Friday, June 28, 2013

Reuse Your Patterns

Reuse, Reduce, Recycle.

Have you ever tried using the clothing patterns that come printed in on tissue paper? Great way to make fun clothing with correct proportions.  But when you are done, sure some people save them, while other people throw them away.

Great way to save the environment just one extra step?  Try using the patterns as packing material.  Works like tissue paper, but it's a fun little surprise.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Flannel Booties for Baby's First Cosplay

I made more baby booties. They are irresistible. This pair just happens to be made of soft green flannel so they will become part of baby's first handmade costume.

Here is what the pattern (McCall's M6342) for these baby booties looks like once you cut out the pieces (2 of each):

More: Itty Bitty Baby Booties

Friday, June 14, 2013

Itty Bitty Baby Booties

I made baby booties!

JoAnn's had patterns on sale for $1 so I picked up McCall's M6342 and a few others to make baby clothes and so far I have had a blast just making a bunch of baby booties!

This is a great project for using up scraps because the pattern pieces are so small!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Tip of the Day: Modge Podge Replacement

White glue works just as Modge Podge or Puzzle Saver, and is at least a third the cost.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Stamping on Layers

Stamping and Cards are such a match made in heaven.

But who says your stamp has to stay on a single sheet of paper?

Stamp on two separate pieces of contrasting paper, and align cut out shapes on top of the original.

Lay a die cut sheet on top of your original and stamp through them both.  Because of the thickness, of the dye cut, it's hard for the stamp to reach the surface right long the edges creating this outline.