Saturday, April 9, 2016

DIY Recliner Pillow

I have a Dear friend that needed a pillow for her recliner that
would stay put. You know how annoying it is when
you lean forward and your pillow falls down behind you?
I wish I could say that I came up with this idea, but I did not.
But it's genius. There is a heavier stuffed pillow on one side
a lighter stuffed pillow on the other, All you have to do is turn 
it around! Mr. Incredible already wants one for his recliner.
ooooohhhhh...I love a good Christmas gift idea ;)

Friday, April 8, 2016

Scrub Top Re-Make

I bought a cute scrub top over the internet.
BIG mistake! I should know better than
to buy any brand that I have not tried on before.
This is the Re-make Picture
 This is the original look of the top (below). It was too tight
under the arms, too short and the pockets were too high.
a-n-d..... too late to return.
So I had two choices. Get rid of it, or re-make it :)
I removed the pockets, hem and sleeves.
I gave it more length by ironing out the original hem and 
adding some grey fabric to be folded under for the new hem.
Then I lowered the pockets as far as I could.
 Easy Peasy right? lol, well no. For starters I could not find
a pattern on Pinterest that I liked or that would work for the 
purpose of giving me more space under the arm.
I made my own......
fudged my way through uncharted territory.
after much frustration and experimenting. I accomplished
my goal. The shirt looks great, will work great for summer
and can be worn with a shirt underneath when it's cold.
Note to self. Stop buying clothes over the internet! 
and if  a shirt doesn't fit. Give it away.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Baby Knee Pad's

 lil' Miss Fia, needed some knee pads for 
protection when crawling around on
hardwood floors.

Enter: Walmart clearance tights
 girls size 12, too big for a baby right?
 I chopped them up :) lots of extra parts 
for future projects. I stitched together 
2 pcs. thin batting, tucked them inside
the wrong side of fabric, held with a 
zigzag, and finished them up. Note to self:
next time make the top of the fold longer 
so it can be folded over to make a more
tidy finish.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Custom Rice Hot/cold pack

I have a friend that needed a heat pad for her knee.
You know that old saying "Necessity is 
the Mother of invention" well it was necessary,
 and now it is invented :)
 Here is prototype #1 which seems to work fine.
But after I made it, I decided I could do better.
So Its back to the drawing board one more time
to tweek some things. Then I will post a Pattern :)

Well hello sweet little rice wrap, Goodbye achy 
painful joints. You can see some of my other "Rice Bags" 

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Burp Cloths

Beautiful little Foxes, Skunks and Racoons oh, my!
This was my fabric choice for a gender neutral 
Baby shower gift. Love Love Love the fabric :)
hopefully the recipients do too!
Double sided with superflannel inside for absorbancey 
I used one of my new tags, Yippie
I love sewing, have I ever mentioned that?
oh, yes...... like a zillion times.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Blog Tags

Finally, after many years of making tags
off the cuff, in the moment, at the last minute......
I decided to eradicate the problem!

I designed what I wanted, printed them off in mass,
in all sorts of colors of cardstock. (spent many hours
watching tv and cutting) and took scraps of colored
paper and made alot of pre-punched designs.
Now all I have to do is pick the color, add some 
cute embelishments and whew, NO more last 
minute designing. YAY

Saturday, January 16, 2016