Catchin’ Dreams

I have a friend who is free-spirited, caring and most of all… a dreamer. I made her this crocheted dreamcatcher necklace for Christmas.

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Diaper Cake Motorcycle

Inspired by a diaper motorcycle at a friends babyshower, my sister-in-law and I created this biker baby bundle. It includes various goodies I made for the baby:

bib = mudflap
burpie = seat saddle
shoes = biker boots
crocheted hat = helmet
blanket = handbars

Something for…me

For once, I decided to make something for myself! I got inspired by this dress I came across while cruising through Pinterest (my newest obsession). This was the very first dress I’ve made – ever, so of course, I didn’t have a pattern or any clue how to make it. Needless to say, I winged the whole thing. I used one of my fitted dresses and a jacket to draw the pattern for the lining and dress. Luckily, the dress fabric doesn’t fray so I was able to cut the scallops at the ends of the dress and leave the edge raw. Start to finish, I completed the dress in one evening – 3.5 hours (Project Runway style). I was thrilled that 1. It fit. 2. It didn’t take long. 3. It looked good enough for me to wear to a wedding the following week! Hope this inspires you to make something special for YOURself!

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”