Little known fact, my first sewing project ever was a cloth diaper. I will have to dig up some old pics of that bad boy! Actually, it was the Honey Boy pattern that I taught myself to sew with. Ahh...memories.
Anyway, back to today. I made up 5 more of the gift card holders for my son's teachers.
He has some special needs, so I always appreciate any effort he puts into something like this, but he really worked hard drawing a picture for each individual teacher that we laminated and slid into the side of the pouch opposite the $tarbucks gift cards.
These are such a fun little project. I have a bunch cut out, I might whip up a few more to have on hand for last minute gift ideas. So quick and cute, too! Oh and I may have snagged one to use as my own little mini-wallet.
Next up, Pillow Case Dress PJs for the girls. I had some cotton that I bought years ago thinking I'd make curtains, but it's so thin and sheer, I didn't think it would look good against a bright window. So it seemed perfect to try my hand at pillow case dresses and use as lightweight nightgowns.
The hardest part was the ties. Since I planned on washing these often, I decided to use fabric ties vs ribbon. The woven one was fine, the knit one took forever to turn and my hands were both cramping.
I tend to be a "cut-twice, curse often and measure after the fact" kinda sew-er. So I was thrilled to see that the ties were actually the same size!
And then when I tried one on my older daughter (the one with the knitted waffle ties that took me sooo long to perfect) she hated them. I was instructed to cut them off and add a button. Well, I chopped and sewed to make straps (eyeballed, of course) that will hopefully please my uber-sensitive princess and the pea.
And finally, the one with the real ties. Will hopefully get pics of both being modeled tomorrow night at bedtime!
And lest you think I have forgotten about my poor hooks, I have been crocheting up a storm. A couple projects are gifts and cant be blogged yet, but I do have two My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic hats to show for my school break crafting madness. I present Rarity and Twilight Sparkle, complete with cutie marks....
And in play:
Yeah, they aren't great, but I have 4 more ponies to perfect my craft.