Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Dollar Store Halloween Coaster Tutorial

I love fast and fun crafts. My life is a little crazy sometimes so I might only get 15 minutes of craft time in little bursts. This is something I made that took about 5 minutes!

Family Dollar has these coasters for $1 and greeting cards for $1. I had the Mod Podge on hand so this project cost me only $2.

First I decided which part of the card I wanted to show on my coaster.

I laid my coaster on top of my card and used a craft knife to cut around it. You want to cut it a tiny bit smaller than your coaster so that you don't have part of your card hanging off. You want it to cover just the top of your coaster.

                                         Put a thin layer of Mod Podge on the tile.

Place your card on top and add another layer of Mod Podge. I let that dry a day and put another coat on again. Done!

I sent this with a few other goodies to my swap partner.

I hope you like this quick, cheap, and fun craft. I see more of these in my future : )

linking up here:

Friday, October 12, 2012

What you got in your pouch?

Brandi and I have made a bunch of these pouches. It seems like when one of us finds a good thing, we both make at least one and then probably more than that. That is just one of the benefits to being in business and sewing with your best friend - you can find things you know they would like and that you like too and check out the different spins you each put on them (check out our purse we made a bunch of, too).

In this case, it's the open wide zipper pouch from the Noodlehead tutorial. Have you seen her site? It's AWESOME. We love all her tutorials and patterns (I got a 241 tote in a swap I recently participated in).

Ok, enough jibber-jabber, on to the good stuff:

First: two of my friends were going on a cruise so I wanted to make them some travel pouches. Aimee LOVES Halloween so I picked two really cool prints and alternated them (the b&w is sparkly!).

Her housemate likes damask prints and really classy prints so I made these two for Jo.

My brother, sister, dad, and I all went in to get my mom a new sewing machine for her birthday and Brandi made her this bee pouch to go along with the gift. My mom *loves* The Secret Life of Bees and ever since that book came out, we've always gotten her bee things. :)

Here is the one I made myself for my notarial supplies from the tube map fabric & lemony dots.

And finally, the awesome 'Mrs.' one that Brandi made for her friend at work who got married.

Have you made any of these? Show us what you've got!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Vintage Sheets turned Stylish Dresses

We have a very loyal customer who has had us make her two dresses from sheets before and asked for two more. This time I used a simple pattern for the one (same as this one that Brandi made) and made up a pattern for the other using her measurements and what she wanted it to look like.

We were going to take pictures outside and then drink wine, but we accidentally did things in the reverse order so it was too dark for outside pictures - so this is what we've got. :) Plus, we were being goofy.

This is the same customer who won the basket of goodies that we donated to my church for the missions auction. We were raising money to be used for the church mission work (both within and without, including the group I visit Mexico with each year) and Brandi and I donated a basket for the auction. She was determined to take it home. Now THAT is dedication! :)

I hope you're having a great week!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Accidental Hooded Cowel

Originally this was going to be a hoodie for Julie but since she was sleeping while I was sewing I couldn't try t on as I went. I was using one of her store bought shirts as a pattern and I made the sleeves too tight.

Instead of just scrapping the whole thing I turned it into a hooded cowel. Perfect!

It got me thinking, I bet if she had a hoodie she has grown out of I could easily make one of these with it to get a little more life out of it.

I trimmed it with lace and she loves it and that makes me happy. We got her new coat at Old Navy over the weekend, they had a sale it was only $15!

I love this owl fabric so much I wish I had gotten more. It is from Joann's and its soft stretchy knit.

Today I am linking up here:

A Spooky Pin Cushion


I made two of these mason jar pin cushions, one for a Halloween Sawp that we are participating in and one for the shop.

I really love the hot pink and the spider web I think its pretty cute and I hope that my swap partner gets some use out of it.

If you want one like this you can get it here. Wanna make one for yourself? Check this out!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

What we have been up to...

We have been away for a couple weeks now because we have been busy. Busy with what you ask?

We have been working, babysitting, getting new job, quiting old job,

painting Julie's dresser

Celebrating my 25th birthday



Trying something new

Puppy cuddling

And a constant battle, stocking up the shop

So that's what we have been up to, what about you?

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Gifts for the bride.

I made a few little gifts for a boss/friend at work for her wedding. 

For this white one I used the open wide tutorial from the Noodlehead blog. Awesome tutorial that Meighen and I have used several times already. I used freezer paper to put the "Mrs." on it and added a little bling.

I made her a smaller little zipper pouch with a ruffle in her favorite color. I swear it wasn't lopsided like it looks in the picture.... I blame my bad picture taking haha not my bad sewing! I didn't use a tutorial for this one.

A card holder I found the tutorial here from the blog The Crafty Cupboard. I just recently stumbled upon that blog and its pretty cute.

This was very easy to sew, I wish I had used matching thread instead of just white but anyway, that's how it opens.

I like to make practical gifts for people so I made these for her because I knew she was about to go on a cruise and who couldn't use pouches for a trip? I really want to make one of those card holders for myself!