Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Dish Towels & flashcards

Appliqued dish towels

Made these for a good friend's birthday
The brown and turqoise polka dot fabric worked out perfect for the eyes of the birds!

(The appliqued patterns are hand drawn on the fabric and cut out)

Phonogram flashcards
index cards
small book ring
1 hole punch

easy peasy

Friday, August 12, 2011


I made this bracelet for my sis in law for her birthday!
it's so much more fun giving something to someone that you made, rather than bought at a store.

you need:
beads, clamper beads, toggle, clear wire

start by threading your wire through a clamper bead then through one toggle piece and back through the clamper bead. make sure the clamper bead is pulled tight up against the toggle and crimp the bead with your crimper (looks like little pliers)

bead your bracelet however you like.. I did a random pattern

then repeat the other end with a crimper bead and cut any excess wire (string down one of the beads so it doesn't poke out)

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Toy Car Holder

Is it safe to say that most boys love cars.. ok, then check this out!

now your boy can take his cars with him wherever he goes!

simple to make and made it during nap time :)

rolled up with elastic
cut piece for back : 8.5" x 16.5"
cut piece for "garage" slots: 4.5" x 16.5"
cut piece for street: 8.5" x 16.5"
bias tape
1/4"-1/2" elastic
yellow felt

sew on your pieces of yellow felt strips; I made 6 whatever size you want and measure them evenly across the middle of the top part, which will be your street:)
account for 1/4"-1/2" seam on each side.

I did a zig zag stitch around each small rectangle

sew on your bias tape to the top of the "checkered" fabric

sew the "checkered" fabric to the black fabric, under the yellow strips.
make each slot 2" apart (you will be able to fit 8 cars)

now sew the two large pieces together; right sides together along 3 edges; leaving the small side edge open. Reverse the fabric right side out.
tuck in the raw edges and sew the final edge with your elastic folded in half (measure by wrapping around so you have a nice snug when you close it up). Then, sew along the entire circumfrence.

slide in some cars and you are done!