December 13, 2011

Christmas Ornament Wreath

A few years ago, I saw a Christmas ornament wreath in Canadian Living and I firmly decided that I was destined to make one for myself.  So I did!  Good story, yeah? :)

I realize that my colours are not very...conventional...but those of you who know me know that's not my style.  And it goes better with my wall colour! 

And since I made it P.B. (that's 'pre-blog', not the nut butter) I don't have any 'how to' photos to share with you.  Canadian Living has a great tutorial, but if you want a visual, you can find one here. post.  Maybe I'll get those Christmas cookies out of the freezer and try out Twenty Second Icing.  Mmmmmmm....sweeeeeeet.

December 5, 2011

Onesie Party Dress

Ever have a fantastic idea, only to learn that someone else thought of it first? 

I came up with the concept (or thought I had) of a onesie dress one morning, only to find it on Pinterest later that day!  On the plus side, I got to follow a tutorial instead of making silly mistakes.  So that was a bonus.

I altered the pattern a little by making a casing for the elastic of the dress skirt and sewing three lines of stitching across the top to make it a little more decorative. 

And the flower pin.  LOVE the flower.  I'll show you how to make one soon!  It's really easy.

I don't have a photo of the recipient in her dress, hopefully her mom will send one soon!

December 1, 2011

Little Lumberjack Jacket

Every now and then, if you're an avid sewer (and perhaps even if you're not) you'll come across a length of fabric that just begs to be made into a very special project.  I received a bundle of unwanted items from my Grandma's extensive stash.  As soon as I saw this red plaid wool blend, I knew what I had to do.

Rowan needed a lumberjack jacket. 

And it had to have a fuzzy, faux sheepskin hood.

And lined with brown houndstooth flannel.

I used The Urban Hoodie as the base for this project with several modifications.  I'm pretty sure I want to make this jacket again next year, and when I do...the hood will be bigger.  It is, as my friend Jenn would call it, a 'show hood'.  Meaning it looks great, but does not preform its required hood duties.

Even still, it's cute.  I like it. 

Happy December 1st!  Today is Christmas decorating day at our house.  Except, we're kind of busy, so I'm not sure if it will get done.  Perhaps I'll hang a wreath so I don't feel entirely defeated :)