Sunday, October 10, 2010

For Baby!

As I have said before I procrastinate... I began this project with high hopes. It turned out well however, it took forever to do by hand so I only finished 4 altogether. I will eventually make more but I'm going to have to wait until I spend some quality, learning to use a sewing machine, time with grandma. I'm pretty excited about that. Anyway here goes... I start off by making my own patterns using cardboard. 
I had left over onesies from a baby shower game and decided to give plain white onesies some fun flare.
Using some fabric I had on hand I used my cardboard cutouts to make these:

As you can see the onesies didn't turn out too bad but would have been finished faster and more efficiently if they had not been sewn by hand. Nonetheless I'm pleased with the results and there are no complaints from the baby. :)
Even after baby out grows the onesie you can cutout the pattern and reuse it on a new bigger onesie or as I did, frame it for baby room decor.

I'm still figuring out how to use the photo thing on here, that may explain why my pictures are everywhere on the page.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Rockin' Style

While I was busying myself with stuff for baby I came across this rocking horse--->

I couldn't pass it up for a grand total of $10- Oh, how I love Craigslist!

I wasn't so keen on the tail and mane so I thought I could make it better. Not knowing if I were having a boy or girl I went with a brown and turquoise yarn from RedHeart.

I turned the drab mane into something not so sorry looking...
So the horse went from drab to fab--->

After I had my daughter, I decided to put a cute flower clip to the mane to add a girlie touch. This was a super fast and super easy project to spruce up baby decor.

I love to do simple and easy projects that make a big difference in a short period of time. I'm not the most patient person when it comes to doing crafts. I am a procrastinator as well, therefore if the project I'm working on doesn't get finished quickly it usually sits around awhile before it gets finished. (If at all.) I have a scarf in the closet that is about done, its been there over two years now. I'm not the proudest of that fact but that's how I roll. :)

I should be getting baby dressed, we're going to pick daddy up from work. He had a flat this morning...