Friday, August 28, 2009

Daycare bag with matching wallet

After seeing the clearly awesome fabric that my friend Soo used for her iPod holder (in the previous post) another friend at work asked me to make her 2 year old daughter a daycare bag which would hold her nap blanket, pillow, change of clothes, and other items for school each day.

And of course I said YES!!!

So...this bag is awesome. It's very large (about 19" wide x 17 1/2" tall) and super sturdy (I lined it with fusible fleece). I also added three very large pockets to the inside for any little "goodies" she may need to take with her.

I need one for myslef.


She also had me make her daughter a matching wallet. At 2 years old she is in the stage where she keeps "borrowing" mommy's mommy thought it was time for her to have one of her own and now she has her very own HANDMADE one-of-a-kind wallet!

I have to admit, I fell in love with both of them and had a real hard time parting with the pair. This sewing stuff is hard on the emotions!


Tuesday, August 25, 2009

iPod holder

My friend Soo needed an iPod holder for her GIANT iPod so I made her this one out of a super cool yellow and black fabric that just so happened to match her totally rad yellow handbag. Isn't it cool when those things happen???

Also...did you notice it???


Look's there.

My funsize creations label!!!????

I am soooo proud of myself. I'm a computer dork and have a mental block when it comes to figuring anything out on the puter'. I'm surprized I blog. Seriously. It always shocks me when a post actually makes it to my blog.

Anyways, with a little help from Rebecca of graphic haven and my friend Jeanne I was able to print my very own labels for all my handmade items. I get super excited evertime I sew one into something and I think it makes it look so...professional.

Whadda-ya think???????

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Magnets anyone?

Just a few quick crafty "shares"....

I recently made the alphabet magnets below for a friend at work and I have to say that I really love them. What a great way to help the little ones learn their letters and to spell a few words, not to mention keep them occupied for a few minutes when trying to make dinner! I think I'll be making more of these.....

I also recently made a few name magnets for another co-worker, these turned out really cute too! All you need for this quick project are the glass pieces, some pretty fabric or paper for the design, some strong glue, and some magnets for the back. So easy!

Last but not least, I did a little playing with some ribbon and accidentally made this cute flower. Can't you just picture it on a headband for a little girl or as a decoration on a handbag??? Endless possibilities I guess!

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy the last few days of summer!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

4th of July dress

Do you want to make a special dress for someone you love but you fear making clothes, have no idea how to sew a pocket, and break out into cold sweats when you even think about how to make a sleeve???

Then run don't walk to your nearest JoAnn's for the pre-made dress material that they sell. A newbies dream I tell ya! Perfect for summer (which is almost over, boo-hoo) the material comes pre-hemmed at the top and bottom with rouching detail at the top. All you do is buy enough yardage to wrap around whomever you are making the dress for and sew a seam up the back. Then, take the leftover material to make the ties for the top. 15 minutes tops. Done. Looking like a rockstar!

I've made quite a few of these adorable and comfy dresses this year for my girls (7 and 4 1/2) and only needed 3/4 of a yard for each of them.

This is the dress that I made this year for 4th of July for my 4 1/2 year old Jennifer. Total cost with a coupon: about $4.00. Now THAT'S a deal!

And here are the Dora and Tinkerbell dresses that she picked out for herself. I ended up making these too tight so I suggest pre-washing the fabric and leaving a little bit of room at the top. Rookie mistake #74. They went to a good home with a friend of mine who has a little girl who will be 3 next summer, and I'm sure they will be well loved. Total cost for these: about $6.00 each. WOO-HOO!!!

P.S. Don't forget to check back and add funsize creations to your favorites, RSS feed, Google reader, or blog lists.....I may be doing some fun giveaways in the near future. Just sayin'.


Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Do you see it!!!????

Look up top.

Do you see it???!!

My new pretty banner???!!!!

I am giddy with excitement over my beautiful new banner! It's exactly what I wanted and better than what I had pictured in my head. I've been working with the wonderful Rebecca from Graphic Haven for the past week or so on a custom header and I am soooo in *love* with it. She has been a dream to work with and has a couple of different etsy shops as well as a cool go check her out (and tell her I sent you!)



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