Saturday, March 29, 2014

For the old lady in all of us...

I made this can opening grip from some extra fabric I had laying around. Yes, it's old lady, but who doesn't have trouble opening jars sometimes?

I used a fabric with rubber grips and just sewed it to a cotton scrap of fabric I had. Then I added bias to finish the edges. It was a quick project, but my sewing machine did not appreciate the rubber! Sewing with some tissue paper underneath the rubber fabric helped it feed through the machine properly.

When will the fur muff be back in style?

I've been wanting to make a fur muff for a long time, and I finally did! It's made out of artificial fox fur and has a little pocket inside. Too bad people don't wear these all the time!

Holiday Dress

This year's holiday dress! I cheated a little and used a pattern, but I love the end result. :)

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Señor Moustachio

Presenting a new cuddly creation...

Señor Moustachio
He was inspired by a trip to the Dali Museum. I made him out of craft fur, and I added eyes and a felt moustache.

The resemblance is uncanny!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Fancy Party Dress

This is my first attempt at designing my own dress. It was a long process but I had tons of fun! I used The Party Dress by Simon Henry as a reference to make my pattern. It was super helpful!

The top took the most time. A lot of adjustments were needed to make it fit perfectly.

The back is adorable! It was a bit tedious but much easier than adding a zipper :)
 Adding the skirt! It looked pretty rough at this point...I wasn't sure it was ever going to be a dress. Adding tulle under the skirt was one of the most obnoxious things I've ever done.

The finished product! It fits my dress form, let's see if it fits me...

Yay! It's not perfect, but it fits! :) Currently planning my next design...

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Terry Cloth Bib

My first successful attempt at making a bib! I found the idea for the terry cloth backing and tutorial at prudent baby. I just used a small amount of fabric and a terry cloth hand towel. And of course an adorable iron on puppy :)

With the left over fabric, I made a super cute terry cloth backed burp cloth. Who knew something meant for cleaning up baby messes could be so cute?