Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Ipod Cover/Stand

So I just got an Ipod and didn't like the cases I saw at the mall, so I made one. Isn't that what's awesome about sewing? If you can't find something you like, you make it.
I whipped this up in an afternoon. I found the tutorial here. I used plastic canvas with felt covering it for the inserts, it worked great. I love the results!

Happy sewing!


Thursday, April 19, 2012

'Encyclopedia of crochet' book review

So first off I would like to apologize for being absent for so long. We went on vacation for three weeks and when we came back we ended up doing renovations for like two months. life.

Okay on with the review. The other day I bought this book the 'Encyclopedia of crochet'.

Now normally I don't buy encyclopedia's because I prefer project books but this book is amazing. The illustrations are really good...

I love the projects, like look how cute this hedgehog is...

The book shows you how to do different textured patterns with blueprints for each one...

Also they have patterns for motifs also with blueprints...

I give this book 5/5 stars. This is a must have if your a beginner or you want to increase your crochet skills.

Happy crocheting!


Monday, January 23, 2012

baby gifts

A relative of mine is having twins, a boy an a girl, so my mom and I sewed up some gifts for them.

First up is pee pee teepees or wee wee wigwams. It will come in handy with the baby boy. Tutorial here.

Next I made these bunny blankies one for each baby.  I used fleece on one side and cotton on the other. Tutorial here.

I made these two hats from some extra fleece my mom used making two baby blankets. Tutorial here.

I made two fabric books from panels I got at fabricland. The first one is for the girl and it is a safari theme.

The second one is for the boy and is a farm theme.

Me and my mom crocheted two sets of a hats, mitts and booties. My mom crocheted the blue set and I crocheted the greenish set. Tutorials: booties(there are seven parts to it), baby hat, I just kind of made the mitts like the booties except a different shape.

Last up is this playmat. I took four panels and sewed them together with binding.

I appliqued some fuzzy fabrics on the animals for feeling.

I also attached some toys in the center. The butterfly has beads in it for noise. the sun has part of a chip bag in it for noise. the other ones are flat.

Happy Crafting!