Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Sassy Ruffle Sandals

I found a tutorial for these adorably sassy sandals at Craftaholics Anonymous! I will be going out looking for simple sandals to embellish tomorrow! Love them! Adding it to my list!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Sweet Bird Mobile

Right before my daughter was born, I came across the Sewing Spool website and their {Precious} bird mobile. To my delight, there was a pattern for these adorable fabric birds, so in all my 37 week preggo glory, I jumped (come on - pregnant ladies can't jump!) on it!
Here is their pattern. The birds were incredibly EaSY to make and because I used scrap fabric, real twigs and fishing line I already had, it was practically free. Ok, I did have to buy the teeny eye hooks, but they were like $0.99 for a whole package at Hobby Lobby. This sure beats the HECK out of buying one of those {CrAZy} expenisve baby mobiles, plus I could always tell my little one I made that especially for her! The hubs helped with the physics required to figure out all the balance & counter-balance stuff necessary so that it hangs right. Physics is NOT my strong suit! It turned out better than I had imagined and looks P.E.R.F.E.C.T in her room!
See, it already went with a minor bird theme we had going.

A close up of the birds & you can tell how I sewed them on the twig with embroidery floss.

Give this one a try! It is definitely a great addition to a nursery, child's playroom, or even a sun porch or something. It also makes a great gift & nothing beats handmade!