Sunday, March 27, 2011

Mini-eco's Printable Sewing Cards for Kids

mini-eco has posted a free printable to help those with curious children. If your kids love crafting with you, this would be a great way for them to stay occupied while you do your thing, learn a new skill and create something lovely. Check out these cuties - mini-eco's printable sewing cards, with a great tutorial to accompany them.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Hooded Towel

Once there was a little kid who had a brother who had a hooded towel. The kid wanted one too.

So I fixed that problem! Now both little kids have hooded towels with removable, snap off hoods.

It was quite easy to do - I used 2 towels I found on sale for $4 each and a strip of cotton canvas my mother gave me from a past project for decoration. The fabric has dinosaurs on it so is just perfect.

One towel is the portion that covers the body, I cut part of the other one to make the hood. I saw a tutorial for this project online a while ago, but I didn't use one. Basically I just looked at the existing towel we had and        copied the design.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Funky Belts

Check out this awesome belt tutorial from Elsie Marley. I made two of these tonight for kids aged 2 and 4 and they just adore them.

Always great to see things you make being appreciated by little ones, they are so honest and expressive you know they mean it when they tell you they love something!

I did make a variation which I believe makes them even better. I love her version - great, especially if you have an awesome fabric that you want to use. This time, I wanted to speed up the process though, and make them a little 'rockstar' as the 4 year old just loves his 'rockstar style'.

The simple change I made was using cotton webbing instead of sewing fabric and interfacing etc. I really love the end result! Better non phone pictures coming soon. Meanwhile, if you need a belt to keep your little guy or gal's pants up, give this tute a try!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Fluid Dress

How cool is this 'Fluid Dress' from

Fluid Dress from Charlie Bucket on Vimeo.