I *think* somewhere back in blog land, I mentioned that now that I had finished my Master's, I really wanted to start being more crafty and creative, and that I really wanted to learn how to sew. Well, while FAR from being good at it, I have really tried my hand at sewing and crafting this summer when I had a minute, which now that I'm thinking about it, I didn't really have many "minutes" at all!!
You might remember this dress that I made for Tulah before we left for China.....
Well, since then, even though I have had less time, I have really enjoyed my new hobby! It is kind of a stress reliever for me. It is great to get up to my little craft room and "produce" things that we actually use!! It's fun!! I have made a few other dresses for Tulah, PJ pants for Grayden, several tote bags, a few baby gifts, my sisters birthday gifts, and a cover for Grayden's Kindermat!! I thought I would post a few pics here just so I would have the pictures to look back on one day, and share the links for the tutorials in case any of you might want to try them!! Remember though, these are very amateur, and far from perfect!!
|I made these make-up brush rolls for my sisters. Here is a link to the tutorial I used. Easy-peasy and cute too.|
|They look like this when they are filled with brushes.|
|I also made these family blocks for my sisters and I can't wait to make some for myself too. They are so cute!!!|
I found the tutorials for the blocks here. I love this blog for great DIY projects and recipes!!!
I did these cute "monthly" onesies for a friends baby shower. I purchased the white onesies in a variety of sizes, and then used this template to print these iron-on fabric designs. You just iron (or you could sew them on) and Wha-La!! **I saw a set of these on Etsy for $75.00,so this is a great personalized DIY gift!!**
|Another gift for the mama-to-be.... this was a wipes case and diaper pouch. Fun to make!! You can find the tutorial here!!|
|I loved making these 4th of July shirts for my sweet kids and niece and nephew!!|
And, of course, Tulah couldn't go without a new tote to her new babysitters!! I have made this tote in several sizes and it is easy and fun!!!
So, those are just a few of the things that were keeping me busy this summer. Besides the 3 munchkins of course!! Any of you have any fun crafts to share???