Monday, March 22, 2010

Crochet Watermelon Baby Bootie

I had not crochet anything in years and years. It is a bit like riding a bike and I had a creative explosion over the weekend. I must have made 15 different booties. I'll be adding more images over time.

If you know how to crochet, pick up your hook and get going ... you'll have a blast reconnecting to a fun craft.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Wool Felt Rosebud Booties

These are the most unique pair of booties I've made so far. I really like the design. They have a small piece of elastic across the top that is covered by the rose and leaves. The leaves are attached on the inside of the shoe and cover over the elastic and are attached by Velcro on the outside of the shoe. I hope that some little girl will receive these and they will be treasured for many years to come. I know I have my daughter's first baby shoes hanging on our Christmas tree every year.

Stop back by tomorrow. I'm posting a tutorial on how I made the wool felt rose.

Thanks for stopping by ! Cindy

Friday, March 12, 2010

Tutorial for Making a Wool Felt Mushroom

You will need: circle of red wool felt for the top that is approx. 2 1/2 inches, approx. 1 1/4 inch circle of cream color for the underside, approx. 1 inch by 3 inch piece of pink felt to roll for stem, 1/2 inch x 3 inch piece of green cut like grass.   

Roll stem and sew so it cannot unroll.  Wrap grass around the bottom of the stem and tack on with green thread.  Do a gathering stitch around the red circle.  Pull gathers so that it makes a little pouch and add fiber fill.  Leave opening at the bottom of the top circle slighly smaller that the cream color circle.  Attach cream circle.  Attach stem.  Do a few French Knots on the top.  You are done! 

If you make one, please send me a pic - I would love to see your creativity with these mushrooms. 

Thanks for stopping by - Cindy

Spring Lamb Rosebud and the Blue Bird

Spring and sprung the grass has riz ... do you know where your lawn mower is?? I can't wait for spring to arrive. This is Rosebud my spring lamb with her friend blue bird. Another pincushion in a series that I 'm working on. I'll be offering her as a pattern on my Etsy page probably by tomorrow.

I'm adding a tutorial today on how I made the mushroom that is down in the grass to the side of Rosebud. It is actually a very easy thing to make and would be fun for even a beginner.

Thanks for stopping by - Cindy

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Pin Cushions

I'm still having more fun with my wool felt than any one person should have! I'm going to be making a pattern for these pin cushions and will be offering it on my Etsy page.

One fun thing I have learned is that ground walnut shells make a great addition to you pin cushion. Putting fiber fill toward the top and the shells at the bottom gives it weight and a nice feel. You can find the ground shells in the pet store in the bird section.

Thanks for stopping by - Cindy

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Jungle Shoes

I love to make little girl things ... it is just so easy to be frilly and pink! I didn't want to leave out the little boys and I thought this jungle theme fabric was a lot of fun. When I was younger I used to love to wear mocassins and the fringe reminds of them.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Wool Felt Baby Booties

I've been having a lot of fun with the wool felt I ordered. These baby booties are just adorable (if I do say so myself). My children are grown and I don't have grandchildren, but I can still enjoy making them for other special little baby girls. They will be available on Etsy and I'm hoping that they will be loved by a little girl very soon.

I still have my daughter's first pair of little pink shoes. We hang them on the Christmas tree every year. She will be 26 years old in just a few days. They are one of my favorite ornaments I hang on the tree each year. Thanks for stopping by - Cindy

Friday, March 5, 2010

New Fun Project

I received my wool felt in the mail and was so excited to come up with a new project!  These hair accessories are just a couple of my new projects.  The wool felt is so soft and dreamy to work with.  The acrylic felt is not nearly as nice and the color range is nothing like that of the wool felt.  It costs slightly over double, but it really makes a difference in the finished product.  Thanks for stopping by - Cindy

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

First Sale - On My Birthday!

My first sale was on a milestone birthday (you know one of those decade markers!). It was so exciting to have my first order and this wonderful lady from Virginia (3000 miles away) didn't even know she really blessed me that day! I hope that she will enjoy this apron for many years to come. I can't wait to get busy sewing today. I've been doing more shopping that sewing and I need to get creating! Talk soon - Cindy

Monday, February 22, 2010

New Pattern Today

I found this great pattern today that is a flash back to the 40's. We have such wonderful new fabrics today I almost can't pick! These little crows and watermelons are so cute and have new twist on the colors and look, I just couldn't pass it up. I think I'm looking foward to summer. Remember to Shop Sew Repeat .... I can't just shop! Talks soon - Cindy

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Just Getting Started

Hello to all my dear friends and new friends that I've not met yet! I'm sure that there are a few of us out there that can relate to "Shop, Sew, Repeat" in our lives. I have to admit that it is sometimes "Shop, Shop, Shop" then sew. To pass up a lovely piece of fabric is almost impossible. To collect lovely pieces of fabric is a common infection among many who like to sew, some might even say it is a terminal disease!

If you have a picture of your "collection" I would love to see it. You can send it to me at I'll pick the best one sent and post it on my blog.

Talk soon - Cindy