Thursday, January 8, 2015

Diy baby knot hat! Tee shirt upcycle Soo cute!

Its cold outside, and our babies are bald!! lol! lets make some hats!

For starters, I traced an old knot hat i had, but made it a little bigger all around (needed it a size up) but i also found a printable one if you wanted your own at prudentbaby  HERE I really made mine the same way ;)

I started with an old tee shirt, and my pattern.
I missed the photo of step one, but pretty much as you would imagine, i laid the tee flat inside out,  traced my pattern (right on the bottom hem so i could use it) and cut it out/sewed it together, 

 I used my new serger for this, but have made them before with regular stitch followed by a zigzag on the outside to reinforce it. This is what i have now. (see the tee hem at the bottom)

Next step is to fold the bottom up evenly as shown and pin in place

a zig zag stitch is used to sew right along this seam

now turn inside out and press seams flat 

tie knot in top as wanted. you can fold the bottom up again or not, however you like... cute right

we will let the reborn doll model it here lol

you could also embellish them with buttons, flowers, bows, etc.
I made a couple for some friends of mine.  I just hand sewed little Initials on that i cut out of felt. Simple but made them so much more special! 

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Crafting!

Upcycle! Diy girls skirt from old hoodie!

I love to upcycle! Partly because I'm a creative spirit, and love to make things, and then also because I have a problem throwing anything away.

I had this Cabela's hoodie which I loved. It had barely been worn when I got wood glue (which never would come out despite all my pinterest stain removal efforts) all over the sleeve. I kept it for over a year (because I cant throw things away, remember). Whilst making an effort to get rid of some old winter wear I drug it back out, and came up with this cute idea... a skirt for my big girl!

I started simply with the sweat shirt

(notice i already started chopping then thought... may want pics of this) 

Then i cut the bottom off
 (I left alot above pocket for it to be approx knee length, would look even cuter, shorter)

I also cut the string part of the hood off, with about 1.5" of fabric in tact to be the waist band ( you may have to use something else, but this fit my girl perfect... and its an instant drawstring if it were too big.

 I turned the skirt part inside out and marked an inch or so wider than the waist of a nice fitting skirt on either side, and sewed in a straight line (or straight as I could) from that mark to the hem band on either side.

I sewed the hoodie string part into a circle right sides together to finish the waistband,

and marked the middle and both sides of it, and the skirt body with pins and pinned them both together, right sides together.

I then sewed these two pieces together (I used my new serger. eekkk!! best gift ever) stretching them out as I went so they were the same size.

Then just turned inside right, and ironed the seams down....Voila!!

  Adorable with tights, and my girl said its super comfy! Win win!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

2014 In a Nutshell (as the ole saying goes ;))

So, i haven't blogged at all this year. Its been a whirlwind. Enjoy this little fast forward (or rewind) of our year.

First things first. . . surprise surprise!

Expecting baby number 3

I hand painted the playroom
Dr. Seuss theme

Some bump progress

We celebrated our big "10" year anniversary this year!

I gained weight quickly after the moring sickness left
Some more bump progress

Heres my 9 month selfie lol.

We grew a garden, my son helped a bit more than the princess, lol!

Got our room and the nersery ready for our Ms Molli Jolee

The Lord smiled on us, and blessed us with a perfect little sister, despite us not knowing until delivery that the cord was wrapped around her neck a record breaking 5 times!!! 

She came out so alert. She smiled the first day she was born, a real smile. Ive had several tell me she had to be an old soul to be so alert and make such expressions so young.

4 days old

One week old

one month old 

Mitchell and Mitch also had their first real father-son hunt this year.

Halloween was so fun we did it twice! lol!

(made elsa and olaf's costumes btw)

And we may have had the best Christmas yet! (tho i think we say that every year!)

All in all, I feel more blessed this year than ever before. I hope you and your family feel the same way :)  Wishing you blessings in this new year too!