Monday, March 28, 2011

Plum Tree Ottobre Dress for Lilly with Amy Butler

I have had this cut out for Lilly for 6months and last night and today I have gotten it finished.

I did a little bit of changing from the original pattern from the Finish pattern magazine Ottobre, issue 03/10

I changed the ribbon design from being vertical to horizontal and placed the buttons in the same place. I omitted the pockets since I thought the fabric design was busy enough without pockets adding distraction.

The buttons are from my mother's collection of mother of pearl buttons that she has gathered over many years. The lacy trim is from walmart...I purchased it for card making and scrapbooking, but I like the way it looked with the fabric when I was trying to figure out what trims I had to match.

You can see from the closeup that I still have work to do and much room for improvement when you see the zipper at the back. The rest of the dress came together easily, but I am still not very good on zippers.

Sonic the Hedgehog Applique Tshirt

Here is what I made for Isaac for his birthday. Boy gets so many wonderful great shape hand me downs that he is never in need, so I only make him something for his birthay...and this year he has been into Sonic the Hedgehog in a crazy way. I think he has gotten 4 games this year and one for the gameboy in addition. However, there is no great way to find Sonic I made him one!

First, I went online and found a picture that looked easy to copy. I found this picture where it was meant to teach how to draw sonic.

I printed out the picture, cut out the different color parts, white, black, blue parts.

I then used them as patterns to cut out the WONDER UNDER, (kinda like iron on double sided sticky tape for fabic).

Ironed the pieces onto the right color fabric, peeled off the back of the wonder under (now stuck to the correct colored fabric) and started to iron on the white and black parts onto the blue head, then ironed on the whole thing onto the front panel of the grey shirt I had cut out to make for him.

(the shirt was an ottobre pattern from the 06/09 issue for jammies but it fits him nicely and it was already traced out and ready to go.

Stablizer used for embroidery and appliques was put on the back and pinned on.

Sewed a tight zig zag around the outside of sonic, then changed color of threads, and did the whites and followed by the blacks.

Assembled the shirt and volia, Isaac's Sonic the Hedgehog shirt for his birthday.

I started making the sonic part while the kids were doing crafts (baby in nap), then did all the outline sewing and putting together the shirt after kids were in bed. One day project. Although, the shirt fabric had been cut out (waiting and waiting for me to make something!!!) I was late on it. I made it ON his birthday, and he wore it the next day at school.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Up and Away Birthday!

I have been inspired by several challeges today....

The cardstock is Stampin Up, dewdrops are fakes from Michaels. Aqua paper and patterned paper I got from TAC years ago, called a little Whimsy. Perfect for the color challenge!! I used Copics to color in the Lili of the Valley stamp, which is my first time using him! So cute! (c03,05-bg000, 02, 05--yg01, 03, 17-v09, 06)

Black brads was from SU when I was a demo, which was before i was a mother! And my oldest is 5.5yrs old!!! Come to think of it, all my SU stuff is that old! I have only bought black, metallic and white cs and have never had to buy more color CS because I had bought so much as a demo!!

Sweet Windswept Spring Birthday

It has been a long time since I have been craftin and I almost didn't get to make anything today because I couldnt find my C pad for my cuttlebug!!!! Grrrr....but I found it under my nose and I got busy.

Today, I have been challenged by THE SUGAR BOWL to use a sketch, BELLS AND WHISTLES and MAGICAL MONDAYS to think spring, and KABOODLE DOODLES for a birthday card.

This card will be for my mother, whose birthday is in April and she loves green. Although I used brown, those greens/yellows just make it scream spring to me!

Sugar Nellie image Windswept stamped on Papertrey Ink CS colored in copics (YG00,01,03, 17 and E30, 33 35), cut out with a Spellbinder die

Distress inks anique linen around edges and image and sentient. Distress ink Walnut stain is the sentiment, from Gina K.

Cardstock is all from SU, cuttlebug embossed, sewn on, and faux Michaels dewdrops

Thanks for looking. Hoping that tonight I will make two others, either masculine or boyish or kinda neutral!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Kraftin Kimmie Lily Lemon Friendship card

Little Miss Lilly Lemon from Kraftin Kimmie is gracing the cover of this sweet friendship card. I chose the colors from the copic challenge blog and already had Lilly colored, so I added the purple and flew with it. Details of the card are as follows....
  • patterned paper from DCWV Once Upon a Time stack
  • cs from SU, purple cut with spellbinder nestie
  • sentiment from Papertrey Ink "in celebration" set, and used corner rounders
  • Image from Kraftin Kimmie colored in copics, cut out with a spellbinder nestie with out of box technique.
  • Straight stitch and ribbon help to add a little umph. ribbon from Oriental trading company
  • Antique linen distress inks from tim holtz
  • bow easy used for bow.

Challenges entered into...

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Lili of the Valley Stamps AND a Clean and Simple Birthday

  • Today I made 2 cards, one with my NEW Lili of the Valley Stamps from the UK and one with Papertrey Ink "In Celebration" stamp set.
  • The first is this adorable little gal, whom is colored with copics (r20, 24, 27) and I used tip to tip technique since I didn't have the R22 color to blend well. I think it went rather nicely. I learned this at a 4 hr copic class from a certified copic gal Dionne (her blog here)

  • CS is from SU, patterned paper is DCWV Whimsy stack, silver satin ribbon from Michaels, silver embossing, sewing machine, Spellbinders circle, big scallops and fancy tags. Sentiment is from Gina K along with the oval stamp around it. Embellished with faux dew drops from Michaels. Stickles on wings, wand and antaneas are "icicles". I love the end look. She is just so stinkin adorable!

Challenges entered:

  • The Clean and Simple card is for my husband's birthday which is in 5 days and must be simple because he doesn't like a bunch of stuff. All stamping from the Papertrey Ink set mentioned above. Silver paper is from a package of shimmer paper from Michaels. Silver embossing, black ribbon from Michaels and that is about all for this one!

Challenges Entered into

MY GOAL for MARCH: Make 2 cards "not girly" for ever 1 that I make girly. I did make two of the CAS today, the other has a different sentiment and is going into the donated to Kindergarten gift basket for a raffle later this month.

I just find that I make what I love the most, but need to branch out into cards that other people might enjoy also. . . and I enjoy making them, but it is not my passion.