Tuesday, November 24, 2009

12 weeks of Christmas - Week 9

Week 9? Already?! Wow! This weeks gift able craft is actually a twofer! I figured I would make sure you had a little time to get this set done. How about a Chef's Hat and an Apron!  I love that both came in a size for kids and adults. The hat was an even more exciting find because it actually comes in 4 sizes, adult, child, toddler, and baby. Plus, you use velcro on the back because they become adjustable. The apron is simple enough, I figured I could come up with a toddler sized one on my own. I am making 2 children's sets, a toddler set, and one adult set. So I can honestly say I am not finished with mine yet. But these have been fun to work on! 

By the way, when you get the hat instructions there are two separate files. One is the cut guide and the other is the step by step instructions. 

I hope this knocks another person or two off of your list!

I am having computer issues at the moment. So I will try to get the pictures up ASAP. But until then here are the ones from the tutorials...


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Memoboard Tutorial

I was asked to be a guest designer at The Crafting Pot. I put together a tutorial for a memo board. You can use it as a bonus giftable craft if you'd like. I hope you enjoy the tutorial and The Crafting pot. It's a fabulous crafting blog!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

12 weeks of Christmas - Week 8

 This is a gift you can easily do for the whole family. With three little ones in the house buying PJs can get expensive. So why not make your own? I found this great tutorial Instructables for making pajama pants. And making a set is simple, get a plain t-shirt and use part of your fabric scraps to make an appliqué. You could make these out of flannel for a warm and cozy pair of pans. Cotton for those warm nights. Or even fleece for those chilly nights.

So far these are the only completed pair. But I have a stack already cut for all three of the kids.

I hope this is something you can do for your family! Happy sewing!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

12 weeks of Christmas - Week 7

This week's project is Chipboard albums. These were made from coasters. There are very simple instructions at Craft With Me... If you don't have chipboard you can cheat and recycle boxes, cereal boxes would work perfect!

For some fun accessories you can make shrinkiy dinks. I stamped mine. But you can also run them through the printer. It would be a cute way to personalize your album.

Also rather then using a key chain like suggested in the link. I used binder clip rings. They make it much easier to assemble and to add more pages later if you choose.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

12 weeks of Christmas - Week 6

I found a great tutorial for a soothing eye mask. They are easy to make. Low cost. And adorable! The tutorial calls rice to fill the mask. But I went with flaxseed. I also used a satin fabric to match a set I am working on. If you want to add an even more soothing touch, add some lavendar buds or lavendar essential oil to the rice/flaxseed before filling the mask.

Just a quick tip if you are going to store this in the freezer, be sure to keep it in a zip lock storage bag.