Monday, March 15, 2010

Is that a monkey with a coconut?!

I was going to make a crayon wallet this Friday but my 2 year old Liam had other plans....

He got a hold of my box of crayons, and I lost all motivation to make it then. So instead I decided to make some pants for Ryker my 8 1/2 month old. (=

I was thrift store shopping with my friend Shonda last weekend, and I came across some knit "fabric" that had coconuts, palm trees, and says shake your coconuts. I had to buy it. When I got into the car I found that it was 3 pant leg pieces cut off of pajama pants? No clue... But still cool.

Then a few days ago I was trolling the new uploads on crafster and came across a user that also has a baby boy around Rykers age. She posted some cute clothes that she had made him. At the end of her post I saw that she had a blog :

I then HAD to go check it out. I saw on there tutorial for the little pants. I knew right then and there I had to make these pants out of the coconut fabric.

The tutorial has a pattern you can download. Very easy to follow. And of course I messed up. I didn't flip the pattern over to make the 2 pieces line up right so the back part is not bigger like it is suppose to be. Good thing Ryker doesn't have a butt!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Why I made this blog.

So, I made this blog so that I could post my attempts at re-creating other peoples tutorials. And post my success and or complete failures! Now that my moms birthday stuff is done, I will start doing that. I have a revamped tin can that has different projects to do. I will pull one out once a week and show you pics, give the link, and tell you about how much fun I had making it, mishaps and all.

Life willing I will start this on Friday. (=

Friday, March 5, 2010

My White Whale

So, I finally caught my white whale. The Sophia Carry All bag. I hate that bag with a passion. And I love it. It was a pain in the ass to make. I will tell you that. But, I will do it again. One of these days. A may do on piece and then not do another for a month. I don't know, maybe I will have my bag done by my birthday (Dec.) LOL.

I forgot to take pics of the end result. But I do have pics of the lining pinned into the bag. Sorry, I got so excited when I finished it I wrapped it and packed it up into my mom's package. (=