Sunday, April 18, 2010

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

When I saw this fabric all I could think of was a special 18 month old little boy very dear to me.  One of the patterns I purchased was a pattern of several toddler hats.  I changed it a little bit because I wanted to make it adjustable.  I cut out the hole in the back and added an adjustable velcro strip to the back.  If I had it to do again, I would make the bill stiffer.  Live & learn.  I hope it fits him!  Even if it doesn't, it was a lot of fun to make!
I have fabric left so I will have to think of something else to make!

Pattern Sales!

The fabric store that I frequent the most had patterns on sale for 99 cents for the past 2 or 3 weeks.  Well, I couldn't resist.  I bought a bunch of craft patterns that I normally would not have purchased because the regular prices are outlandish!  I'm not really a cheap person, but, anywhere from $15.95 and upwards to $25.95 per pattern is too outrageous for me.  I bought approximately 10-13 patterns in all and at 99 cents each.  That's what I call a good deal. 

Wristlet Purse

This pattern might have been easier to figure out on my own!  The directions were not explained clearly.  (so maybe the deal wasn't such a great deal after all)  After much ripping and sewing over again, it turned out cute.  It also is much smaller than I expected and will only hold my cell phone and maybe a couple of tissues!  When my youngest daughter saw it, she said, "That's just my size purse."  I happily gave it to her.  I will eventually make a larger one for myself.


Sunday, April 4, 2010


              about what my next project will be. 

Here Comes Peter Cottontail

I saw this cute little bunny pattern in a library book.  Since I have tons of fleece in my stash, I thought that would be a fun little project.  It really didn't make a significant dent in the stash!  The pattern was a bit frustrating because the directions said to cut out the pattern and add enough for a seam allowance, which I thought was odd.  Unfortunately, I forgot to do that!  So I tried to sew it together very close to the edge.  My own embellishment is the belly button.  :-)  The bunny hopped right into my grandson's arms!