Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A Gift a Day: Grocery Bag Holder and Fleece No Sew Hat

The grocery bag holder evolved out of my need to hold grocery bags in a convenient way that didn't take up a lot of wall space. I found a tutorial for making one out of a kitchen towel, using a few pieces of elastic to scrunch the top and bottom and attaching a ribbon for hanging. It turned out so well I am making a lot more for gifts! A kitchen towel is only $1.

The fleece hat I made to match the scarf I made a while ago for my youngest. I may have made the hat a bit on the small side, so I hope it fits. It was very simple and quick- no sewing involved. I used fabric scraps for the scarf and hat so these projects were free.

Monday, November 10, 2014

A gift a day: fleece scarf and stuffed animal sleeping bags

Last night I whipped up some stuffed animal sleeping bags. I made two and I used fleece and flannel so the bags would be soft and cozy. Lucky animals! However the fleece ended up being a bit too thick so next time I won't use it. I did the second one a bit differently as the original tutorial called for a lot of needless steps.

The fleece scarf was the exact amount I had leftover! All I did was cut the fringe. Now that's what I call a quick project!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

A gift a day- Headbands

My girls love to wear all sorts of frilly and girly stuff in their hair. I saw this tutorial for these east headbands made out of ribbon and hair ties and thought it was right up our alley.

Each one took just a few minutes to make, using things I already had on hand. I made the flowers from felt pieces hot glued together and then got glued them onto the headbands. I may make a few more if I can find some fun discounted ribbon!

Friday, November 7, 2014

A gift a Day

I love sharing my sewing and craft projects, and I'll have a lot of them coming up since our Christmas this year is going to be mostly homemade gifts. I'm aiming for one gift or part of a gift every day. Here is what I have done so far:

Barbie clothes from felt. This is one outfit out of 6 I hope to make for the girls' barbies. They were pretty simple to make but I may experiment with different patterns. The key is making them super easy to take off and put on, otherwise the girls won't bother with playing with them.

My draft stopper was an easy project,, and I made a couple for our home. I plan on making several more for gifts. I filled mine with kitty litter in newspaper bags. The dimensions for a 36" door are 6" by 40". Home decor or duck fabric works best, but you can use whatever.