Friday, April 20, 2012

Applique onesies

I did something crafty! Yay!!! I needed that...I was starting to go a little crazy. Pinterest wasn't helping was making my desire to craft even worse!
My mom picked up some onesies for me the other day and I got straight to work. I used fusible web to adhere the fabric and felt and then hand stitched them for added strength and cuteness. I'm expecting some fabric in the mail today, so expect more craftiness. :)
Both of these are Pinterest inspired. You can find them both (along with lots of other ideas I plan to knock-off at some point) on this board of mine.

And please forgive the picture quality...I'm blogging from my phone.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Felt Stocking

I know it is no where near close to Christmas, but here is the most recent project I've done.
Remember in my last post how I said that this pregnancy is kicking my butt and that there were some complications? Well, the complications got worse and I'm now on bed rest and have been for the past 5 weeks. So I made a stocking for our little boy (who is due to arrive in September). My mom made one for me from this same line of stockings and I made one for my husband when we got married. My grandma made one for my daughter and would have made this one too, but I figured I had plenty of time on my hands! I got this particular one from Amazon (here). There are a ton to choose from if you just search "Bucilla stocking kit". I made a few changes to the stocking...taking out all of the pink (since we're having a boy) and I replaced the lemon with a holly leaf. The lemon just seemed totally out of place to me. It took me about 3 weeks working on it off and on (I probably could have finished it in under 2 if I worked on it each day). The first one I did took me about a year to make...but I was going to school full time and working part time.

I'm hoping to get some hand applique done on some onesies in the next few weeks. Although what I'm really hoping for is to be off of bed rest! I'll post pics of what I come up with.

I hope you all have a great day!