Archive for November, 2011

Comfy Kimono Shoes

I made these kimono shoes for a 5th generation Japanese baby! Quite fitting if I do say so.  He is only about 5 weeks old now, so they fit him perfectly. The pattern for these shoes are pretty small, which can make it tough to sew. The instructions are easy to follow though, so give it a try!


Rad Like Dad

Z is stylin’ in his custom printed shirt with tattooed sleeves to match Daddy’s real tattoos.  For his shirt, I silk screened a basic white onesie using my Yudu machine. For the sleeves, I cut a small piece of cardboard to act as the platen.  For the pants, I followed the flat front pant tutorial on Dana Made It and added the knee pads myself. I didn’t follow her knee pad tutorial since it was a bit more complicated than I wanted to make them. I simply:

1. Sandwiched two pieces of fabric together (right sides together)

2. Sew around edge (leave opening for turning)

3. Turn inside out

4. Hand stitch opening

5. Top stitch onto pant leg

Business on top. Party on bottom.

Zander’s business up top and ALL party on the bottom. For his shirt, I silk screened a basic white onesie using my Yudu machine. For the pants, I followed an easy tutorial on Dana Made It.

Boots with the…fleece

I made these boots a few months ago for Z and whadaya know, he’s already outgrown them! I used the 12 month pattern from I Think Sew. Last I went to their site, it was down, but I’m hoping they’ll come back up. They have tons of great, easy to follow patterns. Making these were a bit tricky, but totally doable. Just remember to switch the Velcro and buttons of the flap on the opposite shoe, or else you’ll wind up with ‘2 left feet’ (like I did the first time around). Now sing it with me…”Boots with the fleece”…”The band-aids make everything complete”

Rice Crispy Poppers

Bite-sized rice crispy bites. Once ya pop, ya can’t stop!

To make these:

1. Make rice crispies and pour into any cake pan. Pack until about 1.5 inches deep.

2. Once cooled, cut into 1.5 inch squares

3. Hand roll each square into a ball

4. Dip in candy melts

5. Sprinkle toppings before chocolate cools

Z Cupcakes

For Zander’s “Z” themed 1st birthday I made Z cupcakes with Zee blue icing (French accent optional)

Baby it’s cold outside

It’s dropped into the 40’s this past week and that’s mighty chilly for this SoCal baby. This beanie will surly keep his ears nice-n-toasty.