Monday, April 14, 2014

Scripture Case

No fancy pictures, just a quick shot on the ironing board.
I made this for my sweet K*.  It was supposed to be a baptism gift, but I didn’t end up making it until four months later, so it became a Valentine’s Day gift instead.  I had fabric selection problems and just a whole lot of other things, like life & settling into our new home, going on.
Fabric is Riley Blake’s Who’s in the Forest.  I bought it a few years ago and have a small stash of lots of the prints from this line waiting to be used…..
I used this tutorial from My Cotton Creations to make the scripture case.
I think I changed some of the cutting dimensions slightly, but I couldn’t tell you how I didn’t keep track and it was two months ago.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Birthday Party Dress in Oops A Daisy & A Coupon Code

The Birthday Party dress pattern by LilyBirdStudio.

This pattern is wonderful and comes in sizes 0 to 24 months and 12 months to 8 years.  Great, clear instructions.  A cute, sweet dress pattern that can be dressed up or worn just because it’s fun to wear a dress & twirl.

Fabric is Oops a daisy kaleidoscope by Keiki for Moda.
I bought this fabric a few years ago at a quilting store clear out and have been waiting to find the perfect pattern to make with it.
Initially, I wanted to make the sleeves out of the pink polka dot fabric also, bit it was cutting it close to have enough for the ruffle and belt.  In the end though, I think I like it better having the sleeves out of the same fabric as the main dress.
Hat from Gymboree, this year {2014}.
Slight changes I made to the pattern are: lined sleeves, longer belt, I used ribbon for the belt loops and the addition of a button placket flap.
I have also made the A line dress and recently purchased and have plans to make Bia’s A line dress & Laura’s dress & tunic.

LilyBirdStudio is offering 20% off with the code CRAFTYENDEAVORS.  The 20% is good from tomorrow, Wednesday, April 9th until Saturday, April 12th.  Go pick out a cute pattern to sew up!
You can buy patterns at  LilyBirdStudio.


Raccoon Stripe Quilt


{Another one, they’re just so easy and fast to make for a little quilt for a new bundle of joy.}


Raccoon and gray stripe quilt for a dear friend who is expecting a baby boy and moving away.


Fabric is Ed Emberley’s Picture Pie Raccoon print and Bella solids steel & white.

I just LOVE this fun & cute raccoon print!

Quilted with a zigzag stitch over each stripe seam.

Strips cut at 5 ½”, width of the fabric. Inspired by this.




And yes, another magic binding baby blanket.

Fabric is a cotton print Sweet Baby D#70284 from JoAnn’s and flannel.

I’m trying to think of/justify making something else out of this print.


Purple & Gray Stripe Quilt


Purple and gray stripe quilt made for my SS’s new baby girl.

Fabric from JoAnn’s.

Inspired by this.

Strips were cut at 5 ½”, width of the fabric.  The ruffled stripe is three widths gathered.

Quilting was done in simple straight lines on either side of each of the stripe seams.



Self-binding baby blanket in a cute birdie & flowers cotton print from JoAnn’s.


Monday, April 7, 2014

LilyBirdStudio A line dress in Glimma Rosey Cheeks


Pattern: A line dress by LilyBirdStudio

Fabric: Glimma by Lotta Jansdotter; Rosey Cheeks Kulla & Olavi (lining)

Pom pom trim and white button from JoAnn’s


Quick & easy pattern to sew up, simple & comfortable. I lengthened it a little bit to last longer and be a better length for school.


Beach House Quilt


Beach House fabric by Robyn Pandolph.

Turning Twenty 4x4 quilt pattern by Tricia Cribbs, 16 blocks 4x4 setting.

Quilted by me.

I made this quilt for my mom, she loves the beach.  The soft colors are so pretty.

I started it before we moved but had to pack it up, so it ended up taking a few years to make, funny how fast time flies, it didn’t seem like that long.  I then intended it to be a Christmas present, but it wasn’t done on time due to various happenings, so it was late by a couple of months.

I hope she enjoys snuggling with it.



Morgan Dress in Simple Floral


Sew Sweet Patterns Morgan dress, size 7, in Tasha Noel’s Simple Floral pink print from her The Simple Life collection.

After cutting the pieces out and sewing them together, I decided it would be better for school if it were a little longer and she’s been growing & I want it to fit more than a couple of months, so I added a strip a couple of inches long to the bottom and used some blue ribbon to cover the seam.

It’s a cute, sweet pattern that didn’t take long to sew up; one I would sew again.


Dinosuar Blankets


My sister mailed me some minky fabric back in the Fall to make a blanket for her new baby.  Finally in January I decided to get on the ball and make the blanket, I had been dragging my feet since I was a bit hesitant to sew with the minky fabric long after the ‘I just moved’ excuse wore out.  After looking online at minky sewing tips, I decided lots of pins was the way to go.  There was a bit of frustration, but in the end it wasn’t as bad as I imagined it would be.  And it is soooo soft!  My son wanted to keep it for himself and my daughter asked me to make her a blanket out of minky……



I also whipped up this magic /self binding flannel & cotton (from JoAnn’s) blanket for her sweet new baby. First time sewing a magic binding blanket; I’m sure I’ll be making more in the future.




Sunday, April 6, 2014

Christmas Dress in Deer Valley

For K*’s 2013 Christmas dress, I used some Joel Dewberry Deer Valley fabric & some cream velveteen that I got from Above All Fabrics some time ago, inspired by a dress Melanie made.  The pattern is McCall’s 5793 view B in a size 7.  I omitted the lining and tulle layers as she has a puffy slip she can wear underneath, and I just didn’t feel like dealing with those parts to be honest and the Deer Valley fabric is a nice weight, not see through.  I did add some width to the bodice to create some soft gathers.   K* was super excited to wear her red ruby slippers from her Dorothy Halloween costume with it.
Oh how I love her in this dress twirling around with her sweet little pony tails and red bows.

Christmas PJs in Nordic Holiday

For K*s Christmas Eve/Christmas morning pajamas, I made a sweet nightgown using Stitch ‘n Save by McCall’s M6633 (out of print now) view B in a size 6, hoping it would fit my growing girl for the rest of the winter as it was the largest size for the pattern.  The fabric is Nordic Holiday by Michael Miller.  Isn’t it just so fun and bright for the holiday season!  Ilove the reindeer, tress & little birds.
K* felt like the neckline was too low or gaped open or something and was always wearing a t shirt under it, so I cut a t shirt up one day and sewed just the littlest bit of the neck binding & a bit of the shirt onto the nightgown to make her more comfortable.
I did make S* some pj bottoms using the red & blue racer stripes from Sarah Jane’s children at play line, but no pics to show of them.


Testing out posting by email tonight.  Here it goes.
Olliblocks from December.  This was one of our Relief Society craft night projects.  I made several sets to give as gifts to nieces and nephews.  Aren’t they so cute!
Girls, boys, careers and superheroes.
Modpodge to adhere the prints, two coats of wood glue to coat and seal them for playing with.