Tuesday, November 16, 2010

A Handful of Thanks t-shirt tutorial

I bet everyone at one time or another has made one of these handprint turkeys in school…I just applied the concept to fabric and wah lah we have a cute, festive shirt…that doesn’t break the bank!
I have also found this idea on Treasures for Tots.
Heat n Bond Lite
4 remnant pieces of fabric (red, orange, yellow, & brown) I bought a fat quarter of each and didn’t even use ½…so if you have fabric laying around use what you have!
Orange Rick Rack (2 pieces
3” piece of red ribbon
Fabric Glue (Liquid Stitch)
2 Googly eyes
Fray Check
T-shirt of your choice (I used what I had since it’s only going to be work 1-2 times)
Directions:  *I prewashed the fabric and shirt before starting*
1.   Trace your child’s hand onto a piece of scrap paper & cut it out- this is your stencil.

2.   Roughly trace your child’s foot rounding out the toe area to look like the turkey’s body (or if you have an uncooperative toddler like I do trace one of their shoes) cut this out as well.

3.   Trace your hand stencil 6 times and foot stencil once on the Heat n Bond. 

4.   Roughly cut out all your pieces (you don’t have to cut on the lines)
5.   Cut out a little triangle piece from the Heat n Bond for the turkey’s beak
6.   Not it’s time to get out your iron.
a.   Iron the turkey’s body (foot piece) to the back of the brown fabric
b.   Iron 2 feathers (hand prints) to the backs of each of the yellow, red, and orange fabric (you’ll have 2 feathers in each color)
c.   Iron the beak piece to back of the the yellow or orange fabric… you decide what you like
7.   Cut out the pieces (on the lines this time!)

8.   Now take your 3” piece of red ribbon and glue it into the waddle shape (put it aside and let it dry)

9.   Now take the backings off the feather pieces and arrange them first on the shirt.  Once you have them how you want them just iron them down.  To make sure I got my turkey centered I folded my shirt in half and ironed a crease down the middle then lined the hands along both sides of that line.

10. Now glue the rick rack pieces to your shirt at the bottom of the feathers (before gluing place the body on top and make sure you like where the legs are placed. 

11.    Once legs are dry, iron down the body.

12.    Glue on the waddle and googly eyes and iron the beak on top of the waddle.

You’re done!  Step back and admire your work… once my model wakes up I’ll try and get a picture with him wearing it! ( He wasn't happy to be my model)

I think I might go back and do some rough machine stitching around the body and feathers just so it doesn't completely come apart when I wash it. 

My First Award!

A big THANK YOU to Ginger at Support Blog for Moms of Boys for passing on the Stylish Blogger Award to me!

Rules for accepting this award are:
1. Thank & link back to the person who awarded you this.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Pay it forward to 15 recently discovered great bloggers.
4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about their award.

 7 things about me...
1.  I am a recovering procrastinator… (I had to put this first because as I sit here I am thinking ‘I’ll just do this later’)
2.  I used to teach 4th grade and think it is the best age to teach ;)
3.  I’ve held drivers licenses in 3 states (Michigan, Indiana, and Illinois)
4.  I’m guilty of letting my 2 year old watch too much Elmo!
5.  We don’t have cable or a dish…we watch what we get with an antenna
6.  I may be guilty of raiding my son’s Halloween candy (ok I’ve totally raided it…the only thing stopping me is the limited amount of chocolate he received!)
7. I’m a city girl married to a farm boy… I’m learning the country way as I go! (I sadly didn’t know what a combine was until I was in my 20s!)

Recently discovered bloggers…. 

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Making a list and checking it twice {Christmas Gifts}

After reading Gwenny Penny's Handmade Christmas Gift List it inspired me to make my own.  As of now I have the list floating around in my head and this will be a great way to organize it.  This will be the first Christmas I am making this many gifts so I hope I actually end up getting them all done. 

The first gift is a Hot Iron Carrier.  I need to make at least 2 but more would be good to have on hand in case I need an extra gift. The tutorial is from Crap I've Made.

Next, is a Casserole Carrier.  I need to make one. The tutorial is from Moda Bakeshop.

Then I’ll whip up a Tied Fleece Blanket.  Using these directions.

I’d like to make 2 double potholders. This tutorial is from The Boy Trifecta.

I’d like to make at least one of these wallets.  The tutorial is from Quiltish.

And 2 of these make-up rolls.  The tutorial is from Freshly Picked.

Lastly, I'll probably whip up a couple of these coffee cozies for those coffee lovers. The tutorial is from All Things Heart & Home.

 I could add more but this seems like enough.  To top it off I am making an Advent Calendar with Homemade by Jill’s sew along.
Whew, I better get going!


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Fabulous Felt Groceries!

Recently friends of ours invited us to their daughter’s first birthday party.  Being a mom of 2 boys I was giddy thinking of all the cute & creative little girl things that I see all over the blogging world but never get to make.  Then I came across this $10 shopping cart at Walmart and the decision was easy!  What 1 year old doesn’t LOVE pushing around anything! (Heck my 2 year old was sad to give it away!) Then my challenge was coming up with the felt food…Having a 2 year old and 4 month old I don’t have the time to “play” around. I was so lucky that I found this fabulous pattern for a set of groceries on Etsy.  They were a little time consuming (but much less than if I were going to try and go it on my own!) but I really enjoyed making everything.  They were really a hit at the party.  I am thinking that “Santa” might be making a set for our home this Christmas (if he…I mean she has time!) Here are some close ups:
Look at those adorable eggs! 
The essentials: Soup, corn, tuna, milk, butter, fish,
Even a reusable grocery bag!


Saturday, November 6, 2010

Football Crayon Roll

When my friend had her little girl (remember the ducky towel and burp cloth I made?) I wanted to include something for the big brother in the package.  I thought about what has kept my older son occupied while I tend to the baby which has been coloring.  I remembered that I came across an easy tutorial for making a crayon roll over at Skip to My Lou.  I embellished it with the football and adorable football ribbon since this was for a little boy and a football loving family.  I was in a hurry to get it out so I found some white sticky notes to put in the paper pocket in the middle.  I wanted to add a little tablet but in the end the sticky notes were better since they aren't lined. 

Here’s a close up of the football:

Here’s the inside:


Monday, November 1, 2010

Fashionably Late {Halloween Costumes}

So I know Halloween is over and I should have been posting this about a week ago but I still wanted to share the kiddos costumes.  Without any further ado let me introduce Batman: 

and his sidekick Robin:

Happy Late Halloween!


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...