Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Finito! My latest projects...

Here are my latest projects that I thought I'd share.

I saw this countdown calendar last year on my cousin Erin and her sister Emily's blogs. I thought they were so cute so I printed out the instructions and started working on it. Then Christmas came and I wasn't even close to done, so I decided to wait til this year to finish it up. I recently pulled it back out and decided to get it done so I wouldn't remember last minute. If I had a good camera, it would only take one pic to see it, but I took a few and hopefully you get an idea of what it looks like. This pic turned out a bit yellow-y.
And the flash on this one is obviously messed up, but you can see that it really is more white here.
Here's a close up of some of the numbers. These are favor tins that will be filled with candy. The little tins are velcroed on. The original idea came from a Stampin Up lady I believe.
Next--my brother Ryan had a whole bunch of swatches from his work that he no longer needed, so Becky and I raided them one day and I got several including these:
With these I decided to make this:

I actually got the idea from the most adorable little coat that Heather Bailey (a fabric designer) made for her daughter. Hers is way cuter, but hey, for making up the pattern myself, I am pretty impressed with myself! ha! I just took a couple of Molly's jackets and with paper and a pencil I made up a pattern.

A close up of the buttons and the little flower.
Aren't these hair clips adorable? I'll tell you my secret-STICKERS! They work great for hair clips! I bought these on clearance. They have adhesive on the back, so I just put some fabric over and then glued on the little clip. Quick and cheap!


Holly said...

I love it...that jacket is adorable!! You are so talented

emily said...

Cute, Cute, Cute! i love the advent - it turned out fabulous. and the clips are awesome.

and that jacket? are you kidding me!? you just made up the pattern and that's how it turned out??? i can't believe we are related. :) it's so, so, so cute. can't wait to see a pic with the cute molly in it.

pinkmorning said...

your crafts are all so cute! you should sell them somewhere? do you sell them somewhere? i would buy them? i LOVE your countdown to christmas calendar. LOVE IT!

Christine and Seth said...

Excuse me? Are you real? Who makes their own pattern and then sews her daughter a sweater. And I love the Christmas countdown.

Nicole said...

No, I don't sell them! There's etsy, but I don't know if it's for me! Who knows, maybe one day. I don't always know if things will turn out!! And the jacket was a shot in the just happened to work. I have taken a bunch of sewing classes so I had better have learned something!!

Becky said...

Will you hire me to work in your store when you go big in the design and sewing world?

pinkmorning said...

okay. i stole your idea. i hope you don't mind. it just looked so cute and i loved the idea. i messed up a few areas with the glue gun and burned myself a few times since i am a newbie, haha.