Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Brynn and I spent a rainy afternoon making a great art piece for her bedroom. It was super easy and looks great, too. We glued crayons onto a canvas with craft glue (hot-glue didn't work as well for some reason). Once the glue was dry, Brynn used a hair dryer on warm heat and low wind level. We angled the canvas so the wax dripped down onto it as it melted. If you use a high wind level, watch out for flying wax! The wax will drip as far down the canvas as you wish, just follow it down with the dryer. I got this idea off of multiple kids' crafts sites (so I'm not sure who to give the credit to, sorry!).
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
|She was not being cooperative for the photo shoot - so this is as good as it gets.|
Sunday, April 22, 2012
I had some leftover material from making Brynn's birthday skirt, so I thought I'd try to piece together a summer dress for Parker. I bought a bit of coordinating green material for the bodice and used a pattern to make it. According to her measurements, I needed to make it a large. After cutting and sewing the bodice together, I taught myself to gather using this technique. It was really simple. I really enjoyed putting this dress together, but even prior to trying it on Parker, it was clearly too large.
|It make a really cute top for Brynn!|
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
This pattern was one that I've had my eye on since before learning to sew. I used the extra material that I had from Brynn's dress. I love this top. As the tutorial states, it was a pattern written for ages 6-12 months, but it would fit for longer. Parker is 16 months old and it's a perfect tunic rather than dress. I think she'll be able to wear it throughout the summer months. I'll definitely make a couple more for her, I really enjoyed the process and the outcome!
To make your own, check out the Smashed Peas and Carrots website.