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Monday, December 8, 2014

Baby Hats

I  just love making hats for babies. These are for our church to donate to the local maternity unit. (Other hats I’ve made found here.)

 blue and brown stripe baby hat

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Scarf from a Thrifted Shirt

I have been loving thrifting. I wrote about this great shirt I found at a thrift store a few months ago and how I completely butchered it by trying to make it fit me. I really loved it.

thrifted shirt turned scarf


I wrote about trying to make it into a scarf. And you know what? It worked. So many pleats in that shirt…I spent an hour one day seam-ripping the pleats.

That hour turned into a waste of a perfectly good naptime. Because I ended up re-pleating the shirt to try another idea.
scarf















That idea still didn’t work. So I just cut the whole thing apart and made it into a scarf. I serged the edges.

And I love it. I wore it two times this weekend.
buffalo plaid scarf

I’m still enjoying my thrifted clothing. But I think I’d better stop trying to repurpose everything. It is so much easier to start with plain old fabric.

I’ve been making more clothing for my boys lately. I’m working on a few items for Christmas. I did finally make a pattern I’ve had forever. I’m learning that I do waaaaay better with sewing when I have an actual pattern to start with.

Also, after I make the pattern once, it’s much easier making the same pattern a second time (for the second boy).

Friday, November 7, 2014

Red Christmas-ish Headbands

I have two big red flower and big red bow headbands for sale. Each is $7 plus $3 for shipping (if applicable).

 christmas red headbands

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Crocheted Baby Hats

I have called so many hats for babies “my favorite”.

However, these bow hats are truly my favorite. (For now.)
crocheted bow hats

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Raccoon Iron-On Applique

I love that raccoons are the ‘in’ character for kids’ clothing. My littlest guy got some jammies for his birthday with a raccoon. So cute!

And now my oldest son, who has started carrying a backpack to a few activities including our homeschool co-op, has a raccoon on his backpack.

raccoon backpack