Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Crafty Chaos: Pink, Upcycled, and IKEA fabric...

It was an overcast day today, so great for pics! But it was cold (boo.) so I had to work really hard to get Zoe to smile. The promise of a popsicle sure helped (even though I think she felt like a popsicle herself!)


So, I love to try new projects. I often see things and think, "I could probably make that." And, apparently, I love to try things that are very time consuming.....




I got a hankering to make a pettiskirt for my girl. She has a cute little friend who has a similar skirt given to her by her grandmother. I searched on-line for a free tutorial. Found one (I'll have to find the link...) Had my mom hunt down some hot pink nylon chiffon at JoAnn's (she is so awesome). And then after many hours....voila! (didn't I just make that sound so easy? :)
I do LOVE how it turned out though. It's all nice and swishy and perfect for twirling, but I am really happy I got it done before the new baby came along!

I made the shirt match by adding little chiffon flowers with pink button centers.

This fun and silly dress was made out of IKEA fabric....


It's one of the easiest dresses I've ever made. I whipped one out for a friend's little girl at the same time. Made both of them in two hours. Not bad. I've seen the same style done up as cute little tops over jeans. There are a lot of these dresses sold on etsy.
And here's some upcycled fun...


I've been making these leggings for Zoe out of knit tees (she's wearing black and white striped ones in the first pics, too). See the beauty of this is you cut out the leggings with the bottom of the pattern lined up with the hem and then you don't have to try to get a good looking hem with the knit. Brilliant, right? I also made my boys jammie shorts with the same idea. Big soft knit tees=comfy jammies :)

I also tried my hand at making these fun 3d roses. I've seen these done as hair clips and such on etsy and I love the look. I'm really happy with how they turned out...especially because they were easy peasy.

(And just so no one thinks I'm some kind of Crafty Superhero...all of these were made pre-baby :)

2 comments:

Sundi and Mike Pace said...

aawwww she looks so cute in her skirt!! I love them all!!!

Beth said...

Oh, you are so talented!! Super cute stuff! By the way, I want to make a bag like the one you showed me. Where did you find the tutorial??