Monday, November 26, 2007

On A Roll.....

I'm still sewing like crazy getting ready for Xmas. I've made 3 of these little crayon/pencil rolls for some of the kids in our extended family....
I got the pattern/tutorial link off the Sew Mama Sew Blog. The very talented Skip To My Lou created the tutorial and it's just soooo super easy to follow. Here's another one in red...Sew Mama Sew is dedicating a whole month to handmade holiday gift ideas. If you haven't already checked it out I suggest you get over there right away, there's some amazing tutorials listed with great ideas for all of the family, there's even gift ideas for the hard to sew for men in our families.... I also got the link to this tutorial for a cute little bib which was designed by Nested....With all of the babies in my family this year these are sure to be put to good use. I'm planning on making up about 1/2 a dozen, a couple each for all of the little-uns.

I've made my mother in-law this little journal cover. I was thinking of putting one of these little note pads inside with a little pocket crossword book. She's always doodling down little notes and just loves the challenge of crosswords while she's in the car or waiting room at the doctors....The fabric that I used for the pockets on the inside was the gorgeous fabric that the very sweet and generous Corrie over at Retro Mummy sent me for my comment on this post.... Once again, THANKS CORRIE!!!!!

Speaking of wonderful ladies..... The extremely talented Jodie from Ric-Rac put together this fantastic tutorial for a vinyl pencil case. As soon as I saw it I couldn't resist but to purchase some vinyl and sew up a couple for Xmas pressies.....
Here's a picture of the inside of one all loaded up with pencils ready for some little hands to create some master pieces.....
Now I stumbled across this unique blog/shop while looking through Angry Chickens past posts. It's The Small Object and I just love it, Sarah is so creative and original with all of her designs and the stuff that she has for sale in her shop is amazing, I'm eyeing off some stamps that are similar to the little boys head screen printed on the body suit below. I got the idea for the picture on this body suit from these free printable's that she has on her blog...
I drew it free hand on to some freezer paper, cut out the sections that I wanted to be painted on the body suit in black, ironed the paper on and painted... Hey Presto!!! A cute little outfit for one of my nephews, for Xmas of coarse....
Once again I hope you're all full of inspiration after looking thought all of the links I've listed above. I can't wait to see what everybody is crafting up for Xmas this year. Take Care..... ;)

16 comments:

  1. You mean "on a rampage"! Between the last post and this one you've made the same amount of stuff that's on my list. Well done! So what's your secret?

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  2. Wow, how busy have you been! A very impressive effort & gorgeous gifts. I hope they are well received.

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  3. Yay Jodie - Those are awesome pencil cases, you seem to be on such a roll. If you have time can you explain the freezer paper thing to me (very slowly, just pretend i am really stupid- I don't even know what freezer paper is!!!!)

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  4. Ditto on the freezer paper thing! Man you must spend a lot of time at that sewing machine! You are really amazing girl and everything looks fantastic!

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  5. You've been busy! Love all your new creations.

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  6. wow - o - wow jojo....
    I luv EVERYTHING
    luv Abby

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  7. WOW! You've done such a brilliant job! I'm so impressed and inspired. I love the way you've been actually USING those fantastic tutorials that are out there, rather than doing what I often do which is printing them off, adding them to a folder, then thinking about them ...
    Brilliant work - and I need some freezer paper explanation too!

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  8. You are putting me to absolute and utter shame. You are now the craft goddess. Love the pencil cases and have been wanting to make one with multi colors like Pink Chalk has done. Gorgeous bib too. X

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  9. what a busy girl you have been! wow - you put me to shame - i've half made a bag and started embroidering stockings to hang on our mantle and have spent the rest of the time thinking ....help it's nearly christmas.....i have way too much to do.
    cheers
    l
    x

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  10. that crayon holder is a great idea. i should make one for my make up brushes. must add that to my list of stuff to make!

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  11. Your crayon rolls are so cute! I love your fabric choices -----that measuring tape fabric is really cool! Wow all your gifts are great! You are a beautiful sewer! Your friends are very lucky!!!!

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  12. Hi Cindy,
    Thanks for your lovely comment!!! Do you also have a blog??? I'd love to check it out sometime.

    Jodie

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  13. where do you get the time with a farm & a little bub?! it took me 3 days (and lots of swearing at my sewing machine!!) to make my first simple softie from a Sew Your Own pattern, hopefully i will improve...

    i'm definitely going to have a go at those bibs - i don't know anyone who is having a baby, but maybe by the time i finish they will be!

    ps. i found your blog from 3 buttons :)

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  14. i thought you might like to know i made the bib from the nested pattern, i'm surprised it only took me a couple of hours. but it doesn't look as nice and flat as yours but i'm sure it will do the job!

    http://i17.tinypic.com/89ikw8k.jpg

    i'm going to make a few more for xmas presents with terry towelling as the back piece to help with mopping up messy mouths :)

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  15. Wow Lou!!! I checked out your bib picture and it looks great!!! Your cat looks like a very willing dummy/model... LOL.
    It would be great to see the rest once you've sewn them up.
    Do you have a blog???

    Jodie

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  16. I love everything in this post! ALl the things you made were amazing...and I know this post is pretty old, but I just found your blog :)

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