My grandson loves construction equipment so when I saw this fabric at Joann Fabric & Crafts, I had to buy it! I had no idea what I’d make out of it but I knew I’d make something….lol
The colors are eye catching and the construction equipment wasn’t too babyish. Wyatt liked the fabric pattern so much that he carried it around on his tricycle! He LOVED it!
Pajamas! That’s what I’ll make him! I decided to purchase a lime green t-shirt and embellish the front with the same fabric I’m using for the PJ bottoms.
Time to get busy sewing…..this should be a quick project 😉 and I’m so excited about my darling grandson seeing them! He’ll love wearing them, I’m very sure of that!Thanks for stopping in…..Have a most wonderful day doing something that you enjoy. ❤️ ~ Barbara
A real live Christmas elf getting ready to deliver adopted puppies and adult dogs to their new, loving forever homes in the Lowcountry of SC.
Green felt was used to create the main tunic of this costume and used red felt to make the neck collar. I found this pattern online a couple years ago, I can’t recall where I found it but will post the site’s link as soon as I can find that info. I added a strip of white furry fabric onto the sleeves for an extra touch of Christmas cheer.
I chose not to make the hat in this pattern because I already had a super cute elf hat with the elf ears attached….
My daughter used one of her wide black belts at the waist to complete this adorable and super fun Christmas elf costume.
Rachel, my daughter, was the SPCA elf for Dorchester County on Christmas day in 2015 delivering newly adopted puppies to their loving forever homes. It was a wonderful day…a very Merry Christmas full of happiness and smiles……AND lots of wagging tails! 🙂
Thanks for visiting my blog; hope you found a bit of inspiration for your next project. Your thoughts and comments are greatly appreciated. Blessings and love sent your way…. ~ Barbara
I was looking through a sewing/quilting magazine (Quilters World) and came across photos of placemats and mug rugs made with log cabin blocks. Very cute ideas that got me thinking… I’m going to make some log cabin blocks that I’ll sew together to make a Christmas quilt that fit nicely on the back of my sofa! It’ll make a nice cozy lap warmer during the holiday season 🙂
Not quite sure which pattern layout to choose but I’ll post a photo of the lap quilt as soon as I finish it.
Here are just a few of the layouts using 6 of the log cabin blocks (I’ll be using 12 blocks). Would love some input; which layout do you like best? The funky chevron intrigues me. What do you think?……
I probably won’t sew them together until late next week because I’m working on a king sized t-shirt quilt for a friend of mine.
Thanks for stopping in for a peek….Your comments are greatly appreciated.Have a most wonderful blessed day. ❤ Barbara
I found this fabric panel featuring Dr Seuss’s Grinch at People Places & Quilts in Summerville, SC. I purchased a panel and made this advent calendar last Christmas for my friend’s children….and they LOVED it!
Nice long ties to make it easy to display this advent calendar securely.
The Grinch is stuffed with cotton and travels daily across the numbered pockets. My friend told me that moving the Grinch was the fun highlight of every morning 😀
Close up of The Grinch
I just made 2 more of these Dr Seuss Grinch themed advent calendars to sell at a craft fair l’m in next week.
As you can see in the photos, this fun Christmas item is a super nice size!
Thanks for stopping by for a visit with Dr Seuss’s Grinch….Drop in again, I enjoyed your company 😀 There’s a spot below where you can leave a comment letting me know you were here.
Have a blessed, happy and creative day…… ~ Barbara ❤️
A loving mom contacted me and asked if I could make a memory baby quilt. She wanted a special unique gift for the baby she was expecting. Could I use t-shirts, sweatshirts and other cloth items that belonged to her children?….Yes ma’am; I sure can!
Random placing of quilt squares
Binding the memory quilt border
Such a fantastic idea for the baby she was expecting! Super special and fabulously unique! A baby’s memory quilt that will be used and enjoyed through all stages of the child’s life.
Useful sweatshirt pocket in tact
Thanks bunches for stopping by to see my latest project….I look forward to reading your comments. Other sewing and quilting blogs inspire me to sew and I hope I’ve done the same for you.
Blessings and love to you all…..Barbara
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On a trip to the fabric store I found this interesting sugar skull fabric and just had to purchase it for my growing stash. I originally planned to make a quilt with it but when one of my daughter’s friends saw my post on Facebook (Nonni’s Creation Den) showing this fabric, she asked me if I’d make her precious little girl a pillow case with it. Of course I jumped at the chance with an excited “Yes!”
I used an ellie mae designs pattern (K169) but I added my own personal touches…Instead of using ribbon, I made the shoulder ties out of matching fabric. The little ruffle overlapping the larger polka-dotted hem ruffle is another personal touch.
Sugar skulls deserve a few extra girlie girl frills and ruffles especially for this adorable toddler princess. Momma absolutely LOVED this pillow case dress I made for her little princess.
A very good friend of mine made a no-sew baby blanket and pillow set for my newborn grandson….and it totally impressed me! Very cute and so very very cuddly soft….so…..when I found this no-sew Christmas tree skirt kit on sale at Joann Fabric store I couldn’t pass up the chance to try something different. 🙂 it was easy and I could sit right next to my hubby watching a movie while doing what I love doing….crafting! sewing! creating! doesn’t that sound fabulous?!!
There are pictures of the steps to create the tree skirt posted over on Paper Creations Den, my other blog. Hope to post some photos and journaling onto this WordPress blog but for now you could view the steps used to create the Christmas Tree skirt along with measurements and directions at this link (still learning the ropes here using my iPad…lol) –> Paper Creations Den
Hope you found something that inspires you to create…..Thanks for visiting….and many thanks for allowing me to take baby steps with my blogging here at WP. ❤