Love the ribbon street!
Friday, February 25, 2011
Saturday, February 19, 2011
I found this REALLY cute shirt at H & M last week... My sister-in-law and niece and nephew are coming to Hong Hong in a couple weeks, so I thought this would make a great shirt for the cousins to wear. My son LOVES his already!
1. Cut the shirt apart. I also cut off all the seams. You can reuse the hems on the sleeves.
Here's another view.
2. Find a different shirt that is about the size you want to make.
I wanted to make this shirt still a little big so it will fit this summer.
I'm really only reducing by about one size.
3. Trim the sides and bottom of the shirt. Also cut down the sleeves.
I didn't have to cut much off the sleeve.
4. Now, onto the sewing! Pin the sleeves back on and sew each one.
5. Pin and sew the sides.
6. Serge or zig-zag the bottom, then fold up and pin a hem. Because of the large graphic, I had to sew part of the face. I sew a double seam for the hem to replicate the original as best I can. My machine did not like sewing over the rubbery graphic.
You may have some puckers in the hem, but its on the back, so I don't care.
Yeah! It fits! At first he wasn't so into showing it off, but I did get him to smile. This will look great with the four cousins wearing the shirt, and will still fit him this summer!
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
My card box was empty... literally, I think I was down to one last birthday card and it was for a little girl... It was time to make more. So, I've spent the past several afternoons making cards... Birthday, birth, anniversary, thank-you, thinking of you, friendship, and other random ones.On the back of each one I stamp my signature:
It feels SO good to have my card box FULL again.
Once I get going, I make several cards with the same paper and theme, but no two are exactly the same.
If the boys take good naps I can really crank out the cards. If my two year old wakes up, he loves to help with the paper-cutter..:o)
Monday, February 14, 2011
Thursday, February 10, 2011
I was inspired by this post on the blog MADE to get some labels made. Now, I did check out her site, then decided I couldn't spend the $250 minimum order to just make a few labels. I didn't need or want anything fancy, so I found the site It's Mine (don't you love the name!) and made a batch for a decent price. They don't have the selection of design options, but if you want simple, it's a good place. You can get sew on, or iron on too.
Here's how mine turned out:
These cookies were my take-a-longs to the super bowl party we attended, they were a hit! I left some without the chocolate for the "healthy" version, but the chocolate was really yummy too!
Monday, February 7, 2011
This project has been long in the planning. I bought the paint months ago, and just haven't had the time to get it on the wall. With my husband home last week, I was able to get the painting done.
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Gong Hei Fa Choi! It's Chinese New Year here in Hong Kong today and we are ushering in the year of the rabbit! I'm getting three special packages ready to mail out on Monday when the holiday is over. I've been busy working on these this week, with a few interruptions and problems along the way. Dying issues, machine issues and finding the time, but they are finished and I am so excited to send these all over the world! Scroll down to find out where these shirts will be ending up. This was SO much fun for me becuase I don't have girls, so working with pink doesn't happen very often... I am thankful for wonderful friends having new baby girls!
Going to Saudi Arabia...
Do you have any ideas for changes or modifications? I am sure I will be making more of these as gifts in the future and am always looking for new ideas. Let me know what YOU think!