Wednesday, April 24, 2013

sewing projects for New Beginnings

I made a cute banner for our New Beginnings decor!  I used the colors for the values, and most of it was from fabric donated by a sister in the ward.  I had white in my stash, and had to buy a bit of orange.

The theme this year is "Stand in Holy Places" so we had each girl bring a pair of shoes from something they did that tied to a PP value.  They brought shoes they wore to their first temple trip, or shoes worn during service activites, etc.  I used little baby shoes in each value color as display.  (except I forgot the shoes at home for Good Works, darn!)

The nice thing about church activities down here in Argentina is that the expectations are low. Pretty much anything you do is super appreciated. It makes me think of all the fluff we do in the states that we think is important. :) 

I also made some book holders for the girls so they can keep their PP book, journal, a pen and strength of youth together.  The YW were super excited and now maybe they can keep track of their stuff and keep working on it!!  The tutorial came from pinterest...
I didn't want to do the ribbon, cuz I knew it would get knotted and frayed and wrinkled.  So I just sewed on some velcro and glued a big decorative button on top.  It ended up taking me like an hour for each one.  I did one step for 6 of them at a time, but it took forever!  Plus, I kept messing up and having to un-pick.  Will I ever grow out of that?? 

Sarah cried her eyes out and said I never make her cool things.  Seriously??  I made her something very similar for her to keep her journal in at school.  I get no credit around here! 


easter bags

Every Easter, I always wish my kids had big easter bags for egg hunts. Baskets just don't work well, especially in big groups of scrambling kids.  So this year, the night before an Easter egg hunt at a church near here, I busted out some cute bags.  They certainly aren't perfect, but I guess I think they're kinda cute.  I can't believe I've lived my life without getting into applique!  It's so fun and relatively easy for a big impact.  :)

Best part of this project:  FREE!  I made these from supplies in my stash ... bags made from curtains I trimmed and hemmed, the rest of the scraps are just from the endless pile! :)

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Twirly Skirt: Navy, Pink & White

Finished sewing this skirt last Friday morning.  The fabrics are from Jo Ann's (last Spring), isn't the navy flower print with dots so cute!  I think the pink ruffle is a Heidi Grace fabric.
It'd been cut out ready to sew since last Spring when I taught a class on how to sew twirly skirts for girls.  Glad I finally got around to sewing it; just in time for a church Easter activity and egg hunt K* went to.