I’ve been having way too much fun experimenting with my new Silhouette Cameo, making all kinds of paper flowers. So today I am going to share the cutting files and the instructions on how to make one of my favorite ones, a poppy flower =]
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Right before baby Peanut was born, I made a few projects with the help of my Mom, it was so much fun to sew with her, specially when were working on projects for her first grand-baby. Now I’ve been using this diaper changing mat for (
6 months) 10 months and still LOVE it. It saved us so many times in the car when Conner was little and we had accidents very often.
I actually took the photos for this post when Conner was 6 months old, now he’s 10 months, so it’s very cute to see how much bigger he looks now. Back then he was just learning how to crawl, now he’s learning how to walk and GOSH! I thought it was trouble back them =] Now changing his diaper is a lot more challenging because he doesn’t stay still and he hates when I lay him down (yup, he hates to go to bed too) so I don’t use the mat as often as I used to, because sometimes I change his diaper when he’s standing (pretty funny to see!) But I love how long this mat has lasted with all the use we gave it, definitely keeping it for the second (in a couple more years)
I made this mat so that I could roll it, secure it and store it in my diaper bag, I made this along with a nursing cover and a cover for the car-seat with the same fabric, and my diaper bag is a different pattern but the same brown and turquoise colors, so everything goes well together =] Below you can see how the cover un-rolls, it’s very easy but sometimes I used to trow it on the diaper bag just folding it 2 times whenever I was in a hurry and then roll it and make it pretty while restocking the diaper bag. Read more →
I was beyond excited a couple of months a go when I was contacted to contribute with some of my felt projects for the new Made in Felt magazine! A couple of weeks a go I got a copy of the magazine and I could be more happy! my Felt Roses made it to the cover and the hot air balloon I made for Conner’s nursery it’s a featured project =]
The magazine is gorgeous and has tons of super cute project along with the basics of stitching, sewing, etc. To take a peek you can visit this link and if you want to know more about this magazine you can visit the Mollie makes blog.
I am beyond thrilled to have my projects featured with such a lovely collection of Felt goodness, and I can’t wait to have some time and try one of the felt creatures there for Conner (All the featured projects come with patterns and instructions, yay!)
Many of you already know it, I am slightly obsessed with using cardboard for as many projects as I can think. Right now I am in the middle of finishing up my studio, it has taken me a while, I though I was going to be done before Conner was born, on my last month of pregnancy I worked on a lot of different projects for this space, but I didn’t finish. So now that finally the cold of the winter is over I feel more comfortable going down there (the heating system there is not very efficient) with my baby boy.
If you follow me on instagram you have probably seen little sneak peeks of how this place is coming along and the things I’ve been working on. So today (without showing much about the space that is not finish) I wanted to share a solution for storage and organizing using recycled materials.
I collected a lot of cardboard boxes with the purchases for my shop and another (very exciting) project I’m working on right now, so I decided to make custom sized storage boxes for a cabinet that I have in the studio. Don’t get me wrong, I actually searched everywhere for something that would fit there: Ikea, thrift store, Target, TJ-Maxx, everywhere!! but nothing had the measurements I needed, my space was too “custom”, so of course I decided to make them instead =]
The grand total for the 8 boxes I made is $26, but that’s because I wanted pretty card holders so I could write what each box contains. The only things I purchased where the nickel card holders and a gift wrapping paper on sale from Target, everything else was around my studio.
The daughter of my best friend Autumn, had this very sad Ugg boots she was going to toss to the trash, I immediately saw potential on them and thought I could try to fix them (they were hardly worn and my same shoe size) I always wanted to play with boots, so it was an awesome opportunity =]
If my fix didn’t work at least I knew that they were going to the trash anyways so I had them to explore and play conscience free =] I am happy to report my fix actually worked and I’ve been wearing them for the past year very successfully. I did wanted to wait a see how they worked before I shared this post, I just didn’t imagine it was going to take me 14 months to actually finish the post.
After I fixed the ripped sides, and sealed the seam with glue that whole area got a little darker (because of the glue), so I decided to cover the front part of the boots (my plan was to cover the whole boot, but then I liked them just like this) So if you have a stain thats bugging you, or just want to add some color to your Uggs, this can help you accomplish that =]
I do want to point out something before you try this:
So if you are committed to try my fix, I am going to explain how I did this and list all the materials I used =]
A few weeks ago I decided that I wanted to make Conner a warm hat for our outdoor adventures (not that we actually go outside much when it’s snowing) but he definitely needed something thicker than what he had. Luckily I have different colors of fleece for projects that I still haven’t had the chance to make, so I used small pieces and made him a cute little hat with teddy bear ears. And as usual, I wanted to share a tutorial and the pattern so you can make some too, and keep the babies in your life warm and cozy!
The first hat I made (when I made this tutorial) was a month and a half ago, so Peanut was only 2 and a half months, I made the hat just like the pattern I’m sharing, but he grew out of it pretty fast, so I made a second one (photo below) adding 1/4″ around the pattern.
Since I made this pattern measuring Conner and not with an actual hat, I’m not sure about the sizes. The best way to be sure the hat will fit your baby perfectly is to measure the circumference and then measure the pattern, that’s what I did for the second hat, I just added 1/2″ total to the width of the pattern. But you can also just use your copy machine and make the whole pattern bigger.
Now that I’ve warn all of you about the sizing, let’s start making this cute hat!
This post actually started as a tutorial of all of the bedding elements I sewed for little Peanut’s nursery, but just like the wheel there is no need for a reinvention in crib bedding tutorial world. After a quick Google search, I found pretty much every helpful information I was planning on sharing on my tutorials.
So instead of giving you tutorials for our nursery’s bedding, I decided to make a compilation with the best tutorials I found on the web (I wish I would have search for this before making all of my projects, it would have saved lots of time and measuring) At the bottom of each category I’m sharing little bits of what I did =] but all of my pictures will come in another post.
In my case I made 3 crib sheets and 2 bassinet sheets (for the basinet I did the same but with different measurements) The closest tutorial to the way I did it is number 2, but since I don’t have an overlock machine I did a French seam to finish the sides.
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