Monday, May 21, 2012

My first wreath...

Inspired by a blogger mom's b-day party for her daughter, I wanted to make a wreath for baby j's 1 year b-day next month!  (maybe an indoor wreath)   Here's my version.  Her b-day party colors are yellow and aqua, inspired by my sister's photo taken of baby j wearing a yellow jacket I made her, against a aqua blue playground slide backdrop.
I couldn't find a branch wreath color that I liked with the limited supply at the local Michael's store, so decided I wanted to use some burlap fabric I had lying around to cover up the straw base.  I was surprised at how much I love the result.   I think there will be more wreaths in the future...: )

I love how easy it is to make rosettes from felt, and they look so good!  These were made with strips of felt in baby blue, peacock, and cerulean blue, twisted and turned to create the rose petals.   

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Floor cushion reveal!

Finally completed this project that I started a couple months ago.  For some reason putting in piping held me back a little b/c I hadn't done it before.   But also, w/baby j around I haven't had time to sew.  Anyway, the whole project was so easy to do, I don't know what took me so long!  Here's my gray/yellow/cream version (seems like these days those are my colors of choice!) : )

Here's my version, based on the blogger living w/punks did.  Thank you for posting this!  super cool!
I put my own spin on it by adding an invisible zipper for easy washing later on.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

hello yellow!

Just made this jacket for a friend's niece, who's just a little younger than baby j. My friend and I are trading artwork...she's an amazing artist at Pixar and I don't feel worthy of the trade, but I guess the nature of this is labor-intensive as well. :)  I still want to make her a dress though that could go with the jacket...but looks like I won't be able to do it till after baby j's b-day party, which is in a month!
Here's the jacket before sewing on the placket!
Here's baby J posing for mama!