Thursday, July 23, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
I made four cloth napkins the other day out of some fabric I got from Goodwill. So, now we just need to remember to use these napkins instead of paper towels and it's another "green" move!
A little something about myself- I hate buying fabric new... it's so expensive. So, I got about three yards of this fabric along with about ten yards of other random fabrics for less than $6. Granted, you can't choose your patterns or amounts, but it's sure nice for little projects like this!
I also made an apron out of this material but was never able to get a good picture of it. And I made a shirt for a friend's little girl. I was doing some minor alterations to a shirt I'd made for myself when she was over and she asked if I could make her one. It was very simple to make. Just a rectangle of fabric hemmed and sewn into a tube. Then I put a piece of elastic around the top and put in sleeves.
It was difficult to get a good picture of her in it because she likes to run and hide from the camera. She really liked it and wanted to wear it right away. She also insisted to her mom that she be able to wear to church the next day.
Okay, so there's your second crafty post I promised!
Sunday, July 12, 2009
It's pasta! I bought a pile of felt from a garage sale and wanted to experiment with some felt food. So, I had seen some farfalle pasta on another site and decided to try it. It's super easy as long as you have pinking shears. Then I made some meatballs (which are not perfectly round- but then what meatballs are?) and cut out some red pasta sauce.
I think it's pretty cute. I have tons more of the felt. I need more inspiration! Also, more time. But then, don't we all?
More crafting posts to come soon!