Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Gifts in action

Just wanted to share a few photos of the Christmas gifts
that the hub & I made in action. :)

 Our sweet niece in her new tutu...

and our nephew in his monster hoodie.

They both seemed to be a hit & we're thrilled that the kiddos like them.

Hope you & yours had a wonderful Christmas!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Monster Hoodie

Continuing on the homemade gifts kick, the hub & I made our 3-year-old nephew a monster hoodie. A while back, we made one for the hub's sister & it was a hit. So, we decided to make another for one of our favorite lil' guys.

Just a funny little gift, 
but we're pretty happy with how it turned out. :)

Some stiff, white felt made for good teeth for the 3T hoodie that we used. We cut out 1.5" tall x 2" wide teeth, leaving a 1.5" strip along the bottom for sewing the strip of teeth to the inside of the hoodie. 

We sewed on some felt eyes & that was it!

We're so hoping that our lil' nephew enjoys his new monster hoodie & can't wait to see him try it on come Christmas morning.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

A Christmas Tutu

When asked what my sweet lil' 1.5-year-old niece wanted for Christmas, my sis-in-law said that she's into "looking pretty." I bounced around a few ideas & landed on making her a pretty pink & purple tutu.

I went looking & found several tutorials online before settling on this one.

I can't even tell you how easy peasy this is. I got my tulle here  & ended up using two whole rolls ('American Beauty' & 'Purple'). The elastic that I used was 1/2-inch.

And to top it off, the hub & I made her this sparkly crown. I already had the gems & ribbon handy. So, we just picked up a sheet of glittery, pink foam from the craft store, freehanded a template, & cut it out before hot gluing the gems & ribbon.

I'm really happy with how it turned out & I hope my lil' niece is, too. We're so looking forward to seeing her reaction on Christmas morning!

Monday, December 5, 2011

A Simple Skirt

I made this skirt the other day (minus the pockets) &
it hardly took any time at all!


I even made a matching fabric rosette brooch from some scrap fabric that I had leftover. I ended up using 1-inch elastic, instead of 2-inch, but it worked just fine. And it's warm enough here that I was actually able to wear this the other day!
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