Monday, November 23, 2009

Gift Idea #3, for the Kitchen

I found the Wash Cloth Tutorial online recently from Sew Mama Sew. I had two waffle towels from Target's $1 area. I cut them in half, cut off the binding and made my own!! These are fun and easy to whip up in one sitting. These sweet wash clothes are perfect with a matching Apron in an Hour. If you know someone who loves to cook or has recently restored their old kitchen this is a wonderful gift. I found one more terrific find to make anyones kitchen fun to cook in, it is the Make Hot Pads tutorial. Just scroll down and click on the "Get it now PDF pattern". You can read through it looks so easy!!!
Maybe you will make a gift for yourself too!
Happy Sewing!
~Leah

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Gift Idea #2, Paper Wreaths!

This is a wonderful paper wreath from Living with Lindsey's blog. I loved the way it looked, like something out of a Pottery Barn catalog. I knew it would make a fantastic gift! This one is made from sheet music, Mahler's Symphony No. 1 to be exact. (Sorry Mahler!)
I started with a 12" foam wreath, Mahler's Symphony and a glue gun! This picture below is the half way point. I liked folding the staff music the same way throughout the wreath. In Lindsey's tutorial she suggests to fold the paper lots of different ways! If you are someone who has a lot of names on your Christmas list and not a ton of cash, this is the perfect gift this holiday season!! For under $10 you can make one of these paper wreaths! It is very simple and fun to make while listening to your favorite music!
Thank you for the fun tutorial Lindsey!!! The tutorial was a wonderful gift in itself!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Gift Idea #1, Holiday Aprons!

I am trying to get ready for the holiday season. I have found some awesome crafty gifts for this year. My plan is to make them and post the ideas for you. As I go through my Christmas list teacher gifts were my first to complete. Since, I have a 6 year old who is in a class that has a teacher, student teacher, teacher assistant and not to mention the 7 enhancement teachers (me included). I needed a quick pattern that made a lot in a short amount of time. I found a wonderful apron tutorial at Fabritopia it is called Apron in an hour! Even though they are not all bakers I am sure that these will be a huge hit!
I had 7.5 yards of Funky Christmas fabric from Micheal Miller's Christmas collection. 7.5 Yards makes 10 Aprons!!! This little ball of scraps is all that was left after cutting and dividing up the fabric. That was my favorite part.
I hope you give this tutorial a try!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Funky Christmas Bundle


Funky Christmas Bundle
Originally uploaded by Sew Spoiled
I am still here!!!! Sorry for not posting for a while. I have been busy with fall festivals, new patterns and stuffy noses. Then I got distracted by this gorgeous fabric!!! It is Michael Miller's Funky Christmas and It makes me want to make something for everyone in it!! Stockings, table runner, hostess apron, scrappy wreath, pin cushions and holiday shopping wristlets are all on the top of my list. If only I could decide what to make first! What are you planning to make this holiday season?