Tag Archives: pattern

{ My Projects } Tooth Fairy Pillow

3 Apr

So here is the Tooth Fairy Pillow I made in Speedy Gonzales fashion one late night when my little lady Kyndall lost her first tooth.  You can read about that escapade here!

I had to think quick if I wanted to get this crazy Mom project done . . . but then all my projects have to be fairly quick anyways being a Mom of 5  or they just don’t get done!

I remembered over at mmmcrafts,  that talented gal Larissa had a really cute pattern for a tooth fairy pillow.  Click here to visit her post for the pattern.

Of course, being as late as it was, and being my thrifty self, I dug into my stash to complete this quick project.

If I were to make another one ( I see four more in the future, as all  the girls were swooning over this one.  lol )  I would embroider some cute eyes or use googlie eyes and make a little skirt and maybe some ballerina shoes.  It would be fun to use organza for the wings.

As it was I just grabbed whatever color felt I had and made it work.  So this tooth fairy pillow ended up with green eyes and flowered paisley wings!  Not the cutest she could be, but hopefully she will inspire all you creative ladies none the less.  I just love how the mouth opens for a place for the tooth to hide!  So cute, Thanks Larissa

Send me a photo if you make one . . . I’d love to see {{ smile }}

{ Ordinary Days } Some excitement

2 Apr

Well . . . It was about 11pm and we all should have been in bed

I was in the bedroom rocking the baby and I heard all kinds of excitement.

Before I could plead for a quiet entrance my little lady Kyndall came bounding through the door with a smile as large as Texas, waving her hand and proclaiming to have lost her first tooth all the while bouncing like a mexican jumping bean!!!

I felt like scolding her for waking the baby, but her excitement was contagious and made me smile and giggle a congratulations to her.

Then I did a crazy Mom thing!

I made her a tooth fairy pillow for her tooth to safely wait patiently for the tooth fairy to come.  ( by now we were nearing the next day mind you!)

Click here to find the pattern and project

I just love being a Mom!

~Lia

{ My Projects } Felted Flower

31 Mar

A while back I knit some flowers and then felted them.  It was a Noni Design Pattern for the Camelila .

I used most of them on a handbag I made for one of the girls, but I had one left . . .

It has set around for a long time, the other day I hot glued a cute gem stone in the center and hair clip in the back . . . . “Ta Da”

What do you think?  Leave a comment below

~Lia

{ Free Tutorial } How to make a Baby Wrap

12 Mar

I just LOVE . LOVE . LOVE . my baby wrap!

Maybe I should say Little Lady loves it, but I love it for different reasons than she does!!

Why I love to wear my Little Lady in a baby wrap:

  1. She loves to snuggle in and feel secure as she did in the womb and almost instantly becomes calm
  2. When I am shopping or cleaning or cooking, wearing baby makes me hands free and baby is content
  3. Pulling the fabric over Little Lady to shield her from coughing and germs in public places makes me feel like she is protected and safe
  4. The other Little Ladies love to wear her in it too – what a help for me sometimes!
  5. Following my tutorial here you can custom make a baby wrap to YOUR unique style and make a statement!  I like that it is not only a life saver, but can be stylish too.

This tutorial has moved to a bigger and better home on the net!

Click this link to go to the baby wrap tutorial

Sew a Monkey! Free Tutorial and Pattern

25 Feb

So I’ve had this darling monkey pattern for months and have wanted to make it but had never found the time . . . my little niece had her first birthday and it was the perfect opportunity to make one!  I am so pleased with how it turned out.  In fact it was really hard to put it in the mailbox especially when the girls were all swooning over it!

  • I found the free pattern over here at mmmcrafts

some corduroy fabric in my stash and a few coordinating prints in fun colors. Molly really came together nicely without too much trouble I would say a beginner could do this project.

I made the shoes as I do when I make baby shoes with felt and fabric.  I will add a free tutorial for that  and link it here if there is interest.  Let me know in the comments below.  The pattern called for a small little felt embellishment, but I love to blend textures, so I made little crochet flowers to dress up the shoes.  I could add a tutorial for that too, so let me know in the comments if you would like that.

The closest thing I had to tan or brown in my felt pile was a textured piece of felt in a cappuccino tone.  I didn’t really like the texture, but trying to be economical and make it work, I decided to turn it over and use the wrong side. Fantabulous!! Just a subtle texture that added nice character!  The face piece is glued on and I used a blanket stitch around the edge.

  • I found nice instructions with photos for a blanket stitch here at the futuregirl craft blog

The eyes and ears are glued on and next time I would do a small machine stitch around the edge or if I felt ambitious, I may even digitize the face and machine embroider it on.  The nose is two french knots and the mouth is a running stitch.

  • Tutorial for a french knot here at stitch school
  • Tutorial for a running stitch here another page at  stitch school

I had some extra fabric left so I made a matching knot dress too!

because that’s what I do with everything!  My niece is 1year old and the tutorial was for size 4/5 and 6/7 so I measured a dress in a 12mo size and then altered the pattern accordingly.  Really it was just the bodice piece I changed and then made all my other pieces based on the 12 mo size dress.  That’s clear as mud!!  Basically the length and width was estimated from the size of the 12 mo dress I had.

I think she’s cute!  What do you think?  I’d love to hear from you.

~Lia

This project is featured in the following link parties: funky polkadot giraffe, not just a housewife, tip junkie, running with glitter