Tuesday, July 13, 2010

WOW....I can sew! Not well but....

I know this is super easy but I'm still so proud of myself that I actually made this.  I am so so so not a seamstress!  It is made out of a pillowcase and if you google pillowcase dress you won't believe all the results you will find.  Literally all I had to do was put in armholes and a neck.  I did have to take it up a little so there is a seam also along the side but because it is a pillowcase the hem is all done already!  The bow on the bottom is put on with a snap so I can remove it for washing!  Now to find some really cute pillowcases....it seems most of the stores only have solid colors so I'm hoping to run across some neat ones at the thrift store!  I did make another one out of fabric from the bolt the other day and it actually was pretty easy, too.  I added a solid color border across the bottom of a seersucker cherry print and it turned out cute.  It only took less than 1/2 a yeard of fabric so still a very inexpensive dress to make and....when they outgrow it as a dress let the ribbons out and they can have a long top and wear leggings or shorts with a shirt underneath.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Halloween (Ryan)

I wanted to play with my Peachy Keen face stamps so I went to work on this Halloween layout of Ryan back in 2000.  I don't know the makers of the patterned papers....had them in my stash.  The title is a rubon from Karen Foster that I just cut down to fit my page.  I used my cricut to cut the spider and the super hero.  I used the new hide feature on my Gypsy to hide the cuts for the faces on both.  Here is a close up of the super hero.
I got a little carried away trying to add some highlights to his hair....kinda makes me think of Elvis.  Hope you like it!!