Sunday, October 30, 2011

Trick or Treat Bag

My son is 20 months old and this will be his first Halloween where he somewhat understands what is going on. Last year we simply dressed him up and took pictures, nothing else. He was 8 months old and he made the absolute cutest green monster, I loved his costume!

This year he will be Winnie the Pooh. My mom already got him a really cute little pumpkin to hold all of, his treats but I wanted to make him his own honey pot to go with his costume. I used this tutorial and it took me maybe an hour at the most to make it (including sewing the honey drips and gluing the letters).

Yes, I went slightly overboard and probably bit off more than I could chew but it turned out so cute!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

My son's Christmas gift

I figured out my son's Christmas gift the moment I saw this fabric panel:

Isn't that so cute? My son is 20 months and he loves cars. I've been wanting to get one of those rugs with the roads on it for his Christmas gift but I have yet to see one in stores. So I stumbled upon Clothworks website last night and I found this panel -- it was a sign from God! He is so good, isn't He? :) Anyways, I plan on making it into a quilt/playmat and just having some simple blocks or a solid piece of fabric for the other side. Nothing fancy since he'll mostly be playing on the roads. I am so excited!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

More quilts

One of my best girlfriends has 3 little boys, a set of twins and then another that is 1 week older than my son. At her youngest's birthday party I promised I would make her a quilt with anything she wanted on it for him. And I'm just now getting started on it, over a year and a half later. (oi!) Anyways, his favorite things at the moment are balls, dinosaurs, monkeys, and dogs. So here is what I got so far:

The finished size of this quilt will be 36" by 42". The squares are cut 6.5" x 6.5" with a 1/4" seam allowance making them a finished size of 6"x6". There is going to be a 6" border around them but I haven't decided on the fabric for that. I'm having a really hard time finding something that goes well with the rest of the fabrics! I bought this monkey fabric for the back of the quilt:

She also asked me to make her twins quilts for Christmas in a similar design with their favorite things. So the twins quilts will be almost the same size (35" x 42" - 1 inch shorter) but theirs won't have the border. Instead they will have squares that are 7"x7". All three quilts will have the boys' names on them too, so they can each find their own. So I've been keeping busy lately, and I haven't even started on my family's Christmas gifts. Phew, this holiday season is going to be packed!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Handmade Christmas

So this year I've decided to try and make as many handmade gifts as I possibly can for both sides of the family. I say this because my dad and my father-in-law tend to be slightly difficult to shop for, let alone find a project I can make myself. So I've been searching Pinterest and getting some good ideas for people (which I won't be sharing until after the holiday, just in case), but one in particular I'm slightly more excited about...


I-SPY BAGS! Aren't they cute? They can be made in any shape (including inside old water bottles) and with any trinkets. I plan on making at least 2 of them for each of my nephews, both with fabric. I don't think my son will be old enough to understand the concept of these by Christmas, so I'm going on wait on making his. But I can't wait to get started on my nephews. Hardest part is just picking out the perfect fabric and trinkets! :)