Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Beaded Ruffle Socks

More ruffles! Remember these beaded ruffled socks I made? Well I decided to make some more for the Ruffle your Stuff contest.
My daughter loves hers and still wears them even thou she is now 2 years old!
I want to make a tutorial on how to make these, but it will ave to wait for now. I think I am going to do it in video form because tat is always easier for me to learn.
I did some pink ones with just a plain crocheted ruffle and no beads. The possibilities are endless with different colors and ruffles.
Theses sock not only look cute but they are functional as well, build in toys!

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Ruffle Your Stuff Onsie

So you may have noticed my Ruffle Your Stuff button on my side bar, well here is my entry for the contest.
A ruffled onsie. I had been wanting to test this out since I have a baby (50% cance its a girl) and a new niece on the way this summer.
It was really simple and cost me $1. I got the onsie from the dollar store and then I found some scrap material I thought matched.
I cut the material in 1.5 in strips twice as long as the onsie was wide. Then I did a really wide stitch down the middle and gathered them until they were the length I wanted.
For the front I used 2 strips and made a little ruffle U on the front.
and then sewed 3 gathered strips to te bum to create this cute little ruffle bum.
Then I had to find a cute little baby to model it for me.
I like the embellished onsie especially for summer wen it is to hot to wear much more but with an embellished onsie it still feels like they are wearing something cut.
For more detailed tutorials about adding ruffles go visit Disney over at Ruffles and Stuff.

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patricks Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day to everyone. Here is the little skirt I made for my little one to wear today. It was really easy and I was going to make a little tutorial, but in the middle of sewing it Ashley at Make it and Love it made one exactly like it in pink, and I mean exactly she even left the edges raw like mine. Crazy how two people can come up with the same idea at the same time. So instead of making a tutorial I will just send you all to her tutorial found here. Oh I also made the beaded socks my daughter is wearing I will post more about those later this week.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

I'm so proud

Although I am sad that I am not a finalist for the Lil Blue Boo / Dharma Trading Design (shed a little tear) I am very proud of my friend Ashley. Ashley is new to sewing and just recently got a sewing machine and one of her outfits is a finalist.
Ashley is the one that told me about the contest and told me I should enter. So I think that you should all go over to Lil Blue Boo and vote for Ashley. She is finalist #15 my hero. Her husband is currently in Afghanistan and she made this for her daughter to wear when they go see him later this month.

Although I wasn't a finalist I have received many compliments on my bubble shirt and am currently developing a pattern for it along with another similar shirt. Ashley is going to be one of my pattern tester along with my mother. If you would like to be my third test leave me a comment and I will pick one lucky reader to get my pattern and test it out for me.