Friday, July 30, 2010

iPod Shuffle Cozy

My sweet, wonderful hubby and I just celebrated our six year anniversary. He surprised me with an iPod Shuffle. I was very surprised because 1) we already celebrated our anniversary with our Jamaica trip and 2) he does not like the "a" word products (hint: it is a fruit as well). He even admitted that he broke one of his rules. But I love my Shuffle. I was unsure about not being able to choose a certain song, but I thought the Nano was too big. It turned out perfect for running and that is what I will mainly use it for. So far I love it!
Does this fabric look familiar? It is very special to me and has a lot of meaning. That is why I choose it. I wanted to be reminded of my sweet nieces every time I see it. I used this fabric to make matching outfits for my nieces. It is the last outfit I made for Hannah that she was able to wear.
Anywho, I needed something to carry my new accessory in. I made my sister a iPod cozy for her birthday, but once again I forgot to take pictures of it. I loved how it turned out. This is the tutorial I used . These cozies are super easy to make and they take no time at all. You could even make one for a camera or phone. Since my iPod is smaller I changed the dimensions a bit. I cut out two 3 1/2 x 10 strips. The final dimensions are about 3 x 4 (and that is just a guesstimate because I am to lazy to get up and get a ruler!) And instead of elastic I used an old stretched out thin, hair rubber band. I made the cozy a little bigger than what was necessary because I wanted it big enough to hold the USB connector too. It all fits perfectly. I love it!

I hope you enjoy and have a great weekend!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Baby Girl Sweetness

A friend of mine had a baby shower yesterday. She is having a girl which is great because it is so easy to whip up some girly gifts. All I had to buy was the onesies and the diaper wipes case. Which reminds me that I forgot to take a picture of it!!! Ugh! I hate when that happens. It was so cute with zebra fabric and pink ribbon and a green fabric bow. Oh well, maybe I can sneak a picture of it later.

So, all the fabric I used was scrape fabric leftover from other projects. Awesome! It's always a good feeling when you don't have to run to the fabric store to make some really cute gifts. Especially when there isn't a good fabric store near you!

So here is a little dress that I made from a onesie. I didn't cut it, it still has the snaps on the bottom. I love how this turned out. I will post a tutorial a little later.

Disclaimer: Please excuse the wrinkled sheet background. As stated before, I am not a photographer! Maybe one day I will get a little better at taking pictures.
Next: The Ruffle Butt Onesie. This was featured at Ucreate about a year ago. I have been wanting to make this one for a while. So here it is....

Unfortunately, I don't have a model for this one. I can't wait to see it on! I did this a little different than the tutorial. I don't have a serger and I am not a fan of the fabric fraying. So, I sewed a tube and turned it right-side out and then created the ruffle. I love how it turned out. I can't wait to make some more.
And then you can never have enough burp cloths right? At least so I am told. So I made a couple. This one I really like because it curves in in the center so it contours to your neck. It looks like a big bone, but I think it will work very nicely.
Although it's not shown here (I swear I took more pictures than this! I don't know what happened to the others! Ugh!) the other side is a microfiber dish towel. That should be super absorbent!

I still have lots of scraps so I hope to start stockpiling some of these items to have them on hand when needed!

I hope you enjoy and have a Happy Monday!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Has anyone tried this yet...

GLASS ETCHING? I love this stuff. I could easily get addicted to this. This was a trifle dish that I have had for a while. I found the design online somewhere and traced it and the T. I used clear contact paper to trace it on and I think it worked great. Then I attached it to the glass and gobbed on the Armor Etch, twice for 10 minutes each.

This stuff is amazing. The hardest part is drawing and cutting out the design; especially if you don't have stencils or a nifty Cricut machine (which I am hoping that Santa will bring me one for Christmas).

I love how it turned out...

Sorry about the lovely pictures and the backdrop. I was in a hurry and couldn't think of a good background. And we are still in our rental (which I am very thankful for), but the wood paneling walls don't make for a very good background!
I think I might start getting out all my glass casserole dishes and putting my mark on them next. This would also be great wedding gifts. The possibilities are endless!

Have a good Monday!