Monday, September 8, 2014

Simple vanity chair pad

This was for a client.  It is a smidge too thick I believe.  We may wind up reducing it by an inch.  It's only 3" tall but looks much larger.

This was very simple to do.  I measured the chair, cut out 2 circles from my fabric, cut out a 4" strip for the gusset and 2 smaller pieces for the zipper in the gusset.  Wish I had taken a pic of that part. :(

Very, very quick and simple to make.

I am working on another customer chair pad and will be sure to post a tute on it when I have it finished.

Thanks for stopping by my little part of the world.

Happy Monday!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Hot Bowl Hot Pads

I found these adorable microwavable hot pad bowls here.  There are a ton of free tutorials online for these, and I have made them.  You can see them all in this pic.  Some are made from the free tutes and the others from this pattern.

Let me just say that free tutorials are nice to have (I've done a few myself), but not everything that is free is the best.  This pattern is well worth the $9 I spent.  There are instructions and tips that you won't get in the free tutes.  So bite the bullet and buy the pattern if you want to make these.

I made a lot of these for Christmas gifts as you see above, and I did this set for a wedding gift.  I also have a bread bowl from Home Goods that will go with this set.

I made regular hot pad to go with this set.

And I absolutely love these hot pads.  I have made these for gifts before too, and they are always a hit.  I found the tutorial here.  But I added two pockets to each hot pad in lieu of one.  I have a set of these, and I just like two pockets better.

And these are the hot pad bowls.

Up close.

I keep some of these on hand too for teacher gifts, last minute gifts when I forget a birthday or special occasion or if I really mess up and leave someone off my Christmas list. They are quick and easy to put together and use scraps.  Perfect!

Happy Thursday.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Appliqued shirts

You remember these little plaid shorts.  I had to make shirts to match.  I also have some pillow case dresses I'll show you later that I'm making for my great-nieces.  I used some of that fabric in the appliqued shirts to coordinate.  These are $4 shirts from Wal-Mart.  They are the thicker ones which I think just look better than regular t-shirts.  And they were worth the $4 in time savings!

I think these turned out really cute.  Hard as I tried, I still managed to get the applique a bit crooked.  I'm hoping it will go unnoticed when they are wearing these.

I used a little piece of ric rac at the top of the sail.  I'm not sure what you call that other than a flag?

Here are some other things I've been working on, so you don't think I've totally disappeared.  Both of these were done for customers.  The little framed pillow is my favorite.  I just like that look.  I had 4 others but did not have inserts to snap pictures. :(

Please feel free to ask any questions.  Thanks for stopping by.  Hope to see you soon.

Happy Wednesday.