, salt, and sugar. It's a great project for snow days too.

They were a big hit!