Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Anxiously awaiting spring - Trends to look out for


DIY Bib Necklace

I have been wanting to make a bib necklace for quite some time now and I finally managed to get around to it. I must say I'm quite pleased with the result, so I was anxious to share it with you.

In case you are thinking of making your own here is what you will need:
  • some felt
  • lace (not mandatory but it gives the necklace that nice little extra something :))
  • ribbon for closure
  • beads
  • matching thread
  • ideally a sewing machine, but it can also by sewn by hand

I started by pining the lace onto my felt (so it wouldn't move around while I was working) and cutting out two identical pieces of felt matching the shape of my lace.
Then I continued by sewing the beads on the lace by also attaching them to one of the pieces of felt. After having finished adding the beads I sew the second piece of felt onto the first piece and lace, thus masking the back and also added the ribbon between the two felt pieces for closure. I'm quite pleased with the result.

Have you ever made a bib necklace of your own? Would this tutorial help you to make one?

Sunday, February 6, 2011

I love jumpsuits

And this little number worn by Angie Harmon is just to cute for words.
I want to have something like this on day. Maybe make a replica of my own? I have to, have to work on my sewig skills. Do you like it?

Felt birthday crown

My baby is turning one in a couple of weeks and I have already started the preparations to organise the most beautiful first birthday ever. 

Browsing the web for DIY party decoration and food as well as birthday cake ideas I came across this great crown template fit for my prince and decided to make one of my own.

I just changed the number the a 1 and added some beads to the original design and of course chose colours to my own liking.Yellow and green seemed like such a good fit as the decorations will sport the same colours to the most part.

If you want to make a birthday crown for your angel all you will need is 
  • two pieces of 0,5 m felt (2 different colours of course)
  • a crown template that you can download from this wonderful blog
  • elastic for the back of the crown to make it fit
  • beads (optional)
  • thread and a needle or sowing machine if you have it

The best thing to do is to pin the template to the felt so it won't move while you are cutting it out.

After cutting out the form in both colours, cut out the birthday number of your baby from the felt piece you will place above so that the one under it will show through.

Sew the two together by adding the beads (or not) and your birthday crown is ready. Have fun making your own!