Friday, December 30, 2011

Wooden Peg Dolls

When I saw this idea for Princess dolls on a blog I knew I wanted to make some for my girls and nieces.
It was a lot of work, I'm not going to lie, but it was so fun to watch these little wooden figures come to life. 

Here is my princess set:
 Cinderella, Snow White, Rapunzel, Belle, Ariel, Sleeping Beauty

Here is the back view:

I also made a set of fairies, I just loved the short dresses, and they were just as fun to make.

I was originally going to make them look like the Tinkerbell characters... but got a little burnt out.

Here is the back so you can see their wings.

I also whipped up some fun little bags for them to be carried in.
It is just the right size for carrying around the dolls, it is around 4"x6"

And because Sarah is such a superhero fan, I couldn't resist making a set for her.
They were a lot of fun, maybe because I was a little burnt out on princesses...

They were lots of fun to make, so go on and try and make some for your little ones.

Craft. Me. This.

Princess Doll idea seen HERE
Superhero idea seen HERE
Lined Drawstring Bag tutorial found HERE (I cut dimensions in half)

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Car Cozy

My cute lil' nephew has become quite the lil' car addict. 
So when my SIL suggested I make a car cozy for him I jumped on the opportunity!

Now... the line and Stop sign could be taken as a clever addition to the project, but the reality of the matter is that I didn't have any grey felt long enough, so I had to piece it together, and that was my solution to hide my line...hehe

Which was crazy... cutting out those letters was not the easiest.

The numbers were much more fun to add... and luckily you can't see how terrible I am at sewing around them with clear thread. HA!

Anyway, I hope my lil' nephew enjoys toting his little cars in their new little cozy, and maybe it will keep him distracted for a little bit in the day. 

Craft. Me. This.

Car Cozy Tutorial found HERE.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Christmas Advent Calendar

This is an Advent Calendar that took TWO years to make. 
I actually didn't work on it for two years, but two Christmases ago is when I made the calendar, and was resolved to finally make my ornaments this year. 
They were time consuming to make, but oh so worth it!

Many of the ornaments are random, but they are copies of the ones I grew up with.
(mouse, ice cream cone, sheep)

When I was little I always wanted the heart to be positioned between the two ginger people.
They are after all in love. 

I always felt that the star had to be the last ornament on the tree, but my girls have already decided that they have to start placing ornaments at the top of the tree and work down.
 Doesn't the tree look so full and happy?

Now... here are some close ups of my hard work.
The color is off on some, and the details are hard to see... but you'll get the idea.
 Bell, Star, Present
Sugar Cookie (or pie...), Penguin, Snowflake 

Gingerbread Gal, Gingerbread House, Gingerbread Man 

Sheep, Heart, Black Sheep 

 Owl, Wreath, Mouse

Snowman, Santa, Angel 

Mitten, Christmas Light, Candy Cane, Ice Cream 

Bird, Stocking, Peppermint

Well, there you have it folks!
Really, should it have taken me a month to get these all made?
I don't know.

So... if you're feeling wildly ambitious...
Craft. Me. This!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Faux Vest and Reversible Newsboy Hat

My cute sister in law had her lil' guy on the 11th, and I finally gave her this little set, so I can post it on here. Lil' boy stuff is so fun to make, and now knowing that is what is in store for our family next, I had a little bit of a hard time giving this set away. 

I found THIS cute tutorial on making a faux vest onesie on B is for Boy. 
It was quick and simple. I used some heavier fabric, and next time I think I'll choose something a bit lighter weight to work with.

 I really wanted to try making a newsboy hat, so I found THIS pattern and gave it a whirl. 
I'm not very good with patterns, I usually just try and figure out how to make it myself, but this pattern was great, and I'd really recommend it. 

So there you go my lil new nephew. Can't wait until you are big enough to wear it... well, I guess I can wait, don't want you growing up too fast.

Have a baby boy shower to go to? {Or one on the way}

Craft. Me. This.

Faux Vest: HERE
Newsboy Hat Pattern: HERE

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Summer Dress with Matching Bonnet

So I was brave. 
I had a baby shower to go to tonight, and I decided to make my gift.
I usually do a car seat tent, or something simple but I was crazy and decided to whip up a dress.
ON the day of the shower. 
More like...
Crazy. Me. This 

But it turned out sweet and simple.
(Too bad I didn't hang it straight on the hanger... whoops)
I didn't use any one specific tutorial... just kind of made what I thought would look cute.
I mainly decided to make it because I wanted to give bonnet making a whirl.

I think I'd adjust a few things next time, but it still turned out pretty sweet.

Oh, and I just HAD to figure out shirring on my new machine.
It worked beautifully. 

Have a baby shower you need a gift for?

Craft. Me. This.

Bonnet - HERE (with free pattern, sweet!)
Dress - A little of THIS (bodice/dress), THIS (sleeve) and THIS (bow).

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Travel Clutch and Luggage Tags

I ran across this cute idea for a travel clutch a while back,
so I knew I had to make it for our upcoming trip. 

It is a little different than the one I saw online, I've been eyeing the Gathered Clutch tutorials for sometime, so I figured it would be a great time to try it out.

The one I copied had a pocket for your passport instead of the zippered pocket, I figured I'm not traveling anywhere foreign for quite sometime, so I made it into a zippered one to keep my money and debit card in (also, I've never sewn a zipper, so I wanted to try it out).
I also folded the fabric over on the right side to make an additional pocket to slide things into.

The luggage tags were fun and easy to make, and will hopefully help us spot our standard black luggage from all the others.

I made enough to have one for each of the girl's backpacks. I want to have our info on them somewhere in case we are to get separated in the airport.

Flying sometime soon?

Craft. Me. This.

Travel Clutch - HERE and HERE (for gathered front)
Zippered Pocket - HERE
Luggage Tags - HERE

Friday, August 5, 2011

Kids Purse

Made this cute little purse to match the dresses I made (HERE)

Perfect size for crayons and a little notebook.

Someone feels pretty special about her new church bag.

Accessorize your latest outfit.

Craft. Me. This

Tutorial: Buttercup Purse by Rae

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Hooded Towels

Yes, yes, I'm sure you've seen them everywhere.
I actually wasn't able to find a tutorial that did the hood the way I liked (they all had cone heads).

Just thought the colors turned out cute, and had to share.

Oh, and the black strap isn't a part of the towel... I couldn't get this lil' lady to take off her
superman cape.
See... I love the boots, completes the tough-chick-super-hero look perfectly.

Need a way to dry off your little one after bath time?

Craft. Me. This.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Baby Blanket, Shoulder Straps and Pacifier Clips

I made a car seat cover for my sister-in-law who is having a baby in August, 
(sorry no picture, but it is the floral print on the outside and the polka dot on the inside, with big cute buttons on the straps)

and how could I resist using the extra scraps for some coordinating accessories. 

Like a car seat blanket,
perfect size for taking out and about.

Some shoulder straps, to keep those chubby checks and neck-rolls nice and comfy.

And some pacifier clips all dolled up and girly.

Oh, having little girls is oh so much fun!

And I had quite a bit of the yellow minky fabric left over... so how could I resist.
Have to send along a gift for the new big sister to snuggle up with, right?

Do you have a baby shower to go to?

Craft Me This

Oh and Deb... just pretend you didn't see this and try to act surprised, K?

Shoulder Straps: HERE and HERE
Pacifier Clips: HERE and HERE

Friday, June 24, 2011

Owl Sandwich

I found THIS fun blog a while back and love to look at her fun food creations.
Usually I'm reminded it is lunch time by the crank-o-meter of my kids.
I had to be on the ball and create this cute sandwich though, love me some owls.

See how it is done HERE.

A perfect snack to share with friends. 

Made lunch time full of giggles and fun!

Be brave, create something new for lunch and...

Craft Me This

Monday, June 13, 2011

Father's Day Cards

I was debating posting this before Father's day... 
guess it may not be a surprise to those who will be receiving one.

Here is a simple Father's day for that Tie-rrific guy in your life.

I didn't use any one specific place to get this idea, I sort of made it up after seeing a similar one on google images. I liked using paper that was patterned on one side and white on the back like this one.
Hope you get a chance to make one for your special fella.

Craft Me This

PS - don't ask my WHY I made so many... I was on a roll.