26 March 2012
I went to JoAnn's Fabric.
I came back with a stack of fun, bright material. Aren't they pretty! And all on sale!
Let the clothes making begin!
14 March 2012
My kids love animals.
More specifically, they love to pretend play that they are different animals with their friends.
All. day. long!
When I saw
, I knew it was just the right gift for my little animals.
So I made my own version as a Christmas gift to them (and another set for my sisters kids).
My daughter had six of her friends over this last weekend. It was so fun to see them all running around as different animals in their mask!
Totally worth the time it took to make them.
Next time, I will put a layer of interfacing between the front and back of the mask to make it stiffer.
10 March 2012
When she asks so nicely...
"Mom, will you please make me a pretty super hero cabe (cape) with a dog on it? And a mask?"
I took her to my stash and let her pick out whatever fabric she wanted.
My girl is kind of a tomboy, so I was thrilled when she asked for something pretty.
The cape is a large rectangle with velcro closure top. I chose this shape because of the way it gathers around her neck and looks a little more feminine. Love it!
For the record, she's already saved
many of her stuffed animals "in trouble"!
Perhaps my most satisfying project in the last several months. She wears it daily.
Oh, and for some reason with her cape on, she calls herself a dog-iguana super hero. Maybe I should have put an iguana on it too!
04 March 2012
In keeping with my theme, I'm on a quest to
my home. It's doesn't look horrible now, just filled primarily with neutral tones and not the best representation of us.
I'll show the big reveal of our home when I'm totally finished (Don't hold your breath, I'm a slow worker!).
For now, here are my living/family room pillows of six years (kinda embarrassed to post them - don't know how many times I've patched the hole in the bottom one).
And my new, homemade ones...
I'm a sucker for texture. I've been in love with
faux pleats from the moment I saw them.
So clean and so simple looking. Plus love the graduated color (If I was cool I'd call it ombre, but I'm not! Ha!).
for my next pillow on Pintrest. Are you a fan?!
Also, if you haven't tried freezer paper stenciling, you should.
And if I get bored of the blue and white, I can just flip it over!
Both pillows have a zipper closer because lets face it, I have two kids. Whites can only stay white for so long before they need a quick run through the washing machine.
Modern, bright, and cheery.
Cute and practical.
2 down 1 to go.