Friday, August 21, 2009
I've been having a lot of fun making stuff for Oliver. The backpack and pencil crayon roll are his birthday presents. The other is a lunch bag for when he starts going to daycare. The lunch bag is from the Sew and Stow book by Betty Openheimer.
Monday, August 17, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
I had a lot of fun with the cover of the book. I used a fairly stiff iron on interfacing, and then sewed felt on the inside of the book covers. All the pages of the book are put together with a sewing machine, and if I did it again, I would sew everything with a machine! Some of my favorite designs are from a quiet book that Heather Jean's grandma (I think) made for when she was a kid!
I haven't made Jonah yet (haven't found flesh-toned felt yet). I am hoping one of the Heathers (an excellent opportunity to say this again:) will design it for me (ha ha). The flowers are put on with snaps. The mailbox lid is just sewn to the book across the bottom. I am not happy with my notebook page; you can tell that it was the last thing I did on the book. I was obviously tired of working on it! Oh, and for the apples, I sewed 2 pieces of fabric together, and used the button hole function on my sewing machine; wish I hadn't done that last part, as I had difficulty getting them centered (should have done this before cutting out the apples).
I didn't do the picnic basket right, but it still gives a chance to practice opening and closing buckles. I should have had the belt coming up from the bottom of the picnic basket. I did use the sewing machine to put together the weaved basket. It was really quite easy to do. For the girl's hair, I tacked it down at the center and once on each side (where you can see that the hair is bunched up). I put velcro on the cookie jar lid, but not sure if this was a great idea b/c velcro sticks to all the felt; not just where you want it.
It might be a little difficult to see where the extra branch is on the nest. It is lying basically horizontal towards the left side. For the dress-up clothes and clock hands, I added interfacing so they would be stronger. Also, in between the 2 clock hands I put a washer so that they would slide better. Wish I would have done that for the mailbox.
- blizzard's pillow
- backpack, pencil roll, and lunchbag
- O's birthday crafts in progress
- the shirt
- Handkerchief Bag
- Oliver + S Pants
- Family Room
- Butterfly Wings
- Hair things
- Quiet Book
- I think the shoes are one of my favorite pages. ...
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