This is a baby quilt I am making for my cousin. She’s having a girl. Since our city has no fabric store anymore, I use old clothing for a lot of my material.
Here I show from start .. to almost finish. I chose an old soft bed sheet for the back, then I stitched and X in the middle of each tiny diamond to “quilt it to the back..now all I have to do is sew my binding strips around the edges and I’m finished.. yay me.!!
BTW This is my first quilt EVER..
You can tell how my corners didn’t add up to each other exactly.. I hid them with a little diamond in each “intersection” it really seems to hide a lot.
Note* If you are a beginner like me, make sure you choose a busy pattern for your back fabric.. It helps hide any little imperfections.
This one I can’t take complete credit for.. I bought the Killer t-shirt from a $3.00 bin at Giant Tiger… but Zoe is a girl.. so I had to “girlify” it up a bit.. so I added light pink tulle to the base of the t-shirt to make like a t-shirt tutu. Looks totally cute ;)
And another winter coat.. this time pink :) I used felt from those craft packs at the dollar store. stitched 4 pieces of felt together then cut out a basic pattern. I used the same scrap heavy fleece for the collar and added snaps to close. This coat can be reversible, one way looks nice and clean, the other a “mountainey” feel.
mountainey= rustic, woodsy, hunterish.. you know :p
Zoe is wearing one of my boyfriend’s old TH sweaters that he stained.. I re-vamped it into a cute little doggy sweater. I trimmed up the collar & bottom of the shirt for most of it and used the cuff from one sleeve for the arms.
I <3 U .. This cute valentine heart outfit comes with a bow to clip to Zoe’s hair. I used some heart fabric my Mom gave me then added some red tulle to the bow and skirt to liven it up a bit.
This purse was made from an old jean skirt & seafoam green silk scraps.
Wasn’t too difficult, although I wish I would have used my old Singer to go through the jean material.. My new Singer doesn’t like jeans too well.
This little ballerina outfit is simply adorable and ‘sew’ easy to make ;)
Materials : lace, tulle, elastic, ric-rac,
I made the skirt a tie-around.. so you don’t have to be perfect with measurements.
The lace cuffs were easy. I simply stitched the lace to the elastic and then sewed the elastic together. Zoe is the best dog model ..lol
You can embellish anything.. make sure you have lots of little handy glitter glue & shaker stars and such.. Some people like the ‘gawdy’ overdone look.. Go wild , glitter* is fun.
*glitter is the Herpes of Arts & Crafts, the stuff will never leave..
This is one of Zoe’s winter coats, it’s made with the same heavy fleece I used for Dino head. The collar & flower are made of scrap felt and the button was a Goodwill find.
Birthday, Thank You, Christmas, Anniversary, Valentine’s, etc. I make cards for all occasions. I have a funny habit of keeping all of the greeting cards i get throughout the year, then turn them into new again.